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City of Tacoma WA Solid Waste Financial Management Analyst; Management Analyst II in Tacoma, Washington

Solid Waste Financial Management Analyst; Management Analyst II


$74,256.00 - $95,201.60 Annually


Tacoma, WA

Job Type



Environmental Services

Job Number



ES Solid Waste


1/31/2022 5:00 PM Pacific

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Position Description

Would you like to use your financial background and analytical skills to help the City provide high-quality, innovative and cost-effective solid waste services that enhance the lives of its citizens and the quality of Tacoma’s neighborhoods and business districts? Do you value autonomy and variety in a role? If so, the Solid Waste Management Division may be looking for you to be our next Financial Management Analyst (Management Analyst II).

In the the Solid Waste Management Division, everything we do supports healthy neighborhoods and a thriving Puget Sound, leaving a better Tacoma for all. We are a friendly and collaborative team that provides safe, reliable, sustainable and well-integrated solid waste management services to the residents and businesses of Tacoma. Our goal is to be a leader in the industry by creating cost-effective and equitable programs to sustain a high quality of life and increase customer satisfaction with innovative approaches in collection, processing, waste disposal, recycling and waste reduction programs. We are committed to partnering with our community, fostering a great employee culture, and continuing to improve our award-winning operations with a clear focus on safety.

Check out these videos that show the highly visible work the Solid Waste Management Division is doing to support healthy neighborhoods and a thriving Puget Sound, leaving a better Tacoma for all.

  • CNG Fueling Station & New CNG Scorpion Garbage Trucks (

  • Recycle Reset: Residential Curbside Glass Recycling

  • Solid Waste Management Drainage & Traffic Project (

  • SWANA Award Winner: Collection Systems

As part of the Operations Support Services team the Financial Management Analyst II (MA II) plays a vital role supporting all phases of the Solid Waste Management Division's operating and capital budgets, delivering business insights, supporting procurement and improving processes with a clear focus on customers, employees and operations.


  • Deliver business insights by providing high level financial and data analysis consultative services. Develop and present key performance indicators to support strategic efforts; rate development; data visualization; research of fiscal and policy issues. Prepare and present recommendations, implement if applicable.

  • Procurement support. Supervise Financial Assistant; analyze contracts for prioritization; coordinate with operational subject matter experts and the Financial Assistant to conduct research, determine the scope of work, identify when technical support is necessary.

  • Assist in developing and monitoring the operating and capital budgets. Support preparation of the biennium budget and Office of Management & Budget led initiatives. Research and analysis of monthly variances; financial reports; ad hoc revenue and expenditure studies; provide budget subject matter expertise to business units and staff. Track capital improvement plan projects and grants to manage fiscal sustainability.

  • Lead management audits and feasibility studies. Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of programs and operations by researching internal and external processes; compare actual performance to established standards; alert division supervisors and managers to deviations and potential problems; conduct process improvements. Participate on cross-functional teams to improve processes and support strategic initiatives.

Under the City’s COVID-19 directive this position will telework until at least April 1, 2022 with the opportunity for a hybrid mix of teleworking and in office work thereafter. This position, although currently remote, may require attendance at designated workplace meetings or in the performance of business on-site.



  • Three (3) + years of increasing responsibilities preparing and monitoring operating and capital budgets, and/or research and financial analysis, preferably in the public sector or a utility.

  • One (1) + years of supervisory experience preferred.

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business, public administration, economics or a related field; applicable experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.


There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer's responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

  • Depending upon assignment a WA driver's license may be required.

  • Individuals may have to pass a background check depending upon assignment.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Optimizes work performance: knows the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.

  • Communicates effectively: develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

  • Financial acumen: interprets and applies understanding of key financial indicators to make better business decisions.

  • Manages ambiguity: operates effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear.

  • Organizational savvy: maneuvers comfortably through complex policy, processes and people-related organizational dynamics.

  • Manages complexity: making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.

  • Plans and aligns: plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.

  • Advanced Excel skills and experience using data visualization software to communicate business insights for decision making.

  • Experience with SAP or other ERP software.

  • Understanding of accounting principles.

  • Effective project management skills, ability to research, interpret data and analyze information from various sources to implement process improvements.

  • Experience using Continuous Improvement, Lean or Six Sigma to improve the effectiveness of operations an asset.

  • Knowledge of public sector procurement methods and contract administration preferred.

Selection Process & Supplemental Information

To be considered for this opportunity:

Interested individuals must complete the online application and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position.

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.

This is a competitive selection process. Your application will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of education, certifications, professional license and related experience. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who most closely correspond to the City of Tacoma's needs will be placed on a referral list for review and potential interview selection. Appointment is subject to passing a pre-employment background and references check.

