Airport Budget Director

Business Name: 
Type of Position: 
Full-Time Job
Grade Level: 
South San Francisco, CA
Days/Hours per Week: 
Full-time Monday- Friday 9- 5
Pay Range: 
$155,948.00 - $199,030.00/Yearly

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

Duration of Position: 

FT/ Permanent

Position Description: 

San Francisco International Airport - 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.

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 have the ability to effectively meet deadlines, then we encourage you to apply for this fantastic opportunity. Apply today!

Position Responsibilities: 

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.

Required Qualifications: 

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

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

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

Preferred Qualifications: 

The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred to hiring.
• Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Finance, Accounting, Public Policy, or a related field.
• Experience as a collaborative team leader.
• Budget experience in a municipal organization.
• Capital Planning experience in a municipal organization or Airport.
• Familiarity with the City and County of San Francisco budget process.
• Strong negotiation skills.
• Strong communication skills.

How to Apply: 
To apply, visit the City & County of San Francisco’s Employment website at:


Application Deadline: 
Friday, August 14