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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 184B
Category: Financial Services

Class Series Concept



Positions supervise staff conducting field audits, coordinating audit scheduling, resolving unusual audit problems; and conducting independent audits of the most complex and diversified companies including coastal export facilities.

Typical Work

Oversees field auditing and inventorying of licensed warehouses to ensure compliance with the Warehouse Act, Uniform Grain Storage Agreement and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Cooperative Agreement;

Schedules employees and determine job assignments to meet industry needs; approves and monitors employee leave;

Enforces compliance with required bonds and insurance requirements to ensure working capital is in accordance with state laws; enforces monetary penalties for noncompliance;

Directs and participates in complex audits such as ocean-shipping grain terminals having to determine exact cut-offs and measurements of continuous in-and-out grain movements and centralized accounting procedures;

Initiates action to confirm reported or suspected shortages or other irregularities reported to the agency; proposes or directs corrective actions when discrepancies or irregularities occur;

Instructs, trains, and evaluates staff on the maintenance of uniform standards of accuracy, application of inspection policies and precedents, and theory and practical application of grain warehouse examination regulations and procedures;

Explains commodity Credit Corporation regulations and State grain storage laws and regulations to warehouse owners and managers; proposes remedial action for minor infractions for approval by the supervisor;

Testifies on audit findings in the occurrence of litigation for shortages of commodities;

Ensures compliance during bankruptcies and warehouse closures;

Submits regular reports on completed audits, work progress in the field and other aspects of field supervision and operations;

Coordinates and conducts annual statewide Karnal Bunt Survey; instructs, trains, and evaluates staff on the audit and follow up process;

Conducts Employee Performance Evaluations as required by RCW, Merit System Rules and Department Policy.

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.

Desirable Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in agronomy, business administration, agricultural economics, or related field with 12 semester or 18 quarter hours of accounting courses, 


Five years of accounting work experience, including audit functions. 

Note: Work includes exposure to chemical fumigants, must be capable of working at heights exceeding 100 feet.

Class Specification History

New class; adopted June 13, 2019, effective July 1, 2019.