Assistant Director, Office of Management and Budget

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Alexandria, VA
$92,307.80 - $150,000.00 Annually
Jul 16, 2021
Aug 08, 2021
Full Time
Assistant Director, Office of Management and Budget

The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter of the City's square miles have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Assistant Director, Office of Management and Budget position.

An Overview
The Assistant Director coordinates the annual budget development and implementation process, manages and represents the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on behalf of the Director, advises the Director on management and budget policy and OMB's strategic direction, and manages a portion of the OMB staff.

What You Should Bring
The ideal candidate has a thorough knowledge of public budgeting and management analysis. The ideal candidate has experience managing large, complex and highly visible projects. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, with the ability to produce or oversee the production of both written and quantitative work with a minimum of errors. The ideal candidate can develop solutions to challenging problems independently. The ideal candidate is committed to the City’s values of respect, continuous improvement, teamwork, integrity, and employee engagement. The ideal candidate is a skilled public speaker. The ideal candidate is an experienced supervisor and experienced team leader. The budget development process is at times fast paced and time intensive. The ability to manage multiple tasks under pressure and the ability to manage stress are important attributes of the ideal candidate.

The Opportunity
  • Coordinating the development of the city's annual budget, its implementation process, as well as its outcomes; this includes overseeing its planning and scheduling milestones, delegating tasks and seeing to their timely completion, reviewing the accuracy and quality of estimates and written materials, and reporting to the Director on status and potential changes.
  • Advising the Director on management and budget policy, the department's strategic direction, on recommendations on specific management and budget related issues, special projects and analysis, as well as recommending opportunities for continuous improvement.
  • Overseeing the development of written work products including budget analysis, budget document text, presentations, and responses to City Council and members of the public
  • Managing and representing the Department in the Director's absence, reporting to the City Manager's Office, conducting public and organizational presentations, as well as serve as a liaison between other departments, City Council, and members of the public and the press.
  • Providing training and instruction to OMB and other departments’ fiscal staff.
  • Performs related work as required.

About the Department
The Office of Management & Budget (OMB) prepares the annual operating budget, the capital improvement program, and performs on-going fiscal and management analysis of City programs while conducting research and analysis in such areas as improving operational efficiency and cost effectiveness, performance measures, organizational structure and processes, and the acquisition and use of state and federal resources.

The Ideal Candidate
In order to minimally qualify for the position all candidates must possess a bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Accounting, Finance or a closely related field and seven years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

In order to be considered an ideal candidate one must possess the above as well as public budgeting experience; project management experience; analytical skills; public speaking skills; supervisory experience; team leadership experience; and a master’s degree in public administration, public policy, business administration, or related field.

A writing sample is preferred from candidates for this position.

The budget development process is seasonal, with the greatest workload occurring in January through April. The Assistant Director must be available to work throughout this period and will be required to work after hours at times, including weeknights and weekends.

This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks including but not limited to drug testing, criminal background.

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