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Introduction

Hillsborough County Government is looking for new members to join our team who are aligned with our core values of commitment to excellence; stellar customer service; and embracing diversity, transparency, and accountability.  Our employees enjoy careers that are professionally and personally rewarding and that provide fair and reliable compensation.   

Hillsborough County Government consists of many independent agencies with over 9,000 combined employees.  We provide a wide range of municipal services to the citizens of Hillsborough County, including law enforcement, detention, fire, street construction and maintenance, courts, library, parks and recreation, planning and zoning, property appraisal, tax collection, water, sewer, and solid waste collection services. In addition, we also employ professionals, paraprofessionals, and clerical staff in a wide range of service support functions, including management, finance, information technology, human resources, facilities, communications, etc. 

Learn more about Hillsborough County or read on to learn more about this exciting opportunity to join our team.

MAJOR FUNCTION

Performs responsible and independent clerical-accounting and bookkeeping duties involved in the preparation, processing and maintenance of a variety of records and financial transactions. May supervise the activities of lower level Accounting Clerks.

MAJOR DUTIES

Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on the particular agency, division, department to which they are assigned, individual employees may perform all or any of the duties described below.
  • Processes, records, balances and verifies a variety of accounting transactions; enters transactions into ledgers, journals and other record books, reconciles journal entries and bank statements; prepares periodic financial and statistical statements, reports and tabulations; develops and maintains status reports involving project expenditures.
  • Processes and coordinates payroll for a particular agency or department, including computation of all applicable deductions and issuance of checks; processes workmen's compensation and hospitalization claims and payments.
  • Receives, collects, processes and records payments and fees; may process payment information through a computerized accounting system; reviews questionable and/or unidentified payments for proper account application.
  • Performs customer account collection and credit functions to minimize delinquency; performs all necessary collection followup activities.
  • May perform supervisory duties, assigning and reviewing the work of lower level accounting clerks, and providing training, guidance, and assistance as needed to ensure timely and accurate completion of assignment.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting.
  • Some knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations controlling budgetary and fiscal record keeping.
  • Some knowledge and ability to use a computerized accounting system, if required.
  • Skill in public contact; in person and over the telephone, if required.
  • Ability to independently perform accounting tasks of considerable difficulty.
  • Ability to prepare complete and accurate accounting reports and statements.
  • Ability to supervise and coordinate the work of clerical staff, if required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Note: Minimum Qualifications MUST be attained before the recruitment ending date.

Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
Three years of experience in bookkeeping or financial record keeping; and
A passing score on a written test; and
A passing score on a data entry test at 100 gross keystrokes per minute with 90% accuracy.

OR

Bachelor's degree with a major in any business field; and
One year of experience in bookkeeping or financial record keeping; and
A passing score on a written test; and
A passing score on a data entry test at 100 keystrokes per minute with 90% accuracy.

OR

Associate's degree with a major in accounting; and
Two years of experience in bookkeeping or financial record keeping; and
A passing score on a written test; and
A passing score on a data entry test at 100 keystrokes per minute with 90% accuracy.

OR

Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
Successful completion of a vocational/technical program in bookkeeping or financial record keeping; and
Two years of experience in bookkeeping or financial record keeping; and
A passing score on a written test; and
A passing score on a data entry test at 100 keystrokes per minute with 90% accuracy.

APPOINTING AUTHORITY MAY REQUIRE

Some experience in the operation of a cash register or comparable equipment; and Possession of a valid Driver License.

Selection Process

  
  • Application Screening (Civil Service Office)
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  • Performance Exam, if required (Civil Service Office)
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  • Written Exam, if required (Civil Service Office)
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  • Establish List (Civil Service Office)
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  • Department Selection Interviews (Hiring Agency)
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  • Background Investigation (Hiring Agency)
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  • Job Offer (Hiring Agency)
  • Conclusion

     

    OPEN AND CLOSED RECRUITMENTS:  We are running concurrent Closed (Internal) and Open recruitments. Internal candidates on a closed eligibility list must be considered first, prior to a selection being made from the open eligibility list. To be considered for the same classification under Open recruitment, internal candidates must also apply under the open recruitment process.

     

    VETERANS' PREFERENCE:  Preference will ONLY be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation to support entitlement to preference MUST be provided at the time of application.

     

    DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE:  The employers of Hillsborough County have implemented a drug-free workplace and all offers of employment are conditioned on job applicants successfully passing a drug test.

     

    NOTE: Depending on the agency of employment, individuals hired may be required to review Hillsborough County driving eligibility criteria and acknowledge their understanding of its provisions.

     

    NOTE: Employees are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters affecting the County.  They are required to work in their normal job duties or other activities within their skills and capabilities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with existing rules and procedures.

     

    EXAMINATION: Examination may be administered at the time of application, depending on qualifications. Test information is available at the Reception Branch, Hillsborough County Civil Service Office. This information must be obtained in person and it is the applicant's responsibility to obtain it, if desired.


     

     
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