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WA - Budget and Fiscal Manager - Thurston County

  • 1.  WA - Budget and Fiscal Manager - Thurston County

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    Budget and Fiscal Manager

    $7,663.00 - $10,217.00 Monthly

    Thurston County, WA

    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time Employee


    Job Number
    7/26/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

    The Budget and Fiscal Manager has overall responsibility for the development of the County's budget and associated policies, processes and procedures.  This person plays a central role in the County's determination of its mission, functions, and service levels and the connection to the budget. They direct the County's budget team and guides budget development and implementation across the county.  This is an "at will" position reporting to the Assistant County Manager and serves at the pleasure of the Board of County Commissioners and is expected to work collaboratively with other county elected officials and department heads.
    Why you'll love it here
    You'll enjoy a high quality of life here in Olympia. We are one of the fastest growing areas in Washington State and the nation, housing is more affordable than Seattle or Portland, and our innovative schools are highly rated. Locals enjoy hiking, kayaking, biking, fishing, as well as great local food, coffee, and microbreweries. You'll be only an hour or two away from Seattle, Portland, and some of the most breathtaking scenery the Pacific Northwest has to offer--including sandy ocean beaches, powder-filled ski resorts, old growth forests, and alpine meadows.

    Our County is home to a unique blend of industries, including state government, health care, retail, military, education, construction, farming, fishing, and logging. You'll enjoy great employee benefits, including a retirement plan, pre-tax savings accounts, comprehensive health care and dental/vision care for you and your family, as well as generous leave programs.

    Additional responsibilities may include, but would not be limited to the following:
    • Develops budget policies and procedures, the annual budget, budget reports and budget amendments.  Makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on budget matters.  Has oversight of the budget development system.  Sets the budget cycle and calendar, aligned with state laws.
    • Aligns budget with strategic short- and long-range goals and objectives.
    • Monitors the implementation and administration of adopted budgets and county-wide grant activities.
    • In collaboration with elected officials and appointed directors, assesses internal and external trends and issues, revenue sources, expenditure requirements, service demands and other relevant matters and facilitates development of long-term fiscal strategies. This position is responsible for regular fiscal updates including detailed economic and revenue projections.
    • Regularly researches and provides reports regarding county fiscal issues.
    • Develops and creates user friendly and understandable reports, including countywide multi-year financial plans.  Works with offices and departments in the development of specific financial plans.
    • Provides training and presentations on the budget process and content to internal and external audiences.
    • Supervises the work of assigned staff and develops work performance measurements and standards.  Conducts performance evaluations and makes recommendations regarding personnel issues, such as hiring, disciplinary actions, and terminations.  Works with Human Resources to address employee relations issues and concerns.
    • Is able to function effectively within a local political environment.


    • Bachelor's degree in economics, finance, public administration, accounting, or a related field and four years of increasingly responsible experience in government finance, accounting, auditing, analysis, design, and planning of local government finance, budgets, budget management, and support processes, with at least 2 years as a full-charge governmental budget manager.  One year of experience in staff supervision, motivation, and team building.
    • Must have comprehensive working knowledge of current local government budgeting practices and regional economic issues.  Knowledge of Federal, State, County, and local laws, ordinances, codes, and regulations applicable to budgeting; in-depth understanding of the interfaces of budgeting and financial accounting/reporting; and the ability to interpret complex financial data and develop complex strategic plans.
    • Advanced computer skills, particularly as they relate to budget and financial systems.
    • Current Washington State Driver's License or have requested and obtained an appropriate accommodation.
    • Must have demonstrated experience within local or state government's political environment and sensitivities and have the ability to function effectively within that environment.

    Desired Skills

    While not required, the ideal candidate will possesses the following to perform the functions of this position efficiently and successfully:

    • Advanced degree in economics, finance, public administration, accounting, or a related field is desired.
    • Experience preparing multi year revenue forecasts for complex funds.
    • Comprehensive working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Practices, Financial Accounting Standards Board pronouncements, Generally Accepted Auditing Standards, and other pronouncements of nationally recognized accounting and auditing organizations.
    • Ability to effectively communicate budget related issues and processes to diverse groups throughout the organization.
    • Ability to research, analyze, evaluate and construct recommendations and plans for new budget service delivery methods, budget procedures, and budget techniques.
    • Ability to track, identify and review legislation that may impact the county budget and other financial influences.

    Other Position Related Information

    Questions about this Position?
    The contact person for this recruitment is Jettie Silva-Chojnowski (360) 754-2948

    This position is:
    - NOT represented by a Union
    - NOT eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
    - Eligible for benefits

    Items required for consideration:
    - Application
    - Letter of Interest
    - Resume
    - Answer Supplemental Questions

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    Jamie Caldwell
    Senior Office Assistant
    Thurston County Central Services
    Olympia WA