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Accounting Technician

(INTERDEPARTMENT TRASFER OPPORTUNITY ONLY)
Recruitment #trns-12406-03

Salary:$21.63 - $26.29/hour; $3,749.46 - $4,557.51/month
Department:Sheriff
Job Type: Promotional and/or Interdepartment Transfer
Date Opened:3/20/2014 9:00:00 AM
Filing Deadline:4/4/2014 5:00:00 PM
Employment Type: Permanent/Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Work Location: Auburn Area (Applegate, Auburn, Colfax, Foresthill, Meadow Vista, Penryn)
HR Analyst: Jennifer Duvall

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INTRODUCTION

THIS RECRUITMENT IS OPEN TO PERMANENT OR PROBATIONARY PLACER COUNTY EMPLOYEES ONLY. 

Interdepartment Transfer/Voluntary Demotion Eligibility Criteria:

  • Currently a permanent or probationary Accounting Technician.
                                     OR
  • Currently a permanent or probationary county employee with an equivalent salary to Grade 73*.
  • The difference between Step 5 of your current salary grade and Step 5 of Grade 73 is less than 5%, or at any hourly rate above Grade [class grade] and willing to voluntarily demote.
                                     AND
  • Meet the minimum qualifications of the classification.

 

* Salary Schedule/Grades can be found at V:\Personnel\Salary and Allocation Information.

POSITION INFORMATION

The Accounting Technician position is an important and vital part of the Administrative Services division of the Sheriff's Office. The work is demanding and deadlines are often short.  Attention to detail, strong time management and customer service skills are essential.  The duties include processing accounts payables, monthly Visa statements, various contract payments and maintaining and preparing various reports.  The Accounting Tech will assist with trust fund reconciliations and legal mandates; grant and contract management, expenditure and revenue reports; and forecasting during budget preparation and year end processing tasks. 

If you are selected for the above position, a confidential background investigation will be conducted prior to appointment. This includes criminal, credit and employment history.

DEFINITION

To perform and supervise technical, sub-professional, accounting, finance and fiscal recordkeeping; and to prepare and review financial and statistical records.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is the full journey level technical accounting class.  Employees within this class are distinguished from the Account Clerk series by the performance of work that typically requires specialized college-level training in accounting and finance rather than bookkeeping, by performing a broad range of duties as assigned and typically including responsibility for a program area of accounting and/or supervision of Account Clerks.  Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.
 
This class is distinguished from the Accountant–Auditor series in that the latter is a professional level, requiring completion of a Bachelor's Degree in accounting or a closely related field.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives direction from assigned supervisory or management personnel.

May exercise supervision over Account Clerk classifications or general clerical personnel.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform and/or supervise the maintenance of journals and subsidiary ledgers, general ledgers, tax billing, accounts receivable and payable and similar accounting records.
  • Personally perform technical, complex accounting and financial transactions and may supervise other personnel performing supporting bookkeeping, finance, or recordkeeping work.
  • Prepare and maintain computerized financial spreadsheets on a personal computer for ledgers, trusts and statistical records; prepare reports from spreadsheets summarizing information and financial records.
  • Classify receipts and expenditures and record them to the appropriate accounts, funds, trusts, etc.; reconcile ledgers and accounts.
  • Balance financial information system controls; balance and post cash receipts, payments and registers; and balance various other statistical and financial transactions with source documents and controls.
  • Plan, organize and supervise the work of Account Clerks and other clerical personnel.
  • Perform tax default processing and collections.
  • Compile statistical data and prepare reports or summaries for submission to other departments in the County or outside agencies.
  • Interpret and apply County, State and Federal regulations concerning financial and statistical transactions and reports; prepare financial and statistical reports for submission to State and Federal agencies.
  • Meet with the public to obtain data, interpret information and answer questions; prepare correspondence independently to answer questions, request information, or provide explanations.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Experience: Two years of responsible journey level experience performing duties similar to an Account Clerk – Journey with Placer County.

Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by college level coursework in accounting or a related field.

License or Certificate:
May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and procedures of accounting and finance, and their application to governmental financial transactions.
  • The application and operation of common word processing and spreadsheet software used on personal computers.
  • Modern office procedures, practices, systems and equipment as applied to accounting and financial recordkeeping operations.
  • Laws, ordinances, rules and regulations affecting accounting and assigned areas of responsibility in Placer County.
  • Principles and techniques of supervision and training.

Ability to:

  • On a continuous basis, sit at a desk and/or stand at a counter for long periods of time.  Intermittently twist and reach office equipment; write and use keyboard to communicate through written means; run errands; lift light weight.
  • Intermittently, review documents related to Department operations; observe, identify and solve problems of office operations and procedures; understand, interpret and explain Department policies and procedures; explain operations and problem solve office issues for the public and with staff.
  • Plan, assign and supervise the work of others.
  • Perform complex and varied accounting and financial recordkeeping.
  • Operate a 10-key adding machine by touch.
  • Prepare complex financial reports and statements.
  • Apply accounting principles to the maintenance of accounting, financial and payroll transactions.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and fellow employees of the County.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Communicate effectively in writing and speaking.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT


Prior to the date of hire, applicants for regular full and part-time positions must pass a medical examination which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation. Applicants for extra help positions may be subject to a drug screening. All applicants must sign a constitutional oath, submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. and be fingerprinted. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, be bonded or undergo a background check.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment and retaliation is prohibited and that all employees and applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All recruitment, hiring, transfer and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws or ordinance. Please contact the Personnel Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.

BENEFITS

The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change.  It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Personnel Department.

Click here to view benefits for General bargaining unit

CONCLUSION

To be considered for this Interdepartment Transfer/Voluntary Demotion opportunity:

  • Click the Special Appointments/Transfers/Reinstatements link here or on the JOBS Employment Opportunities page located at jobsatplacercounty.com
  • Scroll down to the Interdepartment Transfer/Voluntary Demotion Process section.
  • Select the Interdepartment Transfer/Voluntary Demotion (Placer County Employees Only) radio button, and click the Interdepartment Transfer /Voluntary Demotion application link bar.
  • Follow the instructions provided to select the classification for which you would like to be considered.
  • Select the link "Click here to submit a Special Appointments application for this classification", and complete and submit the on-line application.

Department Contact: Nancy Harger (530) 889-6948

Interdepartment Transfer/Voluntary Demotion applications may be submitted anytime, but

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS TRANSFER OPPORTUNITY PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

BY 5:00 PM, FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014