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Department of Children, Youth, and Families

Job Summary

Posted on
August 21, 2018
Department of Children, Youth, and Families
Olympia, Washington
Years of Experiences
< 1
1 - 3
Career Level
Entry Level, Experienced (Non-Manager)
Education Level
Some College Coursework Completed
$3185.00 - $4167.00 per month

About Department of Children, Youth, and Families

DCYF is a cabinet-level agency focused on the well-being of children. Our vision is to ensure that "Washington state’s children and youth grow up safe and healthy—thriving physically, emotionally and academically, nurtured by family and community." Our guiding principles: A relentless focus on outcomes for children; A commitment to collaboration and transparency; A commitment to using data to inform and evaluate reforms, leveraging and aligning existing services with desired child outcomes; A focus on supporting staff as they contribute to the agency’s goals and outcomes. What We Do DCYF is the lead agency for state-funded services that support children and families to build resilience and health, and to improve educational outcomes. We accomplish this by partnering with state and local agencies, tribes and other organizations in communities across the state of Washington. Our focus is to support children and families at their most vulnerable points, giving them the tools they need to succeed. Brain science tells us that laying a strong foundation, early in life, critically impacts healthy development. The science also tells us that addressing trauma, especially at critical transition points in the lives of youth, helps ensure successful transition into adulthood. To truly give all children the great start in school and life they deserve, DCYF was created to be a comprehensive agency exclusively dedicated to the social, emotional and physical well-being of children, youth and families — an agency that prioritizes early learning, prevention and early intervention at critical points along the age continuum from birth through adolescence. History DCYF is the state’s newest agency. It oversees several services previously offered through the state Department of Social and Health Services and the Department of Early Learning. These include all programs from the Children’s Administration in DSHS such as Child Protective Services’ investigations and Family Assessment Response, licensed foster care, and adoption support. Also included are all DEL services, such as the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program for preschoolers, Working Connections Child Care, and Home Visiting. Starting in July 2019, DCYF also will administer programs offered by the Juvenile Rehabilitation division and the Office of Juvenile Justice in DSHS. Those programs include juvenile rehabilitation institutions, community facilities and parole services. Governor Inslee signed House Bill 1661 on July 6, 2017, creating DCYF. The new agency restructures how the state serves at-risk children and youth, with the goal of producing better outcomes in all Washington communities. Its creation follows the suggestions of the bipartisan Blue Ribbon Commission on the Delivery of Services to Children and Families convened by the governor in February 2016 to recommend a state system that focuses more clearly on preventing harm to children and youth.

Contact name
Phillip White
(360) 870-5222

Job description

The Opportunity:

The selected individual will perform professional level financial reconciliation and analysis of accounting, payroll and fiscal data in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Governmental Auditing Standards and Procedures, statutes and regulations.  The incumbent works independently under general supervision analyzing and interpreting reports produced by both automated and manual systems.  This position assists higher level staff in the design and implementation of procedures, reconciliation processes, financial reports and spreadsheets.  Recommends changes to lead, supervisor, or manager any control weaknesses identified and suggests fiscal related improvements as well as process efficiencies.

Some of what you’ll be doing:

  •  Verifies, reconciles and analyzes data to ensure all aspects of DCYF employees are paid correctly.

  • Prepare and process journal vouchers both manually and using the financial tool box to correct financial data.

  • Initiates interaction and responds to inquiries from HR Reps, Time and Attendance processors and employees of DCYF via telephone, postal mail, and e-mail, regarding pay, deductions, insurance, retirement and leave in a timely manner. 

  • Obtains, organizes and maintains data related to payroll issues.

  • Applies and adapts established accounting methods to a variety of transactions; assemble, analyze, and reconcile reports and statements of financial and payroll data; and determine courses of action while preparing and executing necessary payroll and accounting related transactions. 

  • Reconciles, calculates, analyzes, and verifies accuracy of payroll data as well as Fund 035 and its subsidiary accounts. 

What we are looking for:


  • 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 usually 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 can be substituted for professional experience.

 In addition to those required qualifications, our ideal applicant will also have some or all of the following:

  •  Knowledge of and experience in Washington State Payroll processing. 

  • An extensive working knowledge of specific software to include: Excel, Outlook, Word, and Access.

  • 6 months of experience and input using an SAP (HRMS Preferred) system.

  • Theory and practice of accounting, principles of accounting, payroll accounting, and modern office methods.

  • Ability to apply and adapt established accounting methods to a variety of accounting transactions; assemble, analyze and prepare reports and statements of complex financial data; assist in training employees of lower classification.

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

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) 628-0114 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.

 This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.