Responsible for planning, managing, coordinating, disbursing,
and reporting upon the funds authorized for the County's use by the
2021 American Rescue Plan. Uses governmental accounting and
budgeting practices in compliance with Generally Accepted
Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Generally Accepted Auditing
Standards (GAAS). Engages and facilitates discussions with
appropriate local businesses, non-profits and junior taxing
districts regarding 2021 American Rescue Plan funding
Drafts, staffs and obtains Board of County Commissioner approval
for contracts necessary to distribute funds to local businesses,
non-profits and junior taxing districts. Disburses and tracks said
funds, including processing invoices and authorizing payments.
Persons in this position are given significant discretion,
within the scope of policy and regulations, in the routine
performance of their duties; supervision and guidance are received
from the Budget Director.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Identifies funding in the legislation the county qualifies for
or could qualify for. Develops and submits to the various funding
agencies the documentation required to obtain such funds.
- Engages and facilitates discussions with appropriate local
businesses, non-profits and junior taxing districts regarding 2021
American Rescue Plan funding opportunities. May include community
outreach and engagement.
- Drafts, staffs and obtains Board of County Commissioner
approval of contracts necessary to distribute funds to appropriate
local businesses, non-profits and junior taxing districts.
- Creates methods and processes to track revenues and
expenditures through the 2021 American Rescue Plan. Creates and
maintains appropriate business management processes, tracks
invoices, reviews documentation for sufficiency, and authorizes
payment within appropriate authority level.
- Submits reports to the funding organizations regarding the
purpose for which the funds were expended to ensure compliance with
- Performs other duties of a similar nature as directed.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing;
read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical
journals, policy and regulations, and legal documents; write
speeches and articles for publications that conform to prescribed
style and format; and, effectively present information to top
management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
- Requires working knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping
principles and ability to prepare difficult or involved audits,
balances, financial analysis, cost benefit analysis, annual reports
and other important financial statements.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working
relationships with other County departments and outside
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and
draw valid conclusions.
- Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical
instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several
abstract and concrete variables.
- Ability to apply principles of mathematical concepts such as
fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical
- Knowledge of Federal, State, and County policies and
regulations affecting area of responsibility.
- Ability to develop, improve, and implement accounting and
bookkeeping procedures and systems in the interest of efficiency,
effectiveness and standardization.
- Knowledge of project and grant management accounting and
- Ability to use a personal computer and software, calculator,
and other office equipment standard to areas of assignment and to
adapt to new technology and/or modified equipment which may be
- Intermediate skill in the use of spreadsheets, databases and
other computer software applications.
- Maintain a high standard for accuracy, completeness, and
efficiency in the preparation of reports and budgets.
- Independent and self-motivated to meet required deadlines while
simultaneously completing other tasks.
- Knowledge of Generally Accepted Account Principles (GAAP) and
governmental accounting practices and techniques including the
Washington State Budget and Recording System procedures
Education: Bachelor's (BA) degree in accounting or
business-related field or anAssociate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent
from a two-year college or technical school in accounting or
Experience: Five years in an office or business environment,
handling management, financial or administrative duties. Two (2)
years' experience in governmental accounting preferred.
A combination of education and experience that allows the
applicant to complete the essential
functions of the job in the opinion of the hiring official.
WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the
essential functions of this job. The physical demands described
here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
frequently required to speak or hear, sit and use hands to finger,
handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee
occasionally is required to climb or balance; and, stoop, kneel,
crouch or crawl; sit; stand; walk; and, reach with hands and arms.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds.
Specific vision requirements include: close, distance, color,
peripheral, depth perception, the ability to adjust focus, and the
ability to read small print. The noise level in the work
environment is usually moderate.
This job description does not constitute an employment agreement
between the employer and employee, and is subject to change as the
needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
The statements contained herein reflect general details
describing the principle functions of this job, the level of
knowledge and skills typically required, and the scope of
responsibility. They are not an all-inclusive listing of work
requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned,
including work in other functional areas to cover absences or
relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the
GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER