Posting Date:  01/28/2019
Job Title:  Deputy Finance Director
Salary:  $121,140 – $157,500
Entity:  City of Vancouver
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled


Plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities and operations of the budget office of the City of Vancouver, including budgeting, forecasting, policy development, and monitoring; manage and oversee the performance management and business intelligence reporting functions. Coordinate assigned activities with other City departments and outside agencies. Provide highly responsible support to the Chief Financial Officer.

Primary Duties

-Exercise financial oversight for the City’s operating budget and overall budget process. Develop, recommend, and implement budget policies and procedures for the biennial budget and mid-year supplemental budget appropriations. Develop and manage all internal and external budget review and monitoring mechanisms, including internal analysis, use of citizen committees, public involvement programs and all formal and informal hearing processes. Prepare citywide budget recommendations for the CFO, deputy city manager, and city manager. Oversee the Quarterly Budget Monitoring Report and presentation to the City Council.
-Oversee the City’s financial forecast and long-range financial planning. Coordinate budgeting and financial planning, focusing on development of the operating budget and the citywide financial forecasts. Plan, coordinate, and establish and/or recommend financial structures and controls, and formulate and recommend financial viability of the city. Reviews, analyzes, and provides recommendations for fiscal impacts regarding council agenda items.
-Direct, manage, and supervise staff. Conduct performance evaluations, coordinate training, work with employees to correct deficiencies, and implement hiring, discipline, and termination procedures. Recommend, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels.
-Manage the performance analysis function. Define programmatic goals and objectives as they relate to the city’s overall goals. Recommend performance measures that best quantify the effectiveness and efficiencies of the programs offered and services provided. Analyzes performance results and uses benchmark measures for budget development and recommendations on funding proposals.
-Provide financial support and analysis for the city’s relationships with various outside agencies. Review and make recommendations regarding relative financial plans, participation in interlocal activities, and/or city investments
-Coordinates with cities and other governmental entities or funding sources concerning shared financing arrangements including joint agencies and special districts.


Six (6) years of related experience in governmental administration and financial planning, including at least four (4) years of complex governmental multi-fund revenue and expenditure forecasting and at least two (2) years of supervisory responsibility.

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, finance, economics, or a related field. A Master’s degree in public administration or related field is highly desirable.

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