Washington State Fiscal Analyst 2 in Tumwater, Washington



* This recruitment is open until the position is filled. First screening of applications is expected to occur on October 25, 2016, so your prompt response is encouraged. The hiring manager reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time during the recruitment process.

Here at the Department of Retirement Systems, we are responsible for providing the information, tools, expertise and services that ensure our members receive the retirement benefits they earn while in public service.

As the administrator of eight public retirement systems, 15 retirement plans and the Deferred Compensation Program, we serve a vast and diverse population. Our customers include fire fighters, teachers, government employees, and public safety and law enforcement officers who expect to be treated respectfully, to receive responsive service, and for the information they receive to be right. We are dedicated to our customers and to meeting and exceeding these expectations.

Our office is located in Tumwater, part of the Olympia/Tumwater/Lacey tri-city area on the southernmost tip of Puget Sound. We are part of a community rich in history, culture and natural beauty.


We are currently recruiting to fill one vacant journey-level Fiscal Analyst position. This recruitment may also be used to fill future vacancies as they occur. The successful candidate will be a well-rounded accounting professional.

You will accurately coordinate receipts and/or disbursements, and ensure the integrity of financial reporting. You will utilize effective communication skills to clarify and confirm information, and to complete transactions.

Working in a professional deadline driven fiscal-oriented team environment, you will balance and reconcile daily and monthly financial reports, research and resolve discrepancies, and prepare journal vouchers to initiate and record transactions.

You will also recommend and assist in the design and improvement of accounting procedures and reports, and you will write and suggest changes to procedures and tasks for desk manuals.


Desired qualifications include:

  • An Associate's degree in Accounting OR at least two years of general accounting experience, preferably in a government entity;
  • At least one year of experience using the Agency Financial Reporting Systems (AFRS);
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel and Word (2010 or newer); and
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the following competency areas:

Attention to Detail

Plans and organizes time and resources efficiently. Follows processes and procedures in the completion of work. Carefully monitors the details and quality of work and double-checks work product to ensure accuracy and consistency.


Studies and reviews documents and information closely; readily identifies information that is not pertinent and understands when additional or verifying data is needed. Uses data and information in a clear and rational thought process to assess and understand issues, evaluate options, form accurate conclusions, and make recommendations/decisions.


Maintains effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment. Adapts easily to changing business needs, adjusting effectively to work within new structures, processes, requirements or cultures to achieve successful solutions. Demonstrates openness to new and different ways of doing things.

Fiscal Accountability

Responsibly and accurately handles the public's money in processing financial transactions and committing fiscal resources. Consistently follows applicable fiscal guidelines, regulations, principles, and standards and produces work within limits and standards of accuracy.


Shows commitment, dedication, and accountability in work. Works effectively and fulfills commitments made to customers, peers, and team members. Is reliable in punctuality and attendance; can be counted on to get things done.

Reading, Comprehending and Retaining Information

Accurately reads, interprets and retains information from written material, including rules, regulations, manuals and instructions. Effectively applies the information in communicating with others, carrying out work activities, making decisions and solving problems.

Supplemental Information

PLEASE NOTE*:* Due to the level of work performed by this position, a criminal background check will be conducted on the preferred candidate prior to appointment.

Interested applicants who meet the qualifications and competencies in this announcement are encouraged to apply for this opportunity. Be sure to complete all sections of the electronic application and answer all supplemental questions. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the work history section of the application template. Only those applicants whose background and experience most closely matches the desired qualifications and competencies of this position will be considered for this opportunity. The quality and completeness of the application, along with the ability to follow stated application instructions, will be considered in determining whether applicants will move to the next phase of the screening process.

NOTE: As part of our hiring process, we require an employment reference for the preferred candidate from his or her current or most recent supervisor. If the preferred candidate is a current or recent state employee, we will also review the personnel file as part of our process.

Applicants who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be invited to attend an orientation and skills assessment session. Sessions are currently scheduled for the week of October 31, 2016 *at the Department of Retirement Systems' office located in Tumwater, Washington. *Participation, in person, in this event is required as part of our recruitment and selection process.

Please note: DRS currently uses Microsoft 2013 products for skills assessments.

The Washington State Department of Retirement Systems is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, military veterans, persons of disability and persons over 40 years of age are encouraged to apply. Persons of disability needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this announcement in an alternate format, may call the Human Resources Office at (360) 664-7222 or TTY Relay Service at 711.

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-10530

Department: Dept. of Retirement Systems

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $3,062.00 - $4,109.00 Monthly

Location: Thurston County – Tumwater, WA