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Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen
The Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP)within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Capital Budget and Finance Officer (Budget Analyst 4) (In-Training) position. This position is locatedin our Headquarters Office in Lacey, WA.
As a Budget Analyst 4 (or Budget Analyst 3, In-Training), this position serves as an expert level budget analyst in the Toxics Cleanup Program’s (TCP) Financial Services Unit to build, analyze and facilitate the execution of the program’s extensive capital budget. In this role, you will provide independent budget analysis, monitoring, budget requests, fiscal notes, staff plans, and coordination of payable and receivable agreements, in support of the Financial Services Unit and Budget Manager.
TCP’s Financial Services Unit supports program staff statewide through a variety of functions, including budget and financial management services, cost recovery coordination, Voluntary Cleanup Program operations (VCP), contract support, and Remedial Action Grant (RAG) Program administration. This position is part of a small team that works dynamically to support work and staff throughout the state.
Agency and Program Mission: Ecology’s mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment, and promote the wise management of our air, land and water. The agency’s goals are to prevent pollution, clean up pollution and support sustainable communities and natural resources. The mission of the Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP) is to protect Washington’s human health and the environment by preventing and cleaning up pollution, and supporting sustainable communities and natural resources for the benefit of future and current generations.
During Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery, employees are working a combination of in-office and/or telework based on position and business need. This position is only required to work in the office one day a week, unless business needs require additional time. Ecology is following current state guidance regarding mask requirements, health screening questions before entry, and social distancing. Looking ahead, Ecology has recently updated the agency policies on telework and flexible and compressed work schedules. Applicants with questions about position location options, telework, and flexible or compressed schedules are encouraged to reach out to the contact person listed below in “other information.”
Application Timeline: This position will remain open until filled, with an initial screening date of August 17, 2022. In order to be considered for initial screening, please submit an application on or before August 16, 2022. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.
About the Department of Ecology
Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We are a culture that is invested in making a difference. Join a team that is highly effective and collaborative, with leadership that embraces the value of people.
Ecology cares deeply about employee wellness; we go beyond traditional benefits, proudly offering:
A healthy life/work balance by offering flexible schedules and telework options for most positions.
An Infants at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of infant-parent bonding and breastfeeding newborns.
Continuous growth and development opportunities.
A wellness program that offers education, fitness classes, and an agency-wide fondness for outdoor meetings.
Opportunities to serve your community and make an impact through meaningful work.
Our commitment to DEIR Diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect (DEIR) are core values central to Ecology’s work. We strive to be a workplace where we are esteemed for sharing our authentic identities, while advancing our individual professional goals and collaborating to protect, preserve, and enhance the environment for current and future generations.
Diversity: We celebrate and appreciate diversity; our unique perspectives and abilities enrich us all and lead to innovative approaches and solutions.
Equity: We champion equity, recognizing that each of us need different things to thrive.
Inclusion: We intentionally create and hold space so that we all have meaningful opportunities to participate and contribute to Ecology’s work.
Respect: We treat each other with respect and dignity, acknowledging the inherent worth of our diverse perspectives and lived experiences, even in times of uncertainty and disagreement.
We believe that DEIR is both a goal and an action. We are on a journey, honoring our shared humanity and taking steps to demonstrate our commitment to a vision where each of us is heard, seen, and valued.
What makes this role unique?
The Toxics Cleanup Program’s capital budget is over $280 million and made up of over five different capital programs. In support of this budget, the Capital Budget and Finance Officer works with diverse teams throughout the program and state to support cleanup projects through budget development, analysis, management, and reporting. This position is dynamic and helps the program and team pursue continual improvement and respond to ever changing legislative, reporting, and technical requirements.
What you will do:
Perform as an expert level budget analyst in support of program budget and finance activities.
Use statewide budget and financial reporting systems to analyze and report budget and fiscal data that support financial management recommendations.
Proactively improves financial reporting and leads in the development of new reports.
Manages and coordinates evaluations of competitive grant and contract competitions.
Draft or review operating and capital budget proposals.
Draft or review legislative reports.
Draft or review fiscal notes on proposed legislation.
Report, track, and provide projections of program staffing plans.
