Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Principal Auditor

Recruitment #16-0151-01

Introduction

THIS IS A NEW ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION. The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year, but can be extended.

Applications must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Postmarks are not accepted. Applications will only be accepted online.

Supplemental Questionnaire: A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application. Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Failure to submit the Application or Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.

DESCRIPTION

THE AGENCY

The Alameda County Auditor-Controller Agency is offering an exciting career opportunity as a Principal Auditor. The Alameda County Auditor-Controller Agency is a general government agency which provides direct services to County residents as well as administrative and operational support to County departments. The department has approximately 200 full-time employees and an estimated budget of $29.5 million. The Agency develops and maintains the County’s accounting, payroll, audit, tax analysis, budget and grants, contract compliance and cost plan systems and procedures. The Central Collections Department collects receivables mandated by State and federal laws and regulations. The Office of the Clerk-Recorder provides for the recording of all recordable documents and maps, collection and distribution of fees and taxes from recording documents and maintenance of the vital statistics register.

THE POSITION
This class is located in the Auditor Agency and performs, manages and sets policy for a broad range of specialized activities. These include: County-wide budget and accounting services, grants fiscal administration, audits of county operations, contractors and special districts, EDP audits, administration of central payroll, benefits, tax analysis, cost allocation, fiscal systems, clerk-recorder, claims or collections functions.

These positions differ from those in the accounting and auditing series in that they require the exercise of managerial skills and/or perform specialized functions well above the journey level expected of the latter classes. These positions will also be involved in policy formation and implementation, and direct the work of professional, paraprofessional or clerical staff performing auditing, accounting, administrative, collection or recording assignments.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Either I

Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (180 quarter units or 120 semester units). Concentration in accounting, business administration, finance or a closely related field is desired.
And

The equivalent of one year full-time experience as a Senior Supervising Auditor, Financial Services Officer, Administrative Services Officer or in an equivalent or higher class in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)

Or

The equivalent of four years full-time experience in a professional accounting, auditing or administrative position. At least two years of the required experience must include supervising the work of others.

Or II
The equivalent of eight years full-time experience in a professional accounting, auditing or administrative position. At least two years of the required experience must include supervising the work of others.

Or III

Any combination of education from an accredited college or university and relevant experience as described above in patterns I, or II. At least two years of the required experience must include supervising the work of others.

License:

Possession of a valid California Motor Operator’s License.

Special Requirements:

Employees may be required to provide their own means of transportation to and from work assignments.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Principles of personnel and public administration
• Laws and regulations controlling County fiscal, accounting, collections or recording operations
• Generally accepted accounting and auditing standards, principles and practices
• Methods of analysis and decision-making
• Computerized systems for accounting, collections or recording
• Use of word processing, spreadsheet, database and other personal computer applications relevant to conducting the work.

Ability to:

• Apply general and governmental accounting, personnel and administration principles and practices
• Lead staff and interdisciplinary work groups
• Work with the public and other County departmental personnel
• Problem solving, research; using fiscal and report documents to perform analysis
• Plan, manage and perform complex auditing, accounting and administrative tasks
• Direct the work of others
• Use personal computer based spreadsheet, planning/scheduling, reporting, word processing, internet, and e-mail programs to prepare clear and concise reports and other correspondence
• Communicate effectively via oral and written word
• Prepare analysis and procedures for various business processes
• Adapt and lead others, in changing work situations

EXAMINATION COMPONENTS

The examination will consist of the following steps:

1. A review of the candidates’ applications to verify possession of minimum requirements. Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process.

2. A review of the Supplemental Questionnaire to determine the best qualified; only the most suitably best qualified candidates will be invited to the oral interview process.

3. An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidates' final examination score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises.

CANDIDATES MUST ATTAIN A QUALIFYING RATING ON EACH PORTION OF THIS EXAMINATION.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ANNOUNCED EXAMINATION STEPS

Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit. Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position. Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position. Other recruitments many be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work.

To learn more about our recruitment and selection process, please visit the “What You Need to Know” section of our website, www.acgov.org/hrs.

Selection Plan

Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance. The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency:

TENTATIVE SELECTION PLAN

Deadline for Filing:

5:00 PM on Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Review of Minimum Qualifications:

by Monday, January 30, 2017

Review of Supplemental Questionnaire for Best Qualified:

by Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Oral Interviews*:

Week of February 27, 2017

*If designated as a combined oral examination/hiring interview, in addition to establishing an eligibility list, the oral interviews may serve as the final selection interview for vacancies in this classification.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ANNOUNCED RECRUITMENT & SELECTION PLAN

Alameda County and the Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination and/or selection process to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Alameda County’s Reasonable Accommodation Policy and applicable statues. To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this or other phases of the examination/selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Representative listed on the job announcement before the last date of filing. Alameda County requires applicants to provide supporting documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a disability/medical condition pursuant to the ADA, FEHA and applicable statues.

For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website, www.acgov.org/hrs

BENEFITS

Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being. These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Welfare Benefits

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Insurance
  • Dental – PPO & DHMO Insurance
  • Vision
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage)
  • County Allowance
  • Health Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Accident, Critical Illness & Hospital Indemnity
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Plan – (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Group Auto/Home
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement. This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.

Conclusion

All notices related to County recruitments for which you have applied will be sent/delivered via email. Please add @acgov.org and alamedacountyHR@acgov.org as accepted addresses to any email blocking or spam filtering program you may use. If you do not do this, your email blocking or spam filtering program may block receipt of the notices regarding your application for recruitments. You are also strongly advised to regularly log into your County of Alameda online application account to check for notices that may have been sent to you. All email notices that will be sent to you will also be kept in your personal online application account. You will be able to view all of your notices in your online application account by clicking on the 'My applications' button on the Current Job Openings page.

Please take the steps recommended above to insure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment for which you have applied. The County of Alameda is not responsible for notices that are not read, received or accessed by any applicant for a County recruitment.

NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box alamedacountyHR@acgov.org are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. If you have questions please go to our website at www.acgov.org/hrs. You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the bulletin for the recruitment for which you have applied.

Iona Childers, Human Resources Analyst
Human Resource Services, County of Alameda
Iona.Childers@acgov.org
510-272-6463
www.acgov.org/hrs

 

Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer