Business Finance Officer III - CDIP

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Finance
Posted on August 30, 2022
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Do you have the passion, desire, and drive to serve our community?  Do you want to work in an environment that values diversity and approaches situations with a focus on racial equity? If your answer is YES! then Seattle & King County Public Health Prevention Division is the place for you!
We have an opening for a Business Finance Officer III as part of the APDE/CDIP/COO Administration and Finance team; a team engaged and dedicated in its support for the various program staff in areas such as human resources, finance and accounting, policy, business analysis and overall leadership.
We are looking for a skilled and dedicated BFO III to manage the daily financial operation that include grant monitoring, budget projections, as well as business management activities such as financial forecasting and monitoring of the APDE/CDIP/COO COVID expenses.

This position will be posted until filled with the first review of applications to take place on September 12, 2022.

As the only jurisdiction in the world named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the traditions of many cultures.
We have a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all – in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to advance regional change and ensure that residents from vulnerable communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts.
Applicants should be committed to working with diverse populations throughout King County to provide excellent customer service to a broad range of cultures, in accordance with the King County Equity and Social Justice Ordinance and the King County Strategic Plan.
Who May Apply:
This position is open to all qualified applicants.

Work Location:
The home site is King County Chinook Building located at 401 5th Ave. Seattle WA 98104. Some of the work associated with this position may be performed remotely, as King County embraces the new hybrid work model. It is possible that the work will be performed at the home site on a full-time basis.
Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection (access may be supplemented in some situations) where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required, including the wearing of masks in some situations. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.
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 that is redefining how we work as we transition to the department's hybrid environment.  

Work Schedule:

This position has a regular schedule of Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  and may be required to work outside of these hours.

Job Duties

  • Act as key financial and budget adviser for the division.
  • Develop quantitative analyses and financial modeling for potential changes in funding; make recommendations based on findings.
  • Manage all non-technical aspects of the 2023-2024 budget development, including writing key investment narratives, meeting with programs, and developing justifications for requests.
  • Research and track available funding and compliance requirements for COVID related strategies.
  • Complete quarterly COVID forecasts and work closely with Public Health Finance staff to provide spending details and respond to questions related to COVID work within the division.
  • Review quarterly Prevention forecasts with the division Accounting Manager and with central Public Health Finance.
  • Work closely with programs receiving new Foundational Public Health Services funding from the Department of Health to determine budgets and supported activities.
  • Prepare budget supplementals to be submitted to Performance, Strategy and Budget for Foundational Public Health Services funding.
  • Work closely with Communicable Disease program leadership to develop the budgets for scenarios for the proposed post-COVID pandemic future state expansion of the Communicable Disease program team.
  • Coordinate and advocate for full funding for large-scale big data partially grant-funded project, which will shift data to the cloud and improve our ability to efficiently analyze data. 
  • Review and approve fiscal adjustments prepared by the division Accounting Manager.
  • Serve as backup Oracle EBS expense approver as needed.
  • Support programs and work with the Office of the Director policy team during the 2022 state legislative session to review legislation that may affect the Prevention division as well as provide data and input for legislative asks. Additionally, maintain the Prevention Policy Plan, which tracks the division’s top policy goals and needs. 
  • Participate in Prevention Administration and Leadership Team huddles and tactical meetings; weekly finance manager and COVID budget meetings; and monthly meetings with PH finance leadership to review division-specific financials. 
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically when managing budget, finance and compliance at a minimum of 1 year experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and analyze budgets that include a variety of funding sources including federal, state, and local grants at a minimum of 1 year experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform financial analyses and forecasts at a minimum of 1 year experience.
  • Familiarity with applying an equity and social justice lens in review of financial and policy matters.
  • Demonstrated experience providing outstanding customer service to multiple types of customers.
  • Ability to summarize detailed, complex information in a concise manner for staff at all levels.
  • Ability to communicate and work with diverse populations and interest groups.
  • Professional and respectful verbal and written communication skills.
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel proficiency including the ability to create pivot tables, charts, and formulas.
  • Ability to work as a positive, efficient and goal orientated member of a team.

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter.
 As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to:
  • submit proof of vaccination, or
  • have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.

People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office.

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:
  1. NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line or paper application 
  2. Supplemental questionnaire responses
  3. Resume
  4. Cover Letter
Please do not use "see resume" in your application or answers to supplemental questions as these will be considered incomplete.
Please do not copy and paste your entire resume, or copy and paste your entire job history, as your answers to the supplemental questions as these will be considered incomplete.
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. In the event the job classification requires an exam; an offer of employment will be contingent on passing a pre-employment physical exam and must maintain security clearance.
Supplemental Information:
This selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, testing and interviewing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to 
Public Health relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.
Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing their mandatory trainings on time and obtaining required immunizations.
Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions.
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.
Applicants from this job posting may be used to fill temporary or other positions in this classification for a period of up to a six months.
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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 demonstrated experience in developing and monitoring complex budgets that include multiple funding sources? (e.g., Grants from federal and local sources)
  • Yes
  • No
If you answered "yes" to question #1, please describe your specific role, level of responsibility, number of years' experience, and annual budget amount. If you answered NO, then type N/A.
Do you have demonstrated experience preparing financial analyses for decision making or to meet compliance requirements?
  • Yes
  • No
If you answered "yes" to question #3 above, please provide a specific example in detail of an analysis you recently performed.. If you answered No, then type N/A.
Do you have experience managing grants? (Emphasis on Federal sources)
  • Yes
  • No
If you answered "yes" to question #5 above, please describe your experience in detail, If you do not have any experience, then type N/A.
Do you have experience using Microsoft Excel?
  • Yes
  • No
If you answered yes to question #7, what is your level of proficiency, and please describe how you have used Microsoft Excel in your work experience. If you answered No, then 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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