Washington State Budget Manager [03756] in Olympia, Washington


The Local Government Division is a WMS Band 2, Budget Manager. The Budget Manager reports directly to the Assistant Director and is responsible for direction, oversight, management, fiscal operations, and administration of a full range of activities and services provided by the division's Budget Office.

The Budget Manager provides strategic leadership and guidance to the divisional Budget Office and works with the divisional Management Team to ensure key initiatives are considered in budget development and financial matters. Under this guidance, the divisional Budget Office manages the development and spending of budgets in accordance with laws, rules, processes and directives.


Duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Coordinates with the Accounting Office to ensure compliance with policies and procedures and provides internal controls and accurate accounting for each program.
  • Communicates essential financial information to units and programs within the division as well as with Central Budget Office (CBO) and other key stakeholders such as Office of Financial Management (OFM), legislative staff, federal agencies, boards, and to other interested parties in a highly effective manner to meet the agency's mission.
  • Monthly budget reporting and fiscal monitoring
  • Revenue and fund balance reports
  • Biennial and annual budget development process
  • Position management
  • Federal grant budget management and reporting
  • Fiscal Note coordination
  • Revolving accounts and predictive modeling
  • New Program Development
  • Other agency coordination Qualifications

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, public administration, business administration or closely allied field. (experience may substitute for education)
  • Experience managing and leading a staff within a team environment, able to effectively delegate assignments, provide performance feedback, and maintain open communications among staff that allows for creativity and flexibility.
  • Proven ability to foster an environment that focuses on quality results while motivating, developing, supporting staff and encouraging continuous improvement and strong commitment to the principles of trust, teamwork and collaboration.
  • Experience planning, developing, modifying, and monitoring a large, diverse and complex agency/company budget.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and solve problems collaboratively and constructively with others.
  • Ability to communicate complex budget issues to a variety of audiences, both internally and externally.
  • Skill in planning and directing major projects and work schedules.
  • Experience with Washington State budget concepts and processes, both Operating and Capital, including legislative processes and practices.
  • Knowledge of the state budget and accounting systems, including Agency Financial Reporting Systems (AFRS).
  • Ability to work effectively with OFM and legislative staff. Desired Qualifications: 5 years of Senior Budget Analyst experience Three years of professional level experience with the Washington State Budget process Supplemental Information

I want to work for Commerce! How do I apply?

In addition to completing the online application and answering the supplement questions, applicants must attach the following documents to their profile in order to be considered for this position:

  • A letter of interest describing how you meet the specific qualifications for this position;
  • A current resume detailing experience and education; and
  • A list of at least three professional references. The initial screening will be solely based on the contents and completeness of your application and the materials submitted. All information may be verified and documentation may be required.

For questions about this recruitment, please contact Lindsey Henderson at 360-725-2650 or lindsey.henderson@commerce.wa.gov.

Who we are:

At Commerce, we're a little different. Our Olympia offices are open Monday through Friday. Our parking is free. Many of our employees bike year round. We also have an active bicycle loaner program.

Washington State offers commuting programs, including free, subsidized and reduced public transportation incentives. There are approximately 300 employees in our agency. We are committed to our work and value balance in our personal lives. We hire people for a position and encourage them to train for growth opportunities.

If this sounds like a good fit for you and you meet the qualifications, we encourage you to apply.

What we do:

We are the lead state agency charged with enhancing and promoting sustainable community and economic vitality in Washington. We administer a diverse portfolio of more than 100 programs and several state boards and commissions, all focused on achieving one clear and simple mission: to grow and improve jobs in Washington.

Our key customers include businesses, local governments and community-based organizations. We also play the crucial role of convening numerous local, state, regional and federal partners and stakeholders, public and private. Together we work to support the Governor's priorities and achieve shared goals and objectives for the citizens of Washington.

Not from Olympia?

As the state's capitol, Olympia is located off Interstate 5 at the south end of the Puget Sound roughly half-way between Seattle and Portland, and less than a two hour drive to the coast, temperate rainforest, mountains, urban city, or farmlands. With year-round art festivals, parades, theater shows, concerts, and community events, Olympia and its surrounding cities have something for everyone. For parents, it boasts some of the best schools in the nation and the renowned HandsOn Children's Museum. Home to two universities (The Evergreen State College and Saint Martin's University), Olympia residents also have the opportunity to pursue a degree while working!

Additional Information:

The Washington State Department of Commerce complies with the employment eligibility verification requirements of the federal Form I-9. The selected candidate must be able to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States consistent with the requirements of that form on the first day of employment.

The Washington State Department of Commerce 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. Persons needing accommodation in the application, testing, or interview process or this job announcement in an alternative format may call Human Resources at (360) 725-2650. 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.

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Location: Thurston County – Olympia, WA

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Department: Dept. of Commerce

Job Number: 2018-03756

Closing: 4/22/2018 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