Business and Finance Officer I

  • King County Department of Local Services, Permitting Division
  • Dec 13, 2022
Full time Accounting Accounts Payable Finance Government

Job Description


In order to hire and maintain a quality workforce that reflects the diversity of the community and works well within our True North values-based organization, the Permitting Division of the Department of Local Services (DLS) is accepting applications for the position of Business Finance Officer I.

This person will be responsible for contributing to the production and execution of reporting in accordance with federal, state, county and department requirements.

The ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills with a keen attention to detail, and experience with Oracle EBS or other similar financial software, extensive experience using Microsoft Excel and other quantitative tools for revenue, expenditure, and operations monitoring.



Applying equity and social justice principles is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all King County employees. In this role, you will apply equity and social justice principles that exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices to all aspects of the work.

  • Create and maintain operational performance and financial policy compliance tracking tools and monitoring systems using MS Excel or similar tools.
  • Identify, research, and report financial and operational variances from standard procedures and processes.
  • Collaborate with staff to ensure compliance with operational and fiscal reporting requirements and internal control procedures.
  • Compile, review, and archive documentation necessary for audits and inquiries.
  • Assist with procurement, contract, and grant administration duties.
  • Communicate grant program developments to the team.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to use knowledge, skills, techniques, and systems to define, visualize, measure, control and report on processes with the goal to meet customer requirements.
  • Experience in gathering, evaluating, and documenting technical data.
  • Experience in gathering, analyzing, and presenting financial information using Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize accounting projects with minimal supervision.
  • Experience in performing routine analytical and technical duties within established parameters.
  • Ability to build respectful and productive relationships with internal colleagues and external clients; establish and maintain effective working relationships and offer high level of customer service to all stakeholders.
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Office Suite with an emphasis in Excel.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced knowledge of grants management, accounting, audit, and public sector budgeting.
  • Experience in managing the fiscal and contractual aspects of a federal or state grant/contract.
  • Basic knowledge of accounting principles and practices.
  • Experience with Oracle EBS or other similar financial systems and MS Access.
  • Extensive excel capabilities with proven ability to develop complex financial spreadsheets, budgets, and reports.
  • Demonstrated attention to details.
  • Excel Certification.



Those applicants who pass the initial screening will be invited to interview the week of January 2nd 2023.

This recruitment may be used to fill vacancies for up to 6 months. Including career service, special duty assignments, STT and TLT opportunities.

WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all qualified applicants.

WORK SCHEDULE: The work week is normally Monday through Friday, 8.00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but may at times require work outside of normal business hours. This full-time position is overtime eligible.

FORMS AND MATERIALS: The recruitment for this position is open to all applicants. A completed King County Application is required. We highly recommend that you also provide a cover letter and resume.

SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants will be screened for clarity, completeness, and competitiveness. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more interviews.  Interviews will be conducted via Teams.  Reference checks and file reviews will be conducted.

UNION MEMBERSHIP:  Non-represented

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Vivienne Swai
Human Resources Analyst

Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement
King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter.

As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to:
• submit proof of vaccination or
• have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.

People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor’s Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff’s Office, and the Executive Office.

Teleworking Requirement
The work associated with this position will be performed predominantly by teleworking; complemented with onsite work and meetings as needed. Employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities.)  Employees must reside in Washington state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.

Employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities. Employees must reside in Washington state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.

Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection (access may be supplemented in some situations) where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required, including the wearing of masks in some situations. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.

King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team that is redefining how we work as we transition to the department's hybrid environment.

Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers. 

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play. 

Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer
No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

To Apply
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