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Budget Director - Policy, Management, & Grants #2404-0974-01

Budget Oversight and Strategy

Date Opened
Thursday, April 18, 2024 12:01 AM
Close Date
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 11:59 PM
Office of Policy Management & Grants
  • Within Executive Management & Confidential Key Range: $120,000 - $198,000
Employment Type
  • Full-Time


This is a responsible cabinet level, professional and administrative position, within the Office of Mayor directing, coordinating, planning, and preparing for current and long-range budgetary requirements of the city and monitoring implementation. In addition to overseeing the development and execution of the City budget, the Director of Policy, Management, Grants (Budget Director) in a staff capacity advises the mayor on the budget’s adopted tax policies, collection rates, overall financial strategies, and direction of the City, advise on policies and procedures and any other difficult or complex fiscal problems encountered.

In addition, the Director of Policy, Management, Grants (Budget Director) works on the overall management strategy in conjunction with appropriate City staff, including but not limited to oversight of city agencies performance, human capital management, labor strategies, and overall management strategies of the city. The work is performed under the general direction of the mayor, in accordance with policies established by the Mayor, Board of Alders and City’s Charter/General Code of Ordinance requirements regarding Budget development and implementation. The Director of Policy, Management, Grants (Budget Director) works in conjunction with the Controller on policies and operations of the Department of Finance, and overall budget and fiscal affairs of the City. There is considerable latitude for professional and administrative judgment and initiative in carrying out the activities of the budget operation.


  • Providing leadership, direction, and guidance in financial strategies and priorities, including long-range financial software needs, evaluating City needs, and determining financial resource requirements and goals
  • Establishes, plans and directs the preparation, administration, and monitoring of the budget program of the Board of Alders under the general direction of the Mayor.
  • Estimates resources for budget purposes by analyzing and recommending anticipated operating revenue levels by analyzing State and Federal legislation and regulations involving the distribution of grant funds to the City.
  • Monitoring, analyzing, and responding to legislation and budgetary proposals and requests, particularly during the annual budget process.
  • Developing and executing a communications plan for messaging to multiple audiences around budgetary and policy issues
  • Confers with departmental officials to resolve questions pertaining to budgetary requirements; attends intra- departmental conferences on budget requests; presents budget requests orally to management and fiscal officials.
  • Attend budget hearings to review departmental budget requests; provides information and assistance to the Board of Alders in their budget and financial responsibilities.
  • Coordinates financial functions between the Office of Policy, Management, and Grants, Department of Finance, other municipal departments and external with respect to financial policy, budget analysis and other financial affairs.
  • Conducts investigations of the functions, organizations and accounting of operating departments and recommends improvements and reports results to the Mayor and Controller
  • Advises department heads on the solution of day-to-day management and fiscal problems; Performs a wide variety of responsible management or program duties that are not readily assigned to a given department.
  • Plans and directs the conduct of comparative analyses of the management and budgetary practices of other governmental jurisdictions and the city.
  • Assist the Office of Labor Relations in negations with various bargaining units or overall bargaining unit contract implementation, re-classes of job duties or other budgetary/financial impact of labor.
  • Performs related duties as required.


Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; possession of a master’s degree in municipal finance, public administration, or business administration; at least five (5) years’ experience in governmental budgeting, public administration, and at least five (5) years’ experience in the supervision of budgetary, public administration, or municipal finance work, or any combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, abilities, and skills:


  • Proficiency in using standard office equipment such as copiers, scanners, and fax machines.
  • Thorough knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of modern municipal budget preparation and public administration.
  • Thorough knowledge of the organization and operations of municipal departments and agencies.
  • Considerable knowledge of municipal accounting/auditing principles and data processing practices related to financial accounting and reporting.
  • Knowledge of State and local laws as they pertain to municipalities.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate budgetary and management problems and recommend solutions leading to improved service delivery.
  • Ability to organize and present oral and written reports of budgetary and management studies and recommendations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department heads, staff associates,
  • City officials, various boards and commissions, and the public.
  • Ability to work independently and follow instructions.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


This is a "General Fund" non-tested position.

This position covered by the Executive Management & Confidential Employee Policy, available to review HERE.

Hires into this class shall not be covered by the City pension but shall continue to be covered by Social Security; additionally, employee will contribute 7.5% of base pay into a defined contribution plan.

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of: (1) a pre-employment background check, (2) a pre-employment physical examination, including pre-employment drug screening accordance with the City’s Drug Free Workplace Policy*, and (3) a 90-day probationary period. Instructions and information on this pre-employment process are included in Conditional Offer of Employment.

Pursuant to the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, The City of New Haven has a adopted a Drug Free Workplace Policy. The City of New Haven requires a pre-employment drug test, which includes screening for marijuana.

Selection Plan

Applications will be reviewed by the Department of Human Resources.

 It is critical that you complete the application thoroughly, as the information you provide will be used to ascertain if you are eligible to move forward in the selection process, and in some cases, this information may be used to determine the eligibility list.

Information regarding the employment and selection process can be found HERE.

Please note that the only method of communication with applicants for this position will be by email. You must provide a valid, working email address and you will need to monitor your email, including spam/junk folders, for correspondence from the New Haven Human Resources Department.


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