Bainbridge Island, with a population of over 23,000, is a scenic 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle. Located in the heart of Puget Sound on the Kitsap Peninsula, the Island is a vibrant and diverse community with 53 miles of shoreline.
The City of Bainbridge Island is a non-charter code city with a Council-Manager form of government. The Finance and Administrative Services Director answers directly to the City Manager. The Department includes nine full-time equivalent employees. The 2019 operating budget for the Department is $1.4 million.
It will be important for the new Director of Finance and Administrative Services to have experience in financial analysis, strategic planning, citizen engagement, and working in a union environment. The ideal candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, public administration, or a related field, and have eight (8) years of progressively responsible senior management experience, or any combination of experience, education, and training that would provide the level of knowledge and ability. The chosen candidate must be bondable, have a valid Washington driver’s license (or obtain upon hire), and successfully complete a pre-employment background check.
A master’s degree in business administration or public administration.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) designation.
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