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DCYF Fiscal Analyst (FA - 2) - Seattle

at State of Washington

Posted: 11/9/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2514083

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


***** The listed salary does not include the 5% King Country cost of living subsidy *****

The hiring manager reserves the right to hire at anytime, therefore, you are encouraged to apply ASAP

The Department of Children, Youth, and Families is a new cabinet agency in Washington State that has been established for the purpose of delivering existing services in a way that produces better outcomes for children, youth, and families served by the State of Washington.
We're looking for a Fiduciary Specialist to serve in our our Seattle office that is motivated by our vision that "All Washington's children and youth grow up safe and healthy-thriving physically, emotionally, and educationally, nurtured by family and community." 
The Opportunity:
Fiscal Analyst 2
We need your fiscal expertise to function as the Fiduciary Specialist for the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) Fiduciary Unit in Seattle. You will review, process and track client service payments and recoveries associated to those payments. You will also perform a wide range of general and specialized fiscal activities including accounting, contracted services, or other financial requirements for Regional payments.

Some of what you'll do:
  • Advise and provide guidance to Social Service Specialists, Supervisors and Area Administrators concerning standards and procedures to ensure the accountability needs of the Department are met
  • Interpret payment documents for compliance with contractual terms
  • Assist in the development of standards and procedures to ensure accountability needs of the Department are met
  • Problem solve with DCYF staff and external partners to resolve payment and service delivery issues
  • Analyze data and determine training needs to regional staff, providers and community partners
  • Resolve discrepancies and take corrective action as needed
  • Ensure accurate and timely payment or reimbursements through the FamLink Payment System
  • Makes determination of overpayments and underpayments and prepares paperwork
  • Review and analyze payment trends, identify payment barriers, develop and implement activities to strengthen or clarify Regional payment practices
  • Analyze and perform financial reviews of FamLink payment data

To qualify for the FA 2 you will need one of the following:
A Bachelor's degree, which includes 18 quarter or 12 semester hours in accounting, auditing, or budgeting, and one to two years of relevant professional experience. Professional experience may substitute for education but not for the credit hours.
A Master's degree in a financial related field, certification as a Public Accountant, Internal Auditor, Certified Governmental Financial Manager or Management Accountant will substitute for professional experience.
In addition to those required qualifications, our ideal applicant will also have some or all of the following:
  • Understand and demonstrate skills necessary to accurately authorize services through FamLink.
  • Knowledge of Office of Financial Management (OFM) policies and regulations, DCYF General Authorities, DCYF Administrative policies, DCYF travel manual, DCYF Operations and DCYF Practices and Procedures, DCYF Contracts, DCYF regional and local policies and DCYF FamLink Payment Systems.
  • Experience with FamLink, SSPS, and Excel
  • Ability to multitask in a fast paced work environment, with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to use templates, styles, AutoFormats, and multiple worksheets.
  • Ability to use financial systems, such as FamLink, Web Connect, Treasury Management System, and Enterprise Reporting for inquiries, research and analyzing reports.
How do I apply? 
In addition to completing the online application, applicants must attach the following documents to their profile in order to be considered for this position:
  • Letter of interest describing how you meet the specific qualifications for this position
  • Current resume detailing experience and education
  • Copy of transcripts
  • Three professional references with current contact information
Supplemental Information:

The initial screening will be based on the content and completeness of your application and the materials submitted. All information may be verified and documentation may be required. Applications with comments such as "see attachments" or "N/A" in the supplemental question responses will be considered incomplete.
DCYF is an equal opportunity employer and supports equity, diversity, inclusion and respect.
Need accommodation throughout the application/interview process? Unable to apply on-line? Contact the Recruitment team at or (360) 407-1419 or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf at 800-833-6388
Experiencing technical difficulties creating, accessing or completing your application? Call NEOGOV toll-free at (855) 524-5627 or email

To take advantage of Veteran's preference please attach your DD-214, member 4 long form, or your NGB-22.Please black out your social security number prior to attaching.
General suggestions for creating a good application packet:
  • Read the job posting very carefully. Find out as much as you can about the position.
  • Make sure you are very diligent in following all the application instructions.  Include all requested documentation.
  • Make sure your application and supplemental question responses address how you meet each of the required and desired qualifications.
  • Carefully read each of the supplemental questions and respond completely to each one.  Pay careful attention to each component of the question, providing examples, and thoroughly describing when and where you achieved the proficiency level, and detail the types of work you performed, the work products, etc., to demonstrate 'how'.
  • Specifically include all of your work experiences doing the same or similar work, especially if you reference work in these jobs in describing when/where you gained proficiency level skills.
  • Make sure your application reflects your best writing.

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in this position.
This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.