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Excellent communication and collaboration skills required for effective customer service to a variety of colleagues: project managers, operations staff, financial staff and division management. Our selected candidate will perform the appropriate data mining, and develop suitable analytics to address specific customer needs. The successful candidate will be able to apply excellent "translation" skills to then interpret dashboards and analytics for a wide variety of users.

We are looking for an employee who is energized when confronted by steep learning curves and who deep dives into the analysis of complex financial and operational information.

About the Department: King County is the local service provider for the roughly quarter-million people who live in the unincorporated areas of the county; taken together, Unincorporated King County would be the second-largest city in the state. The Department of Local Services includes a Director's Office with a Community Service Area group, and the Road Services and Permitting Divisions. Together, this department provides a single executive point of accountability for delivery of local services to all of the unincorporated areas.

About the Division: Road Services designs, builds, operates and maintains roads and bridges in unincorporated areas of King County. The division is a 24 hour per day, 7 day a week operation with work site locations in Renton, Downtown Seattle, and several remote field locations throughout King County. The division is responsible for 1,500 miles of road and 182 bridges, 5.7 million feet of drainage ditches, over 44,000 traffic control signs, 78 traffic signals, and 50 traffic cameras in unincorporated King County.

King County: As the only county in the United States named after Martin Luther King, Jr., King County is a vibrant community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the artistic and social traditions of many cultures. Together, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. We continue to build on an enduring legacy of shared values of equity and social justice, employee engagement, innovative thinking, and continuous improvement. With this commitment, 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.

Job Duties - The successful candidate will demonstrate skill and ability at a minimum to:

•Maintain and improve project costing hierarchy to facilitate analysis and management decision making
•Maintain system project attributes to facilitate internal and external reporting
•Establish projects, task coding, work breakdown structures in KC's Oracle EBS
•Super-user of King County's new financial business intelligence tools
•Develop and customize management dashboards
•Develop project based financial management reports and dashboards
•Develop and prepare complex financial, budget, labor and statistical reports quickly and accurately responding to address ad hoc and last minute management needs
•Compile budget information, graphs, and dashboards for the division's biennial Line of Business (LOB) plan
•Recommend process improvements to improve information management and improve currency of information available to management and operations
•Collaborate in preparing and submitting annual County Road Administration Board (CRAB) reports
•Collaborate in preparing and submitting annual state BARS report
•Other duties as assigned

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills:

•Bachelor's degree, or equivalent combined experience and education necessary to perform the essential job functions, including management accounting, government accounting, public administration, project management, business analytics etc.
•Demonstrated ability to effectively contributes to a work environment that embraces and encourages diversity in its workforce and where differences are valued
•Experience demonstrating behaviors that include fairness, respect, and inclusiveness
•Knowledge and demonstrated ability in project and financial accounting concepts and principles including generally accepted accounting principle and indirect cost accounting
•Experience in statistical, financial, and large data analysis
•Excellent skills in data envisioning and business analytics (BA/BI)
•Expert level knowledge and practical experience in Excel, Word, and Access. Ability to develop and present complex financial spreadsheets and graphs, interpret financial models and make modifications as required
•Strong background in data manipulation and management using excel, access, data warehouse and enterprise financial management systems
•Joy in data mining
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Excellent collaboration and facilitation skills
•Ability to grasp issues quickly, adapt and manage changing priorities in a fast paced work environment
•Ability to work on multiple tasks accurately and quickly in a high pressure/short deadline environment
•Ability to work independently under limited supervision, prioritizing assignments, often with conflicting priorities
•Demonstrated ability to create and analyze financial models used for making business and budgeting decisions

Business Process Management (BPM)|Data Flow Diagram (DFD)|Project Management|Data Modeling|Data Analysis
Additional Skills
•Advanced degree in management accounting, government accounting, public administration, project management, business analytics or other related field
•Experience or certification in project management, knowledge of advanced project management concepts
•Experience or knowledge of Lean process improvement processes and concepts
•Experience in graphic design
•Experience in editing, coordinating and producing large documents that incorporate elements from many contributors
•Experience in development of financial or project management dashboards
•Facility with data management tools like SQL Reporting, Access database development, Excel PowerPivot
•Excellent public speaking skills
•Experience working in the public sector, especially local government
•Familiarity with Washington BARS accounting
•Experience working with enterprise financial systems, especially Oracle EBS General Ledger and Project Modules, PeopleSoft Payroll, Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management System, Smart View, PeopleSoft Query, OBIEE Business analytics and data warehouse
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USA USA: Seattle, WA
King County, Department of Local Services
201 S. Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98104
Full Time
Salary / Pay:
$84,320.91 - $106,881.42
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