The City of Seattle believes in the diversity of our people, ideas, and experiences and is committed to building an inclusive culture that is representative of the community we serve. The City Budget Office (CBO) is seeking a Fiscal and Policy Manager who will work directly with the Mayor, senior executive staff, City Council members, department directors, and finance management staff. In this position you will contribute to the implementation of high-level policy and budget decisions that have long-term implications across departmental lines. We are seeking applicants who will successfully oversee a team of Fiscal and Policy analysts, and apply their skills to variety of fiscal and policy issues, with a particular emphasis on human services, housing and planning issues.
The City Budget Office is responsible for developing and monitoring the City's annual budget, carrying out budget related functions, and leading the fiscal policy and financial planning activities. The City Budget Office also provides strategic analysis and works closely with departments, the Mayor’s Office, and the City Council to develop key policy and planning initiatives for the City.
Here’s more of what you’d be doing:
• Overseeing the work of a team of Fiscal and Policy Analysts who are directly responsible for crafting and influencing City policy and operations; ensuring the work of the team is of high quality and completed in a timely manner. • Developing and presenting long-term strategic financial plans, tools, and policy recommendations to a variety of audiences, including the Mayor, the Mayor’s Executive Team, the City Council, and the Council’s staff, in a politically sensitive environment. • Working with the Fiscal and Policy Analysts to assess the potential financial and operational implications of alternative decisions and actions, consistent with legal constraints and Mayoral guidelines. • Reviewing financial analyses and written materials for clarity, accuracy, and logic (including a review of underlying technical data). • Reviewing and approving decisions regarding departmental budgets to ensure consistency with City policies and the budget priorities of the Mayor and City Council. • Contributing to, and occasionally organizing, projects, programs, and teams that involve multiple City departments. • Communicating about highly sensitive and controversial issues with tact and discretion. • Participating on CBO's Management Team, providing leadership and guidance for the Office's operations and staff. • Representing and pursuing the City's interests on regional issues in meetings and negotiations with partnering agencies.