Financial Liaison Specialist (Fiscal Specialist II)

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time
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Seattle, WA

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Term Limited Temporary, Full Time, 40 hrs/wk

DJA - Judicial Administration

Job Number

Financial Services

3/31/2023 4:30 PM Pacific


The Department of Judicial Administration (DJA), also known as the Superior Court Clerk's Office, is seeking talented individuals with a passion for justice to fill three (3) Fiscal Specialist II vacancies within the department as Special Duty Assignment (SDA) or Term Limited Temporary (TLT) positions . The duration of these positions is anticipated to extend through December 2023, with the possibility of being extended.

Join our team and be part of history! This is an exciting and unique opportunity for someone who enjoys working with people and numbers . You will play an important role in a special project team and will be tasked with working to refund court fines and fees to those who were convicted of drug charges and whose convictions were later vacated when the Supreme Court ruled the state's felony drug possession law was unconstitutional.

The individual in this role will provide excellent customer service, produce a consistent and accurate final work product , and process a large volume of court documents with a very high degree of accuracy .

Successful candidates in this position will possess high energy and a professional demeanor , have the ability to collect and interpret data, and independently prioritize work while working as a member of a team .

The Department of Judicial Administration is an innovative, forward-looking agency using technology to help perform tasks better, more efficiently and reliably . DJA performs a variety of services for the Court, litigants and the general public . DJA's mission is to provide professional, high-quality Superior Court record services and justice system programs, while ensuring access to justice and integrity in the process .

King County values the balance between work and life outside of work . We offer an outstanding benefits package, medical benefits, vacation, sick leave, 10 paid holidays, life insurance, an employee assistance program and much more . Please visit our website to learn about King County's commitment to employee's health and well-

being: http://www . kin g count y . g ov/emplo y ees / .

WHO MAY APPLY: This recruitment is open to both current King County employees and the general public.

JOB TYPE: This opportunity is being offered as a Special Duty Assignment (SDA) or Term Limited Temporary (TLT) position and is anticipated to end in December 2023, with the possibility of an extension. This is a non-represented position.

WORK LOCATION: This position is based at the King County Courthouse located at 516 3rd Avenue, Seattle. Telecommuting may be possible after successfully completing the training period. See Telecommuting paragraph below.

WORK SCHEDULE: This position reports Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm. This position works a 40-hour workweek and is overtime eligible. See Telecommuting Requirement below.

Telecommuting Requirement
The work associated with this position will predominantly be performed onsite at the King County Courthouse located at 516 3rd Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98104; however, telecommuting may be possible after successful completion of the training period. While onsite, employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities.

Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.

Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with
an internet connection (access may be supplemented in some situations) where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required by the department in alignment with the Public Health
Directive from the Seattle & King County Public Health Officer. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.

Job Duties

Successful candidates for this position will be able to clearly demonstrate skill and ability to:
  • Perform data entry with a high level of accuracy.
  • Process a large volume of legal documents pursuant to court rules, local rules, State statutes, and department policies and procedures.
  • Perform various accounting functions in a legal environment.
  • Prepare and review records and reports as needed.
  • Review and interpret court orders and other court records.
  • Compute court fines and fees paid to date and possible refunds.
  • Compile data that may require information searches through records, microfilm or computer files, including spreadsheets and/or customized database applications.
  • Assist customers via email, phone, and in-person.
  • Interact professionally with staff and customers while delivering excellent customer service that is consistent with department policy. Interact professionally with other justice agencies, public agencies, and the general public.
  • Work in a team setting, including helping other sections in order to meet department deadlines.
  • Perform other fiscal specialist functions as ordered by the Court or department management.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

The applicant's experience must demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities or any equivalent combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the work:
  • Experience performing complex, high-volume data entry with strong attention to detail.
  • Possession of strong mathematical and analytical skills.
  • Skill in conducting research for a specific work assignment.
  • Sensitivity and patience working with people of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Ability to maintain composure under pressure and in difficult situations.
  • Possession of strong communication skills.
  • Ability to understand and apply policies, procedures, court rules, local rules and State statutes to complete daily work and assist customers.
  • Ability to form reliable decisions and solutions; providing accurate and timely information to others.
  • Knowledge of and comfort with computer use to perform daily work; skill in using Microsoft Windows including Teams, Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Ability to use or learn how to use microfilm readers .
  • Dedication to meeting customers' expectations; can establish and maintain effective relationships with customers.
  • Ability to learn quickly when facing new problems and to work diligently in finding solutions.
  • Ability to effectively deal with change.
  • Confidence in making decisions with minimal direction.
  • Excellent time management and priority-setting skills; able to consistently meet deadlines and handle multiple tasks with extreme accuracy.
  • Skillfulness in pushing self and others for results; pursues tasks with energy and drive.
  • Ability to positively contribute to a team environment; actively listens to others and builds trust and confidence.
DESIRABLE SKILLS: The most competitive candidates will have the following additional experience/knowledge:
  • Knowledge of legal documents, terminology, and court rules and/or procedures; experience in a judicial or criminal justice environment.
  • Demonstrated experience using State of Washington court data applications .
Supplemental Information

Forbes named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our "True North" , we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles - we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer

No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

To Apply

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.
Selection Process
King County values diverse perspectives and life experiences. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with lived experiences. Applicants who apply by Wednesday, November 2, 2022, will receive first consideration in the process. Additionally, this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies that occur in the next six months.
  • SDAs are open to current King County Career Service or Appointed employees who have passed their initial probationary period and may be given first consideration in the hiring process.
  • TLTs are open to the public. King County values diverse perspectives and life experiences.
Applications will be reviewed as received, and they will be screened for clarity, completeness,
and competitiveness. All materials will be evaluated for spelling, grammar, and punctuation usage. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in a series of interviews.

Forms and Materials Required
  1. An online employment application completed at The employment history should go back at least 10 years if you have 10 years of employment (or more to include all relevant experience).
  2. A cover letter of no more than one page summarizing how you meet the required experience, qualifications, knowledge, and skills for the job outlined in the job posting.
Applications lacking all required materials may be disqualified during the initial screening process.

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact Laneen Harrison at 206-263-0955 for questions about the position and Joy Fernandes at 206-477-0774 about the recruitment process.

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being. Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 12paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page .

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.

NOTE: Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position.Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.

For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.
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Pioneer Square, WA