Rates Analyst

Local government revenues officer

Job title: Rates Analyst

Company: Washington State

Job description: DescriptionRates Analyst(Management Analyst 5)Flexible hours and remote work are available
NOTE: The Hiring Team may make a hiring decision at any time. It is within your best interest to apply at your earliest convenience. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions. Additionally, the salary listed does not include a 3% General Wage increase effective 7/1/2024. Effective July 1, the salary range for this position will be equal to $6,227 – $8,377.The Department of Enterprise Services (DES) provides centralized business services to state government agencies; to other public entities such as cities, counties and tribes; and to Washington residents. DES’ mission is to strengthen the business of government for a sustainable and just future.About the Finance Division:
The Finance Division provides accounting and budget services to DES and 40 smaller state agencies. The divisions mission is to deliver comprehensive financial management services and support to our customers so they can make informed business decisions and achieve financial health goals. We strive to create a workplace culture that is centered around team and customer satisfaction. We recognize that in order to provide world-class services to our customers, we must first take care of ourselves and each other. We do this by living out our team member satisfaction expectations of:

  • Meaningful work- We recognize that our work has purpose and know how it contributes to the goals of our teams, division, and agency.
  • Work-life integration- We maintain a human-centered culture that promotes empathy, flexibility, autonomy, and assistance so we can maintain a well-balanced life.
  • Growth- We encourage personal and professional growth by providing tools, resources, support, and opportunities, so we can enhance our knowledge, skills, and strengths to achieve our fullest potential.
  • Teamwork- We work together, collaborate and support each other by embracing differences, strengths and contributions so we can be empowered to better ourselves, our teams and the division.
  • Respect and Community- We listen, communicate, and acknowledge others’ ideas and efforts, so we can sustain a work environment that fosters a sense of belonging, recognition, and worth.
  • Happiness- We foster a positive work environment where we celebrate each other, spread kindness, and build relationships, so we can have fun together and enjoy coming to work.

What You Will Be Doing:
As a Rates Analyst, you will report directly to the Deputy Chief Financial Officer within the Budget office to provide expert-level planning and data analysis to guide agency decisions on customer service rates. This new position will provide you the opportunity to influence decision making on revenues enterprise-wide. We are looking for a self-starter who will handle complex, statewide data and coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure DES rates support cost recovery, align with financial targets, and comply with federal regulations. Your responsibilities include determining appropriate rate settings for DES business lines, presenting your findings to executive management and other key parties, and directly influencing the agency’s $459M annual revenue. Additionally, you will support fund analysis and co-lead budget system initiatives.Why You Would Want This Job:
You not only will be working for a trailblazing agency, whose values include BE the change, EMBRACE the journey, SERVE with intention, DEFY convention and LEAD with love, you will be joining a team that truly cares for their employees and customers, provides endless growth and development opportunities and likes to have FUN!The Department of Enterprise Services offers:

  • A great total compensation and
  • Paid
  • Work from anywhere in Washington State. Occasional travel to the DES headquarters in Olympia to attend events or meetings may be required.
  • An agency-wide commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and respect, and leaders who encourage all employees to bring their authentic selves to work
  • Access to several state business resource groups including the Rainbow Alliance and Inclusion Network, Veteran Employee Resource Group, Latino Leadership Network, Blacks United in Leadership and Diversity, Disability Inclusion Network, and Washington Immigrant Network
  • Supported growth and development opportunities
  • Opportunities to serve your community through meaningful work

DutiesSome of What You Will Enjoy Doing:

  • Conduct expert-level, complex enterprise-wide research.
  • Prepare decision packages and respond to legislative inquiries and Fiscal Notes on rate updates.
  • Develop and maintain an inventory of rates.
  • Coordinate with program staff and DES Budget Managers.
  • Present analysis, reports, and seek internal support and approval for rate changes.
  • Seek approval for rate changes from OFM and the legislature.
  • Communicate rate changes to customers and respond to inquiries from OFM, legislature, and customers.
  • Develop and maintain an inventory of Funds, implement a tracking mechanism, and monitor fund balances.
  • Provide expert guidance on monthly fund analysis, prepare and submit Negative Cash Letters, and communicate fund activities within the Finance division.
  • Act as the DES Budget subject matter expert for One Washington workgroups, contributing to strategy and decision-making for financial system transitions and incorporating these changes into data analysis and rate setting.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QualificationsRequired Qualifications
To be eligible for this position, a candidate must possess one (1) of the following education and/or experience options:[OPTION 1]:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, economics, finance, or related field; AND
  • Five (5) years of experience in accounting, finance, statistics, economics, or related field.


  • Associate’s degree; AND
  • Seven (7) years of experience in accounting, finance, statistics, economics, or related field.


  • Nine (9) years of experience in accounting, finance, statistics, economics, or related field.


  • Master’s degree in finance, accounting, or business administration.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Five (5) or more years of experience in two (2) or more of the following areas:
  • Conducting research;
  • Analyzing policies, laws, rules or regulations;
  • Conducting business analysis and developing requirements;
  • Leading business projects;
  • Managing business operations;
  • Business policy development; and
  • Supervising.

Supplemental InformationHow to Apply:
Interested? We would love to hear from you! Click “Apply” at the top of this page to start your application. You can save the application and come back to it, if needed. Be sure to complete the application fully to include a full work history and responses to the supplemental questions.Please attach the following documents in order to be considered, failure to do so may result in you not being considered for the position:

  • A letter of interest that shows your personality and voice to describe why you are the successful candidate and how you meet the specific qualifications for this position
  • A current resume, detailing experience, and education
  • A list of at least three (3) professional references with current contact information
  • Unofficial transcripts that showcase and verify your education credits.

Do not attach any documents that include photos or private information (social security number, year of birth, etc.).Please Note: By submitting these materials, you are indicating that all information is true and correct. The state may verify information. Any untruthful or misleading information is cause for removal from the applicant pool or dismissal if employed. A resume will not be substitute for completing the “duties summary” section of the online application. Please do not refer to the resume for detail or your application may be disqualified.Background Check Notice: Prior to any new appointment into The Department of Enterprise Services, a 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.Opportunity for All:
The Department of Enterprise Services celebrates our differences and we are committed to a workplace that supports equal opportunity employment and inclusion regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We will also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws.You are welcome to include the name and pronoun you would like to be referred to in your materials and we will honor this as you interact with our organization.Contact Information:
For questions about this recruitment or to request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact George Deguzman by email at . Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.Follow DES on , and | Subscribe to

Expected salary: $6046 – 8133 per month

Location: Olympia, WA

Job date: Tue, 18 Jun 2024 23:51:26 GMT

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