The Mayor's Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is the City government's chief financial agency. OMB's staff of analysts and experts assembles and oversees the Mayor's expense and capital budgets, which fund the services and activities of approximately 90 City agencies and entities.
OMB is seeking a Deputy Director to lead the following Task Forces:• FEMA Disaster Recovery and Homeland Security Grants
• Citywide Grants
• Administrative Agencies and Elected Officials
• Public Safety, Correction, and Criminal Justice
• Fire and Sanitation
The Deputy Director will report directly to the Budget Director. The Deputy Director will oversee the Administrative Agencies and Elected Officials, Public Safety, Correction and Criminal Justice, and Fire and Sanitation Task Forces, which collectively oversee more than $17 billion in City/Federal expense budget spending authority and an additional $13 billion in capital plan funding. Further, this position will focus on improving the City's overall grants management and advocacy. The Grants Task Forces oversee more than $20 billion in City and Non-City spending authority and work with other OMB Task Forces and City agencies, as well as with State and Federal partners, to ensure that New York City implements Federal grants in a manner compliant Federal, State and local requirements.
Below is a description of each Task Force:
FEMA Disaster Recovery and Homeland Security Grants: This Task Force coordinates and monitors the administration of Federal funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Task Force manages both homeland security grant funding and disaster recovery tied to Hurricane Sandy, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as well as other national disasters including Hurricane Ida. These funding streams are focused on preparing for, recovering from, and protecting against both natural and man-made disasters. The Taskforce provides programmatic guidance, coordinates policy, tracks grant funds, provides oversight and monitoring, and also serves as a liaison with New York State and Federal Agencies on grant related matters.
Citywide Grants: This Task Force monitors the billing and collection of capital and expense grants from New York State, the Federal government, and other sources. The group's mission is to support other groups within OMB and City agencies to expeditiously recognize and collect such funds and to maximize the grant revenues.
Administrative Agencies and Elected Officials: This Task Force has primary oversight responsibilities for all administrative agencies in the City of New York including the DoITT and DCAS Units. This Task Force develops, monitors and maintains budgets for numerous major city agencies with complex expense and capital portfolios and plays a critical role in the evaluation and coordination of citywide initiatives and resource allocation.
Public Safety, Correction and Criminal Justice: These Task Forces have primary oversight responsibilities for all criminal justice agencies in the City of New York. Major issues of focus include crime reduction, emergency response times, arrest processing and the impact of case processing on detention population levels. The Task Forces develop, monitor and maintain budgets for numerous major city agencies with complex expense and capital portfolios and play a critical role in the evaluation and coordination of criminal justice initiatives and resource allocation.
Fire and Sanitation: This Task Force has primary oversight responsibilities for the Fire Department and the Department of Sanitation. This Task Force develops, monitors and maintains budgets for two major, front line, uniformed, city agencies with complex expense and capital portfolios and plays a critical role in the evaluation and coordination of citywide initiatives and resource allocation.
The duties of the Deputy Director encompass independent performance and direction of multiple Task Forces and units in the following activities:
▪ Establish a strategic approach to leveraging State and Federal policies and funding, and private sector partnerships
▪ Lead teams to ensure all agency partners properly implement Federal grant funds in a manner that ensures compliance with Federal, state and local regulatory requirements and that the City receives the maximum amount of eligible funding available to facilitate the City's recovery from Sandy and other natural disasters
▪ Lead teams to proactively identify potential areas of noncompliance risk as well as to develop and implement corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues, and provide general guidance to agency partners on how to correct and avoid similar situations in the future
▪ Manage and lead Task Force staff administering Federal grant funds awarded to the City as they relate to the City's budget cycles, revenue exercises, and the City Fiscal Year Close with the Comptroller's Office
▪ Represent OMB and the City at high level meetings with officials from various entities, including City agency leadership and staff, NYS Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, FEMA and HUD
▪ Manage and lead teams performing document collection, preparation and submission of reimbursement requests to Federal funding agencies
▪ Develop and evaluate strategies for implementing Mayoral budget priorities
▪ Review and evaluate on-going agency fiscal requests and personnel requests and formulating appropriate recommendations in order to ensure a sufficient allocation of resources to enable the Departments to meet mandated responsibilities and programmatic requirements
▪ Oversee special projects relating to agency programs and operations
▪ Recommend options and preferred course of action with supporting fiscal and policy analysis
▪ Represent OMB at meetings, hearings and other public forums
▪ Oversee analysis of Information Technology (IT) Projects and Programs, focusing on the following considerations: Programmatic Merit, Technical Feasibility, Financial Justification and Procurement Methodology
▪ Exceptional interpersonal skills and an ability to maintain working relationships with staff, City officials, government agencies, the public and all other internal and external workforces at all levels with utmost professionalism.
▪ Advanced ability to lead and oversee a team of professionals. Ability to work independently as a self-motivator and to motivate others as a leader of a team and to work with minimal supervision.
▪ Exceptional organizational, research, problem solving, and analytical skills.
▪ Outstanding written and spoken communications skills, including public speaking and presentation.
▪ Ability to manage multiple, often-competing priorities proficiently, and manage staff effectively to ensure properly skilled individuals are assigned to and satisfy specific needs.
▪ Must possess strong computer technology skills including a proficiency in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint), Crystal and FMS and the ability to learn new technology quickly.
▪ Ability to work calmly and proficiently under pressure and to adhere to strict deadlines.
Deputy Director ($222,924):
Bachelor's or Master's in Finance, Business, Public Administration, Policy Analysis, Economics or related field and a minimum of fifteen years of full-time experience in budgetary planning/management, financial analysis, cash flow analysis, financial publications or managing grant programs. Applicants must also possess at least eight years of supervisory experience.
This position is fully in-person.
THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET AND THE CITY OF NEW YORK ARE INCLUSIVE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERS COMMITTED TO RECRUITING AND RETAINING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE AND PROVIDING A WORK ENVIRONMENT THAT IS FREE FROM DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT BASED UPON ANY LEGALLY PROTECTED STATUS OR PROTECTED CHARACTERISTIC, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO AN INDIVIDUAL'S SEX, RACE, COLOR, ETHNICITY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, RELIGION, DISABILITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, VETERAN STATUS, GENDER IDENTITY,
All persons newly hired for employment by any City agency must provide proof of having received at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine prior to beginning their employment, except for those who obtain an exception due to medical or religious reasons through the reasonable accommodation process.
You must be a City resident within 90 days of the date of appointment and you must be legally eligible to work in the United States.