Chief Financial Officer

Kern Comunity College District Bakersfield , CA 93301

Posted 2 months ago

Position Information

Job Title: Chief Financial Officer Position Number: 03041 Posting Date 02/03/2020 Closing Date Initial Screening Date 03/08/2020 Open Until Filled Yes Position Type: Management Rate: Work Week 40 hours per week, 12 month position Minimum Salary: $164,461.50 annually Maximum Salary: $215,787.75 annually Benefits:

Kern Community College District provides a rich health and welfare benefits offering to our employees, including Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and Long-term Disability.

In addition to the above benefits, the District also offers a robust voluntary benefits selection:

  • Flex 125

  • Additional products and services through American Fidelity

  • Supplemental voluntary life insurance

  • Tax Shelter Annuities


The District participates in CalPERS retirement system and Social Security benefits for Classified and Management employees. Employees covered under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), are vested 100% after five years of full time service credit. All coverages begin on the first day of the month following the hire date.

College/Site: District Office Location DO-KCCD Bakersfield Downtown Basic Function

Under the direction of the Chancellor, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) serves as the chief fiscal officer of the District and has responsibility for District business services. The CFO directs designated District functions including budgeting, accounting, purchasing, risk management, records management, investments, and capital projects planning and construction.

Example of Duties:

  • Represent the District with Federal, State, and Local government entities such as legal counsel, County Auditor and Treasurer, County Offices of Education, Self-Insured Schools of California (SISC), Board Finance Committee, Bond Oversight Committee, Board Legislative Committee, and the Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges.

  • Serve on or chair various District committees such as the Fringe Benefit Committee, and District/college Business Managers' Meetings.

  • Conduct research studies as needed to improve the operational effectiveness of the District, particularly its business systems and process.

  • Direct the development and control of the District Budget.

  • Direct and supervise all aspects of Business Services and Facility Development, including the preparation of annual goals and objectives.

  • Provide management oversight for accounting, finance, purchasing, and business office functions, including review and documentation of procedures.

  • Initiate, interpret, and administer policies and procedures for fiscal affairs, auxiliary services, and other areas of responsibility.

  • Direct and supervise the capital outlay, deferred maintenance, and construction.

  • Explore alternative sources of revenue enhancement, including costs reduction strategies, partnerships, and major gifts.

  • Assume additional managerial responsibilities as appropriate to the position.

Education and Experience

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned Master's Degree from an accredited institution, preferably with a strong emphasis in fiscal management, or a C.P.A., or the equivalent.

  • Eight (8) years of experience in a responsible administrative position(s) in an educational, industrial, or public setting which includes four (4) years experience as a business official directing budgeting and accounting functions, projecting revenue, utilizing fiscal models, and setting controls to monitor revenue and/or expense variances.

  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students and employees.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities


  • Knowledge of principles and practices of community college business administration, community college finance, automated financial systems, accounting, budgeting, audits, and financial operations, Education Code and other codes related to community colleges and sound risk management practices.

  • Ability to relate to and effectively communicates with the community, administrators, faculty, staff, students, and the Board of Trustees.

  • Ability to effectively plan and manage the business services operations of a multi-campus community college district.

  • Knowledge of the mission of the California Community Colleges; Federal and California legislation, laws, regulations; and processes.

  • Ability to maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work, ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, with public and the staff, and to coordinate and facilitate meetings.

Salary Grade M Special Instructions to Applicants

First Review of Applications:

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by March 8, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or re initiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:

  • Completed Online Application for Employment form

  • Current resume

  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)

  • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable

  • List of six (6) professional references - Listed on application form

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

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Chief Financial Officer

Kern Comunity College District