City of Oxnard fills key leadership positions in Finance and Public Works departments

cialis arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>press_release_iconOXNARD, Calif.–The City of Oxnard announced it has filled three key leadership positions in the Finance and Public Works departments. William T. Jefferson and Mark Uribe are the City’s new assistant chief financial officers, and veteran employee Thien Ng has been promoted as the City’s new wastewater division manager.

William T. Jefferson

William T. Jefferson

“Mr. Jefferson and Mr. Uribe are seasoned professionals with the broad knowledge and leadership abilities needed to rebuild the City’s financial foundation as we continue our work toward a brighter future for Oxnard residents,” said City Manager Greg Nyhoff.

Mark Uribe

Mark Uribe

“Mr. Ng is a long-time Oxnard employee who has deep knowledge of our wastewater system and the steps we need to take to tackle our immediate and long-term infrastructure needs,” said Nyhoff.

Thien Ng

Assistant CFOs William T. Jefferson and Mark Uribe

Jefferson will lead the Finance Department’s efforts in financial management reporting, while Uribe will be responsible for implementing the framework for internal financial controls and working closely with the audit team. Together, Jefferson and Uribe will develop impact fees and coordinate major efforts in fee setting, internal service funds and direct allocation.

Jefferson, 39, has more than 12 years of financial management experience, including with the City of Monroe, La., where he served as budget director. He has expertise in accounting, budget management and financial reporting.

“I’m eager to join the team and use my experience to help the City achieve financial stability,” said William T. Jefferson.

Jefferson earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He is an active member of the Government Finance Officer Association.

Uribe, 50, has more than 20 years of financial management experience, including with the cities of Camarillo, Hawthorne and Stanton, Calif. He also worked as an auditor for nearly a decade. He has extensive experience with budgeting, user fees, water and sewer rates, purchasing, accounts payable and receivable, grants administration and financial reporting.

“I’m excited to begin working toward correcting the shortcomings identified in the organizational assessment and building up the City’s finances,” said Mark Uribe.

Uribe earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from California State University, Fullerton. He has been a certified public accountant for more than 20 years and is an active member of the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers.

Both Jefferson and Uribe will assume their roles on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016. Their starting annual salary is $139,234 each.

Wastewater Division Manager Thien Ng

Ng is responsible for overseeing the operations and maintenance of the wastewater, recycled water, storm water conveyance and treatment systems and facilities within the wastewater division of the Public Works Department.

Ng, 50, has more than 26 years of experience in design, construction management and operations at water, wastewater, recycled water and storm water facilities. A 12-year veteran of the City’s Public Works Department, Ng worked as an environmental engineer before being promoted to senior civil engineer. In January 2016, Ng was tapped to serve as interim wastewater division manager before being hired as wastewater division manager.

“The wastewater division is facing numerous challenges and has critical infrastructure needs. I look forward to leading the division in resolving those challenges and addressing the City’s needs in the future,” said Thien Ng.

Ng earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a California registered professional engineer in both the chemical and civil fields.

Mr. Ng assumed his role on Sept. 22, 2016, and his starting annual salary is $138,000.

The City of Oxnard is a full-service general law city incorporated in 1903. Oxnard is the largest and most populous city in the County of Ventura, serving 200,000 culturally diverse residents. Read more about the City of Oxnard at www.cityofoxnard.org. Follow us on social media atwww.twitter.com/CityofOxnard (@CityofOxnard), www.facebook.com/CityofOxnard and www.vimeo.com/cityofoxnard.


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