King County Finance and Business Operations Divisions are seeking six undergraduate or graduate interns who are action oriented, are eager to try new things, and have a drive for results. These opportunities will provide personal development and exposure to various aspects of public sector finance and business operations while in partnership with seasoned staff mentors.
The Finance and Business Operations Division's mission is to provide exceptional customer value for accounting, procurement, treasury, and small business services. We are actively seeking employees whose behavior is in alignment with our division's core values: Respect, Teamwork, Results and Innovation. Our Division
These positions are anticipated to start in May or June, and will last through the 2021-2022 school year or just the summer, depending on the candidate's school schedule and our business needs. During school breaks, the intern may work up to 40 hours per week and during school hours will be negotiated based on academic needs.
Requirements & Wage Information Interns must be currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate school.
Maintain tangible and electronic records and files.
Receive, label, log, file and retrieve financial, and/or fiscal data.
Collect and/or analyze financial, accounting and/or fiscal documents such as personal net worth statements, tax records, revenue, profit /loss statements, etc.
Create correspondence to obtain any missing or supplemental information needed from a small business for certification.
Use online resources to confirm business information such as business licenses, property values, ownership status, NAICS codes, etc.
Conduct outreach to businesses for small business certification, upcoming events, or information on King County procurements.
Respond to inquiries and/or refer customers to appropriate agencies or departments/divisions. Provide information from established policies, procedures, and other relevant sources to internal and/or external customers. Distribute incoming documents and process outgoing correspondence. Be comfortable in managing sensitive and/or potentially volatile situations.
Maintain statistics and metrics to support continuous process improvements.
Undergraduate Intern Learning Objectives
Perform routine system administration, maintenance, and documentation. Participate in audit preparation, and maintenance of data integrity. Track, troubleshoot and resolve system problems and issues of limited scope following established guidelines and standard work and procedures. Participate in gathering data and preparing analysis.
Participate in preparing in researching requirements and maintaining tables and records.
Update standard work processes and operating procedures.
Communicate routinely with customers; provide information and assistance on routine questions involving system processes and procedures to navigate an online reporting database.
Update standard queries following established procedures. Develop routine reports; document tables and data used in the preparation of reports and queries.
Participate in process improvement as a team member in support of reporting systems, work in partnership with experienced functional analysts in testing system interfaces and enhancements.
The Procurement & Payable Interns will support the development & deployment of Category Management and Strategic Sourcing for key commodities, act as a specialist supporting King County initiatives for Harborview, & assist King County in achieving its Equity & Social Justice goals.
Examples of tasks include: researching market trends to identify innovative commodity solutions, enable leadership decision making using data analytics, support key activities for the implementation of Category Management & Strategic Sourcing, engage with stakeholders to develop contracting requirements & place Purchase Orders with suppliers, and provide general contracting support.
Exercise skills in communication, collaboration, research, development & implementation, & will become familiar with the structure & organization of King County government
Develop & strengthen project/program management skills to support Category Management & Strategic Sourcing initiatives
Gain experience in strategy development & implementation, relationship management with stakeholders, contracting, & working on project teams
Build a background in Supply Chain best practices, innovations, standard, & processes
Support the execution of King County’s Equity & Social Justice goals
Assist in the development of standard tools, processes, & requirements
Build collaborative relationships with internal/external stakeholders
Analyze data to make impactful & strategic decisions
Support the end-to-end procurement life cycle from receipt of service request, develop Request for Proposal, Quotes, & Information, review requirements & Statement of Work for quality, organizing sourcing competitions, & supporting contract execution.
We are looking for an intern who can work independently, who loves data, digging into numbers, and making recommendations based on your analysis. Experience with lean projects and customer service is a huge plus!
Pull reports from inContact (customer service database)
Use graphs and infographics to visualize data
Structure large data sets to find usable information
Create reports for our A3 Project for process improvement
Collaborate with team members to collect and analyze data
Cataloging and data accounting
Advanced Excel skills
Reporting and data visualization skills using software like PowerBi
Analytic and problem-solving skills
Knowledge of data gathering, cleaning and transforming techniques
Our Division is looking for candidates who:
Are learners and eager to try new things and enjoy working in teams and willing to pitch in to help team members;
Question the status quo and who are willing to create new processes;
Have an interest in a public sector career, have fun and be responsible in a professional environment;
Are proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint (Power Automate and Flow) & PowerBi;
Can connect and work collaboratively with internal and external customers from diverse backgrounds;
Have predictable and reliable attendance;
Have strong time management skills that allows for you to successfully complete tasks;
Self-motivated, flexible and able to work independently.
Other Position Information: These positions are overtime-eligible. Our employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule, every other Thursday, normally between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. These internships will be working from 20 hours to a maximum of 40 hours per week, depending on assignment area and school schedule. These positions are not represented by a union. These positions will be working remotely full time.
Ready to Apply:
Fill out an online application. A completed King County Application is required.
A cover letter is required.
We highly recommend that you also provide a resume.
To be qualified for the internship opportunities, you must be a college student currently enrolled full-time or part-time for the 2021-2022 school year. You will need to provide proof of enrollment.
This job posting is scheduled to close on Sunday, April 18 at 11:59 PM. To learn more about this position, or to apply, please click here.
Temporary Telecommuting Requirement: The work associated with this position will be performed remotely, at least through July 5, 2021 in compliance with King County’s telecommuting mandate. Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a work space with an internet connection where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours (requests for support may be considered).
About King County Finance and Business Operations Division
King County Finance and Business Operations Division include: Accounting/Financial Management, Business Development & Contract Compliance, Procurement and Payables and Treasury Services.
Maintains the county's central accounting records and preparation of county wide financial reports and official statements. Payments of the county's obligations, billing and collection.
Administers the county’s small business programs, apprenticeship program for capital construction projects, and regional certification for small contractors and suppliers.
Assists vendors and organizations to do business with the County. Provides procurement and contract information.
Collects, distributes and invests property taxes and other public revenues, as well as manages long term debt payments, for King County and other taxing districts.
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