State of Washington Classified Job Specification
POLITICAL FINANCE SPECIALIST 4
This is the supervisory or expert level of the series. Positions serve as an expert in campaign finance and lobbying laws, advise, counsel, and assist candidates, elected officials, committee treasurers, and lobbyists in complying with the public disclosure law. Review records and reports and conduct audits and investigations to ensure compliance with the law. Educate and assist filers to electronically file their reports.
This level is designated in writing by PDC management to be the recognized and accepted expert in campaign finance, personal financial affairs, and lobbying laws. Investigations are high profile and/or may take six months or longer to complete;
Expert positions may lead or supervise lower level staff. However, supervisory positions must supervise lower level of staff.
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.
Most positions require a Bachelor’s degree that included 10 semester or 15 quarter hours of college level accounting and four years of professional experience in accounting, auditing, or the examining of records. Experience serving as the treasurer for a county, state, or national political party may substitute for the education and experience on a year for year basis.
A Master’s degree in a related field or a Certified Public Accountant, Internal Auditor, Information System Auditor, or Fraud Examiner will substitute for two years of the professional experience.
Class Specification History
New class replaces 13062 Political Finance Specialist 3; effective January 1, 2006.