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Budget and Strategy Manager


Listing Summary

The City of Chamblee is looking for a collaborative strategic thinker to serve as Budget and Strategy Manager. This position performs a variety of highly responsible administrative, financial, and strategic functions in the City Managers Office including those requiring a significant level of expertise in a specific area; to manage complex program assignments; and to provide support to the City Manager, Deputy City Manager, Finance Director, and Department Directors.


  • Plans, directs, and supervises the preparation and administration of annual operating and capital budgets that includes numerous funding sources, grants budgets, capital improvement programs and the long-range financial plan.
  • Supervises the preparation of long-range financial plans and analyzing nationwide economic trends to develop a long-range financial plan.
  • Provides expert advice and assistance to City management; develops budget plans and estimates; interprets budget laws, policies, and regulations; analyzes the impact of state legislation on the City's financial condition; analyzes the cost effectiveness of program operations; and recommends alternate sources of program funding.
  • Assists with the management and oversight of the Citys Strategic Operating Plan, including analytical and research activities supporting the Citys strategic, short-term, and long-range goal planning.
  • Serves as facilitator, advisor and technical expert in budget and strategic planning for the City Manager, City Council, City Departments, and the public; prepares and makes formal presentations to civic leagues and residents regarding the budget and financial matters.
  • Assists the City Manager in developing, presenting, and justifying the annual operations and capital budget to the City Council and public.
  • Supports the executive team with efforts of organizational change and development by assisting departments in developing strategic plans, business plans, benchmarks, performance measures, and other continuous improvement initiatives; performs process review, redesign, and implementation of department activities and ties them to the Citys Strategic Operating Plan.
  • Responds to inquiries from the press, City officials, and the public regarding budget and financial issues and concerns.
  • Facilitates the development of performance indicators for all departments by creating interdepartmental teams to work closely with departments and agencies to develop and update outcome-based performance indicators.
  • Oversees operations/performance studies for assigned functions of City operations, procedural analyses, and most specialized and difficult examinations for those having the greatest potential financial or operations impact.
  • Manages and supervises the recruitment, selection of staff.

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