Do you want to join an agency that has consistently been a national leader among blind agencies in competitive employment? Join us in the advancement of our mission — “Inclusion, Independence, and Economic Vitality for People with Visual Disabilities” — and you’ll help lead the way.
Washington State offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, life insurance and retirement. Employees enjoy extensive opportunities for professional and personal development.
By joining our team as the Senior Financial Officer (SFO), you will serve as the steward of our financial integrity by providing strategic and tactical financial leadership, control, and oversight for DSB and will ensure effective fiscal operations for the Independent Living, Vocational Rehabilitation, Youth Services, and Business Enterprise programs. Reporting to the Executive Director, you will serve as a financial advisor to our Executive Management team, the State Rehabilitation Council and other agency managers. The ideal candidate will be a seasoned professional with experience in business and strategic planning and performing complex financial analyses. You will have the ability to tackle challenges utilizing an adaptive approach to problem solving by identifying issues, analyzing, and providing multiple solutions and impacts. Moreover, you are able to explain complex financial challenges and solutions succinctly to a diverse audience.
The primary focus of the position is to support the function of the Business Enterprise Program's food service facilities and blind facility operators with technical expertise. A part of this instrumental work would be assisting the blind operators in being profitable by giving evaluation and recommendations. Other key responsibilities include purchasing equipment and supplies, navigating requirements of business ownership, and coordinating with VR counselors to ensure required licenses, permits, memberships, and accounts are in place.
The Washington State Department of Services for the Blind is an equal opportunity employer. Women, persons over 40 years of age, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, Vietnam era veterans, and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply. Washington's Law Against Discrimination prohibits discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation or gender identity.
Accommodations for applicants who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act are available upon request.