The Administrative Services Department is comprised of the Finance Division and the Information Technology Division.
Finance provides financial support services for the City, including compliance with accounting and financial reporting requirements; managing employee payroll and benefit expenses; paying City bills; collecting revenues; developing and managing the budget, grants and other special projects; managing bonded indebtedness; and handling investment and treasury functions.
Finance is also responsible for overseeing the fiscal health of the City. The Department accomplishes this by providing financial information, policy analysis and recommendations that help the City Council and all City departments make decisions about how best to allocate and manage the City’s financial resources. Finance staff evaluate the effects of budget changes on service levels, assist departments with business planning, support citywide economic development projects, and provide recommendations on proposals with a financial impact.
The Information Technology (IT) Division manages the City’s information and computer infrastructure by providing network computer and telephone communications support for the City and the San Pablo Economic Development Corporation (EDC). Because of this, IT plays an essential role in the day-to-day functional operations of the City. The work is primarily divided into three parts: network and system planning and management, database maintenance and management, and helpdesk and end-user support, which includes maintenance, troubleshooting and purchasing of computers, laptops, printers and other peripheral devices, as well as the telecommunications system. IT achieves these objectives cost-effectively by providing excellent customer service, continuous improvement, innovative problem-solving, collaborative solutions, and adherence to IT best management practices.