City of Tacoma WA Management Analyst II, Fire Finance & Planning in Tacoma, Washington

Position Description

*Please Note: * This recruitment will be open until the position is filled.

The Tacoma Fire Department is currently seeking a motivated, analytical, and professional person who is interested in challenging and varied work supporting the Finance & Planning Division of the Administration Bureau. This position will play an essential role in leading or providing support for Ground Emergency Management Transportation (GEMT), Procurement, Grants Management, Asset Inventory & Management, and Performance Management. *Please see below knowledge and skills section under * for more detailed description of the listed areas. *

An incumbent in this position will be expected to act as a subject matter expert, be an independent problem solver, analyze complex data, and prepare and present findings and documents to manager- and director-level positions.

City of Tacoma Recruitment One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.

The City of Tacoma provides excellent medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family; paid holidays and personal time off; participation in Tacoma's Public Employees' Retirement System and a growing variety of City-sponsored health and wellness opportunities.

For more information on the City of Tacoma's benefit package feel free to explore City of Tacoma Benefits.


The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, or related subject and at least two years of increasingly responsible work in fiscal functions with an emphasis on grants management and procurement.

Preferred experience includes:

  • Experience in a public sector entity environment, especially a public safety department.
  • Experience dealing with complex analysis in Excel, interpreting large datasets and preparing conclusions.
  • Experience writing professional communications to higher-level staff and for governing bodies.

*LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: * Grants Management Certification or Microsoft Office Specialist Certification are desirable. Knowledge & Skills


  • City and governmental policies and procedures
  • Office practices and procedures
  • Government structure and process, office technologies, and appropriate language usage Skills:

  • Problem resolution

  • Operation of computers and office equipment
  • Performance of complex calculations, especially in Excel
  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Planning and organizing work
  • Analyzing situations to develop a course of action Abilities:

  • Interpret, analyze and present conclusions from data, including developing datasets

  • Perform multiple tasks simultaneously, effectively, and efficiently
  • Follow written and verbal directions
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships


Ground Emergency Management Transportation (GEMT)**

  • Prepare and reconcile all GEMT program documents and work with appropriate state agency for rate approvals
  • Proactively maintain knowledge of changes in GEMT (at the state and federal level) to keep TFD's program in compliance
  • Develop and update reporting about GEMT performance to be provided to management


  • Prepare and/or review RFPs, waivers, bids, and contracts, primarily in Ariba
  • Provide recommendations of proper procurement actions to staff
  • Monitor contract and vendor performance and adjust as necessary

Grants Management

  • Prepare local and federal grant applications, complying with strict deadlines and requirements
  • Maintain all grant documents to ensure compliance and act as primary contact in the event of an audit
  • Manage the performance of grant-related timelines and ensure that all work funded by a grant is in compliance

Asset Inventory & Management

  • Maintain the departments' database of assets, including regular audits of inventory
  • Develop and maintain replacement schedules of assets to be used for budgetary and planning purposes

Performance Management

  • Compile data related to, and provide updates for, goal performance
  • Develop, update and publish the department's Annual Report and other strategic documents
  • Assist in development of performance reporting tools (financial, response, project-specific)

Selection Process & Supplemental Information

SELECTION PROCESS & SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Interested individuals must apply online and attach a resume and cover letter that describes responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position.

Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position may be invited to participate in an interview and provide samples of their work and may be tested on their technical skills. Appointment is subject to passing a background check.

Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from and/or must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders.

The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement.

For assistance with the application process or questions regarding this job announcement please contact the Human Resources office at (253) 591-5400 by 4:00pm of the closing date of the job announcement. This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes.

Salary: $69,992.00 - $89,731.20 Annually

Location: Tacoma, WA

Job Type: Non-Classified

Department: Fire

Job Number: 1120-18S

Division: Fire

Agency: City of Tacoma

Address: Human Resources Department 747 Market Street Tacoma, Washington, 98402-3764

Phone: 253-591-5400