Fiscal Analyst 3- Western Washington

Employer: WSDOT

Job Description:
WSDOT HQ Payroll Office is currently seeking a Fiscal Analyst 3. This position is a non-permanent opportunity, expected to last through June 2023. Under the general direction of the WSDOT Payroll Assistant Manager: Payments & Deductions, the incumbent has senior level lead responsibility for processing all payroll actions pertaining to health, life, and disability insurance for all WSDOT and Ferry employees. The incumbent is the department’s primary contact for Health Care Authority and the VEBA medical expense plan. The incumbent has a working knowledge of all collective bargaining agreements and PEBB Policy in so far as they impact the timing and method of processing health, life, and disability related payments and deductions. The incumbent has senior level lead responsibility of training and auditing the work of unit employees who process New Hires, Rehires, Appointment Changes and Separations for WSDOT and Washington State Ferries (WSF) payroll.

What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Fiscal Analyst 3 will:
- Administer senior Level payroll functions for employee benefit eligibility would include reconciling high-level data of employee premiums by running reports daily and monthly to ensure eligibility and premiums are up to date and making any type of corrections following PEBB rules and regulations.
- Maintain a high-level tracking sheet for employees behind in premiums, working with HR to determine if employee is on a protected leave absence, and coordinates payment arrangements with employees.
- Assist other state agencies with transferring of employees between WSDOT and the other agency by preparing journal vouchers to move the premiums owed to another agency for the employer and the employee.
- Maintain analyze and reconcile employee benefit data for Payroll general ledger 5181 fund 035 which includes data from HRMS, Pay1 and Trains.
- Determine eligibility of benefits for the month that the retirement or separation is effective according to PEBB rules and regulations.
- Coordinate retiree’s eligibility for VEBA by running reports for enrollment that was submitted online or submitting the enrollment form to VEBA.

Qualifications
To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
- Associates Degree with a minimum of 18 quarter/12 semester credits in accounting (additional experience may substitute for accounting credits)
- Three (3) years’ experience in a financial field (additional education may substitute for experience)
- Knowledge of State/Federal statues and rules pertaining to assigned payroll functions.
- Knowledge of and the ability to perform tasks in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and organize and prioritize daily tasks and switching between multiple tasks daily.
- Ability to research applicable state laws, policies, Collective Bargaining Agreements, and procedures related to areas of responsibility.
- Skilled in Basic functions of Microsoft Excel and Work software programs.
- Ability to reconcile multiple reports and/or electronic systems.
- Attend work during regularly assigned hours at assigned worksite.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Government experience; experience with WSDOT systems
- Knowledge of department policies and procedures pertaining to assigned payroll functions.
- Knowledge of assigned Collective Bargaining Agreements.
- Knowledge of PEBB Policies on insurance eligibility.
- Ability to operate within mainframe computer systems.
- Ability to inquire and update payroll data in an automated payroll system.
- Knowledge and experience with HRMS, Pay1 and WSDOT TRAINS Systems.

Important Notes
This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
In addition to the salary range listed, a general wage increase of 3.25% will be applied for all state employees on July 1, 2022.
This position is eligible for remote work up to 100%, per 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. Compliance with this mandate is a condition of employment with WSDOT. Exemption may be granted for religious or medical purposes; however, accommodations will be subject to approval based on the essential functions required of the position.
This is a non -permanent position, expected to last through June 2023.
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.
WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit www.uscis.gov

Why WSDOT
Work-Life Balance – We offer flexible work schedules that allow you time for your life outside of this excellent opportunity.
Paid Leave – In addition to 11 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.
In order 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.

Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Amanda Strebeck, at strebal@wsdot.wa.gov . Please be sure to reference Fiscal Analyst 3 # 03331 in the subject line.

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Location: Western Washington
Application Method: Online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/wsdot/jobs/3582128/fiscal-analyst-3?page=4&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Base Pay: $3,987 - $5,361/ MO

Posted on June 06, 2022

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