MSD is seeking to hire Chief Financial Officer

Please use this Application for Employment when applying for all MSD jobs.

Send all applications, cover letters and resumes to msdjobs@msd.utah.gov . Include job title in subject line.

JOB SUMMARY
Reporting to the General Manager, this individual ensures the financial health of the Greater Salt Lake Municipal Services District by demonstrating fiscal leadership, effectively communicating relevant, accurate financial information, and providing exceptional customer service. Must balance the responsibility of being a strategic partner to all seven member entities of the District (six municipalities and Salt Lake County on behalf of the County’s unincorporated area) with maintaining financial health and fiscal control. Performs/participates high level policy development and implementation. Works in a close confidential relationship with the Elected Officials.

RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS
Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance, or other closely related field, plus six (6) years of experience in a field closely related to these duties; OR an equivalent combination of related education and experience. CPA is preferred.

Additional minimum qualifications may be dependent upon licensure or certification related to specific job duties and responsibilities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
* Advises General Manager, Metro Township Mayors, and Town Mayor on policy and financial matters relating to the operation of the Greater Salt Lake Municipal Services District and the independent municipalities. Prepares, defends and maintains a structurally balanced budget with adequate reserves for all funds.
* Monitors Revenues and expenditures to ensure sound fiscal control. Establishes and maintains internal control procedures.
* Prepares and presents proposed budget including advice on resource allocation.
* Provides professional advice to the Greater Salt Lake Municipal Services District, the Metro Townships and the Town. Makes presentations to councils and boards.
* Prepares the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the Greater Salt Lake Municipal Services District and its member municipalities. Ensures compliance with GAAP, GASB, continuing disclosure, IRS and SEC regulations as well as the State of Utah Fiscal Procedures Act. Manages the Greater Salt Lake Municipal Services debt including General Obligations, lease revenue bonds, sales tax bonds, tax and revenue anticipation notes and other legal debt obligations of the District.
* Prepares a variety of studies, reports and related information for decision-making purposes. Is involved in contract negotiations with service provides.
* Oversees the financial system for the Metro Townships, the Town and the Greater Salt Lake Municipal Services District.
* Supervises payroll, billing and accounting functions.
*Responsible for overseeing internal controls.
*Responsible for implementing and maintaining the accounting system(s).
*Responsible for tracking and accounting for capital assets and capital projects for multiple jurisdictions.
*Responsible for filing appropriate tax, transparency and other governmental reporting agencies.
* Acts in the absence of and has signing authority for the General Manager.
* Oversees special financial projects.
*Write the annual CAFR (Consolidated Annual Financial Report).
*Facilitate the annual audit for the (7) independent jurisdictions.
*Oversee an approximately $42 million dollar budget.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSA)

Knowledge of:
* Statistical theory and application
* Cost accounting principles, methods, and techniques
* Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), with emphasis in the areas of governmental accounting and financial reporting
* Effective budgeting principles, methods, and techniques
* Accounting principles relating to all Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) statements
* Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) standard for budget reporting and disclosure
* Governmental financial systems and practices
* Management of accounting department functions
* Effective communication methods and public relations
* Coordination of independent audit activities from the client side
* Utah Code Annotated and related State and Federal rules and policies
* Greater Salt Lake Municipal Services District policies, ordinances, and procedures
* Effective leadership, management, and supervision principles and practices

Skills and Abilities:
* Provide technical and policy leadership and direction
* Perform effective project management
* Prepare financial reports and documentation
* Provide quality customer service
* Use computer software related to job-specific duties
* Perform financial analysis and interpretation
* Effectively use financial database programs
* Perform economic forecasting
* Remain current on technology changes
* Analyze and make recommendations for changes in procedures and financing processes
* Communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively both verbally and in writing
* Interact effectively with individuals at various levels and maintain positive working relationships with County agencies
* Effectively plan, organize, and perform tasks even under stressful situations
* Act independently and use sound judgment
* Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization and with staff at remote locations essential
* Strong problem-solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled




MSD is seeking to hire Communications Specialist

Please use this Application for Employment when applying for all MSD jobs and email it, along with a resume and cover letter to msdjobs@msd.utah.gov

JOB SUMMARY

Develops, manages, implements, and monitors the Greater Salt Lake Municipal Services District’s strategic communication efforts with respect to public relations, government relations, and marketing. Collaborates with the community, private sector business community and various governmental agencies.

MINIMUM EDUCATION QUALIFICATION

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Relations, Marketing, Communication, or a closely related field, plus four (4) years of related experience; OR an equivalent combination of related education and experience.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The following duties and responsibilities are intended to be representative of the work performed by the incumbent(s) in this position and are not all-inclusive. The omission of specific duties and responsibilities will not preclude it from the position.

Applicants must be prepared to demonstrate the ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.

  • Conceptualizes and implements comprehensive communication, marketing, and outreach plans and programs. Monitors and evaluates program effectiveness; effects changes required for improvement.  Develops, maintains, and trains on an organizational communication policy, subject to approval by the General Manager.
  • Serves as a member of the leadership team. Monitors news, social media and other outlets regarding information pertaining to the organization; advises staff on sensitive political issues and effective communication techniques. Facilitates short- and long-term communication plans and helps ensure successful implementation.
  • Serves as the designated contact for media inquiries relating to emergency operations, special events, or programs. Provides talking points, direct responses, press releases, and special reports. Conveys complex issues in succinct and easy-to-read content.
  • Assists in preparing Mayors and other leaders in how to communicate with the media.
  • Develops and maintains positive and professional relationships with members of the media and other stakeholders; collaborates with elected officials, the community, private sector business community and various governmental agencies to achieve cooperation and leadership for projects that advance goals and objectives of the District.
  • Assists as needed with special events such as dedications, groundbreakings, ribbon cuttings and other special events.
  • Trains staff on effective public relations and media strategies. Advises staff on how to effectively build rapport with communities and the media.
  • Coordinates the implementation of marketing and promotional efforts. Directs the editorial content, format and dissemination of a variety of internal and external publications.
  • Develops and implements District branding, subject to the approval of the general Manager, and communicates the consistent use of proper branding to staff.
  • Manages and oversees the creation and updates of websites and social media efforts, serves as administrator for the District’s webpage and social media accounts. Ensures consistency and continuity of all organizational content.  Explains technology used to promote programs and facilities to staff.
  • Prepares strategic reports or presentations designed to educate and inform stakeholders.
  • Performs other duties as needed or assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

  • Methods, techniques and styles of business and article writing, organization, spelling, grammar, editing, punctuation and word usage.
  • Communication and public relations concepts, practices, principles, and strategies.
  • Methods and techniques used for formatting, design, layout for print and electronic text and graphic design.
  • Working knowledge of the Internet and WordPress and the ability to oversee website design and development (need not be a Web programmer).
  • Proficiency in administering social medial accounts.
  • Good basic photography skills and an eye for good photography.
  • Principles and practices of organization administration budgeting and public information.
  • A variety of word processing and desktop publishing equipment and software programs, traditional and social media platforms.
  • Principles, techniques, procedures and methods used in the composition and production of a variety of print and internet communications.
  • Information dissemination techniques and methods.
  • Project Management.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing with the news media, employees, government officials and the general public. Spanish language proficiency is a plus but not required.
  • Gather, analyze, and interpret data for a non-specialized audience.
  • Research and write a variety of business communications documents.
  • Develop and prepare clear, concise reports in a variety of formats. Coordinate and conduct meetings.
  • Coordinate community relations activities.
  • Work with other agencies on shared projects.
  • Manage various projects simultaneously.
  • Work effectively in a dynamic environment, both independently and with a team.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This position requires work in a wide variation of conditions, from a typical office setting to field work.
  • This position will require attendance at some evening meetings and events.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, walk, move, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Town of Brighton seeking to hire Municipal Clerk

Please use this Application for Employment when applying for all MSD jobs and email it, along with a resume and cover letter to msdjobs@msd.utah.gov

Municipal Clerk

JOB SUMMARY

The Brighton Town Municipal Clerk plans and directs the maintenance, filing, safekeeping, and computerization of all municipal documents. This individual will draft agendas and bylaws for the town council, record minutes of council meetings, answer official correspondence, keep fiscal records and accounts, issue public notifications of all official activities and meetings, and prepare reports on civic needs.  They will also proofread documents, records, and other files to ensure accuracy, schedule appointments, and coordinate and manage operational activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associates Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, finance or another closely related field
  • At least three years of experience in office management required; certified in a municipal record keeping program preferred.

Special Requirements

  • Ability to be bonded.
  • Have a current and valid Utah State Commission as a Notary Public or obtain one within sixty (60) days of hire.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The following duties and responsibilities are intended to be representative of the work performed by the incumbent(s) in this position and are not all-inclusive. The omission of specific duties and responsibilities will not preclude it from the position.

