Budget Analyst (MA 5) DOH4235
Company: Washington State Department of Health
Posted on: October 5, 2018
Description The Opportunity -- The Office of Financial Services provides leadership and support for agency priorities and programs through quality budgeting, contracting, grant management, purchasing, facility management, and accounting services. The division ensures financial compliance with state and federal laws, regulations and reporting requirements in addition to performing agency-wide financial activities. The division also ensures operational effectiveness and financial stability of the agency. --Within Financial Services, the Budget Office ensures effective management of funds requested and expended in alignment with the agency's mission and goals. -- Reporting to the Budget Manager, the Budget Analyst is the strategic expert; researching, analyzing, and making recommendations regarding complex and often unprecedented issues that have a broad scope and significant budget or policy impact on individual programs and/or the agency. -- This is a permanent full-time Management Analyst 5 (MA 5). About DOH and our Employer of Choice Initiatives Washington State Department of Health (DOH) works with federal, state, tribal, and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthy and safe.-- Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies.--To learn more about the agency, visit our website , DOH Infographic , and see what it's like to Work@Health ! -- DOH is a great place to work and has implemented several "Employer of Choice" initiatives, including: -- We are committed to diversity and inclusion . DOH fosters an inclusive environment that encourages all employees to bring their authentic selves to work each day. We strive to hire, develop, and retain a competent and diverse workforce that is reflective of the customers we serve. We have an engaging Wellness@Health program which offers programs that support healthy behaviors and work/life balance. Our program provides wellness education, access to healthy food, physical activity classes, stress relief, and many other resources to support a healthy you. We support a healthy work/life balance by offering flexible/alternative work schedules, and mobile and telework options.-- (Depending upon job duties.) --We are making exciting steps towards modernizing our workplace by providing motivating and inspiring workspaces that promote creative thought, innovation, and collaboration among co-workers. We have an Infant at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of breastfeeding newborns and infant-parent bonding.-- Eligible employees who are new mothers, fathers, or legal guardians can bring their infant (6 weeks to 6 months) when returning to work.-- (Depending upon job duties and work location.) What will you be doing? - Duties include: -- -- Lead and coordinate operating and capital budget monitoring, activities, and assignments for a division. Coordinate legislative activities and provide quality assurance and analysis for budget and fiscal note assignments. Provide in-depth analysis, reporting, and problem solving for complex and sometimes unprecedented budget and other financial issues. Lead and coordinate projects that result in improvement. Participate in office wide or agency committees or workgroups. Participate in emergency preparedness activities when necessary. -- What we're looking for -- The ideal candidate is a team player, defined as having a driving passion for the work, bringing humility to their job and people interactions, and understanding how their words and actions affect others. -- Required Qualifications---- -- -- Option 1: An Associate's degree or higher in Accounting, Finance, or a closely allied field; AND two (2) or more years of experience performing financial functions in budget, accounting, or program financial management field. OR -- Option 2: Four (4) or more years of experience performing financial functions in budget, accounting, or program financial management field. AND -- Five (5) or more years of professional experience comparing and analyzing financial data, identifying issues or challenges, and trends; using critical thinking to provide important feedback and status reports; and problem solving to offer well thought out options for resolution and next steps. Demonstrated experience in the following: Advanced-level experience using MS Excel to develop and manipulate complex spreadsheets with macros, multiple math functions, advanced filters, and links to external sources of information. Create custom toolbars and chart types, pivot tables, import data from other sources, filter lists, and use data analysis tools. Intermediate-level experience using MS Word to create, format, and edit tables, charts and graphs; insert and format sections, and create headers and footers, and work with pictures and draw objects. Intermediate-level experience using MS PowerPoint to create, format and edit presentations; insert and format slides, create linked charts and graphs and work with pictures and objects. ---- Preferred/Desired Qualifications---- -- -- Four (4) years of professional experience working with the state budget and legislative processes, including experience in Washington State budget development and monitoring concepts and processes for both operating and capital. Two (2) years of professional experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in applying these principles to revenue and expenditure analysis. -- Conditions of Employment/Working Conditions With or without an accommodation, I am willing and able to do the following: -- -- Work indoors in a fast paced office environment. Work in stressful situations. Sit and stand for extended periods, looking at a computer monitor and working at a computer station for an extended period in a cubicle office environment. Work performed may require mobile work from various locations on the Tumwater Campus. Work an 8am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday schedule for the initial 6 month probation/trial service period, schedule may be re-evaluated and negotiated after that timeframe. Occasionally will need to adjust schedule and work additional hours as needed to meet business demands and deadlines. Occasionally may require some travel within the Tumwater/Olympia area and occasionally to off-site DOH facilities in Kent, Shoreline, Tri-Cities or Spokane. Interact frequently with customers both internal and external to the agency. Work in a tobacco free environment. -- This is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative. -- The Washington State Department of Health (DOH)--is an equal opportunity employer.