Chief Business Officer

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Jan 27, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Businesses & Consultants
The Los Angeles Community College District is seeking a visionary, dynamic, and highly skilled Chief Business Officer to provide executive direction over strategic and long-range planning and the implementation, management, and control of ongoing operational activities for select business operations of the District which include: Financial Planning and Analysis - budget development, implementation, and monitoring; accounting and cost accounting; cash flow planning and management; treasury, investments, banking, internal controls and compliance; modeling and forecasts of revenue and expenses; development and compliance with financial, regulatory, and operational performance standards and goals; review, oversight, and compliance on sponsored funding awards; and policy advice and guidance in response to questions posed by the Board of Trustees, Chancellor, and others. Contracts and Purchasing - the solicitation, evaluation, negotiation, preparation, and award of purchase orders and contracts for the acquisition of supplies, equipment, materials, and services including the evaluation of descriptive requirements, specifications and scope of work, determination of methods of source selection, strategic supplier sourcing, value analysis, pre-solicitation conferences, monitoring and documenting of vendor/contractor performance, and assisting in vendor/contractor dispute and resolution processes; and the management and disposition of surplus equipment, materials, and supplies. Risk Management - developing and implementing risk identification, measurement, evaluation, minimization/ mitigation/elimination, and claims control programs; and purchasing and administering all District insurance and self-insurance plans relating to property and liability. Business and Community Relations - finance and business-related industry, governmental, and community outreach and relations; and internal and external public relations. This position serves as a member of the Chancellor's executive cabinet and advises the Chancellor and other District executives on a wide range of finance and business management matters that impact District and college planning and operations. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS A Well Qualified Candidate will have an advanced degree from a recognized college or university, preferably with a major in finance, economics, accounting, business administration, or related field; extensive strategic leadership and operational management experience in a position or combination of positions with responsibility for the financial and business operations of a medium to large scale public agency (experience with a public educational institution is desirable); and a reputation for integrity, transparency, and accountability with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment, and strong operational focus. Special Qualifications: a valid Class "C" California driver's license and access to an automobile. Travel to locations throughout the District is required. SALARY AND BENEFITS The salary range for this job classification is from $179,025 - $210,218 per annum. Within this salary range, the successful candidate’s starting salary will be commensurate with his/her education and experience. • 24 days paid vacation annually • 12 full-pay and 88 half-pay days of illness leave annually • Medical, dental and vision care plans for employee and dependents • $50,000 District-paid life insurance policy • At least 15 paid holidays annually • Public Employees Retirement System SELECTION PROCESS A competitive examination process will be administered and will consist of the following parts: An Application Review to select a number of candidates whose qualifications most closely match the requirements of the position. Those candidates will be invited to participate in the Oral Interview, designed to assess each candidate's technical and personal qualifications for the position. Candidates passing all parts of the selection process shall have their names placed on an unranked eligible list of candidates. The eligible list will be forwarded to the Chancellor, who will then conduct hiring interviews of eligibles on the list and make the final selection. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Application materials are available: • Online at • At the Office of the Personnel Commission, 770 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California (Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.) • Applicants may also request that an application be mailed to them by calling (213) 891-2129, or by emailing the Office of the Personnel Commission at All application materials must be mailed, or submitted in person, to the Office of the Personnel Commission, 770 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017. Completed application materials must be received in the Office of the Personnel Commission by 4:00 p.m., Friday, March 7, 2014.