Finance and Administrative Services Manager/Funding Strategist (Z3 : KC Personnel Guidelines)

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Accounting
Posted on July 30, 2022
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THIS SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNEMNT (SDA) IS FOR UP TO SIX MONTHS, with possibility of an extension. 
This position is responsible for serving as Facilities Management Division's (FMD) top finance manager and managing the finance and payroll section. Duties include directing the work of finance and payroll staff including recruitment, selection, discipline, terminations, employee development, and performance evaluation of said staff; developing strategic long-term policy on financial and budgetary issues; overseeing the financial responsibilities of the expanded parking program and print shop operations; monitoring financial activities for Harborview capital funds, Harbor Island Film Studio project, and ongoing hotel acquisitions; administering bond, federal, and state grants, and budget reporting compliance; auditing and managing payroll risk for the division; and collaborating on emerging issues as a member of FMD's leadership team
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Job Duties


  • Overseeing the division’s finance, accounting, and budget functions, including management of grant funds.
  • Coordinating the preparation, implementation, and monitoring of operating and capital budgets, including oversight of multiple operating and capital funds.
  • Managing communication of division financial information to other executive staff (e.g., other divisions and department finance managers), as well as council staff, working through executive protocols.
  • Managing the work of staff, including recruitment and selection, discipline and termination, work assignments, employee development, and performance evaluation.
  • Work in collaboration with division leadership to lead the section’s equity and social justice efforts, including training, process review, process improvement, and strategic planning.
  • Preparing/providing quality control of financial information provided by the division to external parties.
  • Ensuring adequate financial and project management controls are in place.
  • Communicating funding options to senior executive and council staff and citizen advisory groups to assist in funding proposal development, and for preparation and review of legislation and reports for the King County Council (such as quarterly revenue reports, budget and rate legislation, and fiscal notes that accompany legislation).
  • Overseeing the preparation and communication of information to respond to external groups reviewing the division’s financial performance, such as state and county auditors, and appointed citizen oversight boards.
  • Identifying and assessing department or division projects/programs and financial requirements.
  • Participating in developing strategic planning and project/program implementation efforts.
  • Identifying and assessing policy and procedural issues and make recommendations to management on recommended courses of action.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills


  • Have a strong background and knowledge of local government financial administration and budget planning and analysis.
  • Be knowledgeable about how large organizations work, including how to get things done through formal and informal channels. Familiarity with the legislative process is a plus.
  • Possess a strong grounding in budget preparation process. Experience with consolidating multiple stakeholder budgets is a plus.
  • Have the ability to develop metrics and use innovative visual tools to display division budget priorities and strategic initiatives in a clear and impactful manner for use in policy decision.
  • Be flexible and adapt as required, while working in a multi-faceted and sometimes ambiguous environment.
  • Be customer-focused and culturally aware. Embrace and lead equity and social justice initiatives.
  • Possess strong ability to navigate through potentially conflicting stakeholder perspectives.
  • Be an excellent communicator to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Be proficient using Business Intelligence Tools and Enterprise Resource Programs (ERP) in daily work (the county uses Oracle financials, PeopleSoft, and other tools).
  • Apply quantitative and qualitative analysis and evaluate data for decision-making.

Supplemental Information

This opportunity is open to all eligible King County employees. The successful candidate must have permission from your immediate supervisor to accept an SDA. This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is therefore not overtime eligible. Employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule, every other Thursday, comprising a 40-hour workweek; normally 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. This position is not represented. This position is currently working remotely but may be required to work onsite occasionally or in the future.  
The work associated with this position will be performed primarily remotely. 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.

An official King County application form through our online applicant tracking system (Neogov), along with a resume (recommended) and cover letter (Preferred) is required.  If you have any questions about this position or need an accommodation, please reach out to Tricia Morrison at or 206-477-9441.
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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).
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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.