Director of Budget and Performance Management - Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education

Washington, DC
Full Time

POSITION: Director of Budget and Performance ---  Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education

OPEN:  October 3, 2022

CLOSE: Open until filled

SALARY RANGE/GRADE: Excepted Service, Grade 8 Range: $100,357 to $125,447

Current District of Columbia residents will receive priority and advanced preference for screening and interviews.

This position is located in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education (DME). The Director of Budget and Performance advises DME on all budget, finance, and performance management issues. The Director of Budget and Performance is responsible for researching, developing, analyzing, tracking, aligning, and making recommendations on all aspects of education- and workforce-related budget and performance items for DME and its agencies. The Director of Budget and Performance serves as the primary liaison for DME with the Office of Budget and Performance Management (OBPM) within the Office of the City Administrator (OCA).


Major Duties and Responsibilities

The Director of Budget and Performance will provide strategic direction and contribute to key policy initiatives that relate to education and workforce budgets and performance management in the District. The Director’s specific responsibilities include:

  • Advising the Deputy Mayor on all matters related to budget and performance management.
  • Working closely with DME cluster agencies, public charter schools, PCSB, DCPL, and UDC on all budget and performance matters.
  • Serving as a key member of the Deputy Mayor’s senior management and advisory staff; participating in the recommendation and formulation of policies and strategies on agencies’ budgets and performance management.
  • Working with relevant staff at DME cluster agencies and the Deputy Mayor to develop, align, track, and report on performance plans, including agencies’ Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Workload Measures, in order to link to, track, evaluate, and recommend budget decisions.
  • Developing and tracking the DME agency’s budget and performance plan in coordination with the Executive Director of Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes, the Executive Director of the Workforce Investment Council, and the Directors of Strategic Initiatives.
  • Working with the Director of Planning, Data, and Analysis on the annual enrollment projections process for DC Public Charter Schools and DC Public Schools.
  • Providing analysis and strategic direction for the Uniform Per Student Funding Formula (UPSFF), the District’s funding mechanism for local education agencies.
  • Preparing the Deputy Mayor for Council budget and performance hearings in coordination with the Director of Legislative and Governmental Affairs and DME staff.
  • Working closely with various offices including OBPM, OPLA, and OCFO on budget and performance matters affecting the DME and cluster agencies.
  • Training and managing DME staff to provide budget and performance support to the DME and cluster agencies, including the presentation of data and policy recommendations regarding budget and performance management to the Deputy Mayor.
  • Monitoring and tracking budget and performance processes related to the DME cluster.
  • Supporting OSSE and LEAs in the on-going implementation of the Common Financial Reporting Standards (CFRS) for DC Public Schools and public charter schools.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Other Significant Facts

  • Mastery of and skill in problem-solving, negotiation strategies, and project management. Mastery of and skill in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to resolve problems, conduct research, and make recommendations.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate orally and in written format with various executive management levels of District government.  Strong interpersonal skills.  
  • Mastery knowledge of the budget and performance processes of the District of Columbia.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing leadership, guidance and direction in a managerial/supervisory capacity, and in a team-based environment.



  • Graduate from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, public policy, financial management or a closely related field.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of directly related work experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and/or experience which exhibits the ability to perform satisfactorily in the position. 
  • Candidate must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to ES-08 grade level or the equivalent grade 14. Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position and has equipped the individual with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
  • Must have extensive interest and experience in education and workforce related policy, as much (if not all) education and workforce budgets and performance plans involve policy implementation.
  • Experience in education instruction or education system leadership highly preferred. 



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.


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