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Fiscal Analyst 2

Accounting/Finance/Insurance Jobs
Washington State Department of Ecology

Job Summary

Full Time
Posted on
April 03, 2019
Washington State Department of Ecology
Lacey, WA
Years of Experiences
1 - 3
Career Level
Entry Level
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree
$38,988.00 - $51,000.00 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.

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Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen 

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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.

Ecology's Fiscal team members are highly sought after for their marketable skills due to having one of the State of Washington's most complex financial systems. Employee skills are utilized through knowledge of applicable state and federal laws, policies, and rules to maintain the integrity of financial data and provide direct services to staff. Ecology managers, the Governor, State Auditor, Office of Financial Management, and the Legislature can confidently use Ecology's financial information to make crucial decisions affecting the environment.

Couple valuable learning gained with being able to work with this team that works well across units, you have a great formula for individual success!

To learn more about our agency, please visit our website at

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



The Financial Services Program manages the agency's financial resources and supports agency planning so that environmental goals and strategic priorities are met.

The program's AFRS/Contracts & Grants/General Accounting Unit in Lacey, WA is looking to fill a Fiscal Analyst 2 position.

Some of the key work activities of the Fiscal Analyst 2 include:

Performs the full range of accounting functions for contracts/grants/loans assigned to this position, such as:

  • Reviewing agreements and amendments for completeness, critical financial information, and approvals.

  • Ensuring agreement accuracy in the Contracts and Grants Payable System and Ecology Administration of Grants & Loans (EAGL).

  • Reviewing payment requests to ensure compliance with terms of the agreement, for proper approvals, and accuracy.

  • Maintaining correct encumbrance balance on agreement.

  • Entering payment data into automated systems.

  • Proactively monitoring contracts/grants/loans for potential issues such as agreement balances and end dates.

General Accounting & Other as Assigned:

  • As requested by management or budget staff, researches financial transactions various financial systems and prepares and processes correcting journal vouchers.

  • Assists in the maintenance of the agency's chart of accounts.

  • Provides back-up coverage to other Fiscal Analyst 2 positions within the Unit as needed.

  • As part of the Unit, will assist in heavy work load situations; such as new code entry into AFRS at the beginning of each biennium.

This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be April 10, 2019.  In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before April 9, 2019. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.




Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 18 quarter or 12 semester hours of college-level accounting AND a minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience. Professional accounting experience may substitute for education, but not for the minimum accounting credits.

  • Accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and organizational skills to create and maintain unit files.

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and Outlook; able to create, edit, modify, save, and delete documents and spreadsheets; includes locating and accurately modifying existing files and templates for reuse.

  • Ability to use a 10-key calculator by touch.

  • Reliability to be on the job and be a productive team member in a busy unit with deadlines and seasonal workload issues.

Desired Qualifications: 

  • 30 quarter or 20 semester hours of college-level accounting and three (3) or more years of relevant experience.

  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and Outlook.

Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment: 
Employee must read, sign, and abide by the Financial Services/Fiscal Office Agreement on Confidential Information (Part A), Internal Control Responsibility (Part B), and Safeguarding and Preventing Misuse of Ecology's Data (Part C).

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 for more details.
*See the Benefits tab in this announcement for more information

Supplemental Information

Application Instructions:

In order to be considered, applicants MUST link the following documents as attachments to their application:

  • A copy of your college transcript(s) showing your college-level accounting credits. (This may be an unofficial online transcript. It does NOT need to be a sealed, certified copy. HTML or PDF formats, or a screen print into Word are acceptable. Please do not paste text from the internet into Word).

  • A list of three work-related references (i.e., supervisor, peer, customer) with current phone numbers.

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 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 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 Debbie Iness at:  Please do not contact Debbie 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.