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Washington State Budget Manager, School Facilities and Organization in Olympia, Washington

Description WASHINGTON MANAGEMENT SERVICE JOB ANNOUNCEMENT * * BUDGET MANAGER, SCHOOL FACILITIES AND ORGANIZATION $79,000 - $93,000 * annually _ Applicant Screening ongoing__ _ The Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) seeks a _financial professional with excellent communication skills _to join the OSPI team as the Business Manager for our K-12 capital programs. This _critical_ and essential full-time position is based in Olympia, Washington. We encourage interested candidates to visit the OSPI website to gain insight into our agency. About OSPI and our initiatives OSPI is the primary agency charged with overseeing public K–12 education in Washington state. Working with the state's 295 public school districts and 6 state-tribal education compact schools, OSPI allocates funding and provides tools, resources, and technical assistance so every student in Washington is provided a high-quality public education. At OSPI, we recognize that our employees are the key to the success of the agency. We are committed to our work but value the balance with our personal lives. We demonstrate our commitment to employees by providing an environment that stimulates professional growth and values them for their expertise. OSPI is a great place to work and has several initiatives to help create a great working environment, including: * We support a healthy work/life balance by offering flexible/alternative work schedules and mobile and telework options. (Depending on job duties and work location.) * We have an Infant at Work Program that is based on long-term values of newborns and infant-parent bonding. Eligible employees who are new parents or legal guardians can bring their infant (six weeks to six months) when returning to work. (Depending on job duties and work location.) * We value and are actively involved in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within OSPI by way of cross-divisional, collaborative committee. The focus of the committee includes employee engagement and education; reinforcing OSPI values; and maximizing the value of diversity and identifying strategies for inclusion. Vision, Mission, and Values_Vision_: All students prepared for post-secondary pathways, careers, and civic engagement. *Mission: Transform K-12 education to a system that is centered on closing opportunity gaps and is characterized by high expectations for all students and educators. We achieve this by developing equity-based policies and supports that empower educators, families, and communities. Values: Ensuring Equity, Collaboration and Service, Achieving Excellence through Continuous Improvement, Focus on the Whole Child. EquityEach student, family, and community possesses strengths and cultural knowledge that benefits their peers, educators, and schools. Ensuring educational equity: * Goes beyond equality; it requires education leaders to examine the ways current policies and practices result in disparate outcomes for our students of color, students living in poverty, students receiving special education and English Learner services, students who identify as LGBTQ+, and highly mobile student populations. * Requires education leaders to develop an understanding of historical contexts; engage students, families, and community representatives as partners in decision-making; and actively dismantle systemic barriers, replacing them with policies and practices that ensure all students have access to the instruction and support they need to succeed in our schools. Position Overview This position assists the Director of School Facilities and Organization in administering the activities related to Washington K–12 school facilities. In support of the Director and working within the direction of the agency, legislature, statutes, and administrative rules, the position directly oversees the development and management of the K-12 capital programs budget and associated fiscal affairs. This Business Manager supports and advises the Director in reviewing and making recommendations on legislation or other policy documents that may impact the K-12 capital programs. The position is the fund administrator of the Common School Construction Account and will monitor and advise on policy issues surrounding the Common School Trust and school beneficiaries. The position clearly communicates budget management and policy information to internal and external decision makers and other effected parties. This position understands budgeting and fiscal issues and explores opportunities to make recommendations and solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals. Key ResponsibilitiesThe Business Manager is responsible for the overall development and management of the program’s K-12 capital programs. The position assists in strategic planning, legislative policy, personnel management, communications, program development, and various stakeholder relationships. * Develops the program’s K-12 biennial and supplemental capital budget requests. * Manages and monitors K-12 capital programs allotments, expenditures, and revenue to provide accurate and timely information to program staff, director, and Chief Financial Officer. * Prepares fiscal notes in response to proposed legislation. * Fund Administrator for two dedicated accounts, the Common School Construction Account and the Skills Center and School Construction Building Account which requires actively monitoring expenditures, projecting cash flows and fund balances. * Prepares monthly management reports for the program, provides budget briefings to the Director, and is responsible for overseeing the section’s administration budget. * Assists the section’s disbursement officer in developing grant reimbursement payment policies and procedures and provides additional support in the preparation of reimbursement requests for payment. * Knowledge and Skills Required:* * In-depth, current knowledge of state budgeting and accounting. * Demonstrated success in fostering a positive work environment that focuses on quality results while motivating, developing, supporting, and encouraging continuous improvement in a team setting. * Commitment to provide leadership in support of the agency’s anti-racist objectives and overall responsibility to close persistent opportunity gaps as the state education department. * Required Qualifications: * * Bachelor's Degree in business, finance, accounting, or related fields. * Four years of financial management experience, preferably in capital budget management. * Ability to work collaboratively and independently. * Knowledge of the legislative process, including bill analysis and preparing fiscal notes. * Desired Qualifications: * * The preferred candidate will have diverse experience in administrative, financial and policy management. * Experience writing and preparing complex technical reports. * Demonstrate at least two years of successful experience in state budgeting, state accounting, and project management. * Experience using and building Excel financial models. * Team orientation and commitment to public sector, strategic level leadership. Compensation The annual compensation for the position is $79,000 - $93,000 _ annually per year and depends upon experience, educational background and qualifications. Geographic differentials may be applied based on work location of successful candidate. Washington State offers a generous benefit package including health, dental and life insurance, retirement and an optional deferred compensation program. Please visit Health Care Authority for information regarding health benefits and the Department of Retirement Systems for retirement plan information. This position serves at the pleasure of the Superintendent, and is Civil Service Exempt. This position is not represented by a bargaining unit. Application Process Those interested in this position must apply through Applications must include the following documents in MS Word and PDF format only: * A letter of interest specifically addressing the qualifications listed in this announcement; * A current résumé, and; * A list of three or more professional references. Please address any questions to: *Theresa Ellsworth*, Human Resources Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction 600 Washington Street Southeast Olympia, Washington 98504-7200 (360) 725-6066; ** Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources Office at (360) 725-6270 or (360) 725-6066, or e-mail **New Jobs Alert Service OSPI offers a subscription service, which regularly notifies subscribers of new OSPI employment opportunities on Subscribers are notified via text or email alert. If you are interested in this service, then please subscribe at this location. * * *OSPI is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from job seekers who will contribute to our diversity*. OSPI provides equal access to all programs and services without discrimination based on sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. If you would like, please include your name and gender pronouns in your application, to ensure we address you appropriately throughout the application process._ _Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may contact the human resource consultant listed in “Application Process.” _ Salary: $79,000.00 - $93,000.00 Annually Location: Thurston County – Olympia, WA Job Type: Full Time - Permanent Department: Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Job Number: 2021-06637 Agency: State of Washington Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504 Phone: View Posting for Agency Contact Website: