Financial Services Information Systems Supervisor

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Finance
Posted on September 21, 2022
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Note:  This position is a Special Duty Assignment for internal King County Employees only.

This position will be responsible for managing the Technology and Small and Attractive Assets Unit in the Finance and Administration Section. This includes providing management, guidance and expert advice for aligning business requirements and needs with developing, acquiring and implementing technology solutions for WTD. In this role, the position will be WTD's designated intermediary with the Business Resource Center (BRC), King County Information Technology (KCIT) and Office of Performance, Strategy and Budget (PSB) in all County processes required for designing, developing and implementing technology projects.  Additionally, this position will oversee the operational functions such as fleet management and procurement card management. This position will lead, direct and provide supervision to assigned staff. Supervisory duties include and is not limited to conducting performance appraisals, job development and delegating work assignments to execute the functions required for WTD's IT portfolio management program. This position will report to the Finance and Administration Section Manager.

Your Work Environment and the Opportunity to Perform Meaningful Work Will be Exceptional!

  • Your work can be done virtually with occasional site visits within King County. 
  • You will work with a team and leaders who value shared goals, diversity, and genuine employee well-being. 
  • Your work will impact our communities in a positive way as the organization is committed to King County values that strives to create an environment where everyone can thrive. This includes efforts to mitigate climate change, pollution, and environmental sustainability. 

Job Duties

Core Work Duties: 

  • Serve on the Finance and Administration Section Leadership Team. Provide strategic direction and manage the Technology and Small and Attractive Assets Unit.
  • Work with project stakeholders and sponsor to identify goals, objectives, and project approach
  • Develop and maintain division's Information Technology Strategic Plan as part of the Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP).
  • Identify and assess technology projects and system requirements; provide supervision, strategic advice and participate in development of strategic direction. Serve as the division’s technology liaison with the BRC, KCIT and PSB. 
  • Manage financial systems, processes, databases and monitoring and reporting systems. Ensures business continuity and minimize disruptions during system implementations.
  • Develop and manage WTD's IT governance committee for its technology projects.
  • Participate in negotiating and developing technology contracts with project managers.
  • Identify and assess technology policy and procedural issues and make recommendations to management on recommended courses of action.
  • Compile project documents and maintain auditable project files for reporting to the Office of Performance, Strategy and Budget and external auditors.
  • Lead and coordinate change management efforts related to project implementation.
  • Develop complex budget and financial spreadsheets for management information and reporting purposes.  Ensure standardization, consistency and uniformity in the gathering, processing and reporting of financial information.
  • Lead for ad-hoc financial projects and participate in the design and implementation of such projects.
Working Conditions: 
Your work can be done virtually with occasional site visits within King County. This is a full-time, 40-hour work week, Monday through Friday position. This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and is not eligible for overtime. This position may be required to work after hours and weekends virtually depending on the workload. 

UNION MEMBERSHIP: This position is represented by Teamsters Local 117.  NOTE: Salary reflects $2.00 per hour contribution to the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust Fund.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, public administration, accounting, or related field with specific course work in budgeting and financial analysis; OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of five years of increasingly responsible work experience that demonstrates knowledge of financial analysis, knowledge of budgeting, accounting and financial systems, and knowledge of general laws and administrative policies governing public financial practices and procedures.
  • A minimum of three years supervisory or lead experience in a financial function.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of analytical, management, and financial information systems.
  • Ability to understand political decisions.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills including effective time management, project management and planning skills.
  • Experience managing, programming, billing and tracking multiple revenue sources including state and federal grants and reimbursable payments for services.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently research, analyze and interpret complex financial information to resolve issues and make recommendations.
  • Advanced knowledge of financial, managerial and cost accounting and budgeting and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of people, both within and outside of the organization, such as sewer agencies, central finance, budget and council staff, and internal and external auditors.
  • Demonstrated ability in presenting complex analytical and audit results and budget presentations, using spreadsheets or other quantitative presentations, to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Possess a strong customer service focus.
Preferred Qualifications:  
  • Substantial experience in information technology project management.
  • Experience in the preparation of financial rate and budget requests for a public utility.
  • Masters of Public Administration, Accounting, Business Administration or Finance. Professional certification: CPA, CMA, CPFO, CGFM.
  • Experience with Oracle Ebusiness Suite, PeopleSoft, Hyperion, or other comparable financial systems.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Lean principles.
  • Substantial experience in public sector budgeting, accounting, administration and finance.
  • Knowledge of King County financial and budget processes.
Competencies Required: 
  • Customer Focus - Gains insight into customer needs. Identifies opportunities that benefit the customer. Builds and delivers solutions that meet customer expectations. Establishes and maintains effective customer relationships.
  • Collaborates - Works cooperatively with others across the organization to achieve shared objectives. Represents own interests while being fair to others and their areas. Partners with others to get work done. Credits others for their contributions and accomplishments. Gains trust and support of others.
  • Optimizes Work Processes - Identifies and creates the processes necessary to get work done. Separates and combines activities into efficient workflow. Designs processes and procedures that allow managing from a distance. Seeks ways to improve processes, from small tweaks to complete reengineering.
  • Financial Acumen - Understands the meaning and implications of key financial indicators. Uses financial analysis to generate, evaluate and act on strategic options and opportunities. Integrates quantitative and qualitative information to draw accurate conclusions.
  • Tech Savvy - Anticipates the impact of emerging technologies and makes adjustments. Scans the environment for new technical skills, knowledge, or capabilities that can benefit business or personal performance. Rejects low-impact or fad technologies. Readily learns and adopts new technologies.
Application Instructions: 
All qualified King County employees are encouraged to apply. Current King County employees within the bargaining unit, Teamsters, Local 117 PT-A and Supervisor’s bargaining unit will receive first consideration.  
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, if you have questions related to this recruitment process, please contact at Diana Eberly at

Supplemental Information

King County was named "Best-in-State Employer" in the Forbes magazine 2019, ranking 16 on the list of best employers in Washington State, visit Awards given to King County to see more! King County's Investing in YOU initiative to build a workplace where ALL employees can thrive, and become the nation's Best Run Government. Enjoy a balanced life with benefits that support you!
As the only jurisdiction in the world named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King 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 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 advance regional change and ensure that residents from vulnerable communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts.
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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.
(New) 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.

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.