Salary: $49,404.00 – $66,420.00 Annually
Location: Thurston County – Olympia, WA
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent
Remote Employment: Flexible/Hybrid
Department: Dept. of Natural Resources
Job Number: 2023-3-7920-03481
Closing: Continuous

This recruitment will remain open until an adequate pool of candidates is established. Review of applications will be ongoing. The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision or close this recruitment at any time after 3/22/23. It is in the applicant’s best interest to apply as soon as possible.

Are you interested in a career that allows you to serve Washington State by contributing to the reduction, prevention, and fire-fighting support responses of Wildland fire? Are you looking for a fiscal position that has plenty of opportunity for advancement that contributes to a greater cause?                                     

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is looking for a Fiscal Analyst 3 within the Wildland Fire Division to provide fiscal analysis, support, and guidance on fiscal processes, Wildland Fire expenditures, revenues, and budget. This position supports the mission and goals of the Department of Natural Resources by providing various fiscal reports, along with their complex analysis, to division decision makers, correcting and preventing incorrect payments identified in reports, and being a source of guidance to other Wildland Fire fiscal analysts on fiscal processes. This position is also key in the daily operations of the Wildland Fire Division by performing day-to-day fiscal actions for the Wildland Fire Division.


  • Analyzing and developing expenditure and revenue forecasts for the Wildland Fire Division.
  • Creating and running ad-hoc reports, as well as, running monthly budget and expenditure reports and analyzing them.
  • Analyzing and researching complex Wildland Fire expenditures. Identifying incorrect or unusual payments and initiating expenditure correction requests.
  • Analyzing expenditures at fiscal year-end close to prepare Division accruals.
  • Processing invoices and monthly purchase card reconciliations and tracking regular vendor payments to ensure none are missed or duplicate.
  • Auditing payments to ensure compliance with department policy, purchasing authorities, agreement/contract stipulations, and state rules and regulations.
  • Leading other Wildland Fire staff in creating more uniform, effective fiscal processes, as well as, providing training to new employees on purchase card use, and correct coding.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting, auditing, budgeting, or general business administration, OR an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Successful completion of 18 quarters / 12 semester credits in accounting (Additional education may substitute for accounting credits).
  • Two (2) years of experience in financial field (Additional education may substitute for experience).
  • Confidentiality.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • DNR Core Competencies: 
    • Personal Accountability 
    • Value Others
    • Compassionate Communication
    • Inspire Others
    • Commitment to Excellence

Working Conditions:

  • Will regularly travel within Thurston County and periodically travel to DNR Regions.
  • Employees of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are required to complete their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines (be fully vaccinated against COVID-19) or be approved for a medical or religious accommodation as a condition of employment. Please note, any offer of employment is contingent and no start date will be approved until you have either verified your vaccine status or have an approved accommodation. “Fully vaccinated” means the following: An employee is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after they have received the second dose in a two-dose series of a COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Novavax) or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson (J&J)/Janssen) authorized for emergency use, licensed, or otherwise approved by the FDA or listed for emergency use, or otherwise approved by the World Health Organization.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in a financial related field.
  • Two (2) years of experience working in Washington State finance.
  • 2 years of experience performing financial review and accurately analyzing fiscal data.
  • 5 years of experience using Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as strong interpersonal skills.
  • 2 years of experience researching applicable state laws, policies, and procedures related to areas of responsibility.
  • Strong time management skills, with a demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize and organize workloads.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both in a team setting and independently.
  • 1 year of experience working in NaturE, FES, DATAMART, and/or Enterprise Reporting systems.

Application Requirements

  • To be considered you must apply online at (Click on the APPLY button). You must complete the entire online application to be considered for the position. 
  • Attach a letter of interest describing how your experience and qualifications relate to the position profile and the position required, desired and special requirements. 
  • Attach a resume describing your experience and qualifications.
  • Provide three to five professional references – you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include with resume.
  • Attach a copy of your college degree certificate or an unofficial copy of your transcripts.
  • Important: Do not attach any documents that include photos or private information (social security number, year of birth, etc.).  
  • Complete all supplemental questions. 

For more information and to apply:

Supplemental Information
At DNR we approach our work through the lens of making Washington a better place environmentally and are dedicated to serving Washington’s lands and communities through diversity, equity and inclusion. 
Our Vision – Our actions ensure a future where Washington’s lands, waters, and communities thrive.
Our Mission – Manage, sustain, and protect the health and productivity of Washington’s lands and waters to meet the needs of present and future generations.
Our Core Values:

  • Safety and Well-Being —Our top priority is the safety of the public and our employees.
  • Public Service —We value and respect the public we serve, and we value and respect the people of the Department of Natural Resources who step up to serve.
  • Innovation and Creative Problem-Solving — We solve our state’s most pressing challenges through innovative thinking, dedication, and bold and creative vision.
  • Leadership and Teamwork —We are committed to building leaders at all levels and building teams for success.

DNR provides excellent benefits, a few of those include:

  • Commitment to organizational health and wellness
  • Work/life balance
  • DNR Employee Resource Groups (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council, Women’s Employee Resource Group, Veterans Employee Resource Group, etc.)
  • Statewide Employee Business Resource Groups, visit here to learn more
  • Leadership that empowers and supports employees
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Educational and career development aid
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Eligibility
  • Opportunities to participate in wildland fire suppression assignments
  • A comprehensive benefit package that includes employer contributions toward health insurance, paid holidays, retirement plans, sick leave and vacation days. Visit for more information.

Additional Information:
This recruitment may be extended and may also be used to fill future similar vacancies for up to sixty (60) days.

Veterans wishing to claim Veteran’s preference please attach a copy of your DD-214, NGB-22 or other verification of military service. Please black out your social security number prior to attaching.  We thank you and are grateful for your service!

The Department of Natural Resources 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, military spouses or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply.

Persons needing accommodation during the screening process or this announcement in an alternative format may contact DNR Recruiting staff at (360) 522-2500 or (360) 522-0143 or by email at  Those with a hearing impairment in need of accommodation are encouraged to contact the Washington State Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) at 1-800-833-6388 or

Questions? Please contact Savanna Perez at, 360-819-6820 or e-mail us at

Once you submit your online application, you can check your status by logging into your account. If you experience technical difficulties creating, accessing or completing your application call NEOGOV toll-free at (855)524-5627 or email

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