The City of Richmond is seeking a qualified candidate to serve at the executive level as the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer (DCAO) for the Finance and Administration Portfolio. Under the direction of the Chief Administrative Officer, the successful candidate will provide strategic direction and management oversight to the departments of Budget and Strategic Planning, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology and Procurement to ensure implementation of goals, policies, and performance standards. The Deputy Chief Administrative Officer will apply advanced management principles; exercise visionary thinking, control and supervision of multiple assigned functions, departments, and resources in support of the CAO and City goals and directives.
Directs planning, coordination and evaluation of City administrative operations and policies to promote innovation, coordination, effective services delivery and the efficient use of resources;
Provides assistance to the CAO by planning, controlling, coordinating and monitoring all activities and programs for the Departments of Budget and Strategic Planning, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology and Procurement;
Serves as a member of the CAO's leadership team assisting with planning and decision-making;
Collaborates with the CAO and the Mayor in developing and facilitation of strategic plans;
Oversees implementation of strategic plans, initiatives and directives as it relates to various functions of the Finance and Administration portfolio and associated programs and activities;
Oversees long-range special projects and plans; serves as liaison to the CAO for these projects;
Oversees citywide financial reporting and compliance matters to ensure the accurate and timely completion of the annual Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
Contributes to the development of the City’s Annual Operating and Capital Budget and related policies;
Advises the CAO on financial matters and compliance requirements of the portfolio.
Staffs committees and initiatives as assigned by the CAO;
Develops and implements goals, objectives, policies, procedures and performance standards for portfolio departments;
Prepares and submits written and oral reports to the Mayor, Chief Administrative Officer, City Council, Special Boards, citizen groups, the general public and the media. Interfaces with the Mayor, City Council, CAO and other department heads to implement, integrate and coordinate programs and policies;
Represents the interests of the City to outside groups, organizations and regulatory agencies at the state and federal levels; and
Reviews, evaluates and recommends best practices in the areas of financial management, efficient operations, customer service, bench marking, performance management, staff development and accountability.