Website Crook County

Crook County, Oregon

Salary$100,235 – $106,350

Located in the geographic center of Oregon where the Blue Mountains intersect the Cascade Mountain Range, Crook County, (pop. 26,845), covers 2,987 square miles and is home to some of the most beautiful scenery and wildlife the Northwest has to offer. Crook County is a unique blend of rural landscapes and charming communities, fueled by excellent recreational and educational opportunities, a strong economy, and family focused, friendly, and progressive residents. The County seat and only incorporated city is Prineville, (pop. 10,010).

Crook County is governed by the Crook County Court which consists of three elected officials – the county judge and two county commissioners. The judge functions as the day-to-day administrator of the County, as well as the chair of the County Court. The County operates on a 2020/2021 budget of $97,008,700 with 221 employees.

The Finance Department performs centralized financial services for all County departments and serves as the property tax collection agency and distributor of property taxes for all taxing districts within Crook County. The Finance Department currently has 5 FTEs: Accounting Manager, Tax Collector, Payroll Administrator, Accounts Payable, and Administrative Support. The Crook County Treasurer is an elected position who partners with the Finance Director and County Court remotely.

Under general supervision of the County Court, the Finance Director provides executive level fiscal services, including the development, review, analysis, evaluation, and administration of the County’s budget and larger financial operations. The Finance Director is expected to be a hands-on financial practitioner heavily involved in the Finance Department’s inner workings.

A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field is required along with 5 or more years of increasingly responsible experience in accounting, preferably in a public sector environment, and demonstrated experience overseeing programs, projects and staff. The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree in accounting or a related field, be an Oregon CPA, be GFOA-CPFO Certified or the ability to obtain, and have Oregon budget and tax law training or certification, or the ability to obtain.

For a complete position profile/full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on “Open Recruitments” and then click the position title. To apply, click on “Apply Online” and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Crook County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: September 27, 2020 (open until filled).

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