$69,607 – $84,746

Additional Career Incentive Pay up to $10,000 annually for approved Licensures & Professional Certifications

Apply by:

November 1st, 2022

(Review Date, Open Until Filled)


M A S O N      C O U N T Y ,   W A S H I N G T O N                                                               PUBLIC WORKS FINANCE MANAGER


Under the direction of the Public Works/Utilities and Waste Management Director, the Finance Manager serves as the Chief Fiscal Officer for all Public Works funds. The position is supported by a team of five: two Roads / ER&R Accountants, two Utilities Accountants and one Utilities Clerk.

The Public Works Finance Manager plans, organizes, and conducts the accounting, budgeting and personnel/payroll business activities for all Public Works funds. This includes directing day to day fiscal operations, developing fiscal policies, and establishing and improving procedures within the framework of the budgeting, accounting, and reporting systems.

This position initiates, develops and prepares required periodic and routine fiscal reports, financial reconciliations, and management analysis reports.

Provides management with guidance and recommendations on long-term cyclic operational requirements, and determines staffing requirements for special fiscal projects.

Other responsibilities include conducting performance evaluations for accounting personnel, monitoring and resolving personnel matters, and providing training to employees to ensure effective delivery of services by the department.

For the full job description, please contact Human Resources.


Education and Experience:

Preferred candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business administration, six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in governmental accounting (preferably Public Works and Utilities), and a minimum of two (2) years supervisory or managerial experience.

State of Washington Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license desired

Additional Compensation for Career Incentive Pay up to $10,000 annually for approved Licensures

Necessary Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Federal and State laws regarding governmental accounting procedures
  • Knowledge of professional accounting principles, practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of State budgeting, accounting and reporting systems (BARS)
  • Ability to support county-wide finance team goals, objectives, and responsibilities
  • Ability to plan, organize and oversee assigned work programs, including monitoring work schedules and evaluating the work of staff
  • Ability to plan and evaluate operations and develop and implement corrective actions to resolve problems
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and prepare accounting reports and financial statements
  • Knowledge of Utility and ER&R rate setting and ability to develop rate recommendations
  • Ability to prepare long-term financial analysis of


M A S O N C O U N T Y, W A S H I N G T O N



This is an exciting opportunity for a talented            Financial

Manager.            Mason County Public Works and Utilities department

provides a fun and rewarding work environment where staff take pride in the high quality services provided to our citizens.


Located between the Puget Sound and the Olym- pic Mountains, Mason County has approximately 67,000 residents and covers 1,051 square miles. The City of Shelton is the only incorporated city within Mason County. The surrounding com- munities of Allyn, Grapeview, Belfair, Hoodsport, Kamilche, Skokomish, and Union offer residents year-round outdoor activities and a thriving culinary scene featuring locally sourced and wild-caught food. Shelton is the county seat and occupies an area of 6.1 square miles. With over 10,000 residents, the city is the population center and service provider for the region. Timber industries have long been the economic foundation for Shelton, but the economy has expanded into other areas as well. Shelton is in close proximity to Hood Canal, the only true saltwater fjord in the contiguous United States, Its clear, deep waters provide world-class clamming, shrimping, salmon fishing, and scuba diving. West of Shelton is the Olympic National Park. The Olympic National Forest, Lake Cushman, the Mt. Ellinor Trail, and the Staircase entrance to the Park are some of the top attractions in our region.


Mason County is governed by a three-member Board of County Commissioners serving four-year staggered terms. The County employs 381 FTEs and has a 2021 budget of $125,853,487 including a general fund of $53,464,511.


The Public Works Department’s 92 FTEs are dedicated to providing safe, efficient, and quality services to the citizens of Mason County including:

  • Design, construction and maintenance of the county transportation system and oversight of department fleet The Deputy Director/County Engineer leads 68 FTEs and a 2022 budget of $49.2 million across five funds to carry out this work.
  • Operation, maintenance and capital improvement programs for four solid waste/recycling facilities and programs, and five water/wastewater The Deputy Director of Utilities and Waste Management oversees a budget of $24.7 million in seven funds, and 24 FTEs to carry out this effort.
  • The Office Administrator leads the Departments’ administrative services, and serves as liaison between county departments, other agencies and the public. The division is responsible for record management and public record

M A S O N      C O U N T Y ,        W A S H I N G T O N                                                    PUBLIC WORKS FINANCE MANAGER


  • $69,607 – $84,746 DOQ
  • Career Incentive Pay information:
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • 12 Days of Vacation
  • 12 Days of Sick Leave
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • 2 Paid Personal Holidays
  • Washington PERS Contributions

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Please visit: www.masoncountywa.gov

Applicants are required to submit a Mason County Application to the Human Resources Department. The completed application may include additional pages of employment history using the application format, and a resume may be attached. The completed application will be used as the primary document to determine if minimum qualifications are met for this recruitment. Resumes can be included as a supplement, but cannot be used in lieu of completing the application. Applications must be entirely completed, and “see resume” will not be acceptable. Applicants applying for more than one position must complete a separate application for each position. Applications must be signed and dated, and returned to the Human Resources Department on or before the closing date. Misrepresentation, incomplete, or inaccurate entries may be the cause of application rejection, removal from the employment list, or discharge from county service. Applicants will be screened based upon education and experience, and the top candidates will be scheduled for interviews. Selection factors will include demonstrated knowledge and abilities for the particular position. Only those applicants chosen for interviews will be contacted. This selection process may be subject to change.

This information does not constitute an expressed or implied contract or offer of employment. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice.


Application Instructions: Carefully read the posting and note the minimum qualifications and the selection process. Please indicate all relevant education and experience on the application. Completed applications should be submitted via mail, dropped off at our physical address, e-mailed to humanresources@masoncountywa.gov or faxed to (360) 427-8439. Applications submitted via mail, must be postmarked no later than the closing date. Applicants should keep a copy of their completed application and any supplemental pages.

Applicant Qualifications: All candidates must meet minimum requirements. Often, the most competitive applicants will possess qualifications far exceeding the required minimum. If a large number of applications are received, only the most qualified applicants will be involved in the selection process.

Authorization to Work: Successful candidates must present documentation proving authorization to work in the United States (as required by federal law).

Work Environment: Mason County maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits smoking in all County buildings.

“At-will” Positions: Some positions are considered “at-will” or at the pleasure of the employer. Therefore, the County does not need to establish “just cause” or “cause” to terminate the employment relationship. Selection to at-will position does not create or constitute an employment contract or agreement.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity: Mason County is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fair employment practices and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, veteran’s status, disability, or any other bias prohibited by federal, state or local law.

Accommodation: Applicants with a disability requiring accommodation during the selection process should notify the Human Resources Department at (360) 427-9670 Ext. 290.

Health Insurance: Regular full-time employees and their qualifying dependents are eligible for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage. Some regular part-time employees may receive the same coverage. Employees may partially contribute premiums depending upon the type of coverage selected.

Paid Leave: Sick leave, holidays, and vacation are provided in accordance with the County policy or union contracts. Vacation accrual rates increase at regular intervals based on length of service with the County.

Retirement Plan: All regular Mason County employees are enrolled in the Washington State Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS). The County and employees contribute jointly to the plans.