Accounting Office Supervisor I / Corrections

Orange County, CA
May 24, 2023
Orange County, CA
Job Type




This recruitment is open to the public, on a continuous basis, until the needs of the department have been met. Please be advised this recruitment may close at 11:59 p.m. any day of the week and it is recommended that interested candidates apply immediately.

Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.

This recruitment is being held to establish an eligible list used to fill current/future Accounting Office Supervisor I positions. The current vacancy is within the Orange County Sheriff's Department Jail Facilities - Cashiering Operations. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications.

The Orange County Sheriff's Department is among the largest in the nation, providing exemplary law enforcement services focused on a collaborative, dedicated and innovative approach to public safety.

The more than 3,800 sworn and professional staff, along with more than 800 reserve personnel, are committed to serving the needs of Orange County by embodying the Sheriff's Department core values:

  • Integrity without Compromise
  • Service Before Self
  • Professionalism in the Performance of Duty
  • Vigilance in Safeguarding our Community

The Department consists of six organizational Commands comprised of 23 Divisions. Together, these Commands and Divisions provide services including land, air and sea-based patrol, custody operations, investigative services, emergency management, coroner services, forensics and specialty operations, among an extensive list of other public safety services.

The Accounting Office Supervisor I will supervise and train the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner cashiering staff. This position oversees and coordinates the activities of their assigned shifts, safeguards cash and overall trust fund, and is responsible for implementing policies and assignments as provided by their superiors. This position works in a fast-paced and demanding work environment. Accounting Office Supervisor's must be organized, and have the ability to multi-task. This position prioritizes assignments, manages their team's workload, and must communicate effectively with staff members, sworn-staff, and the public. This position may also require walking and the ability to lift up to 15 lbs. Incumbents in this position will work in a jail facility and must be able to work rotating day or night shifts, weekends and holidays.

Knowledge of:

  • General purpose, principles, practices, procedures and terminology of accounting/financial recordkeeping and statistical reporting procedures
  • Governmental accounting systems and procedures
  • Principles of office management; modern office procedures, practices and equipment
  • Methods of coding and classifying accounting documents; cost accounting methods
  • Principles and practices of supervision including hiring, training, and evaluation of subordinates
  • Applications of automated accounting systems may be required for some assignments

18 months experience in the maintenance and review of fiscal, financial and/or statistical records OR two years general office experience which includes at least six months in the accounting area. Experience beyond a minimum of six months in the accounting area may be substituted by education as described below.
Successful completion of the basic supervision course and/or test prior to passing probation.

Education Substitution:
Education may be substituted for experience on the following basis:

One year of office support experience may be substituted by completion of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in any combination of secretarial sciences, office practices, accounting, business math, business education or a related field from a recognized college.
Completion of 360 hours of training from a recognized occupational training program in secretarial sciences, office practices, business education or a closely related field. One year of experience in the maintenance and review of fiscal, financial or statistical records may be substituted by completion of 12 semester or 18 quarter units in accounting, business math, bookkeeping, or a closely related field. Possession of an Associate in Arts degree or an Accounting Certificate which represents completion of all required course work in an accounting curriculum may substitute for two years of experience.

Please click here to learn about the minimum qualifications for the Accounting Office Supervisor I classification.

For positions with the Sheriff's Department applicants must not have been convicted of a felony or be on any form of probation and must pass an extensive background investigation to the satisfaction of the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner.

Background screening includes completing of a Personal History Form, interview with a background investigator, fingerprinting and may include a polygraph test. Some of the areas considered in the background screening include prior convictions, traffic violations, drug use and credit problems, employment history, professional references and education verification (i.e. degree, license, or official transcripts. Foreign degrees require an evaluation of U.S. equivalency by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credentials Services (N.A.C.E.S.).

Applications must emphasize all the areas in which the applicant has expertise and accomplishments in the specific competencies related to the position.

Human Resources |Minimum Qualifications
Sheriff Human Resources screens all applications to identify the most qualified candidates for the position based on the skills required to meet the needs of the Department. After the initial screening, the qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition.

Structured Oral Interview (Weighted 100%) Applicants will be interviewed and rated by a panel of job knowledge experts. Each candidate's rating will be based on responses to a series of structured questions designed to elicit the candidate's qualifications for the job. (Please note: The panel of job knowledge experts is not granted access to the candidate's application prior to the panel interview; therefore, a candidate's responses to the structured questions should be thorough, detailed and complete.)

Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure.

After all procedures have been completed, the Sheriff Human Resources will establish an eligible list of qualified candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview in their specialty area to be considered for present and future vacancies.

The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click here to review the policy.

Only on-line applications will be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of on-line applications. Application information must be current, succinct and related to the requirements in this job announcement. Your application should demonstrate your professional experience and education related to the specific qualifications/duties listed in this bulletin, including the areas in which you have developed expertise. Please print a copy of your confirmation page for your records.

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For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Maria Cervantes at (714) 834-5624 or email at
Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account.

NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply.

Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "" and "" If your email address should change, please update your profile at .


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Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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

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