Fiscal Technician Lead
This is a Full-time, Permanent, Represented position.
Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has an exciting opportunity within our Southeast Region. Are you motivated by complexity? Do you have a keen eye for the finer details? The Department of Natural Resources is looking for a driven individual to join their team as a Fiscal Technician Lead in the Southeast Region.
This position supports the business operations of Southeast Region by providing financial support to the employees and management. This position is responsible for processing accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll for the region. In order to be successful in this role, the incumbent has to be able to interact and communicate well with a wide range of employees, contractors and the Office of Financial Management. The incumbent also has to be able to focus in a very busy environment, as they are responsible for analyzing for discrepancies.
- Providing guidance to other Fiscal Specialists and region employees on accounts payable processes.
- Providing interpretation and direction on use of agency Chart of Accounts to ensure proper coding of expenditures.
- Independently interpreting and ensuring all vendor and travel payments are paid within the SAAM, OFM purchasing guidelines, Agency policy and procedures, and agency and state wide contracts.
- Auditing, reviewing, and processing invoice and travel documents.
- Ensuring all payments are timely, accurate and in compliance with OFM policies and DNR policies.
- Analyze and interpret recurring financial payroll data to identify any discrepancies in various payroll, leave and benefits functions, over/under payments, NTAR corrections, and leave accrual and use issues.
- Analyze, interpret, and apply complex Civil Service Rules and DNR policies in regards to regular pay, overtime eligible and non-eligible employees.
- High School or GED and at least one year equivalent clerical or fiscal experience
- The incumbent in this position is required to travel.
- Knowledge of and ability to research, interpret and explain OFM requirements, WACs, Revised Codes of Washington (RCWs), Collective Bargaining Agreements, agency policy and procedures, fiscal controls and other applicable regulations.
- Computer skills in Microsoft Word and Excel, and a typing speed of 40 wpm.
- Ability to effectively communicate to a diverse range of audiences.
- Proficient in math and accounting skills.
- Familiar with Fiscal Accountability.
- Organizational and time management skills.
- Ability to learn and use specific fiscal and payroll computer applications and upgrades as necessary.
- Experience providing superior customer service through accuracy availability, partnership and education.
- Experience in record keeping.
- Ability to adapt to changing needs/flexibility of processes, procedures, and customers.
Our ideal candidate will also have the qualifications listed below:
- Fifteen quarter hours or ten semester hours of college- level accounting or bookkeeping.
- 2 years of full-time experience as a Fiscal Technician, or equivalent, including experience using accounting- related software; an Associate of Arts Degree, or equivalent in accounting or business may substitute for one year of required experience.
One of the world’s most scenic places, Washington State offers breathtaking discoveries for people who love natural beauty and outdoor recreation, from the Pacific Coast shores to the rugged Cascade Mountains to the rolling hills of the Palouse. Your office will be located in Ellensburg. For more information on this area visit, https://ci.ellensburg.wa.us/
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, telework (mobile-work) is expected for most office activities. When approved to return, staff are expected to report to their assigned duty station for work activities or may be approved for telework based on DNR’s telework policy.
Our mission is to manage, sustain, and protect the health and productivity of Washington’s lands and waters to meet the needs economically and socially for current and future generations. At DNR we approach our work through the lens of making Washington a better place environmentally and are dedicated to serving Washington’s lands and communities through diversity, equity and inclusion. With nearly 1,500 employees in locations throughout Washington, we manage and protect more than 5 million acres of state-owned forest, range, commercial, agricultural and aquatic lands.
DNR provides excellent benefits, a few of those include:
- Commitment to organizational health and wellness
- Work/life balance
- DNR Employee Resource Groups (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council, Women’s Employee Resource Group, Veterans Employee Resource Group, etc.)
- Statewide Employee Business Resource Groups, visit here to learn more
- Leadership that empowers and supports employees
- Professional development opportunities
- Educational and career development aid
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness Eligibility
- Opportunities to participate in wildland fire suppression assignments
- A comprehensive benefit package that includes employer contributions toward health insurance, paid holidays, retirement plans, sick leave and vacation days. Visit http://careers.wa.gov/benefits.html for more information.
How to Apply:
To be considered you must apply online at www.careers.wa.gov (Click on the APPLY button above). You must complete the entire online application to be considered for the position.
Once you submit your online application, you can check your status by logging into your account. If you experience technical difficulties creating, accessing or completing your application call NEOGOV toll-free at (855)524-5627 or email CareersHelp@des.wa.gov.
- Attach a letter of interest describing how your experience and qualifications relate to the position profile and the position required, desired and special requirements.
- Attach a resume describing your experience and qualifications.
- Provide three to five professional references – you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include with resume.
- Complete all supplemental questions.
This recruitment may be extended and may also be used to fill future similar vacancies for up to sixty (60) days.
Veterans wishing to claim Veteran’s preference please attach a copy of your DD-214, NGB-22 or other verification of military service. Please black out your social security number prior to attaching. We thank you and are grateful for your service!
Persons needing accommodation during the screening process or this announcement in an alternative format may contact DNR Recruiting staff at (360) 522-2500 or (360) 522-0143 or by email at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov. Those with a hearing impairment in need of accommodation are encouraged to contact the Washington State Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) at 1-800-833-6388 or www.washingtonrelay.com.
DNR is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind.
Questions? Please contact supervisor at Nancy Shaff at (509) 899-7004, Nancy.Shaff@dnr.wa.gov or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov