Account Clerk II

May 14, 2023
Oakland, CA
Job Type


The Position
The City of Oakland is an equal-opportunity employer that values workforce diversity, inclusion, and equity. Oakland has a long history of activism around issues of justice and equity. Both oppression and this resistance to oppression have shaped the city's historical roots and the lives of its residents to this day. As public servants in one of the most diverse cities in the nation, we strive to develop employees who understand the harm and impacts of systemic inequity to create lasting, meaningful outcomes for everyone. Oakland strives to establish an environment that embraces the richness of culture, community, and individualism of employees.

The City of Oakland is looking for ten (10) Account Clerk II's to fill vacancies within the Fiscal Services Units of Oakland Human Services, Information Technology, Library, Planning and Development, Police and Public Works Departments.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is a team player
  • Is a motivated, fast learner
  • Is detailed and organized
  • Is dependable
  • Is adaptable
  • Has integrity and is honest
  • Has excellent internal and external customer service skills
  • Can work independently and follow procedures
  • Has excellent oral and written communication

What you will typically be responsible for:

  • Creating and processing invoices
  • Processing Accounts Receivables transactions
  • Processing Accounts Payable transactions
  • Maintaining electronic and hard copies of payment information
  • Processing deposits and scheduling pickups
  • Handling and processing supplier statements
  • Processing staff disbursements (e.g. travel, etc.)

* Read the complete job description by clicking on the link below:
Account Clerk II Class Specification

A few reasons you might love this job:

  • There are many promotional opportunities and room for professional growth
  • You will be part of a supportive, positive, and inclusive team
  • There is a great work-life balance
  • This is a challenging and fast-paced environment
  • The work is very rewarding, we help keep the city running!

A few challenges you might face in this job:

  • You will have to manage multiple deadlines and a heavy workload at one time
  • You will deal with customers that can sometimes be challenging
  • You will have to navigate policies and procedures that might not be very flexible

Competencies Required:

  • Professional & Technical Expertise: Applying technical subject matter to the job
  • Critical Thinking: Analytically and logically evaluating information, propositions, and claims
  • Attention to Detail: Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products
  • Mathematical Facility: Performing computations and solving mathematical problems
  • Using Technology: Working with electronic hardware and software applications
  • Professional Integrity & Ethics: Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability
  • Listening: Fully comprehending spoken communication
  • Oral Communication: Engaging effectively in dialogue
  • Customer Focus: Attending to the needs and expectations of customers
  • Valuing Diversity: Appreciating the benefits of varied backgrounds and cultures in the workplace
  • Teamwork: Collaborating with others to achieve shared goals
  • Adaptability: Responding positively to change and modifying behavior as the situation requires

* Click on the link below to see a video on what it's like to work for the City of Oakland!

Working for the City of Oakland
Minimum Requirements for Application
Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications is acceptable.

Education: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. College coursework in accounting is desirable.


One year of experience in the classification of Account Clerk I with the City of Oakland;


Two years of experience in financial record keeping, accounting, or a related field.

Supplemental Information

The Recruitment Process:

The City of Oakland works with a Civil Service system. Applicants apply online, and HR staff review their experience, education, and training listed on the application against the "minimum qualifications" listed for the position.

Candidates who demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualification requirements are then invited to participate in an assessment process (or testing) to measure their knowledge, skills, and abilities in job related areas.

For this recruitment, all qualified applicants will be invited to take an online multiple-choice test. You'll have 7 days to complete the test once the link is sent to your email. This is tentatively planned to launch during the week of June 12, 2023.

Candidates who pass each stage in the process will be placed on an eligible list. Some candidates may receive extra points, for example if you are a Veteran with an honorable discharge, or if you are a current City of Oakland resident. If you're applying to a "restricted" posting and you are eligible as a current City employee, you may also receive additional points for your City service. Extra points are only applied to passing scores, so if you do not pass every element of the testing process, you cannot use extra points to pass.
What's in it for you?

  • Salary: $25.38 - $31.15 per hour
  • 15 paid holidays
  • Vacation - 2 weeks per year minimum with the ability to accrue more depending on public sector years of service
  • Retirement - CalPERS (California Public Employees' Retirement System) with a pension formula of 2.5% @ 55 (for Classic CalPERS members) and 2% @ 62 for new CalPERS members. Classic Employees contribute 8% of pre-tax wages. The City of Oakland does not participate in Social Security
  • Health - The City of Oakland pays for the cost of employee and eligible dependent coverage at the Kaiser rate. Other plans include Anthem, Blue Shield, United Health Care and other HMO and PPO plans
  • Dental - The City of Oakland pays for Delta Dental full premium for employees and eligible dependents
  • Vision - The City of Oakland pays for VSP full premium for employees and eligible dependents
  • Sick leave - Employees accrue 12 days per year
  • Deferred Compensation - 457(b) pre-tax plan and an after-tax ROTH 401(k)plan
  • Other benefits include a Flexible Spending Account, Wellness Program, Employee Assistance Program, Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Training, & Telecommuting.

Applicants are required to submit criminal history information upon request after receiving a conditional offer of employment. If the requested information is not furnished in a timely manner, applicants will not qualify for further consideration and will be removed from the eligible list.
NOTICE: The City of Oakland has adopted a COVID-19 Employee Mandatory Vaccination Policy. Under the policy, all employees must, as a condition of employment: (1) report their vaccination status to the City no later than November 15, 2021; and (2) be fully vaccinated and verify that vaccination status to the City no later than November 29, 2021, unless the employee has applied for an exemption and is awaiting the City's response or has been granted an exemption, or unless stricter State or Federal legal requirements apply. If offered employment, you will receive instructions regarding how to provide verification of vaccination or how to apply for an exemption which will be required prior to your start date. You may read the entire policy here (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) .

The City of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process and date of examination as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity. The information contained in this announcement is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

Disaster Service Workers
All employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.
How to Apply

Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least two to three hours to submit your application if you are a new user on the system. APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY. You may apply and view current openings by visiting our employment opportunities webpage at: . If you do not have access to a computer, there are computer stations available at any City of Oakland Public Library. There are also workstations at the Human Resources Management Department, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612. Workstations are available during regular business hours (normally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). Due to current events and pandemic-related safety concerns, City facilities may be closed to the public.

Our online application system is provided by NeoGov. If you have problems while applying online, please contact NeoGov's Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday - Friday. You may also call the City of Oakland Human Resources Management Department during regular business hours at (510) 238-3112 for information; however, we are unable to provide technical support for the online application system.

The City of Oakland is committed to the wellbeing of its employees and offers comprehensive health and wellness services along with an array of other benefits for most positions. Benefits may include*:

• CalPERS Medical
• Dental
• Vision
• Medical Waiver Plan - Cash-In-Lieu
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• Commuter Benefits
• Group & Supplemental Life Insurance
• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
• Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH)
• Pension Benefits
• Deferred Compensation

* Specific benefits may vary depending on the assignedspecific bargaining unit. Information regarding most benefits can be reviewed here: Employee Benefits Information Current MOUs may be reviewed here: City of Oakland Labor Agreements

Closing Date/Time: 6/5/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

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