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Organization: City of Vernon
Date Posted: 7/11/2019
Date Needed: 8/11/2019
City: Vernon
Location: California
Country: United States
Primary Category: CFO/Finance Director
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: 5-10 years

Description & Details


Monthly Salary:  $15,931 - $19,364

Excellent Benefits

Classic CalPERS members 2.7% @ 55 – New members 2% @ 62

The City of Vernon is an industrial city of 5.2 square miles located about five miles to the southeast of downtown Los Angeles. Founded in 1905 as the first exclusively industrial city in the Southwestern United States, Vernon remains largely industrial with an approximate residential population of 250. The City currently houses more than 1,800 businesses that employ approximately 50,000 people, serving as a vital economic engine for the Southern California region. Vernon offers an environment uniquely friendly to business and is home to many Fortune 500 companies in industries that include food and agriculture, apparel, steel, plastics, logistics and home furnishings. Vernon maintains strong philanthropic ties with the neighboring communities where much of its workforce lives, providing significant support for public services such as health care and education.


The City of Vernon is currently accepting applications for the position of Director of Finance/City Treasurer.  This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to join the Executive Leadership Team of a unique and exclusively industrial community.  The ideal candidate is someone who is well versed in all aspects of the field of municipal finance.  The City seeks candidates who have broad municipal or similar public agency experience in budgeting, accounting, municipal bonds, debt management, and other public agency financing initiatives.  The City’s next Director of Finance will also have a record of proven success in evaluating business processes and introducing innovative solutions through the use of technology and best practices.  The City seeks an individual who brings new, fresh and innovative ideas, is motivated to create change, and is committed to a philosophy of ethical, transparent, and customer-centered service delivery.  He/She should be a team player who is open and approachable; able to identify, select and motivate subordinate staff; and can actively manage Department operations.  Furthermore, he/she should be responsive, in a timely manner, to requests from the City Council, City Administrator, Department Heads and the public.  

To view a detail recruitment brochure please click the link below.

How to Apply / Contact

The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration; AND seven years of experience managing public sector financial operations.  Master’s Degree in Finance or Business Administration is desirable.  A valid State of California Driver’s License is required.  Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) designation is preferred.

To apply for this outstanding opportunity to work for a dynamic, growing and progressive City, please visit our website at by August 11, 2019.  For more information, you may contact Michael Earl, Director of Human Recourses at (323) 583-8811 ext. 239 or [email protected].  EEO/ADA