Fiscal Analyst 3 - Thurston County – Olympia, WA

Employer: WSDOT

Job Description:
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout the state. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest ferry system in the nation, manages the world's longest floating bridge, and recently completed the world's widest tunneling project.

The Opportunity
WSDOT is seeking a Fiscal Analyst 3 (FA3) in Olympia, WA. As the Fiscal Analyst 3 you will provide advanced professional recommendations and advice at a technical level related to financial and accounting activities that are highly consequential to successful statewide program delivery. This position reports to the Maintenance Division’s Budget and Financial Manager and carries out financial activities related to the delivery of the $530 million statewide. The FA3 will make recommendations to management on items with statewide impacts. This position will determine and validate proper accounting coding for the specific financial/payroll specialty areas assigned.

What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Fiscal Analyst 3 will:
•Analyze financial data, identify discrepancies, research financial transactions, and use corrective action as necessary.
•Comprehend and understand financial information produced by various automated systems, including TRAINS, Cognos, DOTtime, FIRS, and HATS.
•Communicate effectively with various individuals regarding the research, analysis and correction of financial data and accounting transactions.
•Develop and produce reports, spreadsheets, work papers, instructions, procedures, etc.
•Locate and research applicable federal, state, and agency policy, rules, regulations, and procedures in connection with analysis and correction of financial data, budget, and accounting transactions.
•Develop and process purchasing documents and place orders in accordance with DES and WSDOT purchasing rules.
•Assist in conducting detailed studies and analysis on expenditure trends issues.

To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
•A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related financial field (including 12 semester or 18 quarter credits in accounting from courses which are applicable to a four-year degree in accounting or related field).
•Three (3) years of professional accounting experience.
•Five (5) college level courses in accounting and auditing and four (4) years of relevant professional experience.
•Two (2) years as a Fiscal Analyst 2 or above.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
•Thorough understanding of work operation codes, object codes, MAP activities to accurately report information.
•Proficient in Microsoft Office software including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, FileMaker Pro.
•Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal form.
•Knowledge of State Personnel statutes, rules and policies concerning payroll, travel, payments, and contracts.
•Exercise a high degree of independent judgment.

Important Notes
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, this position will be remote in a telework capacity full-time. Once the restrictions are lifted, WSDOT supports a flexible work schedule with partial telework opportunities, depending on business needs and prior supervisor approval.
By issuance of proclamation, the Governor of Washington State mandates that all employees who work for executive cabinet agencies (which includes the Department of Transportation) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by no later than October 18, 2021. This is a condition of employment with WSDOT. Exemption may be granted for religious or medical purposes.
This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.

Work-Life Balance – We are committed to ensure that our staff experience the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individuals’ lifestyle.
Paid Leave – In addition to 10 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year!
Tuition Assistance – Permanent employees have several options for assistance with education expenses, including tuition reimbursement programs, government discounts at participating colleges throughout the state, and eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness.
Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options. Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.

Check out this video to learn more: Why WSDOT?

How to Apply
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine salary. Therefore, it is very important that the “Work Experience” portion of the application be completed in as much detail as possible.
To be considered for this opportunity, please include the following with your online application:
An attached Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date.
An attached Cover Letter that further explains your qualifications and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
Contact details for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related competencies. This information can be entered in the “References” section of the online application; does not require an additional attachment.

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WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. We value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included, and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, as well as people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed Recruiter.

WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit

Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Amanda Strebeck, at Please be sure to reference Fiscal Analyst 3 #04739 in the subject line.

Contact Person: Amanda Strebeck
Location: Thurston County – Olympia, WA
Application Method: Online
Base Pay: $47,844.00 - $64,332.00 Annually

Posted on September 08, 2021

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