Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Senior Fiscal Coordinator-DSHS(WA State)

State of Washington
Dept. of Social and Health Services invites applications for the position of:
Senior Fiscal Coordinator (WSH) 01849
SALARY: $52,800.00 - $84,000.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 02/26/15
CLOSING DATE: 03/12/15 11:59 PM

Consolidated Institutional Business Services (CIBS) which is located at Lakewood, WA has the need to recruit for highly qualified, detail oriented, culturally competent permanent Senior Fiscal Coordinator (WMS) Washington Management Service position located at Western State Hospital in Lakewood, WA.
Core work hours are Day Shift: 8:00am to 5:00pm, Mondays through Fridays. Scheduled days off are Saturdays and Sundays.
This position will remain open for 30 days. The first review of applications will begin seven days after the opening date of this posting. Candidate review will be on-going and the hiring authority has the right to make a decision at any point during the process. It is in the applicant’s best interest to apply ASAP.

Your role within the organization
The Senior Fiscal Coordinator will be providing accounting, financial reporting, procurement, warehousing, and similar services to eight Western Washington institutions. This position will coordinate fiscal functions for the Mental Health Division (MHD) institutions under CIBS and manages staff and is to provide budgetary and expenditure information as well as any other management reports that is required. This position will be reporting to the CIBS Finance Manager.
The Senior Fiscal Coordinator will be managing thirteen professional fiscal staff within the CIBS who are located at the Mental Health Division institution home teams. The successful candidate will be responsible for fiscal reporting and management activities of an estimated $200 million annual budget for the Mental Health Division institutions. Will be analyzing allotment/expenditures for the Mental Health institutions and reports information to administration leadership and superintendents.

The successful candidate will poses the following required qualifications
This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in the field of finance, accounting or business; (3) years supervisory experience in a fiscal office; AND (3) year’s in high-level fiscal reporting or budget experience.
The successful candidate will poses the following desired qualifications
· A Master Degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field.
· Knowledge of management principles and sound business practices, including expert status in the theoretical and practical applications of a broad range of complex fiscal and legal criteria governing department activities including GAAP, state and federal laws/regulations, contracts, etc.
· Must have experience providing guidance and consultation to professional financial staff to meet the objectives of CIBS and DSHS.
· Ability to demonstrate strong evaluative and diagnostic thinking in regard to varying complex problems, systems, policies, law, to include the short and long-term impact on the agency.
· Excellent research and resource skills in order to obtain vital information for the management of assigned programs in accordance with federal requirements. Ability to provide clear and accurate financial reports to executive managers and provide recommendations.
· Ability to work independently and with minimal managerial guidance, taking initiative to identify, investigates, and takes corrective action on all assigned or Ad Hoc projects.
· Ability to manage multiple projects and accomplish objectives within given time constraints.
· Excellent communication (oral, presentation, and written) skills in order to translate and explain complex technical fiscal issues.
· Ability to establish and maintain a strong rapport with individuals both inside and outside the agency to include, OFM consultants, other state financial officers which are contacted to obtain and share information relevant to DSHS, and many other miscellaneous contacts.
· Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and must be able to interpret and present complex information for broad audience use.
· Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word and with Washington state fiscal policies,
systems and data.

How to Apply
Application Process
Interested applicants should submit the following documents with their online application by March 12, 2015; 11:59 p.m.
Letter of interest describing your qualifications;
Detailed resume; and
Three professional references

This recruitment will remain open until an adequate candidate pool is available. Screening of application materials will be ongoing. The hiring manager reserves the right to make an appointment into this position at any point during the recruitment process after 7 calendar days.

Special notes
This position is designated as emergent and the successful candidate may be required to report to duty outside of scheduled work hours at their official location or a different duty station. Ensuring safety to the people we serve in number one. Applicants considered for this position and other positions within DSHS, require a background check, which may include fingerprinting.
Annual tuberculosis (TB) screening. Employees in these positions may be required to work overtime and/or holidays. DSHS has a restricted smoking policy.

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 the recruiter at (360) 725-5864.

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 more information regarding this recruitment call Angela Petty at (360) 725-5864 or email me at angela.petty@dshs.wa.gov.