Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Budget Manager-Parks and Rec.(WA State)

State of Washington
Parks and Recreation Commission invites applications for the position of:
Operating Budget Manager (WMS Band 2)
SALARY: $64,500.00 - $78,900.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 02/23/15
CLOSING DATE: 03/09/15 05:00 PM

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

State Parks is governed by a board of seven volunteer citizens appointed by the Governor. Commission members serve staggered six-year terms, setting public policy and guiding the agency. The Washington state park system includes more than 100 developed parks, recreation programs, trails, boating safety and winter recreation.
Our Mission
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission cares for Washington’s most treasured lands, waters and historic places. State parks connect all Washingtonians to their diverse natural and cultural heritage and provide memorable recreational and educational experiences that enhance their lives.

Our Vision
Washington’s state parks will be cherished destinations with natural, cultural, recreational, artistic and interpretive experiences that all Washingtonians enjoy, appreciate and proudly support.
Washington State Parks employs more than 450 permanent staff and more than 350 seasonal and temporary staff throughout the state. The headquarters office is located in Tumwater, and region offices are located in Burlington, East Wenatchee and Tumwater.

We are seeking an experienced professional to serve as the Operating Budget Manager (WMS Band 2) at Parks headquarters located in Tumwater, Washington. This position is one of two budget manager positions reporting to the Finance, Technology, and Business Services Director. This position will also serve as the backup for the Capital Budget Manager to provide seamless service and support to the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and the Department; ensuring the Agency achieves results that will benefit all citizens of Washington.
For more information on Washington State Parks, click here.
If you have questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the manager listed in the "Supplemental Information" section of this publication.

This position provides leadership for development and oversight of the agency's operating budget. Responsibilities include planning, coordination, preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of agency's operating budget and related allotments, revenue projections and fiscal notes. This position works closely with Parks management and program staff, other staff and external stakeholders.

Some of What You'll Do:
Represent the budget office in addressing budget and policy issues and legislative requests with the agency's Government Affairs office, Governor's office, Legislature, OFM, and public policy makers. Ensures alignment of the operating budget with the Agency's Strategic Business Plan and other priorities.
Develop, implement and oversee the agency's operating budget for submittal to Office of Financial Management's (OFM) and the Legislature.
Prepare, review and approve the operating allotments (spending plans).
Supervise a budget staff of three positions. Assign and oversee work, coach and mentor staff and conduct performance evaluations.
Present information regarding the agency's operating budget or revenue to the Parks' Commission, legislative staff, at legislative hearings and other meetings. Create presentations for use by Executive Leadership Team (ELT) members.
Prepare, review and approve revenue estimates associated with the operating budget. Monitor monthly expenditures, approving needed allotment adjustments, and work with managers and program staff regarding funding needs and revenue issues.
Work with OFM, State Treasurer, legislative, and other external staff to resolve operating budget issues and providing information.
Create and present management reports and information for use by programs and agency leadership. Keep agency management informed regarding issues involved with the operating budget.
Backup the Capital Budget Manager when needed to ensure responsive service from the budget office.
Create budget projections, and analyze information on a variety of budgetary issues. This includes preparation of legislative bill analysis and fiscal notes.

We're Looking For Someone Who Has....
A Bachelor's degree with focus on business administration, accounting, or related field from an accredited college or university whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Five years government experience preparing and monitoring an organization's or organization's sub-unit budget. Experience should include: budget and allotment preparation, management
reporting, preparation of budget projections, completing analyses on budget related information, use of state budgetary and financial systems including TALS, BDS, CBS, SPS, Enterprise Reporting.
Of the five years experience, three years must be in a state agency budget office preparing and monitoring an agency's or an agency's sub-division operating budget.
A Master's degree may substitute for one year government experience.

Experience conducting legislative bill analysis and preparing agency fiscal notes.
Experience forecasting revenues. Experience projecting fees in a self-supporting budget environment.
Experience presenting budget information to Executive Leadership and legislative staff.
Experience with capital budgeting.
Three years supervisory experience.
Ability to oversee staff work and coach, mentor and lead staff.
Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
Ability to collaborate with others to produce timely and effective results.

To ensure consideration, please complete the online job application and profile at www.careers.wa.gov. Use reference number 10331 when searching for the job announcement. You must attach or embed in your application the following:
· Letter of interest specifically addressing the qualifications listed in this announcement
· Current chronological resume · Five professional references
**All requested materials must be submitted. Incomplete or late application materials will not be accepted. Failure to follow application process may disqualify you from further consideration.**
The information provided in your application must support your selected answers in the application questions. Answers will be verified and documentation may be required. Responses not supported in your application will disqualify you for consideration of employment from this recruitment.

Diversity Policy Statement
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is committed to creating an equitable, hospitable, appreciative, safe, and inclusive park environment – one that embraces the full spectrum of all community members’ contributions. The Commission makes this commitment because:
· Diversity strengthens the workforce in competence and ability;
· Celebrating diversity appreciates and values individual differences;
· Diversity serves an increasingly heterogeneous society;
· Diversity helps ensure the relevance of a state park system, its mission, properties, and programs to the people of this state today and in the future; and · Diversity is crucial to our ability to serve all citizens.

The Commission encourages and supports staff efforts to reach out to people of all races, national origins, abilities, religions, sexual orientations, veteran status, ages, and genders who use the
parks and who live in communities nearby parks. This outreach is to focus on engaging in partnerships that expand programs and services in a way that is meaningful and of value to all people.

The Commission is dedicated to offering quality experiences to all visitors through a workforce and volunteer corps that reflects the diversity of Washington State.

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission 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 with disabilities, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply.

Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the human resources office at (360) 902-8565. 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.

For information about this position, please contact Vicki Amundsen at Vicki.Amundsen@parks.wa.gov or (360) 902-8621.

For information about the recruitment process, please contact Kayci Brand at Kayci.Brand@parks.wa.gov or (360) 902-8569.