Posting Date:  07/01/2019
Job Title:  Budget and Fiscal Manager
Salary:  $7,373.00 – $9,830.00 Monthly
Entity:  Thurston County Commissioner’s Office
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled


The Budget and Fiscal Manager has overall responsibility for the development of the County’s budget and associated policies, processes and procedures. This position routinely provides detailed analysis and financial forecasts in support of budget decisions and plays a central role in the County’s determination of its mission, functions, and service levels. Directs and coordinates the County’s budget team, and leads related projects. This is an “at will” position reporting to the Assistant County Manager and serves at the pleasure of the Board of County Commissioners and is expected to work collaboratively with other county elected officials and department heads.

Primary Duties

Additional responsibilities may include, but would not be limited to the following:
• Develops budget policies and procedures, the annual budget, budget reports, and mid-year supplements and transfers. Oversees the development of, reviews, and approves all budget forms and revision of budget related documents. Reviews budget reports and financial statements for adherence to budget and legal requirements.
• In collaboration with elected officials and county managers, assesses internal and external trends and issues, revenue sources, expenditure requirements, service demands and other relevant matters and facilitates development of long-term fiscal strategies. This position is responsible for regular fiscal updates including detailed economic and revenue projections.
• Provides planning leadership and direction and develops strategic short- and long-range goals and objectives. Plans and organizes staff assignments related to various projects, continuously monitors project milestones, and adjusts priorities to ensure projects are efficiently meeting goals.
• Supervises the work of assigned staff and develops work performance measurements and standards. Conducts performance evaluations and makes recommendations regarding personnel issues, such as hiring, disciplinary actions, and terminations. Works with Human Resources to address employee relations issues and concerns.
• Regularly researches and provides reports regarding county fiscal issues. Develops and creates user friendly and understandable reports. Provides countywide multi-year financial plans and works with offices and departments in the development of specific financial plans.


• Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, public administration, accounting, or a related field and four years of increasingly responsible experience in government finance, accounting, auditing, analysis, design, and planning of local government finance, budgets, budget management, and support processes, with at least 2 years as a full-charge governmental budget manager. One year of experience in staff supervision, motivation, and team building.
• Must have comprehensive working knowledge of current local government budgeting practices and regional economic issues. Knowledge of Federal, State, County, and local laws, ordinances, codes, and regulations applicable to budgeting; in-depth understanding of the interfaces of budgeting and financial accounting/reporting; and the ability to interpret complex financial data and develop complex strategic plans.
• Advanced computer skills, particularly as they relate to budget and financial systems.
• Current Washington State Driver’s License of have requested and obtained an appropriate accommodation.
• Must have demonstrated experience within local or state government’s political environment and sensitivities and have the ability to function effectively within that environment.

Contact Information

Questions about this Position?
The contact person for this recruitment is Robin Campbell, Assistant County Manager / 360.709.3063


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For a COMPLETE job description, list of qualifications, application requirements AND to APPLY, please visit the Thurston County Employment site at and choose the “External Employment Opportunities” link.