Applicants must be prepared to demonstrate the ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.

  • Serves as Chief Election Officer for the Town, maintains accurate voter registration lists, absentee ballots, secures accuracy of election systems and equipment and campaign finance law administration.
  • Administers the Annual Town Census.
  • Attends all regular and special Town meetings, records all votes and actions taken, records minutes of all meetings, and records and certifies all appropriations. Handles public notice filings, records and files applications, maps, and status of decisions, appeals and records.
  • Issues a variety of Town licenses, permits and certificates; collects fees and assessments as necessary.
  • Serves as keeper of the Official Seal of the Town; administers oaths to elected and appointed officials and employees, complies with law requirements of open meeting laws, conflict of interest, and freedom of information requests.
  • Serve as the person who responds to GRAMA requests. The Town Council may establish reasonable charges for providing copies of its public records. Keep a permanent record of closed meetings which may only be disclosed by court order, not an ordinary GRAMA request.
  • Ensures that full and complete records of the financial and administrative activities of the Town are kept and made available to the Town Council and made available to the public.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to gain a working knowledge of local government functions such as state codes, open meeting law, public record law and state ethics law.
  • Knowledge of local and state legislative processes.
  • Working knowledge of office procedures and practices.
  • The ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious working relationships with elected officials, managers, employees, other agencies, and the public.
  • Ability to establish and maintain complex record keeping systems. 
  • Must have excellent organizational skills, be detail oriented, and show independent initiative.
  • Must have excellent communications ability: verbally and in writing.
  • Must have proficient technology skills including computers and computer software, social media experience, printers, telephone systems, and media recording devices.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This position requires work in a wide variation of conditions, from a typical office setting to field work. Must be able to attend evening meetings and some weekend events.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, walk, move, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

COMPENSATION

Salary commensurate with demonstrated experience and skills.

Salary range begins at $18.54 per hour

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Applicants must provide: 1) a current resume, 2) names and contact information for three references, and 3) a written letter of application that describes the applicant’s experience and competence.

To apply, send your application, cover letter and resume (or any questions) to: MSDJOBS@MSD.UTAH.GOV

MSD is seeking to hire Plans Examiner

Please use this Application for Employment when applying for all MSD jobs and email it, along with a resume and cover letter to msdjobs@msd.utah.gov

GENERAL PURPOSE:
Under general supervision from the Building Official, Examines and reviews plans and documents submitted for building permits to ensure compliance with all current codes, ordinances, zoning, and State amendment requirements. Issues building permits and completes field inspections on buildings and structures as required to verify code compliance.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Examines, reviews, and confirms all building plans and documents submitted for building permits are in compliance with current building codes, county building ordinances and adopted state amendments. Documents review results and follows through with re-checks and additional documentation submittals.
Calculates and verifies required building permit information, such as square footage, occupant loads, valuation, fees, and other information required for the building permit.
Reviews the building permit application for completeness and accuracy and issues building permits.
Works with planners and other agencies to verify submitted plans meet use and zoning regulations and requirements.
Participates in zoning application review processes.
Reviews business license applications for type of occupancy and potential building code issues.
Explains, discusses, and interprets building codes to builders, architects, engineers, other agencies, or the general public, to ensure understanding of the purpose and intent of the building code requirements as they relate to both new and existing structures.
Handles building code questions from public through front counter interaction, phone calls, and e-mails.
Works with field building inspectors to ensure compliance on both ongoing and future building permits.
Maintains current construction industry knowledge as it relates to building codes.

MARGINAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Performs other functions as necessary or as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
None

NATURE OF WORK CONTACTS:
Interacts daily and coordinates with District personnel to discuss everyday operating situations.
Frequently collaborate and work closely with external agencies, service providers, and technology resource providers.
Interacts with customers to communicate and respond to their utility service concerns.

TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS:
International Building, Residential, Mechanical, Plumbing, and Fuel Gas Codes.
National Electrical Code.
International Energy Conservation Code.
Other adopted or applicable codes.
Drafting techniques, symbols, and abbreviations.
General construction practices and materials.
Basic principles of structural design and engineering mathematics.
Principles and procedures of record keeping and reporting.
Zoning Ordinances.
Modern office software and equipment.

Three (3) years of experience reading and interpreting blueprints; OR an equivalent combination of related education and experience.
Possession of a Combination Residential or Combination Commercial State ICC Building Certification.
Must possess or obtain a valid Registered Storm Water Inspector (RSI) designation issued by the State of Utah within 60 days of hire.
A valid Driver’s License issued by the State of Utah may be required to operate a vehicle.

