The City of Costa Mesa is recruiting for a highly experienced professional to serve as Budget and Purchasing Manager for the City’s $180.3 million operating budget and $31.1 million capital budget as well as oversee the City’s purchasing division. The successful candidate will have a well-rounded public finance background with in-depth knowledge and experience in local government budgeting and purchasing principles. The Budget and Purchasing Manager will have a high degree of integrity, judgment, and independence as well as the skills necessary to manage complex budgetary and purchasing assignments. The successful candidate will be results-driven with well-grounded and ethical decision-making abilities.
Reporting to the Finance Director, the Budget and Purchasing Manager leads a six-person team with a fiscal year 2023-2024 departmental operating budget of $5.6 million. As a key position in support of managing and maintaining services and representing the city, the Budget and Purchasing Manager must possess skills in leadership, communication, management, and technical knowledge.
This position requires Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in business or public administration or a related field, including or supplemented by coursework in accounting and statistics. A Master’s degree is desirable. A minimum of five years of responsible professional level governmental financial management, accounting, budgeting, purchasing, or auditing experience. Professional budgeting and/ or purchasing experience in a municipal setting is preferred. Previous supervisory experience is also preferred.
The annual salary for the Budget and Purchasing Manager is up to is up to $164,940 DOQD. The City offers an attractive benefits package, including CalPERS retirement.