Account Clerk II

CITY OF FRESNO, CA
Published
August 24, 2023
Location
Fresno, CA
Job Type
 

Description

Position Description

Under supervision, performs a wide variety of accounting clerical work involving the processing and maintenance of financial and statistical records to include assisting with payroll duties. This is the journey level class in the Account Clerk series. Incumbents possess the knowledge of general financial record keeping procedures, methods and techniques, and applicable department policies and procedures.

Typical tasks may include but are not limited to, the following: Performs routine accounting clerical duties in the preparation and maintenance of financial statistics and records; prepares and processes a variety of bills and invoices; inputs data into a computer including requests for payment, partial payments and purchase order requisitions; checks and indexes invoices and prepares for payment; maintains expenditure records and assigns costs to proper account or fund; maintains journals and general ledgers of financial transactions and prepares financial statements; collects payments over the counter and through the mail; balances cash drawer and prepares deposits; prepares daily cash activity report; reviews and checks records, forms and other documents for accuracy, completeness and conformance to rules and regulations; maintains expenditure records and assigns costs to proper account or fund; maintains files of correspondence, records and other documents; records and checks financial transactions, and prepares financial and statistical statements; assists in the preparation of a departmental payroll; checks time cards and posts hours; maintains sick leave, vacation and overtime records; inventories and requisitions office supplies; operates standard office equipment; performs a variety of general clerical and word processing work; operates coin counting machine as assigned; counts and wraps coins for deposit; performs other related duties as assigned.

The current vacancies exist in the Transportation and Information Services Administration Departments. Immediate and future vacancies will be filled from this eligible list for a period of three (3) months from the date the eligible list created, with the option of extending that period at the City's discretion. Should the competitive process be suspended for this recruitment, the eligibility list may be limited to three (3) months.

Full job description available to view at:
https://www.fresno.gov/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/JS-Account_Clerk_I_II.pdf

Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule

BENEFITS: UNIT 3 Classification - The Fresno City Employees Association, Inc. (FCEA)
HEALTH INSURANCE: The City contributes toward monthly premiums for PPO medical, dental and vision for employee and dependents.
FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT: IRS 125 Plan for health and dependent care expenses.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Voluntary 457 plan with Fidelity Investments to increase your retirement savings.
VACATION LEAVE: Accrue 8 - 14.66 hours per month based on years of service.
SICK LEAVE: Eight (8) hours per month, available after 90 days
SUPPLEMENTAL SICK- 40 hours per fiscal year. 80 hours lifetime maximum
HOLIDAYS: Ten (10) City-observed annual holidays plus birthday and two (2) personal days.
SHORT TERM DISABILITY: Provided through California SDI program.
BILINGUAL PREMIUM: PAY: $100 per month
HEALTH REIMBURSEMENT ARRANGEMENT: Eligible retirees can use remaining Sick Leave balance at 80% of hourly rate and other leave balances, if applicable, to reimburse medical insurance and qualified medical expenses, tax free.
RETIREMENT: City of Fresno Retirement Systems, one of the best funded public systems in the state. Reciprocity with other CA public agencies. Vested in Retirement benefits after 5 years of service. City employees do not participate in Social Security.
DROP (Deferred Retirement Option Program): an optional, voluntary program that allows an employee to deposit retirement benefits in a special savings account within the Retirement System while continuing to work for the City of Fresno for up to 10 years. Participation minimum is age 50 and vested. Benefits includes ownership of accumulated funds, compound interest earnings, and alternative distribution options.

Additional information regarding the City of Fresno benefits is available at
https://www.fresno.gov/personnel/human-resources-support/#tab-1

The Requirements

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify for the examination and does not assure a place on the eligibility list.

Six (6) months of increasingly responsible experience as an Account Clerk I in the City of Fresno

OR

Two (2) years of increasingly responsible general financial record keeping.

Additional Requirements

Possession of a valid California Driver's License may be required at the time of appointment. Candidates considered for hire must provide proof of a valid driver's license and current copy of their driving record.

Bilingual abilities may be required to meet community needs, or operational and recruitment needs.

The selected eligible candidates certified will be required to successfully pass a Department interview and a Department of Justice fingerprint prior to employment with the City of Fresno.

How To Apply

APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE AN ON-LINE APPLICATION. PLEASE VISIT www.fresno.gov/jobs TO APPLY. For information on how to complete an on-line application, please view "Instruction Guide" on the City's website, Personnel Services Career Opportunities page, or call (559) 621-6950 for assistance. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed employment application.

ALL CORRESPONDENCE regarding this recruitment and exam process will be sent via e-mail. All applicants will acknowledge such understanding when they complete their on-line application. Verify we have your correct e-mail address before you submit your application. It is an applicant's responsibility to check their email frequently to ensure they receive all pertinent communication from the Personnel Services Department on a timely basis. Applicants will receive an automatically generated confirmation e-mail upon a successful application submittal. The e-mail is the only proof of submittal.

It is an applicant's responsibility to check their email account and to ensure it is set up to accept emails from the City of Fresno. Dependent upon your settings, notices from the City of Fresno may be directed to the "junk mail" or "spam" folders. It is the applicant's responsibility to check these folders.

Applications must be submitted by midnight on the filing deadline, or they will not be accepted for any reason. FOR THIS RECRUITMENT, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT PERMANENT FRESNO CITY EMPLOYEES APPLY THROUGH PEOPLESOFT SELF SERVICE.

Selection Process

The examination process may consist of the following:

WRITTEN EXAMINATION - 100%: The written examination is designed to test a candidate's knowledge of principles and practices utilized in government
accounting/bookkeeping, preparation/reconciliation of financial reports,
office practices/procedures, word processing and ability utilized in resolving complex technical accounting problems, interpreting, and processing financial data, records and transactions, payroll practices/concepts, performing mathematical calculations and applying skills in judgment/interpersonal relations.

The written exam is tentatively scheduled for the week of September 25th, 2023.

Veteran Preference Regulations

Candidates applying for veteran's preference are required to submit a copy of their DD214 with their application during the specified filing period. Evidence must be presented to indicate that the candidate was discharged honorably from the military service. Veterans, including City employees, must resubmit proof of honorable service for every examination for which veteran's preference credit is requested. Qualified veterans who pass the examination will have five (5) points added to their final score.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Fresno is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Should you need a special accommodation due to a qualifying disability, please contact the Personnel Service Department at (559) 621-6950 in advance of the examination.

Closing Date/Time: 09/05/2023

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