Recruitment #1905-5405-001


Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is an urban hub bursting with energy. Milwaukee provides a casual sophistication – big city appeal without the big-city hassles. We are accessible and affordable, and our residents are welcoming. Milwaukee brings together its unsurpassed old world charm with a breathtaking art museum, top-flight arts and cultural attractions, professional sports, lakefront festivals, recreational opportunities and great restaurants.


The Position 

Leading a team of seven employees, the Finance and Administration Manager serves as the chief adviser to the Commissioner of Health on strategic financial planning and budgeting, grant funding allocation and general business operations.

The Milwaukee Health Department

Since 1867, the City of Milwaukee Health Department has served the residents of the City of Milwaukee, seeking to improve and protect the health of all who live, work and play within the City. One hundred and fifty years later, the MHD remains steadfast in this mission. As the largest local health department in the state of Wisconsin, the MHD now serves nearly 600,000 citizens through direct services, evidence-based programs, partnerships, and policy development. The MHD is committed to ensuring that every Milwaukeean is able to live life to the fullest.

The MHD has an annual budget of approximately $14 million and a multidisciplinary team of over 250 public health employees across four branches: Community Health, Environmental Health, Clinical Services, and Policy, Innovation and Engagement.

Essential Functions

Develop and monitor the annual budget, in consultation with the Commissioner of Health, MHD senior leadership and the Budget Office.   Ensure regular auditing of grant funding allocations.

Oversee and monitor departmental purchasing and accounting procedures, including control of expenditures, approval of contract bids, approval of payments for services and contract administration.

Appear before Common Council committees as a representative of the MHD on budgetary and financial matters.

Lead a team of seven staff members responsible for delivering budgetary, business operations and payroll services to the Health Department.

Collaborate with the Commissioner of Health, Chief Deputy Commissioner and Human Resources staff to develop workforce planning strategies that effectively leverage limited budget dollars and drive efficiency.

Collaborate with Human Resources staff relative to costing employee issues that have fiscal impact.

 Reasonable accommodations requested by qualified individuals with disabilities will be made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, public administration, accounting, finance or a related field.
  2. Five years of experience in key policy development, budgetary and/or fiscal management roles, including experience in the development of operating and capital improvement budgets and in contract development and management.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered.


IMPORTANT NOTE: College transcripts are required and must be received by the application period closing date. Transcripts should be attached to your online application. Applications without transcripts attached will be considered incomplete and will be rejected. Student/unofficial copies are acceptable; however, your transcript must be legible and include your college/university name, your name, the degree completed (if applicable) and the date completed.


Desirable Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, public administration, accounting, finance or a related field.

Knowledges, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of governmental accounting, finance, and budgeting.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the process and procedures related to budget preparation and administration.
  • Knowledge of mathematics and ability to consistently make accurate calculations.  
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to read and interpret budget and financial documents and policies.
  • Ability to work independently while supporting and mentoring staff members.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure while handling multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse, collaborative, team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of employees, management, consultants, elected officials, and the public.
  • Strong analytical, research, and project participation skills.
  • Ability to use standard computer software and programs such as word processing, spreadsheet and databases to create documents and prepare reports.
  • Ability to utilize PeopleSoft’s Financial Management Information System (FMIS) and Human Resources Management System (HRMS).
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills, including ability to clearly present information to elected officials.
  • Ability to effectively lead, develop and provide guidance to staff members engaged in budget activities.
  • Ability to maintain complete confidentiality; demonstrate honest, ethical behavior; and use sound judgment.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Professionalism, dependability, integrity and a positive team oriented attitude.  

Current Salary

 The current salary range (1 HX) for City of Milwaukee residents is $70,827 - $99,154 annually and the non-resident salary range is $69,090 - $96,722 annually.  Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and other qualifications and is subject to approval.  


The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program that includes the following:

·        Defined Benefit Pension Plan       

·        457 Deferred Compensation Plan     

·        Health and Dental Insurance       

·        Comprehensive Wellness Program        

·        Onsite Clinic Services       

·        Onsite Employee Assistance Program       

·        Alternative Work Schedules        

·        Long Term Disability Insurance     

·        Group Life Insurance     

·        Tuition Benefits      

·        Paid Vacation        

·         11 Paid Holidays        

·        Paid Sick Leave and other paid leaves

·        Flexible Spending Arrangement       

·        Commuter Value Pass

For full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee, please visit


Selection Process

THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral and performance examinations. Oral examinations may include written exercises. Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of the job.

INITIAL FILING DATE - The examination will be held as soon as practical after Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Receipt of applications may be discontinued at any time after this date without prior notice. However, recruitment may continue until the needs of the City have been met. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative test administration. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.

Additional Information

Applications and further information can be accessed by visiting

·       Applications and transcripts should be submitted no later than the deadline listed above.

·       If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or

·       The Department of Employee Relations is located in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.


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The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.