Compliance Evaluator

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Finance
Posted on November 11, 2021
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**This position will be open continuously, but preference will be given to applications received by Friday, December 3, 2021.**

The Public Health Department is looking for a skilled, knowledgeable, highly-motivated, and enthusiastic team player to assist in managing the contract and recipient monitoring activities for grant-funded programs.
The Compliance Evaluator reports to the Lead Fiscal Contract Monitor and assists in the daily contract and recipient risk management and monitoring functions for the grant-funded programs. 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 for the program.

**Currently we are working 100% telework; this may change in the future. The people in these positions are expected to live in Western Washington and be able to report to work in downtown Seattle when necessary.**

Job Duties

  • Commitment and ability to understand and apply equity and social justice principles to all aspects of work.
  • Perform financial and compliance risk assessment analysis for the department's external award recipients which, under the guidance of the Lead Fiscal Contract Monitor, includes analyzing a variety of financial records, reports, statements, and communicating the results to both financial and non-financial staff.
  • Schedule and perform in-person or virtual fiscal monitoring site visits to examine award recipient’s accounting and financial records on behalf of the Program 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), federal Uniform Guidance, and County financial management standards.
  • Generate the fiscal monitoring report and presenting the result to internal County staff and award recipients. Follow-up the monitoring result with award recipients and perform additional review or visits as needed.
  • Prepare status reports of current year monitoring site visits and maintain and evaluate trends in agency compliance.
  • Provide ongoing feedback and recommendation to division fiscal and programmatic staff related to award recipient monitoring and methodology under the guidance of the Lead Fiscal Contract Monitor.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Demonstrated years of progressive responsibility in auditing, accounting, finance, audit, or grant/contract monitoring
  • Demonstrated experience in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) Framework
  • Ability to understand funding sources, policies, and program requirements
  • Demonstrated experience with automated financial management systems
  • Demonstrated keen analytical, organizational and problem solving skills
  • 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 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 use of Microsoft Office product with advanced knowledge of Excel
Desired Qualifications
  • 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
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local audit requirements
  • Experience with various accounting/finance reporting systems i.e. QuickBooks
  • Knowledge of governmental and/or nonprofit accounting and finance
  • Experience performing audit and/or award recipient monitoring site visits
  • Experience with federal grant/contract monitoring

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.

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.

Who May Apply: This Term-Limited Temporary position is open to all qualified applicants. Career Service applicants can apply for this position as a Special Duty Assignment (SDA). SDA's require supervisor approval.
Work Location: Chinook Building, 401 5th Avenue, 13th Floor, Seattle, WA 98104; telecommuting by agreement with supervisor.
Work Schedule: The individual selected for this position will be required to work Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not overtime eligible.
The following are required for a complete application: 
Other Requirements:
  • Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Union Membership: This position is represented by PROTEC17.

Contact: If you have any questions or require any assistance, please contact Molly Jensen at or 206-477-1383.

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 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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