This is a provisional appointment.
The Office of Budget Management
The Office of Budget Management (OBM) builds and carries out the Mayor’s operating budget and capital plan. OBM evaluates City programs and initiatives and then uses our analysis to build, present, and manage the Mayor's operating budget. OBM’s work helps the City make smart investments and achieve savings through reforms. OBM also creates the City’s capital plan, a strategic document that plans how the City's investment in its infrastructure, such as bridges and roads, contributes to Boston's future. Candidates must be self-motivated, responsible team players who are willing to work nights and weekends during peak budget cycles.
Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):
Under the direction of the Budget Director and Deputy Directors, the role of Assistant Director for Capital Planning is an integral part of the development, implementation and monitoring of the City of Boston’s annual five-year capital plan. The Assistant Director develops, oversees, and modifies OBM’s procedures and practices related to the development, implementation, and monitoring of the City’s capital plan. This may involve: independent analytical projects; guiding the work product of management analysts and senior management analysts; coordinating with other city departments on project implementation; developing and maintaining long-term forecasting models; providing cash flow projections, expenditure forecasts, and variance reports that provide insight on current trends; assisting in the preparation of annual financial disclosure documents; and providing support identifying projects to be financed in annual bond issuances. This senior level position plays an integral part in developing the annual capital plan as well as other policy projects in the Office of Budget Management.
The incumbent initiates, develops and coordinates various aspects evaluating project selection criteria, capital needs, coordinates and/or conducts special studies and analysis in order to make recommendations and assists in policy, procedure and budget development and in management decisions utilizing sound analytical tools and techniques to achieve reliable, fact-based conclusions and recommendations.
Work on these projects will be independent or collaborative in a team setting, including directing management analysts and senior management analysts during the development and management of the capital plan. The Assistant Director also supports and assists in managing the analytical work products produced by analysts including but not limited budget spending projections and project and budget recommendations.
This position also works on policy development and other ad hoc projects as needed. This may include drafting policy positions, implementing special projects and representing the Office of Budget Management in various settings.
Special Projects and Analysis
Performs related work as required.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration; knowledge of the principles and practices of data collection, statistical and policy analysis; knowledge of financial principles and practices in local government; knowledge of budget preparation; and experience with enterprise financial information systems.
BOSTON RESIDENCY REQUIRED.
Union/Salary Plan/Grade: Nonunion/MM2-10
Hours per week: 35