Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave Budget Manager (WMS2 2018-02310) Lacey in Lacey, Washington


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The Paid Family and Medical Leave Budget Manager plays a key role in leading and supporting the continued development, management, coordination and maintenance of ESD's Paid Family Medical Leave program budget ensuring funds are used in the most effective and efficient manner possible.

This position:

  • performs independent senior-level fund budget and analysis for the project and operational budget for the division's biennial budget of $82 million;
  • compiles, reviews and manages and complex analysis for all financial activity and reports on the revenues and expenditures of each organizational index to management the various phases of the project; ensuring expenditures stay within authorized levels; comply with state spending terms and conditions, comply with state cost allocation principle and with terms and conditions of the OCIO office;
  • responsible for developing business procedures and policies to comply with agency and state guidelines, polices rules and statutes;
  • conducts complex financial analysis of monthly expenditures are accurate, compiles reports ensuring the project and operational budgets are accurately reflected and performs projections of future activities to ensure the budget is adequate for the duration of the project;
  • performs complex analysis to forecast future revenue and expenditures to ensure the program is self-sustainable;
  • this position, in coordination with the Division Director and the Budget Director, is responsible for the planning and coordinating of the overall biennial budget to secure spending authority;
  • analyzes monthly data and compiles reports for presentation the Paid Family and Medical Leave advisory committee and or to legislator;
  • main point of contact serving as a liaison between Finance management and Paid Family and Medical Leave leadership to ensure a professional and collaborative partnership in support of the agency's mission.


  • Directly responsible as the subject matter expert in the lead supporting role for planning, development, submittal, monitoring, and reporting of the Paid Family and Medical Leave biennial budget and annual internal budget allocation process.
  • Provide direction for understanding and administering the agency's chart of account ensuring that coding of expenditures are to the project phase its applicable to, that the data is timely and accurate for budget to actual status and preparation for division and Finance management.
  • Makes decisions and or recommendations for program direction, forecasting, budgeting, fiscal management, and staff for resolution of financial issues and coordinate efforts with the Program Director and Finance budget director.
  • Directly responsible for the division funding source, including planning, development, submittal, monitoring, and reporting of a biennial budget of $82 million.
  • Responsible to plan, lead, and ensure the work is timely, accurate, and meets all state and legislative requirements ensuring the agency is compliant.
  • Provides guidance and technical assistance to fiscal management and program staff for resolution of financial issues, state or legislative audit questions and coordinate efforts with agency and program management.
  • Directly responsible for managing, overseeing and analyzing actual program revenues and analyzes and prepares management reports presented to the Paid Family and Medical Leave Division Director, Budget Director, division steering committee and the Executive Leadership Team (ELT).
  • Performs various complex financial analysis as requested, including projections, future revenue trend(s) and analysis and actual and projected expenditures to ensure the program becomes self-sufficient.
  • Works closely with the Paid Family and Medical Leave Division Director, Chief Financial Officer and Budget Director on resolutions of program financial issues.
  • Conduct senior-level analysis for budget related issues and requests from the Office of Financial Management, Legislative staff, the Executive Leadership Team, and Paid Family and Medical Leave Steering Committee. Qualifications

Minimum Requirements: A bachelor's degree and five years of relevant business experience.

The most competitive applicants will have the following experience:

  • A bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, accounting, budget or other related field of study.
  • Experience working for the State of Washington or other government entity in a budget/finance/business services role.
  • Knowledge of state budgeting process, policies, procedures, and fiscal management principles.
  • Knowledge of core fund management; budget and fiscal management principles such as GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles)
  • Experience researching issues, define a problem, develop and assess alternatives, and make recommendations.
  • Experience translating knowledge of the agency's mission, strategic direction, Governor's priorities, principles of accountability and measurement, and priorities-based budgeting into day-to-day operational plans.
  • Experience translating fund management, budget and performance information into clear, plain English for managers and policy-makers.
  • Experience developing and maintaining effective relationships with partners across the agency, with the Office of Financial Management, the legislature, and other parties. A master's degree in a relevant business related field such as finance, business administration, accounting or budget may substitute for 1-2 years of experience.

Supplemental Information

Attach the following required documents to your on-line application (through the Add Attachment(s) field):

  • Chronological Resume
  • Letter of interest describing how you meet the requirements of the position
  • List of professional references

Other Information The Employment Security Department is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Modern Workplace ESD's employee engagement scores were up 8 percent to 71 percent in 2017 and we continue to develop programs to improve the employee experience. We are working to create a modern workplace designed to meet the needs of a changing workforce. We have wellness programs, telework policies and flexible schedules. We're working to update our facilities all over the state to enhance both the client and employee experience.

Opportunity for All The Washington Employment Security Department 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 of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply.

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Salary: $75,000.00 - $98,000.00 Annually

Location: Thurston County – Lacey, WA

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Department: Employment Security Department

Job Number: 2018-02310

Closing: 3/28/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504

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Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov