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Administrator III

Company: Public Health Seattle & King County
Location: Redmond
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


We are seeking an Administrator III to join our Parks' Operations finance team. This position performs highly complex and technically specialized financial and business analysis in planning and managing the Operations budget. Incumbents are considered technical experts in performing analysis that contributes to management and policy decisions of the Parks and Recreation Division. Duties include developing, integrating, and monitoring a wide range of business programs for the Section's operations, purchasing and other financial activities, providing complex data analysis on a variety of timelines, and has responsibility for internal auditing and compliance with all State and local financial procedures. Incumbents will also lead and/or supervise the work of other staff as needed.

Individuals interested in joining our team must be committed to racial, social and economic equality for ALL people in King County. We welcome applications from people who will help us consistently demonstrate the values of equity, respect and partnership.

About King County Parks:Be a part of King County Parks! King County Parks has evolved from 150 acres in 1938 to more than 28,000 acres. Today, our system consists of more than 200 parks, 175 miles of regional trails, and 215 miles of backcountry trails. Our mission is to steward, enhance and acquire parks to inspire healthy communities. We seek to cultivate strong relationships with community partners to enhance park amenities for all King County residents to enjoy today and for generations to come. Learn more at

And check us out on the socials at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Flickr.

Who is Eligible: This position is open to qualified applicants.

TemporaryTelecommuting Requirement

The work associated with this position will be performed remotely, at least through July 5, 2021 in compliance with King County's telecommuting mandate. It is possible that the work will be performed remotely on occasion after July 5, 2021. Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements. Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection (access may be supplemented in some situations) where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. There will be situations where the employee is required to report to a County worksite. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required by the department in alignment with the Public Health Directive from the Seattle & King County Public Health Officer.

To support employees during this time King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.

Work Location: Primarily teleworking and the Marymoor Park in Redmond.

Work Schedule:This position is exempt from the overtime provision of the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) and is not overtime eligible. This full-time position works a 40-hour work week.

Job Duties

  • Provide ongoing review, coordination and analysis of operating budget and expenditures; oversee monitoring, tracking and reporting of program goals and status. Prepare related reports.
  • Supervise assigned staff and manage work in support of program and business needs.
  • Develop and update operating procedures and programs to conform to standard and best practices for State and County policy. Coordinate and advise on operations and policy decisions with key contacts as related to assigned projects.
  • Develop, implement and track bi- annual Section budget in collaboration with the division's Finance Section. Perform technical research, analysis and evaluation in support of the Section budget.
  • Lead specific programs or special projects. Plan and develop presentation materials as an integral part of analysis and recommendations.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders in developing, preparing, and reviewing financial and operational plans and/or systems.
  • Research and interpret administrative policies and procedures, participate in solving issues and concerns. Make recommendations on resolution of issues regarding policies and procedures.
  • Identify and develop methods and programs to market and provide section services, evaluate industry/technology trends and make recommendations on implementation strategies to improve customer service and work productions.
  • Coordinate and represent the section in multi-agency committees or task forces.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Required Qualifications:

  • At least four years of responsible, independent work preparing, tracking, accounting and analyzing large operating budgets.
  • Experience in supervision and performance management.
  • Advanced knowledge of Oracle (EBS, P&G, HCM) systems, public sector budgeting, finance, managerial and financial accounting.

Our Ideal Candidate Will Have The Following Competencies:

  • Financial Acumen with the ability to interpret and apply understanding of key financial data to make sound business decisions.
  • Plansand prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.
  • Secures and deploys resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Instills Trust andgains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
  • Works collaborativelyandbuilds partnerships with others to meet shared objectives.

The Most Competitive Candidates Will Have:

  • Advanced knowledge of Oracle (EBS, P&G, HCM) systems, public sector budgeting, finance, managerial and financial accounting.
  • Advanced knowledge of financial and program analysis.
  • Knowledge of human resources management techniques and principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively problem-solve and apply good judgment and initiative.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to handle numerous projects simultaneously and complete projectswithin specified deadlines.
  • Ability to manipulate software and databases for organized data management and to service various audiences.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a high degree of accountability and be committed to delivering first-rate customer service.
  • Experience in MS Word, Access, Excel, Outlook, the Internet and customized databases.
  • Skill in mathematics and statistics.
  • Skill in project management and program development.
  • Skill in reading, writing, understanding and following technical instructions.
  • Skill in research, modeling and forecasting.
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds, including staff throughout the division, representatives from other County divisions, legislative staff, and senior executive staff.
  • Experience working in a governmental agency is highly desired.

Supplemental Information

Application and Selection Process:Application materials will be screened for clarity and completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position.

  • King County application
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter detailing your background and what you can bring to this position
  • Responses to supplemental questions

Union Representation: this position is not represented.

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:

Patty Jurgens at or (206) 477-4572

Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer

No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

To Apply

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Keywords: Public Health Seattle & King County, Redmond , Administrator III, Other , Redmond, Washington

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