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Deputy Capital Budget Director - Office of Budget and Finance

The Bowser Administration is seeking a Deputy Capital Budget Director to work within the Office of Budget and Finance (OBF). This position reports to the Budget Director.  OBF reports to the Mayor through the City Administrator’s Office in Washington, D.C.

OBF prepares the proposed annual operating and capital budget and advises the Mayor and the City Administrator on financial and policy issues that impact the District’s operations and capital investments.  OBF works to ensure that resources are targeted to programs that improve the lives of District residents.

The Office of Budget and Finance:

  • Prepares and administers the $7 billion local funds and $13 billion total funds budget that advances District priorities including funding public education, providing safe communities, ending chronic homelessness, advancing infrastructure priorities, and delivering services for residents;
  • Prepares and administers the $6 billion 6-year capital budget and improvements plan that advances District priorities including funding for school modernization, transportation infrastructure, and libraries and recreational facilities;
  • Is working to increase transparency in the budget process, including new opportunities for public involvement before the budget is proposed; and
  • Collaborates with the Office of Performance Management, Office of the City Administrator analysts, Office of the Chief Financial Officer staff, and agency directors and staff to ensure that District resources are used as efficiently as possible, and that programs deliver results for residents.

The Deputy Capital Budget Director is a senior position responsible for overseeing the development and execution of the capital program, developing and providing reports on the progress of the capital program, overseeing the work of budget analysts related to the capital program, and ensuring that capital budget resources are appropriately allocated.

The Deputy Capital Budget Director:

  • Works with the Budget Director in the overall formulation, management, and execution of financial and budgetary matters.
  • Conducts studies and analyses to determine financial feasibility. 
  • Provides long-range analysis of the potential effects of budgetary action.
  • Develops, recommends, and implements budgetary policies affecting the financing of the capital program.
  • Supports development and administration of the District’s Capital Improvement Program
  • Provides technical budget assistance to the Mayor, the Mayor’s Chief of Staff, and City Administrator
  • Supervises plans, organizes, administers, directs and controls the work of subordinate professional, technical, professional development, and work evaluation of staff.
  • Coordinates with the Office of the Chief Financial Officer  and agency staff during the annual budget formulation
  • Develops, produces, and reviews reports dealing with the development and progress of the District’s capital program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business, Finance or Economics is required, but a Master's degree is preferred
  • At least five years of experience with budget and finance
  • Superior Excel skills/knowledge and excellent communication are required
  • Full time standard office hours are required, with additional evening/weekend hours required on a project basis
  • In addition to the requirements above, ideal candidates will demonstrate a sense of initiative, attention to detail, self-discipline, autonomy, persistence, creativity, and efficiency.


There is a legal requirement that each new appointee to the Excepted and Executive Service either: (1) be domiciled in the District of Columbia at the time of appointment; or (2) establish District domicile within one hundred eighty (180) days of appointment.  The law also requires that Excepted and Executive Service employees maintain District domicile during the period of the appointment.  Failure to maintain District domicile during the period of the appointment will result in forfeiture of employment.


**** If interested in this position, please submit your credentials.   Letters of endorsement are not required. No calls please.  The Mayor's Office of Talent and Appointments (MOTA) will review all submissions; only resumes deemed qualified and responsive will forward to the hiring committee.  No calls please. ****

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