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Agency Budget Manager

Position Overview

The Agency Budget Manager reports directly to the Deputy Executive Director, Business Operations, and provides overall financial leadership, management and oversight for the State Board’s office budget and ctcLink project budget. Funding sources include state funds, capital, federal and private grants and contracts, local funds, enterprise funds, and proceeds from bond sales.  This position is responsible for the on-going fiscal health of the State Board office and the ctcLink project. 

Job #: 2019-24

Annual Salary: $88,000 to 93,000

Location: Olympia, WA

Opens: Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Closes: Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019

Recruitment and screening of applications will be ongoing until the position is filled. However, to ensure full consideration, return completed materials by 5 p.m. on the closing date. Note: Agency hiring authorities reserve the right — and may exercise the option — to make a hiring decision prior to the conclusion of the recruitment process.

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  • Regularly advises the Executive Director and the Deputy Executive Director of Business Operations on the current and future fiscal health of the office budget, and is responsible for identifying potential issues, analyzing problems, and recommending alternative solutions.
  • Provides oversight and management of agency reserve funds.
  • Manages the development and implementation of the office budget.
  • Functions as the critical link between budget, accounting, HR and programs, facilitating communication and coordinating activities that affect multiple units.
  • Collaborates with the Fiscal Policy Associate in the Education Division to ensure coordination and consistent budget assumptions.
  • Provides budget development and management services to the IT division, including the ERP, the Business Operations division, and the Executive division.
  • Forecast and project trends in revenues and expenditures for the ctcLink Project.
  • Responsible for cash management for the ERP.
  • Ensures resources are appropriately and accurately tracked, and that managers have the information needed to make informed decisions in resource management.
  • Provides data, analyses, and projections necessary for effective decision making.  Projects trends in revenues and expenditures.
  • Ensures accuracy and financial stability of agency budgets.
  • Develops clear and concise briefing materials on complex budget issues.
  • Oversees and monitors expenditure activity to ensure the consistency and integrity of the budget.
  • Monitors budget to actual reports and works with accounting department to ensure all expenditures are recorded in the approved accounts.
  • Follows fiscal guidelines, regulations, and standards when committing fiscal resources.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Associate degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related field or equivalent years of industry experience.
  • Three years of progressively responsible experience in finance.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, accounting, economics, or statistics and five to six years of professional experience in budget management, or program analysis.
  • Experience with PeopleSoft and the Financial Management System (FMS) used by the community and technical colleges of the state of Washington.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and the ability to support a diverse workplace and educational environment.

This is a full-time, exempt position. The annual compensation for this position is listed above. Washington state has a generous benefit package including health, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, retirement, and two optional deferred compensation programs. For more information, see Employee Benefits.

This position has no supervisory responsibilities and reports to  the Deputy Executive Director of Business Operations.

Interested candidates may apply by submitting the following items:

  • Letter of formal application that addresses your interest in the position and ability to perform the responsibilities described in this announcement.
  • Detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience that demonstrates how you meet the qualifications.
  • List of at least three professional references with contact information. References are typically contacted after interviews.

Send application materials

Email is preferred, but you may send application materials by one of the following delivery methods:

Application tips

  • Make sure you clearly indicate the position you are applying for in your letter of interest and within your email and/or subject line – suggested subject line format:  Last name, First name –  Position Title or Recruitment #.
  • Include your name, address, current phone number, and email on the first page of each document you submit. 


Pamela Kelly
Human Resource Consultant 3


Submitted applications are the property of SBCTC and will not be returned.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) supports Executive Order 13-01 Veterans Transition Support and is an equal opportunity employer. SBCTC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Applicants who need accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format, may contact the Human Resources Office at 360-704-4301. A TDD relay service is available by dialing 800-833-6388 or voice 800-833-6384.

Employee Benefits

Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation. As an exempt employee, you will also have access to an outstanding employee benefits package worth about 30 percent of your salary.

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More Information

Contact the Human Resource Office at 360-704-4301 or visit the HR web page.

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