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.