Budget Analyst

District of Columbia Government

About the organization

The Muriel Bowser Administration is seeking a Budget Analyst to work within the Office of Budget and Performance Management (OBPM). This position reports to the Deputy Budget Director. OBPM reports to the Mayor through the City Administrator’s Office in Washington, D.C. OBPM spearheads the development and review of policy and spending proposals as a part of developing the Mayor’s $15 billion annual budget. OBPM advises the Mayor and the City Administrator on financial, policy and program issues that impact the District’s operations and capital investments, and works to ensure that resources are targeted to programs that improve the lives of DC residents. This position will cover the Operations and Infrastructure Portfolio.

OPEN: July 17, 2019
CLOSED: Open until filled

This is an Excepted Service position. Selected candidate must be a District resident or establish residency within 180 days of hire.

RESIDENCY PREFERENCE: Strong preference for DC residents



Assists in budget preparation as well as financial and policy analysis for the Operations and Infrastructure Portfolio. This portfolio covers some of the District’s most important and public-facing agencies, including the District Department of Transportation, The District Department of Energy and Environment, Public Works, and the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs;
Works on projects and makes draft recommendations to improve the District’s outcomes
Provides analysis in an operating budget cluster and capital project proposals and monitors contracts and re-programming requests within the assigned portfolio;
Supports the development and administration of the District’s Capital Improvement Program;
Provides technical budget assistance to the Budget Director and City Administrator
Works with the Office of the Chief Financial Officer during the annual budget formulation; and
Assists the Deputy Director and other OCA staff in their role as a part of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Joint Coordinating Committee and the Mayor’s Vision Zero Working Group.



Bachelor's degree in Public Policy, Urban Planning, Public Administration, Business, Finance, Economics, or a related field is required, but a Master's degree is preferred
At least two years of experience with budget and finance or related work in a policy position that required writing and analysis. Substitution of graduate level work for this experience is also acceptable.
Superior Excel skills/knowledge, superior PowerPoint skills and excellent communication and presentation skills are required as this position will have frequent interaction briefing senior public officials in the DC government.
Experience using tableau or other data visualization software is a plus.
Experience drafting public facing communications and presentations is a plus.
Full time standard office hours are required, with additional evening/weekend hours required on a project basis.
In addition to the requirements above, ideal candidates will demonstrate a sense of initiative, attention to detail, self-discipline, autonomy, persistence, creativity, patience with others, and efficiency.


Excepted Service Grade 7 ($85,257 to $127,883)

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]


There is a legal requirement that each new appointee to the Excepted and Executive Service either: (1) be domiciled in the District of Columbia at the time of appointment; or (2) establish District domicile within one hundred eighty (180) days of appointment. The law also requires that Excepted and Executive Service employees maintain District domicile during the period of the appointment. Failure to maintain District domicile during the period of the appointment will result in forfeiture of employment.

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