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FISCAL ANALYST 2, Fire Fiscal Analyst

Company: State of Washington
Location: Olympia
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Job Description:

Fiscal Analyst 2 - Fire Fiscal Analyst 

Recruitment #2021-05-7880

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 South Puget Sound Region. The South Puget Sound Region is excited to announce an opening in the Region Operations Finance Unit for a Fiscal Analyst 2 - Fire Cost Analyst.  If you are customer service oriented, enjoy fiscal responsibility, and working in a high volume, fast paced, professional yet fun environment, this is a perfect position for you.  This position supports DNR in fulfilling its mission and goals through the fiscal recovery of region fire costs.  Region Operations Finance consists of 5 positions that support the finance needs of approximately 190 staff.Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Region's Fiscal Analyst 4, the Fire Cost Analyst provides fire cost recovery, analysis and other fiscal and administrative support to South Puget Sound Region.  This role interacts with Region Business and Wildfire Program Staff, Wildfire Division, other Agency personnel at the City, County, State & Federal level.   This position works under the guidance of State and Federal regulations, Office of Finance Management, DNR policies and procedures and cooperator agreements.  

 Required Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of and ability to explain the agency's current fire, cost recovery and fiscal policies and procedures.
  • High School diploma or GED equivalency; AND 15 credit hours of college level accounting AND 1 year experience, OR 3-4 years of fiscal and accounting experience, OR a combination of college level accounting credits and general clerical or fiscal experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of accounting rules, regulations, policies, and laws and practices.
  • Experience performing a variety of advanced and complex accounting and financial tasks.
  • Experience using word processing, spreadsheet and advanced applications of financial management-related software programs.
  • Experience in preparing financial reports and statements.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently or as part of a team on assigned tasks.
  • Proven analytical and mathematical skills.
  • Competent in data analysis.
  • Ability to effectively convey ideas and information in writing using language that is appropriate to both the complexity of the topic and the knowledge and understanding of the reader.
  • Competent in mathematical reasoning.
  • Experience with recordkeeping.
  • Competent in fiscal accountability.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work with inflexible and conflicting deadlines.
  • Ability to work overtime during the summer months.

Our ideal candidate will also have the qualifications listed below:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related field, which includes at least 18 quarter or 12 semester hours of accounting, auditing, or budgeting. Professional experience may substitute for education, but not usually for the credit hours. 
  • Incident Command System- COST or INBA qualified (Incident Business Administrator) 


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 Enumclaw. For more information on this area visit, https://www.cityofenumclaw.net/


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.


About the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). 

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.


Application Requirements:

  • 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. 

Additional Information:

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.


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Questions?  Please contact Linzy Scott at (253) 569-3612,:linzy.scott@dnr.wa.gov or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov

Keywords: State of Washington, Olympia , FISCAL ANALYST 2, Fire Fiscal Analyst, Other , Olympia, Washington

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