Fiscal Specialist IV TLT/SDA

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Accounting
Posted on September 23, 2022
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King County Parks is seeking a Fiscal Specialist IV Term - limited Temporary (TLT) or Special Duty Assignment (SDA) to join the Parks Finance Team!
A career in finance is dynamic!  This position offers many opportunities to engage with diverse stakeholders and will challenge you to refine your strengths, increase your adaptability, bolster your innovative and analytical skills, and ensure you are constantly intellectually stimulated.   This position will perform account payable functions, financial work, coordinate information for budget, grant and/or contracts, work with internal and external stakeholders to resolve issues, and other special projects and duties in support of the division’s wide range of business programs.
Who We Are:
King County Parks has evolved from 150 acres in 1938 to more than 32,000 acres. Today, our system consists of more than 205 parks, 175 miles of regional trails, and 250 miles of backcountry trails. Our mission is to steward, enhance and acquire parks to inspire healthy communities. We seek to cultivate strong relationships with community partners to enhance park amenities for all King County residents to enjoy today and for generations to come. Learn more at
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Duration: This Term-Limited-Temporary (TLT)/Special Duty Assignment (SDA) position is anticipated to last up one year, with potential of extension up to two additional years.

  • TLT: Open to the public and all King County employees 
  • SDA: Open to current King County career service or appointed employees who have passed their initial probationary period.
Telecommuting Requirement: The work associated with this position will be performed predominantly by telecommuting, with occasional onsite work and meetings, as influenced by business needs. Employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities.
Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.
Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection (access may be supplemented in some situations) where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required by the department in alignment with the Public Health Directive from the Seattle & King County Public Health Officer. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.

Job Duties

Core Duties:

  • Organize, oversee, establish, track, code and maintain data sources such as contracts, budgets, legal documents, and other financial, accounting, and fiscal records. 
  • Develop, review, process, and maintain records for accounts payables.
  • Perform daily accounting and financial transactions using enterprise resource programs, Oracle Business Intelligence and PeopleSoft.
  • Determine accounting inconsistencies and errors; prepare corrections and verify accuracy of accounting reconciliations. 
  • Interpret and communicate established policies, procedures, codes, regulations, and other relevant information to all internal and external stakeholders while handling sensitive and confidential information in a professional manner.
  • Provide contract administration support and write, edit, and amend contracts and bid specifications.
Working Conditions:
Work Location: Primarily teleworking and the King Street Center 201 S. Jackson St., Seattle WA 98104.
Work Schedule: This position is exempt from the overtime provision of the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) and is not overtime eligible. This full-time position works a 40-hour work week.

This position is represented by International Brotherhood of Teamsters -- Professional & Technical and Administrative Employees, Local 117.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Required Qualifications:

  • Manage, prioritize, and organize a high volume of assignments and competing tasks with a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to carry out assignments independently or work in a team environment.
  • Professional experience processing, reviewing and/or monitoring accounts payable, and working with automated accounting systems.
  • Experience using enterprise resource programs and MS Office including higher level skill in MS Excel to perform daily accounting and financial transactions.
  • Knowledge of rules, regulations, codes, laws, policies, procedures, and ordinances as they apply to financial systems.
  • Demonstrated skills in providing front line customer service in accounts payable or related accounting field, acting with customers in mind and using discretion, patience, etiquette, and professionalism.
 Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of accounting and financial operations in a governmental or complex environment. 
  • Experience providing financial support for grants management. 
  • Experience with entering purchase requisitions and reconciling purchase orders that supports procurements.
  • A degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field; or a combination of education, training, and experience sufficient to perform the duties of the position required.
The successful candidate will have the following competencies:
  • Uses financial acumen to interpret and apply understanding of key financial indicators to make better business decisions.
  • Balances stakeholders by anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders.
  • Cultivates innovation by creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful.
  • Interpersonal Savvy relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people.
  • Customer Focus to build strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.  
  • Communicates effectively by developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of the different audiences. 
  • Cultivates innovation by creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful.  

Supplemental Information

We seek: Individuals who are committed to racial, social and economic equity for ALL people in King County. We welcome applications from people who will help us consistently demonstrate the values of equity, respect and partnership.  
Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most viable candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position. 

  • King County application 
  • Resume 
  • Cover Letter detailing your background and what you can bring to this position 
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.
For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:
 Patty Jurgens at or 206-477-4572

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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