Position Available: NARCOG

North Central Alabama Regional Council of Governments Position Available
Director of Administration and Finance

The North Central Alabama Regional Council of Governments (NARCOG) is seeking a Director of Administration and Finance. The position will be located at the Council’s central office in Decatur, Alabama.

The Area

The area served by the Council covers three counties in north central Alabama. Those counties are Cullman County, Lawrence County and Morgan County. In addition to the three counties, there are 23 municipalities within the region. The total population of the area is approximately 240,000 in a mix of rural and urban communities. Situated on the southerly bank of the Tennessee River, the area has ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. The employment base is largely industrial with the local economy having a strong agricultural component as well.

The Agency

The Department of Administration and Finance is a component of the North Central Alabama Regional Council of Governments. The Council is made up of a Board of Directors representing the local governments of the three-county region. The Council is staffed by a Department of Administration and Finance, which includes the chief executive officer and the chief financial officer, along with the Regional Planning Agency, the Regional Transit Agency, and the Area Agency on Aging. The functions of the Department of Administration and Finance include, but are not limited to, budget and finance, personnel management, insurance and risk management, maintenance and housekeeping, and general record keeping services for the Board of Directors.

The Position

The Director of Administration and Finance is responsible for directing the administrative services functions of NARCOG including all financial operations. The Director is responsible for a budget of approximately $7,500,000. There are 75 regular employees, 40 senior employees, and a variety of volunteers. The Director is expected to be creative and proactive in the expansion of services and funding. The Director must develop positive working relationships with political, governmental and community leadership throughout the region and with state and Federal agencies. The Director will be a member of NARCOG’s central management team. As such, the Director is expected to be a knowledgeable advocate for all NARCOG programs and services. The compensation package includes a starting salary of $62,513 negotiable with benefits including medical insurance and retirement.

To Apply

To apply for this position, please submit a letter of interest along with your resume to narcog-jobs@adss.alabama.gov. The minimum requirements for this position include a bachelor’s degree in a course of study related to the field and five years of experience. Please include information regarding any licensure or certifications that may be applicable. Experience in public sector accounting is preferred. Applicants who do not have professional level experience in accounting and/or finance will not be considered. NARCOG is an equal opportunity employer.