New Mayor Wants to Hire New CFO for Big Bucks

Who said this?

“I believe we have at least $200,000 in excess administration costs that can be eliminated. The current council and mayor continue to waste money on administration instead of putting it into parks, streets, sidewalks and more.”

Those are candidate Dan Wood’s words. October 15, 2015 Vidette, McElliott and Wood hope for Monte council seat

Do those “excess administration costs” include hiring a CFO/Director of Economic Development? Starting salary range is $85/7K – 100K DOQ.

A few mouse clicks and google turned up this notice on the Washington Finance Officers Association website. A similar notice  can be found at the city’s website here.   (Thanks to an alert reader for bringing this to our attn.)

CFO/Director of Economic Development – City of Montesano

Posting Date:  01/07/2016
Job Title:  CFO/Director of Economic Development
Salary:  $85,000 to $100,000 DOQ
Entity:  City of Montesano
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled


The City of Montesano is hiring a CFO/ Director of Economic Development to support the growth and diversification of Montesano’s economy while providing, maintaining and developing all aspects of the City’s finances and budget.

Primary Duties

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
(1) Providing information system and services to facilitate the capture, retrieval and utilization of data related in all aspect of development of the departments. The position plans, organizes, and directs the City’s financial functions including treasury management, budget development and management, data processing, general accounting, all aspects of financial reporting and analysis.(2) Development of work rules, performance expectations and appraisal review, correcting poor performance, investigating misconduct of employees and discipline; maintaining professionalism and accountability in city’s procurement operations by ensuring that only competent and trained individuals conduct all procurement.(3) The CFO will work closely with business leaders, allied agencies and economic development organizations within the city and across state organizations to include city tourism and promotion, expansion of existing activities, marketing effort and assisting new economic growth in all areas.


Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration which includes public administration and related field of five years’ work experience in economic field. An equivalent combination of education and/or work experience may be substituted on a year to year basis. Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree in business administration/economics and a proven track record of attracting new businesses to the city. Salary range is $87,500 – $100,000.

Contact Information

Mayor Vini Samuel
112 North Main
Montesano, WA 98563360-249-3021


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