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County Debt Officer

Organization: Sacramento County
Date Posted: 1/8/2019
Date Needed: 1/8/2019
City: Sacramento
Location: California
Country: United States
Primary Category: Admin/Budget/Financial
Salary: $143,892.00 yearly
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: 3-5 years

Description & Details

The County Debt Officer reports directly to the CFO and supervises three staff – two Management Analysts and an Administrative Services Officer – with responsibility for:

• Managing the issuance of all County debt, including Certificates of Participation (COPs), airport, water and other revenue bonds, Pension Obligation Bonds and Community Facilities District and benefit assessment district bonds.

• Handling all administrative functions associated with approximately $3 billion in existing County debt, including meeting annual reporting and compliance requirements.

• Managing the creation of development-related financing districts, including Community Facility Districts (CFDs) and County Service Areas (CSAs).

• Preparing and administering various debt-related budgets.

• Coordinating the preparation of the County’s annual five-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).

• Providing advice and guidance to senior County management on all matters related to the issuance of County debt.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in the issuance and administration of all types of municipal debt including COPs and general obligation, Pension Obligation, revenue and Community Facility District bonds as well as experience in creating CFDs and CSAs and other benefit assessment districts. In addition, the ideal candidate will:

• Have solid management and leadership skills and experience;

• Be collegial and comfortable working as a team member;

• Have strong analytical skills;

• Have excellent written and verbal communication skills;

• Be detail oriented, but focused on the big picture;

• Be confident, but not arrogant;

• Be politically aware, but not political;

• Have absolute integrity and a commitment to upholding the public’s trust;

• Have an understanding of local government budget and finance principles and practices, and;

• Have a demonstrated ability to work well with the public, staff, consultants, and officials at all levels of government, including elected officials.

How to Apply / Contact

Sacramento County is currently recruiting for a County Debt Officer. To learn more about this incredible opportunity, please click on the below link to review the full recruitment brochure:




Interested? Please submit your application and complete supplemental questionnaire for the COUNTY DEBT OFFICER exam. Below is a link to the online application: 




Application filing deadlines are scheduled as follows:

January 22, 2019 and February 5, 2018 (final)


For questions regarding the position or the exam, please contact Candice Mabra, Principal Human Resources Analyst, via phone at 916/874-1681, or via email at [email protected].


Additionally, please share this email with anyone who may be interested and qualified in applying to the County Debt Officer exam.