Mayor Steve Bach is looking to add two new high-profile positions to his administration.
Both jobs pay six-figure salaries.
The first is the position of chief financial officer, a job that had once been held by Terri Velasquez, who claims she was fired because she blew the whistle on financial misdeeds at City Hall.
Velasquez, who filed a $1 million claim against the city, also alleged gender discrimination, saying she was targeted “because she was a strong female and did not fit the stereotype of a weak and compliant female that (Chief of Staff Steve Cox) and perhaps (Bach) and others wanted.”
As chief financial officer, Velasquez was paid $165,898, though she took a pay cut when Cox demoted her to financial administrative services director.
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The CFO “is a highly responsible at-will executive position reporting to the Chief of Staff/Chief Operations Officer with responsibilities for all accounting and treasury functions,” the job posting states.
The CFO is responsible for general accounting, accounts payable/receivable, sales and use tax, payroll, and pension administration, among other responsibilities.
“The Finance Department is staffed by 31.5 employees with a department budget of $2.7 million,” the job posting states.
The minimum qualifications for the job are “a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in accounting, business, or finance.
“Eight to ten years of increasingly responsible professional accounting or finance experience including five years of administrative, leadership, and supervisory management experience” are also required, the job posting states.
The other job that Bach is advertising is a human resources director.
That job is currently held by Ann Crossey
, who plans to retire, according to published reports.
Crossey gets paid $136,725 a year.
The new HR director will be paid between $109,380 and $136,608.
“The Human Resources Director is a highly responsible at-will executive position reporting to the Chief of Staff/Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for providing strategic direction and leadership for all HR and Risk Management functions,” the job posting states
“Functional areas include talent acquisition and retention, total rewards, benefit program administration, performance management, compliance, employee relations, safety, workers’ compensation and liability claims administration, occupational health clinic, employee medical clinic, and employee pharmacy. Total 2012 HR staffing includes 31 positions with a proposed 2012 all funds budget of $41,212,417.”