-- DOH strives to create a working environment that is inclusive and respectful.-- It is our policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of our workforce.-- Applicants wishing assistance or alternative formats in the process should contact Cher Williams at (see application details), (see application details) or TDD Relay at 1-(see application details) or 7-1-1. -- Application Process -- Intrigued? We'd love to hear from you.-- Click "Apply" to submit your detailed application profile along with the following:-- -- A letter of interest , describing how you meet the specific required and desired qualifications for this position A current resume . Three (3) or more professional references , to be included in your profile. Please include at least one supervisor, peer, and (if you have supervised staff) a subordinate. -- DO NOT attach transcripts or other documents that are not requested in the Application Process, or that are password protected.-- These type of documents cause errors when downloading application materials and will not be forwarded to the hiring supervisor. Veterans , --please feel free to attach a copy of your DD214 (redact SSN). Click here to SUBSCRIBE to Jobs at DOH Supplemental Information Only applicants who follow the directions and complete the Application Process in-full will have their responses reviewed for consideration.-- Education and experience selected, listed and/or detailed in the Supplemental Questions must be verifiable on the detailed applicant profile submitted. -- This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same job classification within the office. More than Just a Paycheck! Employee benefits are not just about the kind of services you get, they are also about how much you may have to pay out of pocket. Washington State offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation. We understand that your life revolves around more than just your career and that your priority is making sure that you and your family will maintain health and financial security. That's why choice is a key component of our benefits package. We have a selection of health and retirement plans, paid leave, staff training and other compensation benefits that you can mix and match to meet your current and future needs. Read about our benefits: The following information describes typical benefits available for full-time employees who are expected to work more than six months.--Actual benefits may vary by--appointment type or be prorated for--other than full-time work. Check with the agency human resource office for specific benefit information. Insurance Benefits Employees and families are covered by medical (including vision), dental and basic life insurance.-- There are multiple medical plans with affordable monthly premiums that offer coverage throughout the state.-- Staff are eligible to enroll each year in a medical flexible spending account which enables them to use tax-deferred dollars toward their health care expenses.-- Employees are also covered by basic life and long term disability insurance, with the option to purchase additional coverage amounts.-- To view premium rates, coverage choice in your area and how to enroll, please visit the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) website . Retirement and Deferred Compensation State Employees are members of the Washington Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS).-- New employees have the option of two employer contributed retirement programs.-- For additional information, check out the Department of Retirement Systems ' web site. Employees also have the ability to participate in the Deferred Compensation Program (DCP).-- This is a supplemental retirement savings program (similar to an IRA) that allows you control over the amount of pre-tax salary dollars you defer as well as the flexibility to choose between multiple investment options. Vacation (Annual Leave) You begin accruing vacation starting your first month of employment. Since we value your loyalty, the amount of vacation you can accrue increases the longer you work with us. Washington State supports members of the armed forces with 21 days paid military leave per year. Vacation accrues for full-time employees per WAC 357-31-165 . -- Holidays Full-time employees are entitled to eleven* paid holidays: -- HOLIDAY DATE New Year's Day January 1 Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday Third Monday in January Presidents' Day Third Monday in February Memorial Day Last Monday in May Independence Day July 4 Labor Day First Monday in September Veterans' Day November 11 Thanksgiving Day Fourth Thursday in November & Friday after Christmas Day December 25 Personal Holiday Employee's selection each calendar year *Employees who are members of certain Unions are entitled to an additional personal leave day of their choice.--Please refer to specific Collective Bargaining Agreements for more information. Social Security All state employees are covered by the federal Social Security and Medicare systems. The state and the employee pay an equal amount into the system. Sick Leave Full-time employees earn eight hours of sick leave per month. Paid sick leave may be used for reasons included in WAC 357-31-130 . Please visit the State HR Website for more detailed information.
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