Capital Budget/Finance Lead - Surface Water Management

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time
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$106,326.69 - $134,775.47 Annually

Seattle - Regional area, WA

Job Type
Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week

DNRP-Natural Resources & Parks

Job Number

WLRD -Water & Land Resources

3/26/2023 11:59 PM Pacific


Why This Opportunity May Be Perfect for You: This is an exciting role for a person that will get to help manage a Capital portfolio of programs and projects that have multiple funding sources, including grants with restrictive uses and match requirements. These Capital programs plan and implement projects aimed to enhance the condition of county-owned stormwater facilities as well as projects geared to enhance natural habitats and focus on ecological restoration across several watersheds in the region. Primarily , this position will work with Capital program managers and their staff in the Division's Surface Water Services section and Rural and Regional Services Section.

This position will lead the development, preparation and justification of Capital portfolio during the county's biennial budget; work closely with project managers, financial and accounting staff; maintain project files and documentation in support of routine audits by grantors; serve as an administrator for the capital project management system; provide routine updates to the county's central budget office, and adhere to established reporting processes, standards and procedures; prepare complex financial reports and forecasts; communicate financial information to a variety of audiences, and provide policy recommendations. This position may lead or coordinate with other staff who support capital programs, including grant billings.

We are looking for a self-starter with strong financial skills, expertise in data analytics using enterprise-wide financial and business intelligence systems, a keen attention to detail, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities.

Who Are We? The Water and Land Resources Division (WLRD) protects, restores, and manages King County's water and land using the best available science, innovation, and collaborating with our partners and the community. WLRD employs scientists, engineers, policy experts, ecologists, and project managers dedicated to protecting the health and integrity of King County's natural resources, so that they can be enjoyed today and for generations to come. WLRD provides flood control services, stormwater management, and other natural resource management services throughout the county. The division has six sections - Stormwater Services, Rivers & Floodplain Management, Rural & Regional Services, Science & Technical Services, Environmental Lab, and Finance & Administration.

Who is Eligible: This position is open to all King County employees and the general public.

Commitment to Equity and Social Justice
As the only jurisdiction in the world named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the traditions of many cultures.

We have a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing the practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all - in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted pro-equity agenda to advance regional change and ensure that residents from vulnerable communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts.

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Telecommuting Requirement
The work associated with this position will be performed predominantly by teleworking, complemented with onsite work and meetings as informed by business needs. 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.

King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team.

Job Duties
  • Lead budget development, implementation, and monitoring for several Capital portfolios.
  • Perform analysis, including financial modeling and forecasting, and develop recommendations to inform decision making.
  • Develop dashboards and performance metrics for scope, schedule, and budget
  • Develop and maintain sound working relationships across the agency with an emphasis on superior customer service.
  • Develop financial cost models and forecasts for the Division's Line of Business, long-range, and strategic planning efforts.
  • Coordinate with the Office of Performance, Strategy and Budget and Division leadership to prepare capital budget revisions, supplemental budget requests, fiscal notes on proposed legislation, and financial plans.
  • Review and approve audit responses and billing documents for grants and contracts; support Capital programs and projects through internal and external reviews.
  • Represent the Division on Department or County-wide process improvements in the areas of project management, contracts, interlocal agreements, financial systems, and performance management.
  • Conduct performance reviews and/or compliance audits of capital programs, including equity analysis to ensure capital investments meet new equity guidelines and standards.
  • Serve as the subject matter expert and administrator for capital project management system (PRISM); train project managers and new staff to independently access their project information.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance/Accounting, Construction management, Regional Planning, or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience which would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties as described.
  • At least five years of increasingly responsible work developing budgets, financial plans, forecasts, and data analysis.
  • Experience working with and presenting to senior leadership at Department and Division level.
  • Experience with large-scale capital projects; including project control principles and collaboration with project/program managers, project control staff, procurement, and finance.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted financial, accounting, budgeting principles and techniques, including auditing and internal controls.
  • Proficient in use of advanced data analytics, preferably using business intelligence applications, such as Microsoft Power BI.
  • Proficient in use of MS Office suite, i.e., Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, Share Point, and One Drive.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, and to lead and facilitate meetings with varied audiences.
  • Ability to take initiative within the scope of the position, to develop and implement plans, and prepare recommendations for action.
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and complete work in a high-pressure environment with moving deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Ability to maneuver through complex political situations in an effective and sensitive manner.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in related field and/or certification in Project Management, LEAN Six Sigma (Green Belt) or a related field.
  • Experience working with local, state, and federal funding processes, including grants and inter-local agreements.
  • Experience developing relational databases and skilled in writing queries to extract and convert information from various data formats.
  • Knowledge of Equity and Social Justice concepts and principles.

Supplemental Information

Working Conditions:
  • Work Location: Predominantly teleworking and the King Street Center 201 S. Jackson St., Seattle WA 98104.
  • Work Schedule: This full-time position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and it is not overtime eligible. This position is based on a 40-hour work week. The typical work schedule is 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday- Friday. Attendance at evening meetings and weekend events will be required from time to time.
  • Union Membership: This position is represented by Teamsters Local 117 .
Application and Selection Process:

If you applied between 12/19/2022 - 01/22/2023 you DO NOT need to reapply. Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position.
  • King County Application
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter conveying what makes you an ideal candidate for this position.
  • Responses to supplemental questions (no more than one page per question).
For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Jamie Jensen-Young
Human Resource Analyst

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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.

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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 related to this recruitment process, please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

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