City Finance Director Recruitment for the City of Philomath, Oregon


JOIN OUR TEAM! The City of Philomath is offering a rewarding career opportunity in this vibrant community. The Finance Director manages the financial activities and accounting functions of the City, directs the operations of the Finance Department and Municipal Court, is responsible for protecting and managing the City’s financial assets, and provides financial analysis and planning to the City Manager, City Council, and other city departments.

In this position, you will need to show how you understand and appreciate public service and possess a combination of skills and education that enable your success with the City of Philomath. If you have expertise in public finance, a desire to serve the community in a leadership capacity, and the commitment to adhere to the values and mission of our City, you may be just who we are looking for!

About Philomath

The City of Volunteers

Philomath lies at the foot of the Marys Peak, the highest point along the Oregon Coast Range, less than an hour from the coast to the west, Salem to the north and Eugene to the south. It neighbors Corvallis, home of Oregon State University.

With an annual General Fund budget of $4.8 million dollars and a total of $11.8 million dollars budgeted for Land, Building, and Equipment for the Fiscal Year 2021-2022, the City is on solid financial footing with several large project ready for construction; namely, a new water reservoir, water treatment plant, downtown streetscapes project, and several local street improvements. It's an exciting time to be apart of so many big, once-in-a-lifetime type projects!

Philomath boasts beautiful, well maintained parks, an expanding trail system, a volunteer-built library, and lots of fun things to see and do around town.

All the benefits of a small town with all the conveniences of larger cities nearby

Philomath is less than 10 minutes from Corvallis, the Oregon State University campus, and Reeser Stadium, home of the Beavers. We are 20 minutes to nearby Albany and just 50 minutes to Newport, Eugene or Salem. You don't have to go far to find a wide variety of stores, theatre and performing arts centers, museums, natural areas, airports, and other attractions.

Live - Work - Learn - Play

Residents don't need to leave the City to find beautiful areas to walk, bike or relax. The City Parks System consists of over 40 acres of developed playgrounds, walking trials and natural areas.

Marys River Park is a natural treasure that includes walking/jogging trails, river access, swimming hole, off-leash dog area, a multi-specie redwood grove, camas fields, disc golf course, and a covered picnic shelter and playground area.
The famous Philomath Frolic & Rodeo hosts three nights of rodeo action, chicken BBQ, carnival food, the grand parade, home run derby, cornhole tournament, fish rodeo, as well as live music and dancing on the largest outdoor dancefloor in the state.
Philomath High School has a long history of excellence, from graduation rates and honors diplomas to athletics and performing arts, Philomath boasts exceptional students, teachers, and administration.
Once a thriving timber town with 17 mills in operation, Philomath's industry has expanded to also include jobs in molecular engineering, wet labs, high speed internet, and even delivery robots! Philomath continues to attract business spinoffs from OSU and local entrepreneurs that appreciate the close-knit community, small-town feel, and pro-business environment.

Philomath is growing, with new neighborhoods under construction and commercial and industrial developments popping up around town, it's an exciting time to be apart of the City.

Living in the Philomath, residents are active, love the outdoors and maintain a high quality of life.

Along with the advantages of higher education, Philomath features a strong public school system, great health care, and a short commute to work.

Be a part of the excitement! Apply online at ci.philomath.or.us

Salary Range

$6,738 - $8,858 per month / $80,856 - $106,296 per year

Benefit Package

The City offers a completive benefit package with health and dental insurance, health account contribution, basic life insurance, paid time off, employer and employee portion of PERS, and deferred compensation for management team members.

The posting will remain open until filled. We are currently interviewing candidates with a review of new applications scheduled for August 9, 2021.

The City of Philomath is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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