Business and Finance Officer IV

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Finance
Posted on May 26, 2023
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$106,308.80 - $134,763.20 Annually


Seattle, WA

Job Type

Regular, Full time, 40 hrs/week

Job Number



PAO - Prosecuting Attorneys


Policy & Admin

Opening Date


Closing Date

6/7/2023 5:00 PM Pacific



Bargaining Unit

Z7 : PAO Guidelines


The King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team as a Business and Finance Officer IV. We employ over 600 deputies and staff with annual budget 100+ million dollars. We have six divisions: Gender Based Violence and Prevention, Economics Crime and Wage Theft, Criminal, Civil, Juvenile, and Family Support. We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced Business and Finance Officer to perform essential PAO finance functions such as providing excellent accounting, budget and finance services to PAO divisions, processing transactions, preparing and reviewing financial reports, and managing grants and contracts.

We value diversity in our team and embrace the cultural and demographic qualities of the King County community. We work to attract and retain a team that represents the range of backgrounds and perspectives that arise from differences of culture and circumstances. We value the ideas and brilliance that come from lived experience. Candidates with such experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office:

We are guided by our core values of Justice, Integrity, Compassion, Professionalism, and Leadership.

Our mission is to do justice:
  • We exercise the power given to us by the people with fairness and humility.
  • We serve our diverse community, support victims and families, and hold individuals accountable.
  • We develop innovative and collaborative solutions for King County and the State of Washington.
To learn more about the PAO, please visit our website .

Who May Apply: This position is open to all qualified applicants.

Work Location: In person/telecommuting hybrid: Downtown Seattle Courthouse, 4th Floor, Seattle.

Work Schedule: This position works a 40-hour work week schedule, normally Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This position is eligible for King County's generous benefits package.

Salary: $51.11 - $64.79 Hourly
$4,088.80 - $5,183.20 Biweekly
$106,308.80 - $134,763.20 Annually

Application Process:

Interested individuals must complete the three application components:

1) Submit a resume and cover letter
2) Respond to the supplemental questions
3) Fully complete King County application. **

***Applications and/or supplemental questionnaires that state "see my resume" or are blank, are considered incomplete and will not be considered competitive.

Selection Process

Materials will be reviewed for qualifications, and the most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in a panel interview process.

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:

Karla Avila Vargas (She/Her)
Human Resource Assoicate

Special Requirements

Finalists must successfully submit to a criminal background check, reference check, and be fingerprinted.

Job Duties
  • Assist Director of Budget and Finance to manage all aspects of PAO's grants and contracts such as award setup and billing, ensuring adequate policies and procedures and with good internal control, compliance with local, state, and/or federal guidelines and requirements, managing Schedule of Expenditures for Federal Awards (SEFA) and State Schedule of Financial Assistance (SSFA) reporting processes.
  • Assist with PAO Finance Team for daily operations including processing transactions, accounting and/or financial reporting, and research and address discrepancies, expenditure changes or inconsistencies.
  • Assist Director of Budget and Finance with budget development, reporting and monitoring, including internal review of budget spending, approving expenditures and preparing periodic budget reports for management review and actions.
  • Assist with reviewing, drafting and revising finance-related policies and procedures to align with Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), King County Financial policies and practices, and with prudent and responsible expenditures that best address the PAO's need and budget limitations.
  • Work with PAO employees, and employees in other County agencies, to understand and reconcile internal and inter-agency expenditures, to created sound financial procedures and to make prudent decisions and/or recommendations.
  • Active participation in PAO equity work, and support for the PAO's Race, Equity and Social Justice policy and principles.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Finance, Accounting, Public Administration, or related field and five years of experience in accounting, budget and finance operations; or a combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the duties of the position required.
  • Knowledge/experience in the Criminal Justice System and/or public sector is a plus.
  • Strong communication skills both orally and in writing; customer focused with a dedication to providing efficient and value-added services; ability to work in a team setting and independently.
  • Perform accounting functions involved in reconciling accounts, preparing and reviewing finance reports, monitoring expenditures and preparing budgets. ability to analyze and research transactions and make recommendations.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting; grant management and knowledge of federal and state grant requirements, including annual reporting processes.
  • Skill in using Microsoft Office programs and database management software. Experience using Oracle financial system is a plus.
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.

The Prosecuting Attorney's Office is dedicated to 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 the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

Tracking Number:2 09S-2023-May-REG

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
  • 12paid 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.