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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 233E
Category: Retail Operations & Marketing

Class Series Concept

See Commerce Specialist 1.


Positions as this level supervise a unit of professional staff and act as the primary business manager for an agency program area, reporting directly to a WMS Band 2 or 3 Managing Director, or equivalent. These positions are responsible for the overall budget and performance management of their assigned unit and program areas. Positions oversee policy development, planning and program funding for multiple programs such as community enhancement, trade or economic development. Positions at this level are designated to speak on behalf of the agency for their program areas.

Typical Work

Oversees the overall workload need of the unit and assigns incoming contracts and program planning to designated staff;

Develops and recommends statewide policies for programs within their area of supervision;

Oversees the long-range budgetary planning and organizational design for their assigned unit and supported program(s);

Provides consultative and business assistance to other recognized experts and agency executive management;

Presents advanced technical business information to other agencies, governments, or private entities;

Drafts legislation and/or provides expert testimony at hearings;

Coordinates and resolves conflicts of priority between staff, programs and activities;

Supervises agency personnel including performance management and recommends hiring, corrective and disciplinary actions to the designated Appointing Authority;

Performs other duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

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.

Persons legally authorized to work in the U.S. under federal law, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, are eligible for employment unless prohibited by other state or federal law.

Desirable Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and either 1) five years of professional experience in community, trade or economic development; or 2) four years of professional experience in community, trade or economic development which included at least one year of supervisory or managerial experience.

Class Specification History

New class; adopted June 30, 2015; effective July 1, 2015.

Revised Legal Requirements; effective June 6, 2024, due to adopted legislative action.