Provide coordination and assistance for review and tracking of payables and receivables in programs, including contracts, Inter-Agency Agreements, Memos Of Understanding, and cost recovery agreements.
The goal class for this position is a Budget Analyst 4. We will consider applicants who meet the requirements for the Budget Analyst 3 and Budget Analyst 4 levels. If the finalist meets the requirements for the Budget Analyst 3 level, they will be hired in at that level and will be placed into a training program to become a Budget Analyst 4 within a specified period of time.
At the Budget Analyst 3 Level: Pay Range 54 ($4,541 - $5,960 monthly) (In-Training)
Option 1: Eight (8) years of professional experience in budget, finance, accounting or related field and/or education from an accredited institution in business, finance, public administration, accounting, economics, or related field.
Option 2: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in business, finance, public administration, accounting, economics, or related field AND four (4) years of professional experience in budget, finance, accounting or related field.
Option 3: A Master’s degree from an accredited institution in business, finance, public administration, accounting, economics, or related field AND two (2) years of professional experience in budget, finance, accounting or related field.
At the Budget Analyst 4 Level: Pay Range 61 ($5,399 - $7,085 monthly) Goal Class
Option 1: Nine (9) years of professional experience in budget, finance, accounting or related field and/or education from an accredited institution in business, finance, public administration, accounting, economics, or related field.
Option 2: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in business, finance, public administration, accounting, economics, or related field AND five (5) years of professional experience in budget, finance, accounting or related field.
Option 3: A Master’s degree from an accredited institution in business, finance, public administration, accounting, economics, or related field AND three (3) years of professional experience in budget, finance, accounting or related field.
Desired Qualifications: We highly encourage you to apply even if you do not have some (or all) of the desired experience below.
Experience performing duties in a state agency in accounting and budget.
Knowledge of and experience working with automated statewide budget/allotment systems, financial reporting systems, and fiscal note system.
Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel.
Experience in policy development and implementation.
Note: Having some (or all) of this desired experience may make your application more competitive in a highly competitive applicant pool.
Ecology seeks diverse applicants: We view diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect through a broad lens including race, ethnicity, class, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status, military background, language, education, life experience, physical disability, neurodiversity, and intersectional identities. Qualified candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
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A cover letter describing why you are interested in this position.
A resume outlining your experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to the minimum qualifications of this position.
Three professional references.
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Additional Application Instructions for Current Ecology Employees:
Please make sure to answer the agency-wide questions regarding permanent status as a classified employee within the Washington General Service or Washington Management Service. Do not forget to select Department of Ecology as a response to question 2, and type your personnel ID number for question 3. If you are not sure of your status or do not know your personnel ID number, please contact Human Resources.
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If you have specific questions about the position, please email Lyndsay Gordon at: Lyndsay.Gordon@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not contact Lyndsay to inquire about the status of your application.
As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment for current and future generations. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism, and accountability.
Joining Ecology means becoming a part of a team committed to protecting and restoring Washington State's environment. A career in public service allows you to help solve some of the most challenging problems facing our state, while keeping your health and financial security a priority. We combine one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation with a strong commitment to life/work balance.
Collective Bargaining: This is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative.
Equal Opportunity Employer: The Washington State Department of Ecology is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans, military spouses or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application/testing process or this job announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 407-6186. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.
Note: This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same job classification across the agency. Once all the position(s) from the recruitment announcement are filled, the recruitment may only be used to fill additional open positions for the next sixty (60) days.
The Department of Ecology is Washington's environmental protection agency. Our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's land, air and water for current and future generations. We support environmental work throughout Washington. Nearly 70 percent of our budget is passed through to local communities to pay for projects that benefit the environment.
We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability.
We're scientists, engineers, environmental planners and specialists, pollution prevention specialists, inspectors, dam safety experts, hydrogeologists, chemists, emergency responders, technology innovators, fiscal officers, educators, public involvement specialists, and workforce development specialists.
We live in Washington. Some of us are from farm families; others are from towns and cities. One thing we all share is that we care deeply about our state's quality of life and the public resources entrusted to our care and protection.