The Department of Ecology is Washington's environmental protection agency. Our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's land, air and water for current and future generations. We support environmental work throughout Washington. Nearly 70 percent of our budget is passed through to local communities to pay for projects that benefit the environment. We were founded in 1970 as the first agency in the nation dedicated to environmental protection.
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The Department of Ecology is looking for a new team member to join our Water Quality Program in Lacey, WA. If you have an interest in how the state protects water quality, enjoy working with a dynamic and diverse team of people, and are stimulated by a fast paced work environment, then this is a great job for you!
This position will serve as a critical member of the Water Quality Management Team responsible for setting the direction for protecting our state's waters.
This position will guide and assist the Water Quality Program in the forecasting of our financial resources and the day to day management of the largest Program Budget in the Department of Ecology – over $90 million operating budget that supports over 250 staff, and a capital budget of $418 million. With this comes the responsibilities of planning for the future and making tough decisions when resources are limited. We need somebody who is comfortable leading a group of other managers in the responsible management of our budget.
This position will be part of an agency-wide budget team that supports all of Ecology's work. This position is supported by other financial staff that help with the capital budget, and develop and manage tools for day to day budget operation.
As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment for current and future generations. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages performance driven leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism, and accountability.
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The mission of the Water Quality Program is to protect and restore Washington's waters to sustain healthy watersheds and communities. Our work ensures that state waters support beneficial uses including recreational and business activities, supplies for clean drinking water, and the protection of fish, shellfish, wildlife, and public health.
A Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, economics, statistics, business, public administration or closely allied field
Three years of professional experience in public sector budget management, fiscal management, accounting or related work.
Knowledge and proficiency with computers including spreadsheets, database, word-processing and accounting or related work.