Compliance Evaluator, BFO II

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Finance
Posted on July 20, 2022
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The Department of Community and Human Services values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with lived experiences.  


King County's Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) provides equitable opportunities for people to be healthy, happy, and connected to community.

The Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is looking for a skilled, knowledgeable, highly-motivated, and enthusiastic team player to assist in managing the subrecipient monitoring activities for a portfolio of human service contracts with multiple complex funding sources. 


The Compliance Evaluator reports to the Compliance Manager and assists in the daily subrecipient risk management and monitoring functions across the department. This position plays a role in preparing and reviewing financial and programmatic risk assessments, financial contract compliance, and other monitoring activities. The position also provides support during internal and external audits of the Department. This recruitment may be used to fill similar positions for the next six months.


WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all qualified candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. 

REQUIRED MATERIALS: Candidates who wish to be considered for this position must submit an online King County application and respond to the supplemental questions. Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the requested and relevant information in the online application and supplemental questionnaire. Applications and/or supplemental questionnaires that state, “see my resume” are considered incomplete and will not be considered to be competitive.

WORK SCHEDULE/CONDITIONS: This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and is not eligible for overtime. Typical hours are Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm. This position is represented by PROTEC17.

Teleworking Requirement 

The work associated with this position will be performed through a combination of teleworking complemented with onsite work and meetings as needed. Employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities. Employees must reside in Washington state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.

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 requiredincluding 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.  

RECRUITER: Susan Churchill,

Job Duties

  • Perform financial and compliance risk assessment analysis for the department’s subrecipient agencies, which under the guidance of the Department Compliance Manager, includes analyzing a variety of financial records, reports, statements, and communicating the results to both financial and non-financial staff.  
  • Perform fiscal subrecipient monitoring site visits on behalf of the Department to ensure fiscal compliance with grant/contract requirements, all applicable federal, state, and county regulations, and accounting and financial reporting in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and County financial management standards.  
  • Prepare status reports of current year subrecipient monitoring site visits, and maintain and evaluate trends in agency compliance. 
  • Perform detailed review of other department financial and programmatic staff workpapers related to subrecipient monitoring.  
  • Provide ongoing feedback and training to fiscal and programmatic staff related to subrecipient monitoring and departmental methodology under the guidance of the Department Compliance Manager. 
  • Provide technical assistance to subrecipient agencies for financial related matters under the guidance of the Department Compliance Manager.  
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Five years of progressive responsibility in accounting, finance, audit, or project management. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal, state, and local audit requirements for grant/contract administration. 
  • Demonstrated ability of understanding multiple funding sources, policies, and program requirements. 
  • Demonstrated experience with automated financial management systems. 
  • Demonstrated keen analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills. 
  • Demonstrated experience interfacing with external and internal auditors. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate orally, and in writing with individuals of diverse backgrounds, and at all levels of an organization related to internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Demonstrated organizational skills to prioritize and manage multiple tasks. 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective, collaborative, and positive working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the development of electronic records or reports needed to document transactions, monitor activities, and compare data from different sources and systems. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, including Word, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook with intermediate/advanced knowledge of Excel.  
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or any equivalent combination of business experience and education which provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the work. 
  • Experience with Oracle/EBS, Hyperion and Oracle reporting systems. 
  • Knowledge of governmental accounting and finance. 
  • Experience performing subrecipient monitoring site visits.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Are you applying to this position as an eligible current or previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant? 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? 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. Additionally, 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
Please describe your five years of progressive responsibility in accounting, finance, and/or auditing. List the organization, name and dates.
Describe your experience working with external and internal auditors. Please list organization, date and names.
Describe your experience with on-site monitoring of contractors' compliance. Please include organization name and dates.
Please describe your Excel experience, giving examples of what type of spreadsheets you have used and/or developed and for what purposes were they used and who was the intended audience. Please include the organization name(s) and dates.
King County has transformed its work on equality and social justice from an initiative to an integrated effort that applies the principles of "fair and just" intentionally in all the county does in order to achieve equitable opportunities for all people and communities. What is the most important equity or social justice issue to you and why?

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