Fiscal Analyst 1 - Payroll
Company: State of Washington Dept. of Corrections
Posted on: January 8, 2021
DescriptionFiscal Analyst 1Administrative Operations Division -
PayrollLacey, WashingtonThis position will remain open until
filled, however, first reviews will begin on Monday, January 11,
2021. It will be to your advantage to submit your application
packet before this date. We will remove this posting once the
position has been filled.We are reposting this position in order to
widen the candidate pool. If you applied or interviewed for the
previous recruitment #2020-06926, you do not need to re-apply. If
you are not sure, you are welcome to apply again.The Washington
State Department of Corrections (DOC) is seeking a highly motivated
and qualified individual to fill a permanent Fiscal Analyst 1 (FA1)
position with the Payroll Unit located at the Southwest Region
Business Office in Lacey, WA. The successful candidate will have
completed and passed Accounting 201 and Accounting 202, or their
equivalent, from an accredited college or university. See a
complete list of requirements, as well as an option for those that
have completed one of the two required courses, under
Qualifications below.As a member of the DOC Headquarters Business
Services Payroll Team, and under the direction of the Agency
Payroll Officer, this position supports the Department's goals and
objectives by developing systems and processes that ensure that
every paycheck created will be treated as if it were their own and
that the fiscal responsibilities to the State of Washington are met
with the highest level of integrity.The Department of Corrections
Strategic Plan focuses on four major goals in support of the agency
mission. The work of this position is directly linked to those
goals and is represented in the following four categories:
- Maintain core correctional operations. This position is a
Fiscal Analyst 1 located at the Central Payroll Office. Core
correctional operations are maintained through accurate payroll.
This ensures that the fiscal needs of department staff are
- Focus on the workforce. This position is responsible for
maintaining a positive and respectful workplace climate within
business services and for ethical, fair and sound employee conduct.
The goal is to support a work environment that promotes successful,
satisfied, healthy and productive employees.
- Increase successful reentry of offenders to communities. Staff
contributes to successful reentry by modeling professional and
ethical behavior through respectful interactions with others. This
position contributes to offender reentry by ensuring accurate and
timely payroll for department staff who support this endeavor.
- Improve business practices and performance. This position is
responsible for the effective, accurate and timely management of
payroll and benefits administration. It is responsible for the
effective stewardship of agency resources and to be transparent and
accountable in the performance of its duties. Inherent within this
responsibility is the obligation to improve business practices and
performance when opportunities arise.APPLICATION PROCESSTo begin
the online application process:
- Click the green 'Apply' button on the job posting and sign in
or create an account.
- Be sure to attach the following to your completed online
- A cover letter outlining your qualifications.
- A detailed chronological resume.
- A copy of you unofficial transcripts verifying required credits
and required courses. Note: You may be asked to provide a copy of
your official transcripts as part of the selection process.
- And make sure you include at least three professional
references with phone number and email address for each within your
- Click "Accept & Submit" to submit your application.Incomplete
application packages may disqualify you from the selection
process.DutiesPayroll and benefits processing:
- Set up new hires, process rehires, transfers, separations,
shift differential, and all other actions within the Human Resource
Management System (HRMS) and/or PAY1.
- Audit Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) worksheet for
accuracy and process appropriately.
- Establish, maintain and monitor benefits in compliance with the
Health Care Authority (HCA), the Office of Financial Management
(OFM), Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA) and the Agency.
- Provide special pay for K9 handlers, dual language employees,
defensive tactics trainers, etc.
- Timekeeping, as appropriate.
- Investigate and correct any HRMS redline and financial errors -
Automated Liability Appointment Solution (ALAS) or RPCIPE.
- Complete daily filing using established payroll
procedure.Audit, review and research:
- Establish, monitor and maintain hardcopy files folders for all
- Review HRMS input and output of financial data relative to
semi-monthly payroll actions.
- Assist in overpayment research.Audit leave:
- Work with institutional payroll to monitor, reconcile, and
adjust leave balance.
- Deliver pertinent information to the appropriate FA2 regarding
active military, extended leave without pay (LWOP) and Family
Medical Leave for processing.Other duties, as
- High School diploma or equivalent.
- One year of accounting and/or payroll experience as a Fiscal
Technician 2 or equivalent. (Examples of equivalent experience
include accounting, budgeting, auditing, payroll, time keeping, and
- Two accounting courses* to include, 6 semester or 9 quarter
hours in accounting, auditing, or budgeting from an accredited
institution whose accreditation is recognized by the US Department
of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation
(CHEA) or foreign equivalent. *The required courses must include
Accounting 201 and Accounting 202**, or their equivalent.OR
- A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of
Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA),
which includes 18 quarter or 12 Semester hours in accounting,
auditing, or budgeting.
- Course work must include Accounting 201 and Accounting 202**,
or their equivalent.**Regarding Accounting 201/202: If you have one
but not both of the required accounting classes, Accounting 201 &
Accounting 202, and you are the successful candidate, you must
complete the required credits within six months from the date of
hire to meet the position's qualifications. The probationary period
may be extended up to twelve months for the reason of course
schedule conflicts only. Failure to achieve credits in the required
courses at the end of sic months, or twelve months as the result of
scheduling conflicts, will result in termination of the
probationary appointment.Note: A degree may substitute for work
experience. But experience may not substitute for education
credits.Supplemental InformationThe mission of DOC is to improve
public safety by positively changing lives. For additional
information about our agency, visit doc.wa.gov.IMPORTANT NOTES
- Include a minimum of three professional references with your
application. A professional reference is defined as an individual
who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your
work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do
not have any or sufficient professional references, include
non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional
- Phone number AND email address are required for all
- 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.
- Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to
incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting.
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 may be
administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who
test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified
- Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made
available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation.
Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask
about the level of exposure they could expect in this
- 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 (TB) 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.We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core
- Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever
changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.
- Work effectively with people 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, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (360) 407-5732. For
TTY service, call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or
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