Supplemental questions regarding an applicant's experience and training are also included in the application form. These questions will be used to assess candidate minimum qualifications and to provide additional information to the hiring managers regarding candidate experience.

City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws.


The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits:

  • Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment.

  • Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26.

  • Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits.

  • Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26.

  • Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code.

  • Personal time off.

  • Paid holidays.

  • A great pension plan.

Our City:

With a population of over 210,000, Tacoma is the second largest city in the Puget Sound region, gracing the shores of Commencement Bay. We are a diverse, progressive, international city that serves as a gateway to the Pacific Rim and the rest of the world. Named one of the most livable areas in the country by, Tacoma and the surrounding area is a playground for outdoor and maritime enthusiasts. Our businesses are vibrant, our parks are beautiful, our schools are exceptional and our housing is affordable.

When you work for the City of Tacoma you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work/life balance, the potential for flexible work schedules (with some job classifications), continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program. We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny:

The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

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. 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 NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, call the Human Resources office at (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement.

The City of Tacoma provides excellent medical, dental and vision plans for the whole family; paid holidays and paid leave; participation in the Tacoma Public Employees' Retirement System (alternate plan for Police/Fire); continuing education and advancement opportunities and a growing variety of City-sponsored health and wellness opportunities and incentives.

Medical Coverage: For eligible employees and their families, including domestic partners and dependent children age 26 or younger.

Dental Coverage: For eligible employees and their families, including domestic partners and dependent children age 26 or younger.

Vision Coverage: For eligible employees and their eligible dependents.

Paid Leave: City employees are entitled to received paid holidays, sick/vacation leave or personal time off (PTO), depending upon union affiliation and appointment type.

Insurance Plans: Employees are covered by a long-term disability plan. Short-term and expanded long-term disability insurance plans are also available to employees. The State Industrial Insurance Act also covers employees.

Deferred Compensation: Income can be set aside on a pretax basis and invested for supplementation of normal retirement income.

Retirement: All employees of the City, except members of the Police and Fire services, Tacoma Rail and certain project employees, are included in the Tacoma Employees' Retirement System. Information on the Tacoma Employees' Retirement System can be found at or by calling (253) 502-8200.

Other Employment Information

Direct Deposit: Employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule by direct deposit.

Salary Increases: Based on satisfactory job performance, the City provides for a regular progression of salary increases for most classifications according to the salary schedule.

Union Affiliation: Many job classifications are covered by union security provisions which require union membership, dues, or payment of equivalent service fees.

Note: The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice.


The Supplemental Questionnaire is part of the review and selection process; accordingly, it should be completed carefully. It must be submitted with your application. Do not indicate "see resume" or copy unrelated content from your resume when answering these questions. Answer all information requested in each question. Failure to do so may result in rejection of your application. Questions 2-9 will be used as a screening tool to ensure candidates have the minimum qualifications for this position. I certify that the information provided is accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any falsification may cancel any terms, conditions, or privileges of employment. Please indicate "Yes" to show that you have read and understand these instructions.

  • Yes

  • No


    What best describes your highest level of education?

  • Associate's Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Master's Degree

  • PhD, JD, or other Post Graduate Degree

  • None of the above


    Select the area of study in which you have coursework from an accredited college or university:

  • Accounting

  • Finance

  • Business

  • Public Administration

  • Economics

  • Other

  • None


    How many years of experience preparing and monitoring budgets, and/or research and financial analysis do you have?

  • 3-4 years

  • 5-6 years

  • 7 or more years

  • None of the above


    In detail, please explain how your education, and work experience/training meet the qualifications for this position.


    Please rate your level of expertise with Microsoft Excel

  • Limited experience

  • Intermediate experience (requires little or no assistance)

  • Advanced experience (subject matter expert – able to teach others)

  • No experience


    How many years of supervisory experience do you have?

  • 1+ years

  • Less than 1 year

  • No experience


    One of the City's Principles that Guide Us is Equity. Please describe any opportunities you have participated in to increase your knowledge of equity, inclusion, and/or diversity in the workplace. Please provide specific examples and include how you have applied your knowledge.


    Please tell us how you learned about this job opening.

  • Job Interest Card notification

  • Internet search

  • Professional organization

  • Community organization

  • Military organization

  • Union job posting

  • City of Tacoma employee

  • Online job board posting

  • Word of mouth

  • Other


    Please provide specific information regarding how you learned about this job opening. Thank you, your feedback will be used to evaluate our success reaching the public and refine our methods for future job postings.

    Required Question


City of Tacoma


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





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