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Fiscal Analyst 2

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Washington State Department of Ecology

Job Summary

Full Time
Posted on
August 21, 2019
Company
Washington State Department of Ecology
Location
Lacey, WA
Years of Experiences
1 - 3
Career Level
Entry Level
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree
Salary
$40,152.00 - $52,536.00 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


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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.


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 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 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 Revenue & Receivable Unit in Lacey, WA is looking to fill a Fiscal Analyst 2 position. This unit is responsible for: loans receivable accounting, cash receipt accounting, and agency receivable accounting.

This position may perform any unit duties consistent with the Fiscal Analyst 2 classification, but typically focuses on agency receivable accounting and accounting for the Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) and back-up for the Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP) receivables functions as needed.

The successful candidate will support the Fiscal Office's mission of delivering useful and timely financial information to all levels of agency management by:


  • Maintaining the integrity of data in all agency financial systems.

  • Providing direct services to agency management in all areas of revenue and expenditure accounting and reporting.

  • Providing direct services to agency employees in the areas of purchasing and materials management.

  • Maintaining compliance with all federal and state financial reporting laws and rules.



Some of the key work activities include:


  • Main fiscal office contact for the following receivable programs or activities:

    • Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP)

    • Spills Program

    • Water Quality Program Wastewater Discharge fee delinquencies, journal vouchers, and collections activities.



  • Uses, and analyzes and interprets reports produced by, various internal and external automated systems or semi-automated systems and spreadsheets.

  • Reviews receivable financial records and prepares monthly aging reports on assigned agency receivables and monitors the activity.

  • Initiates collection actions on past due accounts, reviews and recommends actions to supervisor. 

  • Identifies uncollectible accounts and recommends actions to supervisor, obtains management approval and program approval for uncollectible and agency write-off actions.

  • Prepares and/or approves invoices, letters, delinquency notices and installment agreements for accounts receivable customers.

  • Maintains bankruptcy files and address change updates.

  • Performs cashiering-related duties and backs up the TCP FA2 desk, when needed.


 

Please do NOT include your salary history.

Qualifications

 


All activities and tasks require the ability to understand, interpret, and describe various state and federal laws, rules, regulations, publications, systems, acts, and agreements which may include the State Administrative and Accounting Manual.


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.

  • Basic proficiency using 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.

  • Accuracy and attention to detail.





Desired Qualifications
 


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

  • Intermediate proficiency with agency standard software applications and systems.

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

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

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




Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment

The successful candidate must read, sign, and abide by the Financial Services/Fiscal Office Agreement on Confidential Information (Part A) and Internal Control Responsibility (Part B).
 

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 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.
 

Please do NOT include your salary history.


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 Carla Clarey at: Carla.clarey@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not contact Carla 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 is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative.  

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.