Salary: $102,946.00 – $120,073.00 Annually
Location: Thurston County – Olympia, WA
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent
Remote Employment: Flexible/Hybrid
Job Number: 2023-5-7905-06942
Department: Dept. of Natural Resources
Opening Date: 05/30/2023
Closing Date: 6/29/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has an exciting opportunity within our Office of Finance, Budget & Economics Division. The Senior Budget Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of DNR’s operating and capital budgets. This includes leading development of agency budget requests and annual allotments for all agency programs. This position is responsible for overseeing the activities that provide financial analysis and explanation of expenditure trends; monitoring and reporting fiscal changes; and developing assigned staff to develop technical and leadership skills. The Senior Budget Manager will oversee and monitor DNR’s 2023-25 $940 million biennial operating budget and $337 million biennial capital budget which include the management of five (5) trust management funds, twenty-five (25) dedicated funds, and other state, federal and private funds. It will ensure appropriation and revenue limits are not exceeded and funds are used in accordance with enacted budget legislation. Further, it ensures DNR complies with Budgeting and Account Act requirements, including assurance that divisions, programs and regions consistently follow DNR budget processes. It provides sound and thorough budget and financial analysis for executive management and staff to assist with key decision-making.

Duties
Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the coordination and development of the agency’s budget development processes, which include the decision package development process during the summer and fall of each year and the fiscal note composition process during the annual Legislative session;
  • Assign and monitor the development of routine reporting to assure timely and accurate financial reports produced from data obtained from the Agency Financial Reporting System (AFRS), Agency Budget System (ABS), Capital Budget System (CBS), The Allotment System (TALS), Fiscal Note System (FNS), Salary Projection System (SPS), and other financial systems;
  • Serve as a primary point of contact for external inquiries from OFM, legislators and legislative staff, agency stakeholders, and others.
  • Organize and lead collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams consisting of other fiscal and policy staff (i.e., other managers and other staff outside of the incumbent’s direct authority) to assist in the execution of the previously mentioned functions;
  • Provide strong and accessible leadership to managers and employees;
  • Accept, assign, and oversee the execution of any tasks as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer or his/her delegate(s); and
  • Provide direction, guidance, and supervisory support for any other work performed by the Budget Manager (Programs), Budget Manager (Administration/Cost Allocation), and four other Budget Analysts.

Qualifications
Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance, economics, public administration, public policy, or an allied field from an accredited college or university whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  • 8 years of experience as described below and that at least 4 of the 8 years of experience include supervising staff: 
    • Business/financial-related field with proven experience in dealing with complex environment and issues. 
    • Analytics involving multiple funding sources and high volume of complex data and systems;
    • Budget concepts and operations.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and must be able to interpret and present complex information for broad audience use.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and accomplish objectives within given time restraints.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a strong rapport with individuals both inside and outside the agency executive management, division/program/region managers, and staff.
  • DNR Core Competencies:
    • Personal Accountability 
    • Value Others 
    • Compassionate Communication 
    • Inspire Others 
    • Commitment to Excellence 

Special Requirements and Conditions of Employment:

  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance. Successfully complete, within mandated timeframes, employee orientation and all other mandatory annual, in- service, and other required training. Become familiar and comply with all policies and procedures and Collective Bargaining Agreements as applicable.
  • Provide physical residential address and home telephone number to the agency.
  • Travel throughout the state. Must be willing to make overnight trips as needed for required meetings/training. Travel to facilities under hazardous road and weather conditions.

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance, economics, public administration, public policy, from an accredited college or university whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Greater than 8 years of experience as described below and more than four years of experience include supervising staff:
    • financial field with proven experience in dealing with complex environment and issues;
    • analytics involving multiple funding sources and high volume of complex data and systems; and,
    • budget concepts and operations.
  • Working knowledge of the state’s Agency Financial Reporting system (AFRS), agency budget structure and associated processes; Budget Development System (BDOS), and Budget Allotment System (BASS), and Office of Financial Management (OFM) budget instructions;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word and with the Washington State fiscal policies, systems and data;
  • Experience in supervising managerial staff (staff that supervise other staff);
  • Knowledge of natural resources’ program activities; and,
  • Knowledge of state and federal provisions that impact the financial management of natural resources’ program activities.

Application Requirements

  • To be considered you must apply online at www.careers.wa.gov. 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: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/4054256/senior-budget-manager-wms3\

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