Washington State Patrol Fiscal Analyst 1 - Payroll Unit in Washington

Job Title:

Fiscal Analyst 1 - Payroll Unit

Opening Date/Time:

Fri. 01/11/19 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Closing Date/Time:

Tue. 01/22/19 11:59 PM Pacific Time


$2,963.00 - $3,849.00 Monthly

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent


Thurston County – Olympia, Washington


Washington State Patrol

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Washington State Patrol

Budget and Fiscal Services

Olympia, WA

Are you looking for:

  • Excellent benefits?

  • Career growth opportunities?

  • Opportunities to impact your community?

  • A professional workplace that fosters respect, commitment and trust?

As an employee of the Washington State Patrol, you will be part of a team of dedicated professionals responsible for providing safety and security to the citizens of the State of Washington.

Troopers patrolling the highways are the most visible part of this agency. However, there are over 1,200 civilian employees who serve behind the scenes supporting the agency mission. To name just a few, we have:

  • 911 dispatchers who are the critical vital link between calls for assistance and emergency response;

  • Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers that work to inspect commercial vehicles to ensure safe and efficient travel on public highways;

  • Deputy State Fire Marshals who help prevent fires in homes and workplaces;

  • Forensic Scientists who process evidence that assists in prosecuting criminal cases;

  • Records staff that process criminal information to ensure crimes are reported accurately so that offenders do not end up working with vulnerable people.

  • Administrative staff who provide exceptional customer service and respond to information requests while ensuring the agency runs smoothly and efficiently.

Apply today and join us in providing "Service with Humility"!

The individual hired for this position may also be qualified for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. For information on this program click on Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

WSP Mission:

The Washington State Patrol makes a difference every day, enhancing the safety and security of our state by providing the best in public safety services.


As a Fiscal Analyst 1, this position is responsible for the processing and monitoring of all payroll functions for the assigned alpha split, both non-commissioned and commissioned employees. During Fire season, process payment for temporary volunteer Fire Fighters employees.

The position provides customer service to agency employees on payroll and insurance benefit related matters.

This position will assist in reviewing, analyzing, and interpreting labor, payroll and leave report data, and initiating necessary actions for compliance with Department policies and procedures, FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act), Civil Services Rules, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Retirement, Heath Care Authority, Collective Bargaining Agreements.

The work activities for this position include:

  • Analyze and interpret all payroll and wage related reports produced by the Human Resource Management System (HRMS), the agency unique Time and Activity System (TAS), and PAY1 (for health/insurance benefits);

  • Analyze data for accuracy and completeness, and input into the HRMS: payroll related forms such as W-4 withholding tax data, taxable fringe benefits; taxable moving expenses; insurance data (medical/dental, life, disability), Electronic Funds Transfers (EFT), payroll deductions, and other changes on a semi-monthly basis;

  • Analyze and take corrective actions on leave buyouts, leave quota balances, and adding/removing accruals or excess leave balances as needed;

  • Explain to employees how calculations are made for payments of overtime, acting pay, shift pay, and overpayments;

  • Provide assistance with interpretation of the Health Care Authority insurance rules and regulations.



  • Ability to apply practical accounting techniques;

  • Ability to process large quantities of fiscal data;

  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers and co-workers;

  • Ability to work cohesively in a team environment;

  • Ability to work accurately, paying close attention to detail.

  • Knowledge of basic math and keyboarding skills.

  • Knowledge of, or ability to, quickly pick up the numerous state laws, collective bargaining agreements, and various state agency policies as they pertain to payroll, leave, and benefit entitlements.


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent;

  • 18 quarter (or 12 semester) hours of college level accounting or accounting related subjects;

  • One year of payroll experience;

  • Good organizational skills;

  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills;

  • Knowledge of basic accounting practices/principles;

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook);

  • Knowledge of the Public Employees Retirement Systems (PERS), HRMS, PAY1, or use of mainframe database programs

Supplemental Information:

The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful. The agency will verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers will be cause for rejection of potential employment.

How to Apply:

Please complete the on-line application process at www.careers.wa.gov. Please include a letter of interest explaining how you meet the qualifications for this position as outlined in the job posting. Provide clear, detailed information about your education and job-related experience.

If you have questions regarding this announcement, please contact Ms. Yvette Fabregas at (360) 704-2308 or Yvette.fabregas@wsp.wa.gov

Polygraph & Background Investigation:

Prior to a hire, a polygraph examination and 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.

Applicants are required to sign release of information forms and will not have access to any investigative materials, files, or results. The Washington State Patrol has strict guidelines relating, but not limited to, personal and employment characteristics, arrests, convictions, and illegal drug usage, etc.

During the polygraph examination, candidates are required to sign an assessment sheet and participate in an oral interview process to verify responses to the Personal Background Evaluation, the Personal History and Background Questionnaire, and a Pre-Employment Interview. Untruthful or misleading answers or omissions will be treated as a falsification which will be cause for rejection of potential employment.

Veteran's Preference:

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and wish to claim Veteran's Preference MUST attach a copy of their Form DD214, or other verification of military service, that shows the type of military discharge. Typically, this is found on the Member 4 version of the Form DD214. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers.

Note: Applicants claiming veteran's preference points must attach the documentation with each on-line application. If you do not provide appropriate documentation to qualify for these preference points, the points will not be awarded. Preference will not be granted until service documents are verified. Documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement.

For additional information on Veteran's Preference and guidance on how to determine if you are eligible, click here. We thank you and are grateful for your service.

Union Notice:

This position is in a collective bargaining unit.

Driver's License:

If required by the position description, the applicant must possess a current, non-probationary, and non-restricted valid driver's license. History of restrictions on license or driving record due to vehicle operation or control will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Upon hire, must possess a Washington State driver's license and maintain such licensure during employment with the WSP.


Education verification is part of the selection process. If selected as a top candidate, position required and/or applicant specified education (whichever is higher) will be verified. Please do not send these transcripts at the time of application. If you are selected as a top candidate you will be contacted by the Human Resource Division and asked to provide transcripts at the appropriate time.

Other Information:

Persons with a disability, who need assistance in the application or assessment process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 704-2317. Applicants that are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

The Washington State Patrol actively supports diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.