Business and Finance Officer III - CDIP

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Finance
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Posted on April 6, 2021

Public Health- Seattle & King County values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans.

Seattle & King County Public Health is seeking a seeking a full time, Term Limited Temporary (TLT) Business & Finance Officer III (BFO III) position within the Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention (CDIP) & Assessment, Policy Development, & Evaluation (APDE) section. This is a 24 month assignment, with a possibility of extension.  

This posting will be posted as continuous until filled, with the first review of applicants on March 26, 2021.

We are seeking a skilled and dedicated Business & Finance Officer III to manage the daily financial operation that includes monitoring, billing, and analyzing expenditures, as well as support the division finance manager in performing financial and business management activities.

The ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills, experience with EBS, extensive experience using Microsoft Excel and other reporting software for revenue and expenditure monitoring. In addition, the position requires experience in managing Federal grants and compliance.

This vacancy can also be filled as a Special Duty opportunity.

For Special Duty Assignment interest, you must be a Career Service, Career Service Exempt or other regular (non-temporary) employees in King County who have completed their initial County probation. You must have supervisor approval prior to taking a Special Duty Assignment.

Who May Apply:
This full-time Term-Limited Temporary (TLT) or Special Duty position is open to all qualified applicants.

Work Location:
Chinook Building, 401 5th Ave.  Seattle, WA 98104

The work associated with this position will be performed remotely, at least through July 5, 2021 in compliance with King County’s telecommuting mandate. Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours.  Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.  There will be situations where the employee is required to report to a County worksite.  Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required by the department in alignment with the Public Health Directive from the Seattle & King County Public Health Officer.

To support employees during this time King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.  

Work Schedule:

The normal work week for this position is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This position is not eligible for overtime.

Job Duties

  • Oversee financial and business management activities including financial leadership, biennial budget development and monitoring grant management
  • Coordinate, prepare, review and organize program manager requests for operating budgets
  • Evaluate proposed expenditures for programs and perform cost benefit analysis
  • Perform budget maintenance activities such as forecasting, cost projections and cash flow analysis
  • Develop and continuously update financial and operational plans, databases, budget models, and systems
  • Oversee reporting systems and prepare for financial and program audits
  • Perform regular and ad-hoc analysis requiring research, compilation and interpretation of financial data
  • Lead and participate in subrecipient site review
  • Develop, monitor and revise project budgets for grant and/or contracts
  • Research and determine financial
  • Represent the division at department-wide finance meetings and other meetings as required
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Minimum of two years of experience in financial management, federal grants management and reporting, budget development and complex financial analysis
  • Holds an Accounting degree or certificate, or minimum four years of experience in general account
  • Advanced demonstrated ability in gathering, analyzing, and presenting information using Microsoft Excel (Proficiency is required)
  • Demonstrated ability to manage the technical aspects of budget development, including: preparation and justification of the budget and financial monitoring
  • Ability to interact effectively with program managers and budget personnel by providing financial information to facilitate budget formulation and execution
  • Ability to gather, interpret, and communicate financial data to audiences of a technical and non-technical background
  • Demonstrated ability with multitasking and project management simultaneously in a dynamic environment while meeting deadlines and time constraints
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
Desired Qualifications:

The most competitive applicants will have certifications in any of the following…

  • Certified Public Finance Officer
  • Certified Governmental Financial Management
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field

  • Advanced knowledge of grants management (emphasis on Federal grants) and public sector budgeting

Supplemental Information

Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers. 

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play. 

Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer

No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

To Apply

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement.

Application process:
Applications will be reviewed after the job posting closes. The following items are required to be considered for this vacancy:
NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line or paper application 
  1. Supplemental questionnaire responses 
  2. Resume
You may attach multiple documents if you wish:
Copy and paste one or more documents into the text resume section of the application.
  • Attach multiple documents/files in the resume attachment section.
Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the standard information in the application. Providing information only in a resume will not be considered a complete application.

Your application materials must validate your answers to the supplemental questions. If your answers cannot be validated, you will not proceed to the next steps of the process.

The selected candidate will be required to pass a thorough background investigation.

Additional information:

Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law.

Staff may be required to play an active role in the event of a public health emergency, which may include changes in responsibilities and working hours.

If you need a disability accommodation in the application or testing process, please call the contact number listed on the job announcement.

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For more information about the application process please contact Mark Lacy at  

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being.  Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy.  If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails.  Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.
NOTE:  Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.

Do you have at least two years of providing financial leadership, grants management, budget development, and oversight of financial operations for a large organization or department (budget >$20M)?
  • Yes
  • No
If you answered yes to question #1, please describe the type of organization, the budget size, and the number of years of experience for each of these responsibilities? If you answered NO, then type N/A.
Describe your experience researching, analyzing, and interpreting complex financial information to a) resolve issues; b) make recommendations; and, c) produce financial reports. If you have no experience, then type N/A.
Do you have demonstrated experience in developing and monitoring complex budgets that include multiple funding sources?
  • Yes
  • No
If you answered "yes" to question #4, please describe your experience and skills in detail. If you answered "No", then type N/A.
Do you hold an accounting degree or certificate? Or a minimum of four (4) years of experience in general accounting?
  • Yes
  • No
If you answered yes to question #6, please describe in detail. If you answered "NO," please type N/A.
Are you applying to this position as an eligible Current or Previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant And Is this position the same or lower percentage of full-time when compared to the position held at the point of the notification of layoff AND Do you possess the skills and abilities to qualify for this position?
  • Yes, I was given a layoff notice from my role at King County AND I am within two years of the effective date of my layoff. AND The position I was laid off from was the same or a higher percentage of FT status when compared to this one.
  • No.
If you answered yes to the question above and you are applying for this position as a Priority Placement Participant, to be considered, you must provide the following three pieces of information in the space provided: 1. The title you held when you received your layoff notice 2. The department you worked in 3. The effective date of your layoff

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