Washington State Fiscal Technician 2 in Tumwater, Washington


Fiscal Technician 2 Business Services Headquarters – Tumwater, WA

Note*: This recruitment will remain open to fill current and future vacancies.* The initial review date will be held on October 14, 2016; therefore, it is in the candidate's best interest to submit application materials as soon as possible. The employer reserves the right to make a hiring action at any time.

The Department of Corrections (DOC) is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for a Fiscal Technician 2. This position is part Business Services – General Disbursements and reports through the Office of the Deputy Secretary – Financial Services. This is a full-time, permanent position located at DOC Headquarters in Tumwater, Washington.

About DOC Business Services:

The primary role of Business Services is to support agency operations through effective, efficient, and accountable business practices. Business Services is comprised of approximately 269 FTEs, which includes local business offices throughout the state; Contracts Unit; Grants Administration; Trust Accounting; Financial Coordination Unit; Disbursements and Purchasing; and Payroll.

Business Services is committed to creating an innovative and progressive organization that values employees and best serves our customers while also aiding the Department in achieving its five key goals: Engaged and Respected Employees; Safer Operations; Innovative, Efficient and Sustainable Business Practices; Supporting Successful Transition; and Promoting Positive Change.

Each member of the Business Services team is empowered to exude the following strategic goals:

  • Maximize the customer experience;
  • Engage, develop and motivate staff to maximize their potential;
  • Right product, right place, right time;
  • Promote effective stewardship of state resources;
  • Enhance communication and collaboration to improve service delivery;
  • Provide relevant, accurate, timely advice and financial information; and
  • Support and enhance the agency's compliance with governing laws.

What to Expect:

DOC utilizes a centralized Accounts Payable Administration model to provide financial services to 12 prisons, 16 work release facilities, and 101 Community Corrections field offices, Community Justice Centers, (COP) Shops, and outstations, and our Agency Headquarters, all geographically disbursed throughout the State of Washington. The centralized Accounts Payable department processes combined vendor payments for the agency in excess of $327 million annually.

Application Process:

If you are interested in applying and would like to be considered, please apply directly at careers.wa.gov and attach the following documents:

  • Current Resume, (chronological, with relevant experience listed).
  • Minimum of three (3) professional references, (including name, phone number and email address).
  • Letter of Interest, (no more than two (2) pages), indicating how you meet the qualifications and why you believe you are the ideal candidate for this position.

We are looking for evidence in your application materials that you have the experience, skills, and abilities indicated in this job posting. Qualified applicants whose responses most closely match the requirements of this position may be invited to interview. Carefully review your application before submitting. All information may be verified and documentation may be required. The initial screening will be solely based on the contents and completeness of the application materials submitted.

Agency Profile:

Whether the work is inside a prison, in community corrections, or in an administrative office, the Washington State DOC professional staff experience a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing they are creating environments in which all offenders can learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society.

The DOC, as a partner in the criminal justice system, enhances public safety, administers criminal sanctions and programs in accordance with the law, and provides leadership for the future of corrections in Washington State. The DOC consists of the Office of the Secretary, the Office of the Deputy Secretary, Prisons Division, Offender Change Division, Community Corrections Division, Administrative Operations Division, Health Services Division, Correctional Industries Division, Reentry Division and the Indeterminate Sentence Review Board. The DOC employs over 8,300 staff and has a biennial budget of approximately $1.9 billion.

DOC Offers:

  • Comprehensive compensation packages;
  • Training and development opportunities;
  • Flexible Schedules; and
  • The fulfillment of public service.


As a journey-level technician, you will be responsible for fiscal related support services to ensure the efficient and effective operation of disbursements processing and maintenance of the computerized disbursements and financial reporting system for the DOC Accounts Payable classified as "General Disbursements."

Some of what you'll do:

  • Monitor, maintain, and process assigned payment groups timely and accurately.
  • Analyze and prepare invoice vouchers and purchase order documents for payments, review payment terms, and take discounts where possible. Verify local sales and use tax rates.
  • Match required documents, reconcile discrepancies between purchase orders and receiving reports, verify accuracy and extensions of vendor invoices, verify sales tax and use rates, verify expenditure coding, and ensure appropriate payment authorization.
  • Prepare payment batches.
  • Input payment batches accurately into Agency Financial Reporting System (AFRS) by direct keying or utilizing AFRS Toolbox interface.
  • Audit and reconcile batch payments against EFT and warrant registers.
  • Prepare entries to encumber and liquidate purchase orders.
  • Track predictable monthly recurring payments and submit monthly accrual information.
  • Create and run accurate reports in Web Intelligence and Enterprise Reporting for payment verification and research. Qualifications


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Basic-level proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, and Outlook.
  • At least two (2) years of experience in an office or fiscal related setting. Note: College level business coursework from an accredited institution whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or a foreign equivalent may substitute for experience on the basis of one course for one year of work experience (Note: This will require verification of official transcripts within 30 days of employment.)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities*:*

  • Well organized.
  • Accurate and attentive to detail.
  • Excellent communications and public relations abilities.
  • Strong typing and computer application skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team setting to assist and support others.
  • Able to operate telephone, PC, copier, and other basic business machines.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish effective work methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and work in an open workspace environment with frequent distractions. Desired*:*

  • Developing level of accounting/bookkeeping experience is preferred.

  • At least three (3) semester or four (4) quarter hours – one accounting, auditing, or budgeting class is desired.
  • Intermediate-level proficiency or higher in Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, and Outlook. Supplemental Information

The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.

For additional information about the agency, please visit www.doc.wa.gov.


  • All DOC employees are fingerprinted for a criminal history background check.
  • Employees may work with offenders in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
  • We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test will be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, including marijuana, will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
  • Tuberculosis is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.
  • If this position is included in a Union Shop, employees will be required to become members within thirty (30) days of employment. We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies:
  • Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.
  • Work effectively with men and women of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable.
  • Promote inclusiveness.
  • Be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions. DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.

For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email jonathan.smith@doc.wa.gov or call us at (360) 725-8557. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-10207

Department: Dept. of Corrections

Closing: Continuous

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: $29,592.00 - $38,172.00 Annually

Location: Thurston County – Tumwater, WA