Salary $79,000.00 - $89,000.00 Annually


Job Type Full Time - Permanent


Job Number 2020-FIN-002


Location Thurston County – Olympia, WA


Department Dept. of Enterprise Services


Closing 1/26/2020 11:59 PM Pacific


Open Competitive

OPENS:          January 10, 2020

CLOSES:         January 26, 2020

Who we are looking for:

This position is unique, offering a combination of both operating and capital budgeting. In this position, you will work with a state agency that operates like a private sector business, offering the opportunity to work with a full suite of financial management tools.  If you like the idea of working in a fast-paced, evolving environment that promises every day will be different, this is the job for you!

We are looking for someone with good communication and interpersonal skills, someone who is a “big picture” thinker that can come up with creative, out-of-the-box solutions, has a positive attitude, and enjoys working with a collaborative team. 

The ideal candidate will be a solution focused problem solver who has strong leadership and facilitative management skills, is open to change, is flexible in their approach, has the ability to handle difficult situations, enjoys challenges, can see things through to completion, and works well independently and as a team. And a bonus if you have experience and understanding of the state budget process

What you will be doing:

This position will oversee the facilities and capital portfolios of DES. In collaboration with your  team of two professional budget staff, you will provide comprehensive budget support and consultation to Assistant Directors of the Facility Professional Services, Buildings & Grounds and Capitol Security divisions of DES.  The work you do will be directly related to the mission of DES and impacts and contributes to the financial health of the agency.   

As an integral member of the  Budget Leadership Team, you will provide leadership and coordination to facilitate effective financial decision making  and recommendations that are both tactical and strategic in nature. , while ensuring  consistency  with the priorities of the Department of Enterprise Services Director, Office of Financial Management (OFM), the Governor, and the state Legislature.

Why you will enjoy working here:

Unlike other state agencies, you will enjoy DES’s unique blend of private sector finance in a government setting.  It’s a business “feel” in the governmental world. . 

You will have the unique opportunity to tackle challenges utilizing an adaptive approach to problem solving using creativity and ingenuity and will be a part of a close-knit, fun group that works hard to achieve our common goal of “providing effective, innovative, timely and accurate financial management and budgetary services to our customers.” This is a great stepping stone into management or if you’re ready for a change.

In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, we also offer:

  • Mobile and flexible work opportunities
  • An Infants in the Workplace program
  • Supported growth and development, including many opportunities to promote within the agency
  • A work location close to downtown Olympia; close to the waterfront, Farmer’s Market, Capitol Lake, Capitol Campus, and many restaurants
  • Wellness activities, including internal exercise classes and a work location close to the Chehalis bike trail, on premise bike lockers and shower rooms
  • On-site cafeteria/coffee shop
  • Bus service (including the free DASH shuttle) and Vanpool and other carpooling opportunities

If you are a creative thinker who enjoys working in an environment that is challenging, diverse, fast paced, unique, and you have a desire to grow professionally, we’d love to meet with you!

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