Finance and Administrative Services Manager

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Accounting
Posted on October 11, 2021
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King County’s Fleet Services Division is searching for an innovative Finance & Administrative Services Manager who will lead the Division’s financial planning and management of fiscal responsibilities.  


This position serves as a key member of the senior leadership team and will play a role in the development and strategy for the division biennial budget, as well as the on-going financial administration of multiple operating funds. 


The Fleet Services Division manages equipment rental and revolving funds as well as the acquisition, maintenance, replacement, and disposal of approximately 2,500 fleet vehicles and other pieces of equipment. 


These support the County’s services associated with the General Fund, Roads, Parks, Wastewater, Water and Land Resources, and other agencies. To learn more about Fleet, please visit our website at:



King County is one of America's fastest-growing regions, and Executive Dow Constantine is building partnerships and working with employees to meet the key challenges facing the Northwest--equity and social justice, climate change, and regional mobility. To do this, King County employees are embracing continuous improvement, instituting best management practices, driving innovation, and striving for second-to-none customer service that supports the people of King County.


This position will be integral to designing strategy for present and future services that we provide to our customers. This role involves daily interaction with staff from all levels including senior-level management, elected officials, agency stakeholders, and inter-jurisdictional partners, and requires a keen understanding of the division’s operations and strategic goals. This role requires a self-starter with strong business modeling skills, a keen attention to detail, ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and solid skills in data mining and business intelligence.



As the only county in the United States named after one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation’s history, Martin Luther King, Jr. 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 artistic and social 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 at advance regional change. 



Reporting to the Division Director, the Finance & Administrative Services Manager is responsible for providing collaborative leadership and a clearly articulated vision for managing the finances and funds of the division. 


The Finance & Administrative Services Manager will:


  • Manage multiple operating funds that support separate lines of business.  Collaborate with section managers and staff on financial issues, including the development and review of biennial division budget, and coordinate and/or respond to financial and/or performance audits.


  • Oversee compliance with both financial guidelines and legal guidelines and requirements: financial management requirements, audits, legislative and non-legislative requirement (RCW’s); revolving funds.


  • Responsible for records management (titles, registrations) specifically for assets and financial records management.


  • Oversee special projects, council requested provisos or expenditure restrictions.


  • Develop, modify, negotiate cost allocation models for contract services and perform contract administration.


  • Direct and shape systems to promote an organizational culture that supports continuous improvement (Lean) and embraces equity and social justice.


  • Conceptualize, develop, and implement strategies, systems, standards and plans for a wide variety of functions. Use continuous improvement techniques to accomplish these initiatives.


  • Supervise staff including supporting development and engagement. Coach and mentor for success on the job and their goals. 




  • Have a strong background and knowledge of local government financial administration and budget planning and analysis including a strong grounding in budget preparation process. 


  • 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.


  • Be a strong people leader who feels comfortable having crucial conversations with their staff and stakeholders. Comfortable coaching and mentoring direct reports for success on the job. 


  • Can 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. Can communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.


  • Be customer-focused and culturally aware. Embrace and lead equity and social justice initiatives.


  • 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. Please apply online at We highly recommend that you also provide a cover letter detailing your experiences as it relates to this position and a resume.


If you have any questions, please contact Robert James at, 206-263-9414, or

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

As of October 18, 2021, most* King County employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination by October 18th. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Employees may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.

This directive applies to 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 your 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 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.
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