City of Palo Alto
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Located between San Francisco and San Jose, Palo Alto (pop. 68,000) is a model of innovation, sustainability, and creativity and the heart of Silicon Valley. A full-service Charter City with a council-manager form of government, Palo Alto has an FY 2023-24 operating budget of $1 billion and 1,063 staff. The Chief Financial Officer leads the Administrative Services Department, including 57.98 FTE, and serves as a Citywide thought leader, playing a critical role in many high-profile projects and initiatives. 

Palo Alto seeks an experienced and collaborative municipal finance professional with the ability to manage a large complex financial portfolio. This strategic leader will provide high-level responsive support, accurate information, possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. 

Competitive candidates will offer 10 years of experience in municipal government with two years at a department head or assistant department head level and a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline; a Master’s degree and/or CPA will be considered favorably.

Salary range is $200,928 - $301,371, supplemented by competitive benefits. Visit www.tbcrecruiting.com for info and to apply by Sunday, December 10, 2023. 

Suzanne Mason •  562.631.2500