General Duty Statement
Performs expert level professional fiscal management and supervisory work analyzing City of Saint Paul budget and finances, developing and implementing procedures to assure compliance with standard, accepted practices, and advising City leadership on financial matters. Recommends process improvements to the budget practices of the City. Acts as budget section manager and is a member of the Office of Financial Services leadership team. Monitors financial resources and assets of the City and provides input to the Director and City leaders on long term budget and financial strategy and practices. Provides direction to the budget staff regarding assignments and work products. Manages citywide budget development and preparations, oversees tracking procedures, and sets up expenditure and revenue monitoring measures. Provides City officials with information on the effect of proposed legislation on City financial programs. Incorporates equity principles into citywide budget work. Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required.
TYPICAL DUTIES (MAY NOT INCLUDE ALL DUTIES PERFORMED)
- Manages the citywide budget development process including facilitating the development of the initial budget, establishing deadlines for department budget submissions, coordinating the technical and analytical review process, and the citywide budget submission process. Works with the Office of Finance Services budget staff, citywide finance staff, and City leadership to execute all phases of the budget process each year.
- Manages the budget team including hiring, training, and providing effective work direction to budget staff. Develops budget staff as collaborators with other City staff by facilitating group work planning, problem solving, team building, and conflict resolution.
- Facilitates citywide budget decision processes by coordinating department budget presentations to the Mayor, assisting Directors and lead budget staff in framing budget choices for review, and ensuring the final budget recommendations are reflected in the annual budgets.
- Presents the Mayor’s proposed budget to City Council and community stakeholders in conjunction with City Council President and lead finance staff, including related coordination efforts. Responds to City Council inquiries and engages in final budget negotiations with Council leadership.
- Leads citywide revenue and expenditure monitoring and projection processes each year.
- Assists in the development of the City state legislative strategy by engaging the Office of the Mayor and other City staff and leaders. Engages with external public policy colleagues in framing and developing state fiscal policy through committee work and informal policy review and analysis. Works with staff to communicate City priorities and legislative positions with high level state administration officials, legislators, and their staff.
- Evaluates how proposed or adopted legislation will impact City operations and finances by analyzing tax policy changes at the state level. Performs analysis of state fiscal legislation for review by the Mayor and other City leaders.
- Encourages a culture of leadership and excellence within the budget division.
- Participates as a member of the department leadership team, furthering the vision and mission of the department.
- Supports the ongoing equity work of the department, incorporating equity principles into all budget and financial management work of the City.
- Works with department leadership to establish and implement office wide policy and work plans, encouraging staff development in working with other City staff on budget and other financial projects.
- Coordinates response materials for media requests related to fiscal and budget issues which may include assigning or conducting analysis. Facilitates responses to budget requests by the general public regarding budget or tax policy.
Essential Functions are the functions that the individual holding the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. The Essential Functions for this position are identified in the Supplemental Information section of the Budget Manager Job Description.
The City of Saint Paul’s mission is to integrate equity and inclusion into how we approach all our work. Our vision is to be committed to building an equitable and inclusive city that will shift culture in city processes and policies, eliminate structural inequities, and ensure timely and relevant access to services, resources, support, and opportunity to every person in Saint Paul.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Finance, Business Administration, Economics or a closely related field, and three years of progressively more advanced experience in data/business analysis, project management, budget development and oversight, process re-design, and/or fiscal/statistical analysis.
A Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, or a related field may be substituted for two years of related experience.
No substitution for education.
By Closing Date, you MUST
- Submit a City of Saint Paul online application, including answers to the Supplemental Questionnaire.
- Upload or submit the following required document via the online application system, mail, in person, email, or fax. Zip files will not be accepted. You will not be able to submit your application without this document attached. Each uploaded attachment is limited to 10 MB.
- Resume – please ensure your vacancy related experience is documented
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Selection Process Information
Assessment: Qualifications Rating
The Qualifications Rating is an assessment of your completed application, answers to the Supplemental Questionnaire, and your resume. Be as specific and detailed as possible in completing your application and any attachments. You must submit your completed application, supplemental questionnaire and any attachments by the application deadline.
Open Job Posting: This posting is open to anyone who meets the position requirements.
Final Selection Process: A Hiring Manager will consider applicants placed on the list of eligible candidates. You will be notified if you are invited to participate in the final selection process which may include an interview, job simulation, work sample submission, or other evaluation method.
Condition of Employment: This position will require a background check which may include criminal history, and employment history as a condition of employment. Candidates will be required to submit proof of education to Human Resources upon conditional job offer. The City of Saint Paul encourages individuals to apply for positions regardless of criminal history.
Human Resources Contact Information:
Diane Turnbull at 651-266-6506
200 City Hall Annex
25 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
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Veteran’s Preference: If you are a veteran and would like to receive Veteran’s preference in accordance with MN Statute 197.455, you must submit a photocopy of your DD214 preferably at time of application. Click here for more information.
The City of Saint Paul is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Veterans, women, persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
The City of Saint Paul offers a competitive benefits package