Airport Budget Director

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Airport Budget Director

Salary Range: $155,948 to $199,030/yearly

To apply, visit the City & County of San Francisco’s Employment website at:  Airport Budget Director

Application Filing Deadline:  Apply immediately as this announcement may close at any time after 5:00 PM (PDT) on July 17, 2020.

SFO’s Chief Financial Division seeks a dynamic and highly professional collaborative team leader with strong communication and negotiation skills to head the Capital & Operating Budget team.  The Airport Budget Director oversees the development and management of the Airport’s $1.3 billion annual operating budget and $7.4 billion Ten-Year Maintenance & Capital Plan and leads a team of six professional staff and varying numbers of consultants in developing and implementing highly complex and sensitive financial programs essential to the financial viability of the Airport.

Highly desirable candidate possesses a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Finance, Accounting, Public Policy, or a related field; has experience as a collaborative team leader; has budget experience in a municipal organization; has Capital Planning experience in a municipal organization or Airport; is familiar with the City and County of San Francisco budget process; has strong negotiation skills; and strong communication skills.

If you have considerable budget experience in a municipal setting and are adept in leading high-level discussions and negotiations on fiscal matters; can commit to carrying out SFO’s core values and mission while providing leadership to professional staff; able to provide budget requests to senior management and staff; and able to effectively meet deadlines, then we encourage you to apply for this fantastic opportunity.  Apply today!

The essential functions of this position include:

  • Developing policy directives, processes and presentation strategies for operating and capital budgets.
  • Directing the development, implementation, management and administration of the operating and capital budgets.
  • Providing guidance on fiscal policy and budget requests to senior management and staff.
  • Leading Budget team to ensure goals are achieved; monitoring and reviewing work performance; and mentoring staff for professional development.
  • Reviewing all budget matters submitted by Airport divisions to ensure compliance with budget guidelines.


Education:  Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Business, Finance, Public Policy, or a related field.

Experience:  Six (6) years of managerial budget experience in a medium or large organization, including two (2) years in a supervisory capacity.

Substitution:  Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.



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