Finance and Administrative Services Manager

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Accounting
Posted on May 6, 2022
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The Office of Risk Management Services (ORMS) is seeking an innovative Finance & Administrative Services Manager who will lead the Essential Services Team, manage the Insurance Fund, establish the insurance rates, and play a key role in the development and strategy for the ORMS biennial budget. This is an exciting opportunity to join the ORMS management team and direct the financial management of the County’s self-insured program. 
This position will be integral to designing strategy for present and future services that we provide to our customers. This role requires strong finance and accounting skills to establish financial plans and policies, manage the accounts payable and receivable functions, work with the actuary to develop insurance funding requirements, and prepare quarterly and annual reports to the King County Council. This role requires a strategic mindset to anticipate and plan for future trends, strong communication skills for a wide variety of audiences, a continuous improvement mindset, and strong team building and employee development skills.
 The successful candidate will demonstrate skill or ability to:

  • Manage the daily administration of ORMS including supervising, mentoring, and developing fiscal and administrative staff. 
  • Manage and collaborate with ORMS managers and staff on the development of the biennial budget. 
  • Review and update the methodology used to develop Insurance Fund rates, and effectively communicate the impacts of the rates to agencies.
  • Develop and link budget metrics with reporting tools necessary to make recommendations to ORMS leadership.
  • Conceptualize, develop, and implement strategies, systems, standards and plans for financial and administrative services functions. Use continuous improvement tools such as visual management, huddles, and standard work to accomplish these initiatives.
  • Establish common objectives and a shared vision for the finance and administrative team.
  • Optimize work processes with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Possess a strong background in budget development.
  • Use financial analysis to manage our financial exposure to self-insured risks and present strategic options and opportunities for risk financing.
  • Be a forward thinker in Equity and Social Justice who is able to effectively incorporate an equity lens into the work of ORMS and the county.
  • Be proficient using Business Intelligence Tools and Enterprise Resource Programs (ERP) in daily work (the county uses Oracle financials, PeopleSoft and other tools). 
This exciting opportunity is open to all applicants and will be open until filled. Applicants who apply by Friday, April 22, 2022 will receive first consideration in the process.  A King County application (paper or electronic) is required. We highly recommend that you also provide a resume and cover letter. 

Please direct questions about this recruitment to Brittney Marzest by email at or by phone at 206-477-8104.

This recruitment is an effort to fill our immediate vacancies as well as create a hire list that will be used for any positions that become vacant within the next 12 months.  

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

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