WSDOT: Fiscal Analyst 3 - 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 currently seeking a Fiscal Analyst 3 who will be responsible for general and specialized payroll duties related to labor processing, adjustments, and corrections using various labor systems like TRAINS, DOTtime, and HRMS. The incumbent will make independent decisions and perform specialized fiscal duties to record, adjust, and report employee hours and compensation within the State payroll system. Additionally, this position entails training and mentoring Marine payroll staff and serving as a point of contact for processing payroll for ferry employees. The ideal candidate should possess a working knowledge of WSDOT Marine collective bargaining agreements and will work under the general direction of the WSDOT Payroll Assistant Manager Marine Labor and Payroll.

What to Expect

Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Fiscal Analyst 3 will:
Administer payroll functions at a Senior Level for the Marine Unit, including timekeeping, DOTtime reports review, timesheet approval, and payments processing in TRAINS.
Provide support and assist with training Marine Unit employees and WSF Deck New Employee Orientation presentations.
Coordinate with Ferries Division auditors, managers, crew leads, and agents to ensure accurate compensation application based on policy and procedure.
Obtain supporting information on labor and leave from timesheets using WSDOT payroll and labor systems (HRMS, AOSS, DOTtime).
Review DOTtime reports, make corrections as needed, and approve timesheets for accurate compensation.
Coordinate and direct Marine payroll staff during Deck payroll timesheet review cutoff.
Develop and deliver presentations for Washington State Ferries (WSF) Training Department's new employee orientation.
Perform payroll audits, assist customers with questions, interpret Collective Bargaining Agreements, prepare adjustments, and request petty cash checks.
Cross-train to back up other positions within the Marine Payroll Unit during payroll cutoff, perform special projects, review and update payroll procedures, and assist with public data requests as needed.

To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
Associate degree, which includes 18 quarter or 12 semester hours in accounting. (Additional experience may substitute for education.)
Three (3) years of relevant experience in the financial field, including one (1) year of payroll experience. (Additional education may substitute for experience.)

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have the following:
A bachelor’s degree in accounting.
Government experience.

Important Notes
This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
This position offers flexible/hybrid remote work options.
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
In addition to base salary, employees may be entitled to other forms of compensation depending on the type, duties, or location of the position. For union-represented positions, more information on other forms of compensation can be found in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements. Information on other compensation types for non-represented positions can be found in Chapter 357-28 of the Washington Administrative Code.

Work-Life Balance – We are committed to ensuring that our staff experiences the reward of public service while sustaining a routine that suits each individual’s lifestyle.
Paid Leave – In addition to 12 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum of 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 federal student loan forgiveness eligibility.
Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes various 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 your salary. Therefore, the “Work Experience” portion of the application must 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 outlines (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 of three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related competencies. NOTE: This information may be entered in the “References” section of the online application; it does not require an additional attachment.

Please click the "APPLY" button to proceed. Note that you will be prompted to sign in or create an account. This step is required to apply for this opportunity.

WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. We value the importance of creating an environment where 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. All persons, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity, are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process or 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, Yasmin Munoz, at [email protected]. Please be sure to reference 23DOT-HQ-03646e in the subject line.

Contact Person: Yasmin Munoz
Email: [email protected]
Location: • Olympia, WA
Application Method:
Base Pay: $51,384.00 - $69,072.00 /YR

Posted on August 08, 2023

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