Capital Finance Officer

State of Wisconsin - Department of Administration

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.

The Division of Executive Budget and Finance (DEBF) provides accounting, budget, debt management and other financial services for state government. The division also includes fiscal and policy analysis to the governor for development of executive budget proposals and assists agencies in the technical preparation of budget requests. DEBF reviews legislation and prepares or coordinates the fiscal estimates that accompany all expenditure bills. This position is located in the Capital Finance Office in DEBF, which is responsible for the authorization, disclosure, issuance and post-issuance compliance of all debt obligations issued by the State. The Capital Finance Office is also responsible for the financial management of the State’s Environmental Improvement Fund.

This position will be headquartered at the DOA Office Building at 101 E. Wilson Street, Madison, WI 53703.

Position Summary

Under general supervision of the Capital Finance Director and Deputy Capital Finance Director, 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. 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 requirements. Works on policy development, review of legislative proposals, and development of innovative initiatives related to financing for the State.  Operations of 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. To view the full position description, click here.

Salary Information

This position is in schedule-range (81-03) with a salary between $62,400 and $83,512, 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 are required to report their COVID vaccination status, whether vaccinated or not, and must provide supporting documentation if vaccinated. Newly hired employees will be required to submit this information within their first two weeks of employment.


Qualified candidates will have knowledge or experience in:

  1. Finance or Financial Analysis
  2. Operations in Excel, Access, or other complex data management systems

Well qualified candidates may also have experience:

  1. Managing finance, loans, or investment programs
  2. Managing debt or loan portfolios
  3. 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 an account. 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.

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or reinstatement) should complete the application process as described above by the stated deadline.

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce.

If you are a veteran with a 30% or greater service-related disability, and are not currently employed in a permanent position with Wisconsin State Government, please send a cover letter, resume, DD-214 (honorable discharge), and documentation of your service-connected disability rating (dated within 12 months) to the contact listed below.

Questions can be directed to Michelle Bassuener at

Deadline to Apply

All applications must be submitted by 11:59pm on Sunday, October 24, 2021.

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