• City of Seattle, WA
  • $121,330.00 -194,450.00/year*
  • Seattle, WA
  • Financial Services - Banking/Investment/Finance
  • Full-Time
  • 312 N 83rd St

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Position Description Benefits Supplemental Questions

The Seattle Police Department is seeking an experienced Executive Director of Budget and Finance to develop and manage SPD's Budget. Reporting to the Seattle Police Department's Chief Operating Officer, this position is responsible for the development and management of SPD's budget, financial analysis and planning; and will serve as a member of the Command Staff. This position plans, organizes and manages the budget and long-term financial planning processes for the department, performs complex and technical analysis, financial projections and forecasts, and works with the City's Budget Office to develop budgets in accordance with City Policy.

Job Responsibilities:

* The position will direct the development and preparation of the annual SPD $300 budget.

* Direct the maintenance of the SPD automated budget system.

* Direct and manage preparation of all related budget documents, including analysis and writing of incremental and decremental requests, program and line item fiscal changes, position lists, organizational charts, and other requested budget based financial information.

* Review and analyze revenue projections in budget.

* Develop operational and programmatic goals, objectives, benchmarks, and performance measures for each of the SPD budget units.

* Direct and present the SPD budget through the Command Staff, the City Budget Office, and City Council review phases.

* Evaluate and develop the mid-year budget requests, including the quarterly supplemental budget requests.

* Manage financial and policy analysis of programs and SPD issues through directing and overseeing the financial review/audits of programs and activities, with specific concentration on development of unit overtime reports bi-weekly; reporting and analysis of special event overtime work; design, development, analysis, and monitoring of expenditure control allocations monthly; cost-benefit analysis of program proposals, legislation, strategic plans, and items for grants;program evaluation, including impact and issue analysis, relation to current and proposed law enforcement programs and activities through management information and technology systems, personnel deployment, and organization changes (includes maintenance of org structure design at all departmental levels and position list control).

* Represent SPD at Council, Executive, and Regional meetings on SPD policy, budget, and planning issues.

* Develop and maintain SPD's Sworn Staffing Report Model.

Qualifications: A bachelor's degree in business administration, public policy, finance, government, communications, economics, or related field. A minimum of five years of progressively higher levels of responsibility in budget development, forecasting and analysis, or strategic planning. One year of supervisory, program or project oversight or a combination of education, training and experience which provides an equivalent background to perform the work of this classification.


An advanced degree (masters or law) in Business Administration, Finance, Law, Business, Economics or related field is highly desirable. The most competitive candidate will have direct experience working with high level management in a public-sector agency and demonstrate professional, and planning for a large agency.

Position Requirements:

* Pass an SPD Background Investigation.

Additional Information: ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT:

The Seattle Police Department is comprised of approximately 2,000 dedicated law enforcement professionals all committed to creating and fostering a work environment that is collaborative, innovative and leading the way in law enforcement principles and practices. Ours is a culture that encourages top performers to adhere to a standard of excellence in the identification of and resolution to complex challenges. At SPD we acknowledge and honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals and pledge ourselves to creating and maintaining an environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences.


Apply online at www.seattle.gov/jobs/ or complete an application, cover letter, resume and drop it off at the Personnel Department, Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Avenue, Suite 5400, Seattle, WA 98124-4028. Please refer to Job #: 2019-00785.

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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