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L&I Auditor 3 In-Training

at State of Washington

Posted: 11/20/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2549605

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Overall Job Objective

Description



Our Mission: Keep Washington Safe and Working!  Our Values: Customer Focus, One L&I, Respect, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Learning and Growth, Reliability.
 
Washington is America's Top State according to U.S. News (2019) and we provide one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.  Here at the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I), we believe that your voice matters.  We value our employees and offer flexible schedules that respect your work/life balance.  In addition, L&I is a diverse state agency dedicated to the safety and health and security of Washington's 3 million workers. Learn more about L&I, the employer of choice here
 
This position directly supports the mission of L&I as it pertains to safeguarding the safety and health of the workforce by ensuring that employers carry industrial insurance and pay the correct amount of industrial insurance premium as it relates to the assigned risk classification(s) for their business. 
 
This position independently conducts audits of business financial records to determine premium liability for industrial insurance and exercises independent judgment in determining the outcome of the audit.  Performs on-site audits at employer's facility and surveys the work operations to determine if the firm has the correct risk classifications for job hazards of business.  Ascertains whether or not firms are in compliance with industrial insurance reporting requirements. Provides professional consulting and technical assistance to educate employers including on-site visits regarding prime contractor liability, recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
Prepares an extensive report of audit findings.

The hiring manager may fill this opportunity as English/Spanish Bilingual.  If so, you will be expected to successfully using both English and Spanish speaking skills perform the following duties.

Duties

  • After completion of training you will along with other items below be expected to perform compliance audits, educational audits for new and existing employers and investigations to verify employers are complying with the Revised Code of Washington (RCWs) Title 51 and Washington Administrative Code (WACs).
  • Independently screens, schedules, coordinates, and conducts audits of business financial records to determine premium liability for industrial insurance, using generally accepted accounting principles and generally accepted government auditing standards.
  • Reviews employment contracts and conducts fact-finding interviews to determine independent contractor status for industrial insurance purposes.
  • Determines proper risk classification for job hazards of the business, and if the business is in compliance with industrial insurance reporting requirements.
  • Performs on-site tours of employer's facility and surveys employer's business activity to evaluate and document operations.
  • Conducts out-of-state audit assignments to determine if industrial insurance premiums are due in Washington.
  • Prepares professional and extensive reports of audit findings using assigned computer and various software programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Provides professional consulting and technical assistance by educating employers regarding prime contractor liability, record keeping, and industrial insurance reporting requirements.
  • Testifies before the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals and/or other courts on audits that are appealed which require expert testimony to defend and support audit findings.

Qualifications

Required:
If hired at the 1 level:
A Bachelor's degree that includes at least 20 semester or 30 quarter hours in accounting (may include credits from one (1) Finance class or one (1) Business Law class)
OR
 
An Associate's degree that includes at least 20 semester or 30 quarter hours in accounting (may include credits from one (1) Finance class) and two (2) years of professional accounting or auditing experience.
 
If hired at the 2 level:
A Bachelor's degree that includes at least 20 semester or 30 quarter hours in accounting
(may include credits from one (1) Finance class) and one (1) year of professional accounting or auditing experience
OR
 
An Associate's degree that includes at least 20 semester or 30 quarter hours in accounting (may include credits from one (1) Finance class or one (1) Business Law class) and three (3) years of professional accounting or auditing experience.
 
If hired at the 3 level:
A Bachelor's degree that includes at least 20 semester or 30 quarter hours in accounting
(may include credits from one (1) Finance class or one (1) Business Law class) and two (2) year of professional accounting or auditing experience. 
 
Additional professional level accounting or auditing experience will substitute; year for year, for the education except for the 20 semester or 30 quarter hours in accounting (may include credits from one (1) Finance class or one (1) Business Law class).
 
Desired Qualifications:


 

  • A Master's degree in business administration, public administration, economics or closely allied field. Certification as a public accountant, fraud examiner, internal auditor, Information system auditor, data processor, management accountant or equivalent certification will substitute for one year of the required experience.
 
 
  • Strong knowledge of RCW Title 51, WAC 296-17, and WAC 296-17A.
  • Proven ability to speak both Spanish and English  fluently

Supplemental Information

Application Process:  
The top candidates will be contacted directly to interview for this position. Because the selection will be based on information provided by you, it is in your best interest to identify the knowledge, skills and abilities that address the mandatory and desirable qualifications described below.
 
Please include the following documents with your application:
1. A letter of interest describing specific qualifications.
2. A current resume detailing applicable experience, and education
3. An unofficial copy of your college transcripts, or if called for an interview the ability to bring them with you.

Other Information:
 

  • Prior to any new hire into L&I, a background check, including criminal record history, will be conducted.
  • This position is represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE).  
  • Employees driving on state business shall have a valid driver's license.  If driving a privately owned vehicle on state business, must be insured.
  • WFSE CBA 42.21  King County Premium Pay
    Employees assigned to a permanent duty station in King County will receive five (5) percent Premium Pay calculated from their base salary. When an employee is no longer permanently assigned to a King County duty station they will not be eligible for this premium pay.
  
Applicants wishing to claim Veterans Preference should attach a copy of their DD-214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22, or signed verification of service letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to their application. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers. For further information please contact us at: Jobs@Lni.wa.gov.

The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application process or testing process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 902-5700. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Washington Relay Service.  
 
You are welcome to include the name and pronoun you would like to be referred to in your materials and we will honor this as you interact with our award-winning diverse and inclusive organization.

If you have any questions regarding this announcement, program, or the agency please contact April Elias at elib235@lni.wa.gov.