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Financial Systems Consultant (HSC3) DOH4693

at State of Washington

Posted: 11/18/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2581759

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


This announcement has been reposted as a permanent position and to invite additional applicants. Applicants who applied prior to October 9, 2019, do not need to reapply. Applicant review is ongoing.

The Opportunity
The Office of Financial Services provides leadership and support for agency priorities and programs through quality financial and operational management including budgeting, contracting, grant management, fiscal monitoring purchasing, and accounting services.
We work to ensure financial compliance with state and federal laws, regulations, and reporting requirements in addition to performing agency-wide financial activities. Our commitment to customer service, innovation, accuracy, and quality in partnership with fellow DOH employees and external customers supports the Department of Health's vision in becoming reality.
As a Financial Systems Consultant, you will provide guidance and direction for budget, grants and overall financial management for the Division of Prevention and Community Health. This position ensures fiscally responsible management of programs that leads and supports the development of healthy people and communities in Washington through activities that promote policies and healthy behaviors to attain lifelong prevention and health.
This recruitment is for a full-time permanent Health Services Consultant 3 position.
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 websiteDOH 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 life/work 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:
  • Research and evaluate financial transactions to ensure they are accurate and appropriate.
  • Create complex reports from Enterprise Reporting and Web Intelligence.
  • Identify problems, and analyze and evaluate operating deficiencies to provide management with alternatives and recommended courses of action.
  • Prepare and maintain expenditure projection workbooks.
  • Meet with program managers and staff regarding their budget status.
  • Respond to internal and external inquiries by analyzing complex data from ad-hoc reports, or to maintain management reports.
  • Develop and maintain a chart of accounts.
  • Assist in the application and closeout process for assigned grants as well as providing consultation when requested by program staff.
  • Maintain, track, and monitor assigned grant budgets.
  • Research grant and contract compliance issues and provide recommendations to resolve it.
  • Evaluate and monitor individual grant requirements.
  • Analyze proposed legislation, fiscal notes, and decision package development.
What we're looking for
Success in this position requires one to be 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:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Public Health, Health Care Administration, Public/Business Administration, Accounting, or a closely allied field.
  • Two (2) years of fiscal management experience within state government (e.g., preparing and managing budgets, contracts, or grants; assisting in the development of a biennial budget, and budget control procedures to assure accountability and appropriate financial management of resources; monitoring section contracts to assure compliance and fiscal responsibilities.)
Option 2: Six (6) years of fiscal management experience within state government (e.g., preparing and managing budgets, contracts, or grants; assisting in the development of a biennial budget, and budget control procedures to assure accountability and appropriate financial management of resources; monitoring section contracts to assure compliance and fiscal responsibilities.)
Desired Qualifications
  • Two years of experience working in a government accounting, grants, or budget office.
Conditions of Employment/Working Conditions
With or without accommodation, I am willing and able to:
  • Work indoors, at a desk/workstation the majority of a workday, in an open office environment with possible conversation and other noise distractions.
  • Work at a tobacco-free campus and environment.
  • Occasionally work in excess of 40 hours per week and/or to adjust normally scheduled hours, which may include evening and weekends.
  • Occasionally travel throughout the state (including rural areas) which may include overnight stays.
  • Legally operate a state or privately owned vehicle or provide alternative transportation.
  • Work in a fast-paced/stressful environment with multiple priorities and competing deadlines.
  • Interact and work with customers, some of whom may be frustrated or distressed in a positive, friendly and supportive manner that meets the needs and standards of the office and the agency.
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.
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Application Process
Intrigued? We'd love to hear from you.  Click "Apply" to submit your detailed application profile along with the following:
  1. A letter of interest, describing how you meet the specific required and desired qualifications for this position.
  2. A current resume.
  3. 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. These documents will not be reviewed.

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 agency.