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Executive Analyst

King County
40 per week 401 5th Ave # 800, Seattle, WA 98104, United States
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Overview

King County is seeking thoughtful and intellectually curious individuals to provide analytical and financial consulting in support of King County agencies and the Executive Office. In close collaboration with assigned departments and divisions, the Executive Analyst will manage a range of processes and issues related to budget development, financial monitoring, financial and policy analysis, performance management, and business planning, including developing policy options and recommendations. The Executive Analysts will join the Physical Environment and Government Administration teams in the Office of Performance, Strategy, and Budget.
 
 ABOUT THE OFFICE
 
 The Office of Performance, Strategy, and Budget ("PSB") serves as the hub of county budget development, strategic planning, performance management, and as a key implementation arm of the County Executive. PSB is committed to becoming an inclusive, collegial, and open organization that models the County's values. PSB employees enjoy a flexible workplace, a lunchroom that often features home-cooked snacks, and frequent opportunities for collaboration and celebration. For additional information please visit our website: .

ABOUT KING COUNTY
 
 As the only county in the United States named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant community with residents who represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the artistic and social traditions of many cultures. King County is changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence.
 
 The County continues to build on an enduring legacy of shared values of equity and social justice, employee engagement, innovative thinking, and continuous improvement. King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda aimed at advancing regional change and is developing the systems and standards necessary to achieve better outcomes for all of our residents, regardless of their race or income. All of these qualities make King County one of the nation's best places to live, work, and play.
 
 King County provides a generous employee benefits package, including comprehensive health benefits, paid parental leave, and time to volunteer. For details, see:
 
 ABOUT THE POSITION
 
 The Executive Analyst will be assigned to the budget section of PSB, a group of about 25 analysts and managers that coordinates biennial budget development and ongoing financial monitoring processes, while also supporting agencies and other partners in business planning, measurement, and process/system improvement activities.
   
 Executive Analysts in the Budget section of PSB have a unique role supporting agencies, advising decision-makers, and coordinating budget processes, a nexus where technical analysis, public policy, and politics meet. Although financial and budget-oriented, Executive Analysts are frequently involved in policy analysis, facilitation, performance measurement, system and process improvement, and broader planning activities. Executive Analysts need to have both technical analytical skills and the ability to build and maintain strong relationships, manage conflicting perspectives, and engage collaboratively.
 
This recruitment is to meet the needs of two teams within the Budget section:  
 

  • One position is on the Government Administration (GA) team, which provides policy and budget support to internal county agencies (e.g., human resources, finance, technology services) as well as Elections, Assessments, the County Council, and the Executive Offices. Among the key processes the GG team supports are internal rate development and the County technology capital investment selection process. The position will be assigned to a set of agencies within the GA team portfolio. The exact assignments will be determined following the hiring process, but may include the Department of Human Resources, Legislative Agencies, Executive Department Agencies and the Fleet Services Division. The position may also support one of the budget section processes such as financial monitoring.
  • A second position is on

    the Physical Environment (PE) team

    , which provides policy and budget support to Metro Transit, the Department of Natural Resources and Parks, and the Department of Local Services.  Budgets for these agencies make up the majority of the County’s capital budget, have a strong environmental nexus, and include levies and rates charged to external customers. This position will be assigned to a set of agencies within the Physical Environment team portfolio. The exact assignments will be determined following the hiring process, but may include the Wastewater Treatment and Water & Land Resources divisions of the Department of Natural Resources and Parks. In addition, this position may provide support to the analyst for Metro Transit or PE team agencies.

Qualified applicants for this position may be added to an eligibility list to help fill additional assignments that arise within PSB's budget section during the next 12 months.


Job Duties
  • Manage the development, preparation, and evaluation of department budgets and capital improvement plans.
  • Examine agency proposals (budget requests, initiatives, legislation) for financial, organizational, and policy implications and develop options and recommendations.
  • Brief PSB Director, PSB management, and other County leadership on budget, financial, and policy issues. Communicate ideas and information to non-financial managers, elected officials, and other stakeholders.
  • Monitor financial health, risks, and emerging issues for operating and capital funds.
  • Monitor status and performance for priority programs and investments.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with County agencies and other stakeholders. 
  • Represent the Executive's Office to County agencies, elected officials, and other jurisdictions.
  • Manage and support projects to meet PSB, agency, or enterprise needs.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
  • A combination of education and experience, that clearly demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the job duties listed above.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to innovate, embrace data, and solve problems.
  • Demonstrated work ethic and independent time management skills.
  • Flexibility and the ability to adapt to new situations while working in a multi-faceted and sometimes ambiguous environment.
  • Talent for working with partners and stakeholders to address issues collaboratively.
  • Commitment to support the goal in King County's of, "full and equal access to opportunities, power and resources so all people may achieve their full potential."
DESIRABLE, BUT NOT MANDATORY, CHARACTERISTICS:
  • Coursework or degree(s) in public policy/administration, finance, economics, business, or a related field.
  • Work experience in budgeting, finance, or public policy.
  • Experience working with capital budgets, capital improvement plans, and the County’s Project Information Center (PIC) system. 
  • Experience with the County’s operating budget processes and operating budget system: Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS). 

Supplemental Information

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? dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.
 
Guided by our "", 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.

WHO MAY APPLY:
This appointed opportunity is open to all qualified applicants.
 
WORK LOCATION 
The work associated with this position will be performed in a hybrid fashion of on-site and telework. Employees will also have access to shared workspaces at King Street Chinook Building at 401 5th Avenue in downtown Seattle. There will be situations where the employee may be required to report to a County worksite. 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. 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. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.
 
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.  
 
WORK SCHEDULE:
The Executive Analyst position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not overtime eligible. The typical workweek is 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday. This position is not represented by a labor organization.

FORMS AND MATERIALS REQUIRED:
 Please submit a complete online application, resume and cover letter describing how your education and/or experience relate to the qualifications for this position.
 
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  • Attach multiple documents/files in the Resume Attachment section.
Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the relevant information in the online application and include the information only on the cover letter and resume.
 
Applications responses stating "see my resume" or "see my personnel file" are considered incomplete and will not be accepted.
 
CONTACT:  If you have any questions about the application requirements, please contact HR Manager Seth Watson (seth.watson@kingcounty.gov) or HR Associate Dan Grant (dan.grant@kingcounty.gov).
 
PROCESS NOTE:
Short-listed candidates may be asked to complete a phone conversation interview. Top candidates will then be invited to complete a written exam (testing quantitative, analytical, and writing skills) and in-person interview.
 
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