Capital Finance Officer–State of Wisconsin, Madison

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    Katherine Miller

    Join an organization that strives to exceed customer expectations by delivering efficient, high-quality state government services. The Department of Administration (DOA) provides direct services to state agency customers and designs and leads initiatives to make government more innovative and cost-effective. Working at DOA offers you the opportunity to make an impact on the quality of life in Wisconsin.

    This position is in the Division of Executive Budget and Finance, Capital Finance Office, and will be headquartered at the DOA Office Building at 101 E. Wilson Street, Madison, WI 53703.

    This position will be required to work from the headquartered office 2 days a week and may be able to telecommute for the remaining days of the week. This can be discussed further at the interview.

    Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging are core values at DOA that guide how we build our teams, develop our leaders, and create a culture that empowers everyone to be their authentic selves. We believe that when employees are respected and valued for who they are and are accountable for demonstrating that respect to others; it drives greater engagement and collaboration, ignites creativity and innovation, and fosters connection between teams and those we serve.

    Position Summary
    This position is responsible for various duties within the Capital Finance Office relating to general debt management and operations of the multi-billion State of Wisconsin Environmental Improvement Fund. This position prepares for the sale and issuance of general obligation and revenue debt of the State of Wisconsin; Monitors outstanding bond issues to ensure compliance with federal and other legal requirement; Works on policy development, review of legislative proposals, and development of innovative initiatives related to financing for the State; and operates the $6 billion State of Wisconsin Environmental Improvement Fund (EIF) and its two state-wide municipal bond and loan programs (currently the Clean Water Fund Program and the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program).

    Responsibilities generally include but are not limited to developing, maintaining, and using extensive and complex data and management information systems; analysis and documentation of EIF loan and loan portfolio analysis, and compliance with related municipal, state, and federal requirements.

    Salary Information
    This position is in schedule-range (81-03) with a salary between $72,800 and $83,200, plus excellent benefits. A 12-month probationary period is required. Pay for current state employees will be set in accordance with the Wisconsin State Compensation Plan.

    Job Details
    Due to the nature of the position, DOA will conduct background checks on applicants prior to selection. DOA does not sponsor work visas. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States, and to complete the required employment eligibility form.

    Certain positions within this Department may allow remote/work from home flexibility for a portion of their work schedule, depending on the needs of the position and the work unit. This topic and any remote work flexibility that may be available will be discussed in more detail in the interview process. For positions that do allow remote work flexibility, although residency in the State of WI is not required for permanent positions, it is not anticipated that working outside of WI or bordering cities will be allowed as positions may at times need to report to office locations in WI on short notice.

    All state employees must report their COVID vaccination status, whether vaccinated or not and provide supporting documentation if vaccinated. Newly hired employees will be required to submit this information within their first two weeks of employment. The State of Wisconsin continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols for COVID. Please visit Division of Personnel Management Coronavirus – COVID-19 ( for the most up-to-date information. Guidance may be subject to change.

    Qualified candidates will have experience in:

    Finance or Financial Analysis
    Complex operations in Excel, Access, or other data management systems
    Well qualified candidates may also have experience:

    Managing finance, loans, or investment programs
    Managing debt or loan portfolios
    Developing/administering complex policies and procedures
    How To Apply
    Apply online! To apply, click “Apply for Job” to start the application process. Then, you will access your existing account or to create a new account if you don’t have one created. Once you are logged in, click “Apply for Job.” Follow the steps outlined in the application process and submit your application.

    Your letter of qualifications and resume are very important parts of your application and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job. For instructions on developing your resume and letter of qualifications for your application and what should be included in these materials, click here.

    Submitted materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the hiring process for available vacancies. Questions can be directed to Michelle Bassuener by email at

    DOA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce.

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