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Budget Analyst (Budget Analyst 3) (In Training)

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Washington State Department of Ecology

Job Summary

Full Time
Posted on
September 16, 2019
Company
Washington State Department of Ecology
Location
Lacey, WA
Years of Experiences
3 - 5
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree
Salary
$51,240.00 - $67,248.00 Annually

About Washington State Department of Ecology

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.

Contact name
Phone
Email
careers@ecy.wa.gov
Website
https://ecology.wa.gov/About-us/Get-to-know-us/Jobs-at-Ecology

Job description

Click here to apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2567961/budget-analyst-budget-analyst-3-in-training


 



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Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen
 


Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We are a culture that is invested in making a difference. If you want to join a team that is highly effective, collaborative, has leadership that embraces the value of people, and believes in the fun factor, Ecology is a good fit.

The Financial Services program's Central Budget Office in Lacey, WA is looking to fill a Budget Analyst 3 (In-Training) position.

The Budget Analyst 3 position assists and collaborates with the Agency Budget Manager, Senior Financial Analyst, and program Budget Managers to provide financial management and support to Ecology's $590 million biennial operating budget and $1.7 billion capital budget. This position supports and contributes to the mission by providing detailed budget analysis, development and preparation of allotments, coordination and analysis of the agency's revenue forecasts and fund balances, and accurate and timely data for necessary budget monitoring and management.

We are looking for applicants who have strong analytical and technical skills, enjoy working in systems and Microsoft Excel, are detail oriented, possess great problem solving skills and are customer service oriented. This position is a great opportunity to work with an experienced budget team and build a foundation in Ecology's complex budget and statewide budget systems.

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 creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability.

To learn more about The Department of Ecology, please visit our website at www.ecology.wa.gov and follow, like or visit us on LinkedInTwitterFacebookInstagram or our blog.
 


Local efforts... Diverse people... Statewide impacts
 


 


Duties

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The successful candidate will support the Central Budget Office's mission of delivering useful and timely financial information to all levels of agency management by performing the following key work activities: 
 

  • Allotment Analysis – Provides analysis, support and entry of agency expenditure and revenue allotments for all department programs.

  • Revenue Analysis – Provides analysis and coordination of agency revenue estimates, reports, and processes with budget managers.

  • Fund and Cash Balance Analysis – Provides analysis, support and coordination of the agency's fund balance sheets, cash balance projections, and reports with budget managers.

  • Budget Reporting and Analysis – Provides budget reports for distribution and presentation to budget managers and management. Produces monthly and quarterly financial reports, and supports budget managers with revenue and expenditure reports.

  • Program Analysis and Reporting – Carries out specialized budget analysis tasks and duties for individual programs in support of program budget managers, such as analysis of expenditures and revenue, historical research, salary projection file updates, and allotment preparation.

  • Budget Development – Assists in developing the agency operating and capital budget proposals. Uses operating and capital budget systems to prepare expenditure and revenue detail for budget submittals.

  • Fiscal Note Development – Coordinates the assignment and tracking of fiscal notes across agency programs, and provides technical support on fiscal notes and systems.


 
 
 
To broaden the candidate pool, we will consider candidates that qualify at the Budget Analyst 3 and 2 levels. Please read the qualifications section below to learn more about this exciting career growth and in-training opportunity.
 

This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be September 25, 2019.  In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before September 24, 2019. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.


Please do NOT include your salary history. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion, if applicable.



Qualifications


Requirements to Qualify at the Budget Analyst 3 (BA3) level: (Salary Range 54 - $4,270 - $5,604 Monthly)
 
A bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution, in business, finance, public administration, accounting, economics, or related field.
 
AND
 
Five (5) years of professional experience in budget, finance, or accounting, AND experience must include a minimum of one (1) year in Washington state government budget

OR

One (1) year as a Budget Analyst 2, provided a degree as described above has been obtained.


Requirements to Qualify at the Budget Analyst 2 (BA2) level: (Salary Range 50 - $3,871 - $5,077 Monthly)
 
A bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution, in business, finance, public administration, accounting, economics, or related field.
 
AND
 
Four (4) years of professional experience in budget, finance, or accounting.

OR

One (1) year as a Budget Analyst 1, provided a degree as described above has been obtained.



Desired Qualifications: 



  • Experience performing duties in a state agency in accounting and budget.

  • Knowledge of and experience working with automated statewide budget/allotment systems, financial reporting systems, and fiscal note system.

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel.


 
Why work for Ecology?

Joining Ecology means becoming a part of a team committed to protecting and restoring Washington State's environment.

A career in public service allows you to help solve some of the most challenging problems facing our state, while keeping the health and financial security of you and your family a priority. We combine one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation with a strong commitment to work/life balance.

Ecology employees may be eligible for the following:
Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s)Public Employees Retirement System (PERS),  Vacation, Sick, and other Leave*, 11 Paid Holidays per year*, Public Service Loan ForgivenessTuition Waiver,  Long Term Disability & Life InsuranceDeferred Compensation ProgramsDependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP),  Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA)Employee Assistance ProgramCommute Trip Reduction Incentives (Download PDF reader)Combined Fund DriveSmartHealth
 

Student debt and how working for Ecology can help
Employees may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program, which forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. See https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more details.
                                                                             
*See the Benefits tab in this announcement for more information
Supplemental Information

 


Application Instructions:


In order to be considered, applicants MUST include the following documents as an attachment to their application:


  • A cover letter describing how your experience, skills and abilities meet the required qualifications of this position.

  • A resume outlining your professional experience.


Please do NOT include your salary history. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion, if applicable.


Please complete the applicant profile when applying for this position. Or, you may paste the text of your resume within the profile's resume text field.

Please read the supplemental questions carefully and answer completely. Incomplete responses, including "please see resume" may disqualify you from further consideration.

Department of Ecology employees, please make sure to answer the agency-wide questions regarding permanent status as a classified employee within the Washington General Service or Washington Management Service. Do not forget to select Department of Ecology as a response to question 2, and type your personnel ID number for question 3. If you are not sure of your status or do not know your personnel ID number, please contact Human Resources at (360) 407-6186.

If you are reading this announcement in print format, please visit www.careers.wa.gov to access the online recruitment system. Click on "Look for Jobs" and select Dept. of Ecology under the "Department" search list. Click "Apply Search."


Other Information:

If you need assistance applying for this job, please call Human Resources at (360) 407-6186 or e-mail careers@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not call this number or send an email to this address to follow-up the status of your application. You can view the latest status of your application on your profile's main page.


If you have specific questions about the position, please email Lars Andreassen at: lars.andreassen@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not contact Lars to inquire about the status of your application.

The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful. The state may verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of your application or dismissal if employed.

This position is included in the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) union bargaining unit for the Department of Ecology.

The Washington State Department of Ecology is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application/testing process or this job announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 407-6186. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.