View Our Website View All Jobs

Deputy Budget Director - Office of Budget and Performance Management

Open Date:  July 29, 2020

Closing Date:  Open until filled

SALARY RANGE/GRADE:    Excepted Service ES9, ($112,902 to $149,354)

The Bowser Administration is seeking a Deputy Budget Director to help lead the budget team within the Office of Budget and Performance Management (OBPM). OBPM reports to the Mayor through the City Administrator’s Office. 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. Budget advises the Mayor and City Administrator on financial and budgetary operations of District government as well as develops the annual budget and financial plan; Performance leads the District’s strategic planning work and development and execution of monitoring and accountability tools; and The Lab @ DC works to drive innovation by helping agencies apply rigorous, scientific methods to their service of District residents.




  • Prepares and administers the $16.7      billion 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 $7.9 billion 6-year capital budget and improvements plan that advances District priorities including funding for school modernization, transportation infrastructure, and libraries and recreational facilities;
  • Implements initiatives to increase transparency in the budget process, including new opportunities for public involvement before the budget is finalized     ; and
  • Collaborates with the Performance Management team, Office of the City Administrator staffOffice 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.

For more information about OBPM please visit here:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the Direction of the Director of the Office of Budget and Performance Management, the Deputy Budget Director is responsible for overseeing  and leading the development, management, and execution of the District of Columbia’s budget.

  • Supervises all budget staff within the Office.
  • Serves as a principal financial advisor to the Mayor and the City Administrator on budget formulation, justification and execution, accounting, and financial management;
  • Helps lead the development and implementation of the District’s operating and capital budgets;
  • Collaborates with the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, agency directors, and others on the development and implementation of the budget, including initiatives of the Mayor to improve government and the services that the government provides to residents;
  • Provides long-range analysis of the potential effects of budgetary actions on national economic, social, and other objectives;
  • Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to improve budget development and management, and to ensure that District resources are expended appropriately;
  • Provides authoritative interpretations of Congressional legislation, and District policies and precedents;
  • Helps develop proposed legislative language in support of new or revised program and budgetary requirements.
  • Studies and reviews reports which affect government operations for purposes of summarizing and analyzing the subject matter of the report for the information of the Mayor, and prepares comments and recommendations for the City Administrator and the Mayor;
  • Participates in the development and implementation of standard operating procedures and guidelines regarding the mission of the Mayor and the Office of the City Administrator.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, Business, Finance or Economics is preferred;
  • At least five (5) years of experience with budget and finance at a senior level;
  • Managing multiple people and/or multiple teams/agencies with varying levels experience and budgeting expertise.
  • Ability to collaborate within the Mayor’s Office and the Office of the City Administrator and between agencies of the District government to       develop budgets that align with Mayoral initiatives and District priorities;
  • Proven ability to manage the development of budgets and spending plans;
  • Desire to improve the operations of the District government and improve the lives of District residents;
  • Experience solving complex problems and achieving results; and
  • 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.

Read More

Apply for this position

Apply with Indeed
We've received your resume. Click here to update it.
Attach resume as .pdf, .doc, .docx, .odt, .txt, or .rtf (limit 5MB) or Paste resume

Paste your resume here or Attach resume file