Local recruitment: Water Quality Financial Specialist

Montana Department of Environmental Quality

Helena, MT, USA 🇺🇸

We are looking for Financial Specialist to join our team in the Water Quality Division.  The Financial Specialist is responsible for providing financial support to the Water Quality division. This position must coordinate and communicate with external customers/stakeholders. This position is responsible for specific fiscal duties including budgeting, contracting, revenue (fee) collection, fee rulemaking coordination, long range program accounting analysis, accounts receivable/payables, and grant management.  

 At the Department of Environmental Quality, our ultimate goal is to champion a healthy environment for a thriving Montana.  DEQ employees are the heart of our organization. We value the people and invest in their professional growth, promoting a culture of cross-agency collaboration as we find solutions to the environmental challenges we face.  DEQ values – leadership, accountability, customer service, efficiency, excellence, and decision making – are fundamental to our work.   Come be a part of the Department of Environmental Quality

 The Financial Specialist position includes a career ladder for professional development and pay progression. This position may be eligible for occasional telework. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, or closely related field.  
  • Two (2) years of increasingly responsible accounting experience.  
  • Preferred knowledge of State Government laws, and Legislative process.  
  • Preferred experience with the SABHRS. 

Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

In your cover letter, describe how your education, knowledge, and skills have prepared you for this position. 

Applications, including supplemental materials such as cover letter or resume, must be submitted through the State of Montana Careers site (https://statecareers.mt.gov/) by the closing date of the announcement.   

Applicant Pool Statement:  If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection. 

Training Assignment:  Not Applicable  

Salary: $ 43,644.00 – 50,801.00  Yearly 

Telework Eligibility:  Telework Eligible (Full-time telework is not available. Telework schedule must be supervisor approved.) 

Benefits Package Eligibility:  Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan  

Number of Openings:  1 

Employee Status:  Regular 

Schedule:  Full-Time 

Shift:  Day Job 

Travel:  Yes, 10 % of the Time  

Primary Location:  Helena 

Agency:  Department of Environmental Quality 

Union:  Montana Federation of Public Employees  

Posting Date:  Jan 24, 2023, 9:52:41 PM 

Closing Date (based on your computer’s timezone):  Ongoing 

Required Application Materials:  Cover Letter, Resume  

Contact Name:  Tiffany Fontenot  |  Contact Email:  Tiffany.Fontenot@mt.gov  |  Contact Phone:  406-444-4218 

The State of Montana has a decentralized human resources (HR) system. Each agency is responsible for its own recruitment and selection. Anyone who needs a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process should contact the agency’s HR staff identified on the job listing or by dialing the Montana Relay at 711. Montana Job Service Offices also offer services including assistance with submitting an online application.

State government does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, creed, political beliefs or affiliation, veteran status, military service, retaliation, or any other factor not related to merit and qualifications of an employee or applicant.





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development