Senior Budget Program Analyst

Department/Agency of position: 
San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)
Location of position: 
San Diego, CA
$67,580 - $112,454 per year
Date Posted: 
Monday, April 17, 2017
Closing Date: 
Monday, May 15, 2017
Job Description: 

SANDAG has great pride in being a fiscally responsible public agency and has implemented rigorous accounting processes and financial reporting procedures, as well as industry-leading financial programming strategies that fully leverage project funding. In May 2017, the Board of Directors is due to adopt the FY 2018 Annual Program Budget totaling approximately $1.2 billion.

The Finance Department coordinates development of the Program Budget which has three key components – the Overall Work Program (this represents the agency’s core planning and research functions), the Regional Operations budget, and the Capital Improvement Program budget. Through a highly collaborative effort that includes project managers and agency Executives, the annual budget identifies numerous programs, projects, and services that align to the SANDAG strategic goals and priorities, and allocates funding from 30 different federal, state, and local sources that are provided in the form of formula and discretionary grants, city revenues, and local transportation sales tax revenues.

The Senior Budget Program Analyst will perform numerous technical, analytical, and coordination functions to develop the Annual Program Budget, participate in expense and revenue forecasting, monitor ongoing budget performance, prepare budget amendments, and prepare various reports for Executives, the Board of Directors and Policy Committees, funding agencies, and other organizations.

This opportunity is ideal for an experienced budget analyst who is skilled in preparing, monitoring, and managing complex program budgets. We anticipate significant career development will occur while working on the types of duties and responsibilities described below and through mentoring and close collaboration with senior staff.

The minimum education, training, and experience qualifications include a bachelor’s degree with major course work in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field, and a minimum of five years of recent professional finance, accounting, or budget administration experience, preferably in a public agency or municipal environment. A Master’s degree is desirable.

SANDAG rewards the efforts of its employees with a comprehensive compensation package. Competitive salaries are supplemented with a flexible offering of health, financial security, and time-off benefits to meet the work and life needs of employees and their families.

How to Apply

A complete job announcement can be seen under the Job Openings tab on the SANDAG website at We encourage all interested candidates to apply for this position by completing a SANDAG employment application form. Resumes, cover letters, and work samples may be submitted in addition to the employment application but are not a substitute for this document. The employment application can be downloaded in PDF format from the SANDAG website at Alternatively, a copy can be requested by calling (619) 699-1900 or emailing

Application Supplement

To help us further evaluate the skills and experience of individuals interested in this position, applicants are asked to respond to the two Supplemental Questions below. The information can be up to 500 words per question and should be submitted with the Employment Application. This is considered a required component of the application; applications received without a response will be screened out of the selection process.

Supplemental Questions

  1. Describe the methods you use to coordinate the participation and activities of multiple contributors for the preparation of a comprehensive annual program budget.
  2. Describe an example that demonstrates your ability to creatively solve a budget-related challenge.

SANDAG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers competitive salaries and benefits.

This position is Open until Filled. The first review of applications for the Senior Budget Program Analyst position will begin on Friday, May 12, 2017.