BUDGET ANALYST MAYOR’S OFFICE OF BUDGET AND INNOVATION
Reporting to the Budget Director or Deputy Director, the
analyst will provide varied support such as research, analytics, and
report-writing for the development of the City’s $10-billion budget. The
analyst will be expected to develop good relationships with key internal and
external stakeholders while providing candid, confidential assessments of
budgetary documents to the Director or Deputy Director.
Responsibilities for the position include, but are not
Managing and maintaining strong relationships with city
government officials and other stakeholders
Consulting with internal and external experts to update financial
and budgetary documents critical for this Office to make decisions on budget
Working with key department personnel to develop clear and
appropriate direction relative to policies, programs, and initiatives
Representing the Budget Team at meetings with city
leadership and front-line employees
Creating spreadsheets quickly, and frequently under
pressure, to enable the Budget Team to make decisions
THE CANDIDATE The ideal candidate possesses a
passion for making meaningful, sustainable change in Los Angeles and is ready
to work in a high-energy, collaborative work environment. Because the budget is
deadline-driven, the candidate must be able to work under pressure, late, and
sometimes on the weekends during “budget season” (January through May). The
ideal candidate must be able to quickly perform financial analysis, research,
and make recommendations, often under pressure and with incomplete information.
The candidate must also demonstrate the following:
Passion for public service and making a difference in the
lives of City residents
Track record of establishing targets and delivering results
Understanding of the mechanics of city government
Familiarity and knowledge of either public- or
Experience working with senior government or private sector
Ability to thoughtfully communicate with and respectfully
engage diverse stakeholders around a shared vision for achieving results.
Cursory understanding of budgets/financial statements.
Personal Skills/ Attributes:
Energetic self-starter who inspires others to their best
Problem-solver and change-agent
Highly ethical, likable and trustworthy
Innovative and flexible
Able to effectively represent the city with all of its
Work within a team made up of energetic, opinionated, and
Strong Microsoft Office skills, especially Word, Excel and
Undergraduate degree required. Advanced degree in business, public
administration, economics, or law is a plus. One or two years of
financial/budget experience is preferable.
COMPENSATION Salary will be commensurate with
experience, along with additional benefits.
How to apply
Applicants should send
a cover letter and resume to Elena Guevara, Budget Analyst
(firstname.lastname@example.org) with “Budget Analyst Position” in the subject line
by Friday, October 15, 2021.
This is an exempt,
at-will position. The individual appointed to this position will not accrue any
civil service tenure, contractual employment rights, or due process rights. The
incumbent may be removed, without any finding of cause, by the hiring
authority. The City of Los Angeles is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the
City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon
request, will provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to its
programs, services and activities. Please call (213) 744-9300 if you need