Director of Budget & Strategy, City of Sugar Land, TX (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled, with first review of applications starting 12/28/2020

Organizational Summary:

Located 20 miles southwest of downtown Houston, Sugar Land has a population of nearly 120,000 and is the largest city in Fort Bend County.  As one of the most diverse cities in one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the United States, Sugar Land has built an inclusive community and a unique, enriching culture that is welcoming to all and reflects across the city by providing good schools, safe neighborhoods, shopping areas, events and festivals, master-planned communities, and high-quality services. With 850 FTEs, the City of Sugar Land provides a full slate of municipal services across more than 20 departments and offices. The FY21 budget includes a General Fund budget of $97M, a total operating budget of $226M, and a five-year Capital Improvement Program of $263M.  The City maintains a AAA bond rating, a reflection of its strong financial resiliency, fiscally conservative budgeting, and proactive responses to economic conditions. The City’s strong financial management practices, budgetary management, and operating performance allow it to maintain one of the lowest property tax rates in the state for cities over 60,000 population.

Job Description:

The City is seeking qualified candidates for the newly created position of Director of Budget & Strategy, which reports to an Assistant City Manager. It will provide a more focused year-round attention on the budget process and its alignment within the overall strategic vision. The Director is responsible for the City’s annual budget and five-year CIP, long-range financial forecasts and planning, strategic work plan, and organizational performance measurement efforts. The Director is also charged with advocating for the advancement of the City’s commitment to conservative financial stewardship, the integrity and well-being of the City’s budget, and the alignment of resources with intentional city-wide strategic planning efforts.

Qualifications:

Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Public Administration, or a related field from an accredited university; a Master’s degree is preferred. Candidates must have seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in municipal finance, city management, or a closely related field. Requires experience in managing large and complex budgets in a sophisticated and collaborative business environment, including three (3) years of management and supervisory experience. Consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. A GFOA certification is preferred. The successful candidate will receive a highly competitive salary with an excellent executive benefits package that considers the candidate’s qualifications and track record of career success.

Supplemental Information:

To be considered, visit www.srnsearch.com to view a detailed description of the position and to apply. First review of resumes is December 28, 2020; the position is open until filled.  Questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to Ms. S. Renée Narloch, S. Renée Narloch & Associates, info@srnsearch.com or (850) 391-0000.  The City of Sugar Land is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Pursuant to Texas Open Records laws, applications and resumes are subject to public disclosure.