Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Budget Manager-DSHS(WA State)

State of Washington
Dept. of Social and Health Services invites applications for the position of:
Budget Manager (Western State Hospital) 01859
SALARY: $52,800.00 - $84,288.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 03/02/15
CLOSING DATE: 03/09/15 11:59 PM

Western State Hospital is a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year in-patient mental health hospital, with two psychiatric centers consisting of the Center for Forensic Services (CFS) and the Psychiatric Treatment Recovery Center (PTRC). Also included on the hospital grounds is the Habilitative Mental Health Unit (HMH).
The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Behavioral Health and Services Integration (BHSIA), is seeking an experienced and budget-savvy candidate with expert level analytical skills of to join the team of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) at Western State Hospital (WSH). We currently have an opening for a Budget Manager who works directly with the executive leadership team at WSH functioning in a key role on budget planning and development.
Are you ready to put your budget development and consulting skills to work? Are you interested in offering your expertise pertaining to decisions impacting the hospital's biennial budget and providing input in the execution of strategic planning? Do you thrive in an environment where you are given the opportunity to provide input on tactical planning, performance measurements, and process improvements? If you have answered yes, then keep reading because we have a very unique and rewarding opportunity for you.

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Overview of Duties
Plan and develop the WSH biennial budget and the annual internal budget allocation process.
Develop, prepare and keep current assumption documents related to staffing and costs.
Assist with any legislative requests regarding staffing.
Reconcile the funded positions to the Salary and Projection System.
Assist with the development of fiscal notes and decision packages for biennial budget.
Provide, update, and distribute various staffing reports for Executive Leadership and Governing Body. Provide technical assistance to the CAO, executive leadership, and other stakeholders on policy, position management, tracking and reporting requirements, strategy to control overtime expenditures, agency directives, attendance policy, and the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
Assist department leaders to address issues related to budget and prepare ad hoc reports as needed.
Foster cooperation, build trust, gain support, and commitment with others.
Monitor and conduct analysis of impact of legislative recommendation and action programs.
Represent CAO for signature authority as needed and serve as a supervisory backup for CAO.

Who We're Interested In
Our successful candidate should possess have a Bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, economics, health administration, or a related field and at least four years of experience conducting research and analyzing financial data, policies, laws, rules, or regulations, or comparable combination of education and experience. In addition, this position typically requires supervisory experience.
We are looking for a candidate who:
Has knowledge of state government fiscal and budget matters.
Is able to effectively use good judgment and professional knowledge in complex situations.
Has demonstrated leadership and management skills.
Has demonstrated analytical skills, using data to prepare reports and evaluate performance, make decisions, and constantly improve efficiencies and outcome.
Has excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate and prepare materials in a comprehensive and clear manner to a diverse audience.
Is able to stay highly organized while managing multiple priorities and meeting timelines.

To be considered for this position, please email the below listed application materials by the closing date/time (03/09/2015, 11:59 p.m.) to Stacie Elrod at elrodsa@dshs.wa.gov
- A chronological resume
- A letter of interest explaining how you meet the qualifications for this position - Three professional references with email addresses and phone numbers.

Who We Are
Western State Hospital (WSH) is a fully accredited, psychiatric hospital serving western Washington by providing evaluation and inpatient treatment for adults with serious or long-term mental illness.
WSH is located in the City of Lakewood, which is a suburb of Tacoma and is within a 30-minute drive to Seattle. It is one of the largest psychiatric hospitals west of the Mississippi River with over 800 beds, and the second oldest state-owned enterprise after the University of Washington. WSH is housed on 264 acres on the original site of Fort Steilacoom, amid 100 year old stately lined avenues. Local sport teams include the Seattle Seahawks (football), Seattle Sounders (soccer), Seattle Mariners (baseball) and Seattle Thunderbirds (hockey).
To learn more about Western State Hospital and how our staff makes a difference in transforming lives visit http://www.dshs.wa.gov/mhsystems/wsh.shtml online.

At Western State Hospital, you will enjoy a rewarding career with impressive benefits designed to help you maintain a comfortable lifestyle for you and your family, including:
Major Medical • Dental • Vision • Optional Medical Flexible Spending Account • Long-term Disability •
Retirement and other savings plan options • Life Insurance • Paid Vacation & Holidays • Continuing

See the Benefits tab for more details. Benefits apply to full-time and most part-time employees.
Ensuring safety to the people we serve is our number one priority. Applicants considered for this position and other positions with DSHS, require a background check. Successful candidates will be required to undergo regular tuberculosis screening and comply with union shop requirements.

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability.

Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact Anette Dotterer at (253) 761-3347. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.
If you have questions about this exciting opportunity, please contact Anette Dotterer at (253) 761-3347 or email me at Anette.Dotterer@dshs.wa.gov .