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Department of Natural Resources WA State
Olympia, WA, United States
11 days ago
Department of Natural Resources WA State
Olympia, Washington, United States
11 days ago


Federal Lands Budget Analyst, Budget Analyst 3
Recruitment #2021-11-7672
This is a Full-time, Permanent, Represented position.

Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
The Department of Natural Resources has an exciting opportunity in support of the Forest Resiliency Division’s Federal Lands Program! We are looking for a budget expert to join a cadre of budget, finance, and grants and contracts professionals within our new Forest Resiliency and Regulation Business Operations team. We’re seeking an individual who is interested in providing budget analysis and management assistance to a wide range of professionals working for the Federal Lands Program (FLP). This position serves as a senior-level budget analyst and performs expert level budgetary functions for the FLP in all areas of budget development and implementation. This position has primary responsibility in managing the Natural Resources Federal Lands Revolving (NRFLA) account.  

This position reports directly to the Forest Resiliency and Regulation Budget Manager and works closely with Forest Resiliency Budget, Grants, Contracting, and Administrative staff.



As part of this Division and Program, you will be working with a cohort of professionals providing budgetary service to federal, state and private partners striving to increase forest health related activities across all-lands that work to restore and sustain ecological functions of Washington’s forested landscapes.

The main responsibilities of the job include:

  • Develop allotments for allocations, allotment adjustments, program adjustments, and allotment corrections.
  • Monitor expenditures and accruals of federal revenue within NRFLA.
  • Develop complex expenditure forecasts and projections, prepare reports, complete analyses of financial data and compile special reports or data sets/spreadsheets for FLP and the Forest Resiliency & Regulation leadership.
  • Develop and maintain reporting formats created to track monthly programmatic allotment vs. expenditure variances, staffing plan variances, and monthly projections for FLP.
  • Track grant and contract available balances, allocations, and expenditures for the FLP.
  • Work in partnership with the Federal Lands Grants and Contracts Specialist, and Forest Resiliency Senior Budget Analyst to create innovative approaches to tracking, reporting, and budget accountability.



Required Qualifications: 

  • Two (2) or more years (full-lime equivalency) of professional accounting or finance experience, which includes experience working with the following:
    • Other state policies and procedures
    • Knowledge of governmental accounting State reporting systems: Agency Financial Reporting Systems (AFRS)
    • Technical proficiency in developing power point presentations
  • Experience/skills using MS Excel to create, modify, print, and format spreadsheets.
  • State of Washington's budgeting and accounting policies and regulations; principles and procedures of governmental accounting and budgeting; and methods of accounting systems design.
  • The incumbent in this position is required to travel. Occasional travel may occur to region or USFS office locations.
  • DNR Core Competencies: 
    • Personal Accountability 
    • Value Others 
    • Compassionate Communication 
    • Inspire Others 
    • Commitment to Excellence 
  • All employees of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Vaccination status will be verified at the time an offer of employment is made. An accommodation may be available for individuals who have a sincerely held religious belief or a medical reason for not receiving the COVID-19 vaccination, based on the essential functions of this position.  


Our ideal candidate will also have the qualifications listed below:

  • A bachelor's degree in a business, public administration, accounting, economics or statistics and five years of professional experience in budgets, management or program analysis. A master’s degree can substitute for some experience.
  • Effectively working independently under general supervision.
  • Effectively applying and adapting established accounting methods to a variety of payable and accounting transactions.
  • Effectively analyzing, monitoring, and evaluating accounting activities.
  • Experience in natural resource management business practices and familiarity with forest management operations.
  • Experience writing and reviewing legislation analysis and fiscal notes.


Supplemental Information

One of the world's most scenic places, Washington State offers breathtaking discoveries for people who love natural beauty and outdoor recreation, from the Pacific Coast shores to the rugged Cascade Mountains to the rolling hills of the Palouse. Your office will be located in Olympia. For more information on this area visit, This position is available for telework considerations.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, telework (mobile-work) is expected for most office activities. When approved to return, staff are expected to report to their assigned duty station for work activities or may be approved for telework based on DNR's telework policy.

About the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). 

At DNR we approach our work through the lens of making Washington a better place environmentally and are dedicated to serving Washington’s lands and communities through diversity, equity and inclusion. With nearly 1,500 employees in locations throughout Washington, we manage and protect more than 5 million acres of state-owned forest, range, commercial, agricultural and aquatic lands.
Our Vision – Our actions ensure a future where Washington’s lands, waters, and communities thrive.
Our Mission – Manage, sustain, and protect the health and productivity of Washington’s lands and waters to meet the needs of present and future generations.
Our Core Values:

  • Safety and Well-Being —Our top priority is the safety of the public and our employees.
  • Public Service —We value and respect the public we serve, and we value and respect the people of the Department of Natural Resources who step up to serve.
  • Innovation and Creative Problem-Solving — We solve our state’s most pressing challenges through innovative thinking, dedication, and bold and creative vision.
  • Leadership and Teamwork —We are committed to building leaders at all levels and building teams for success.


DNR provides excellent benefits, a few of those include:

  • Commitment to organizational health and wellness
  • Work/life balance
  • DNR Employee Resource Groups (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council, Women’s Employee Resource Group, Veterans Employee Resource Group, etc.)
  • Statewide Employee Business Resource Groups, visit here to learn more
  • Leadership that empowers and supports employees
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Educational and career development aid
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Eligibility
  • Opportunities to participate in wildland fire suppression assignments
  • A comprehensive benefit package that includes employer contributions toward health insurance, paid holidays, retirement plans, sick leave and vacation days. Visit more information.


How to Apply: 
To be considered you must apply online at You must complete the entire online application to be considered for the position.

Application Requirements:

  • Attach a letter of interest describing how your experience and qualifications relate to the position profile and the position required, desired and special requirements. 
  • Attach a resume describing your experience and qualifications.
  • Provide three to five professional references – you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include with resume.
  • Attach a copy of your college degree certificate or an unofficial copy of your transcripts.
  • Complete all supplemental questions. 


Additional Information:
This recruitment may be extended and may also be used to fill future similar vacancies for up to sixty (60) days.
Veterans wishing to claim Veteran’s preference please attach a copy of your DD-214, NGB-22 or other verification of military service. Please black out your social security number prior to attaching.  We thank you and are grateful for your service!
Persons needing accommodation during the screening process or this announcement in an alternative format may contact DNR Recruiting staff at (360) 522-2500 or (360) 522-0143 or by email at  Those with a hearing impairment in need of accommodation are encouraged to contact the Washington State Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) at 1-800-833-6388 or
DNR is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind.

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Questions?  Please contact Dawn Hitchens at or e-mail us at


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Job Information

  • Job ID: 59867009
  • Location:
    Olympia, Washington, United States
  • Company Name: Department of Natural Resources WA State
  • Position Title: Federal Lands Budget Analyst, Budget Analyst 3
  • Industry: Forest Management
  • Job Function: State Forester
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Associates Degree
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years
  • Required Travel: 10-25%
  • Salary: $52,776.00 - $70,956.00 (Yearly Salary)

Service, Science, Sustainability Under the leadership of the Commissioner of Public Lands, our work at the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is done with the public’s interest in mind, which means transparency and public knowledge. Our decisions are guided by sound science as we manage state trust lands, native ecosystems and natural resources. We support the vision of a sustainable future by protecting and managing the natural resources so future generations will have them. DNR manages over 5 million acres of st...

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