Use computers and equipment related to job specific duties.
Perform in highly stressful situations.
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Interpret and apply codes judiciously and consistently.
Resolve conflicts and solve problems.
Maintain records and reports.

PHYSICAL/SENSORY DEMANDS:
Exposure to the risks and hazards associated with construction sites. Must be able to work in inclement weather.

MSD hires Associate General Manager, to start on October 21

We are pleased to announce that Brian Hartsell will join the MSD as the Associate General Manager on Monday, October 21. Brian emerged from among almost 100 applicants. He brings strong experience that will benefit the District and its member entities. Please join me in welcoming him to the District.

Responsibilities

The Associate General Manager assists in directing and managing the operations of the District at the direction of the General Manager.

He carries out necessary duties in the absence of the General Manager, serves as a liaison with elected officials of member municipalities and with community councils in unincorporated Salt Lake County. He works with the Board of Trustees, provides leadership to both the public and staff, and participates with the General Manager in day-to-day responsibilities.

The Associate General Manager also serves as the District Treasurer. He performs all related duties required by statute and by the District’s Bylaws, Policies and Procedures. He is the custodian of funds and is responsible for the safekeeping and investment of District funds.

Background

Since July of 2012, Brian Hartsell has served as Assistant Town Manager for the Town of Brownsburg, an Indianapolis, IN, suburb of nearly 30K.  During that time, he also served for nearly a year as Interim Town Manager. In these roles Hartsell was responsible for the development and implementation of the Town’s $50M budget, helped secure over $45M in federal and state funds for key infrastructure projects, and provided oversight of municipal operations including Development Services, Fleet, IT, Purchasing, Facility Management and Public Works.

Prior to Brownsburg, Brian served three years as the Assistant to the City Administrator and Mayor for the City of Bonney Lake, WA, where he secured grant funds to support infrastructure improvement projects, professional services, and disaster recovery.  Hartsell’s projects also included revitalizing the City’s surplus program, improving the utility billing and public defense service contracts, and launching an energy efficiency program to reduce costs.

Previously, Hartsell spent nine years as a healthcare administrator in the United States Air Force and at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis, MO. His duties included managing multi-million-dollar supply, equipment and service contracts, overseeing fleet and facility management, vendor relations, and emergency management functions.

Brian received his Master of Public Administration from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management with an emphasis in municipal management that included internships with West Valley City and Holladay, UT. He is also a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute. Hartsell and his wife, Tyrene, have two sons and two daughters. 

Welcome, Brian. We look forward to working with you.

Housing Element Open House: Sept. 28

For residents of Magna, White City and Kearns

Open FLYER for more details.

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 28 10 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Salt Lake County Government Center, South Building Atrium — 2001 S State Street, Salt Lake City, UT.

WHAT IS IT?
An opportunity to learn about Senate Bill 34:

  • Exchange ideas across Metro Townships;
  • Hear from housing experts;
  • Review housing assessments; and
  • Work on strategies on planning for housing for all income levels.

CONTACT:

  • Mikala Jordan, Long-Range Planner, Planning & Development Services, MSD, at mjordan@msd.utah.gov or 385-468-6714
  • Lupita McClenning, Division Director, Planning & Development Services, MSD, at lmcclenning@msd.utah.gov or 385-468-6675
  • Wendy Gurr, Planning Coordinator, Planning & Development Services, SLCo at wgurr@slco.org or 385-468-6707

SNACKS WILL BE PROVIDED

2019 Meeting Schedule Update

Amended Meeting Schedule for 2019 Greater Salt Lake Municipal Services District Board of Trustees

The Greater Salt Lake Municipal Services District Board of Trustees holds its regular Board meeting on the second & fourth Wednesday’s of each month at 6:00 p.m. at 2001 S. State Street, COW Room, Suite N2-800, Salt Lake City, Utah 84190 (Unless otherwise stated)—With the exception of August & October (Budget Meetings)

August 2, 2019 Budget Workshop (9:00am-12:00pm)

August 9, 2019, Budget Workshop work meeting (9:00am-12:00pm)

August 14, 2019 Budget Discussion

August 28,2019 September 11, 2019

September 25, 2019 October 4, 2019, Budget Workshop work meeting

October 16, 2019 Budget Adoption – Public Hearing – Council Chambers N1-100 November 13, 2019

November 13, 2019