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Associate Director - Office of Budget and Finance

The Bowser Administration is seeking an Associate Director for the Capital Improvements Plan to work within the Office of Budget and Performance Management (OBPM). This position reports to the Deputy Budget Director and will lead the capital improvements planning process.  OBPM reports to the Mayor through the City Administrator’s Office in Washington, D.C. 

The Office of Budget and Performance Management (OBPM) leverages data, strategic planning, and innovation to ensure the efficient and effective use of resources and drive continuous improvements to the programs and services residents, businesses and visitors receive. OBPM is responsible for formulating the District government’s annual operating and capital budgets and administering the District government’s annual performance planning process. OBPM consists of three functional teams: Budget, Performance, and The Lab @ DC. The Budget team advises the Mayor and City Administrator on financial and budgetary operations of District government as well as develops the annual budget and financial plan;

The Office of Budget and Performance Management:

Prepares and administers the $7 billion local funds and $14 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 the Mayor’s $1.6 billion Capital Improvements Plan (CIP);
  • 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 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 Associate Director for the Capital Improvements Plan is responsible for working with the Director and Deputy Director to lead the annual capital investments program. This is a team lead position within the Office of the City Administrator.  


The Associate Director will:

  • Support the development and administration of the District’s Capital Improvements Program (CIP), spearheading the development of annual budget guidance for capital programs;
  • Lead projects and programs and makes draft recommendations to improve the District’s outcomes;
  • Oversee the quarterly review reporting process for capital projects and leads the annual Capital Budget Allotments Review Process;
  • Work with the Deputy Budget Director to assign and prioritize work for the budget analysts as it relates to their role in the CIP;
  • Oversee and facilitate the activities of the Capital Budget Team in the development of strategic priorities and provide  guidance to agencies in the development of the CIP
  • Work with the budget analysts on processes to effectively monitor contracts and re-programming requests within the capital budget, reviewing and recommending action to the Director and Deputy Director
  • Support the development and administration of the District’s Capital Improvement Program
  • Provide technical budget assistance to the Budget Director and City Administrator
  • Work as the key contact for the capital budget in a close partnership with the Office of the Chief Financial Officer during the annual budget formulation



  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Public Policy, Public Administration or Economics or a similar field is required, but a Master's degree is preferred
  • Significant experience in the planning of and/or execution of capital investments and knowledge and experience in developing capital planning documents is required
  • Superior Excel skills/knowledge and excellent communication skills are required
  • Superior writing skills and presentation skills are required
  • Experience as a team lead, project manager or supervisor is preferred
  • Knowledge of database programs and experience with visualization software is preferred
  • 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.



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