Budget Analyst I

If you want to put your analytical skills to work in taking on some of America’s toughest urban issues, Baltimore’s Budget Office (BBMR) is looking to fill positions starting in Summer 2018. 

Yes, our analysts need to be handy with spreadsheets, but just as important is an interest in urban policy, strong communication skills, and intense curiosity. Although our primary mission is to develop the City’s annual operating budget, BBMR also spearheads a series of innovative initiatives that have strengthened the City’s fiscal condition and led to better results for Baltimore’s residents.  The Analyst selected for this position will have the opportunity to participate in some of these exciting initiatives, including:

  • Outcome Budgeting: Baltimore is regarded as the national leader in Budgeting for Outcomes, with a $2.8B operating budget organized into 5 Pillars/Priority Outcomes.  We are leading a revolution in how cities make budget decisions, and cities like Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Madison, and Chattanooga have followed.
  • OutcomeStat: We are marrying our budget process with the City’s pioneering CitiStat program in an effort to build action plans around the City’s toughest challenges – from shootings to blight to asthma – and align strategic planning, budgeting and performance management.
  • Innovation Program: BBMR is leading many of Baltimore’s innovation initiatives, including the Innovation Fund, Lean Government Process Improvement, Pay for Success, and even a Good Government Book Club.
  • Ten Year Financial Plan: BBMR’s fiscal leadership is exemplified by the Mayor’s Change to Grow Ten Year Financial Plan, which was rolled out three years ago and has already reduced the City’s costs by more than $1 billion over the next decade. 

Management Research: BBMR produces in-depth research reports to inform budget, policy and management decisions.  Recent topics have included services for seniors, trash collection, street resurfacing, community job hubs, and the conduct of elections.

Baltimore has a diverse workforce of young and experienced professionals. In addition to having one of the fastest growing downtowns, it has many neighborhoods with wonderful food, art, and culture.  As an added bonus, living in Baltimore gives you easy access to Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, Atlantic beaches, the Chesapeake Bay, and more.

If you want to work in a place with a mission to use data, evidence, and analysis to improve life in a great and challenging city, BBMR is a great place for you.

Current Job Openings

Budget and Management Analyst I:  This position will be assigned a portfolio of City agencies and will lead all phases of the budgeting process for these agencies, acting as a lead for one of the City’s 5 Pillars/Priority Outcomes. The Analyst will also be assigned projects as part of the department’s emerging focus on management research, long-term financial analysis, strategic planning, and innovation.  This is a civil-service position.

Learn More & Apply

Applicants can learn more about minimum requirements and position salaries through the job posting, which can be found through the link below: 

Budget and Management Analyst I

Applications will be accepted until June 18, 2018.


Baltimore City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.