Accountant I (Specialist)

August 27, 2023
San Bernardino, CA
Job Type


Job Description and Duties

Patton State Hospital, Human Resources Department, is accepting applications for at least one (1) Permanent, Full Time, Accountant I, in the Cashier Unit under the direct supervision of the Senior Accounting Officer Supervisor.

The incumbent performs the more difficult semi-professional accounting work in establishing and maintaining accounts and records. The primary responsibilities for this position include receipting all funds received for the Accounting and Trust Departments. This includes but is not limited to vendor refunds, salary payments, travel reimbursements, identification badge, chit and key fees, and funds received for deposit into patient's accounts. In addition, this position acts as one of the petty cash custodians, reconciles weekly the petty cash funds, reconciles daily all funds received, opens and distributes mail, enters Accounts Receivable transactions into the FI$Cal system, assists with processing monthly payroll, maintains listing of aged, released payroll warrants and distributes monthly to Human Resources, and provides customer service. Additionally, will assist and back up the Accounts Payable Unit as required.

The successful candidate must have strong verbal and written communication skills, exercise tact and good judgment when interacting with the public and departmental employees and always maintain confidentiality. The incumbent must be able to efficiently multitask, meet stringent deadlines, adjust to changing priorities in a cooperative manner, be able to work in demanding/adversarial situations, and always maintain professionalism. Additionally, this position should be able to work independently in identifying the need for and implementing changes in systems and service, have efficiency with Word, Excel and Outlook, strong organizational skills, analytical ability, flexibility, dependability, and be highly motivated.

Experience: One year of bookkeeping or accounting experience performing duties comparable in level to those of an Accounting Technician in the California state service and Education: Completion of at least 12 semester hours of a professional accounting curriculum.

Applicants that meet the recruitment criteria should submit an application and a copy of your transcripts to Human Resources - Employment Unit no later than Monday, September 11, 2023.

Working Conditions

Patton is a forensic psychiatric hospital and was established in 1890 and opened in 1893. DSH-Patton provides treatment to forensically and civilly committed patients within a secure treatment area. The hospital does not accept voluntary admissions.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.


Additional Documents

  • Job Application Package Checklist

Position Details

Job Code #:


Position #(s):


Working Title:

Accountant I (Specialist)


$3,600.00 - $4,506.00 A

# of Positions:


Work Location:

San Bernardino County

Job Type:

Permanent, Full Time


Department of State Hospitals - Patton

Department Information

DSH - Patton
3102 E. Highland Avenue
Patton, CA 92369

Department Website:

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a Background Investigation be cleared prior to being hired.
  • The position(s) require(s) Medical Clearance prior to being hired.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements for DSH Employees:

DSH-Patton employees are required to receive primary vaccine series in accordance with the CMS Center for Clinical Standards and the Quality, Safety & Oversight Group updated directive (QSO-23-02-ALL), unless the employee has an approved exemption, such as medical or religious. You may select one of the following options as you go through the pre-employment process:

If you are fully vaccinated, you must provide evidence of vaccination prior to your start date.

I f you are not fully vaccinated, you have the option to receive a vaccine from one of the State Hospitals prior to your start date.

If you are not fully vaccinated and choose to complete a request for an exemption, you must submit this exemption and receive approval prior to your start date.

Masking in Health Care Settings and Patient Care Areas:

Effective April 3, staff working in administrative or non-treatment areas where there is no patient contact, are not required, but are still encouraged, to wear a mask.

Employees that access patient care areas and where team members may encounter patients within 6 feet indoors or outdoors are required to wear masks.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.
Final Filing Date: 9/11/2023
Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of State Hospitals

Attn: HR-Employment Unit

3102 East Highland Avenue

Patton , CA 92369

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Department of State Hospitals

HR Employment Unit

3102 East Highland Avenue

Patton , CA 92369

All visitors, staff, volunteers, contractors, etc. must wear a mask while on campus

08:00 AM - 04:30 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
  • Other - School Transcripts : Please submit a copy of your transcripts to verify eligiblity.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.


Please review the Benefits Summary that may also be found on the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) website. You will find information on the benefits afforded by membership in the Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), benefits and protections provided to public employees by the State Civil Service Act, and salary ranges and a summary of the Accountant I classification.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website:

Human Resources Contact:
Human Resources - Employment Unit
(909) 742-5550

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.
EEO Contact:
Rachel Guerrero
(909) 742-5243

California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Closing Date/Time: 9/11/2023

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