Accounting Technician

Nevada County, CA
November 11, 2023
Nevada City, CA
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Definition and Class Characteristics


There are currently two openings for this position: One in the Auditor-Controller's office and one in the Library. The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be used to fill both positions and others throughout the County.

Are you ready to be part of a dynamic fiscal team? Consider working as an Accounting Technician for the Nevada County Auditor Controller's Office! Accounting Technicians are an integral part of the Auditor Controller's team, whose mission is to safeguard Nevada County fiscal resources with a commitment to accuracy, integrity, transparency, and service by creating and maintaining internal controls. This is an experienced level position in which individuals perform a variety of vital activities that include but are not limited to:

  • Receive, review, verify and process accounting transactions by reviewing claims, invoices, and associated documents for completeness.
  • Prepare vouchers for payment.
  • Provide support in the development of department's budget and maintain accurate accounting of department expenditures.
  • Prepare account reconciliations, journal entries and reports.
  • Provide administrative support for the office including customer service for internal and external customers via phone, mail, and email.
  • Work with multiple software platforms for accounting, recordkeeping and document routing.
  • Compile and analyze data using Microsoft Excel.

Looking for work-life balance? This position is full-time and fully benefitted, receiving a generous leave program. Combined with 11 standard holidays and 2 floating holidays per year, flexible schedules, and telework options, it's clear that Nevada County cares for and supports employees striving for a balanced, healthy work and home life.

The County of Nevada offers an extensive benefit package for this full-time, fully benefited position. In addition to a wide choice of medical plans and excellent dental and vision plans, our staff enjoy a full range of other benefits including complementary and voluntary life insurance, flexible spending accounts for medical expenses and dependent care, CalPERS retirement, a deferred compensation plan with both 457(b) and Roth options, and a tuition reimbursement program. Nevada County is also a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program through the Department of Education.

You matter at County of Nevada. Your contribution, your worth, your ideas, all have a place here. We thrive on transparent and ongoing communication through employee newsletters, social media and hosted sites. We strive to be the best version of ourselves through continuous improvement. We learn and grow as a team. Great discoveries happen when people from a diverse set of backgrounds come together. Best of all, you make a difference in the lives of our community every day. Bring your whole self to our place.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided with reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Education and Experience Required

Benefits Guide
The Benefits Guide is a comprehensive document for employees of the County of Nevada. Information contained in this summary of benefits is not a binding document. Refer to specific unit summaries and agreements (MOUs) for additional benefit information for each employee group.

Health Insurance
The County sponsored plan for 2023 is the PERS Gold PPO, but you can also choose plans from providers such as Anthem, Blue Shield, and PORAC (if you are a member) to suit your needs.

2023 Health Insurance Plans

  • Anthem Select HMO
  • Anthem Traditional HMO
  • Blue Shield CalPERS Access+ HMO
  • PERS Gold PPO (County sponsored plan)
  • PERS Platinum PPO
  • PORAC (Available to PORAC members only)

Flexible Spending Accounts
The County offers employees the option to contribute to a pre-tax medical FSA and dependent Care FSA.

Life Insurance
Voya and Colonial is the County's life insurance provider. We offer the following products through Voya and Colonial:

  • Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Basic Term Life
  • Optional Accidental Death and Dismemberment plans
  • Optional Dependent Term Life
  • Optional Term Life

Dental & Vision Insurance
Nevada County employees can opt to receive dental and vision insurance without opting for health insurance coverage as well. This will give employees more flexibility to match their choice of insurance plans to their specific needs. Delta Dental is the dental provider offered through Nevada County and VSP Vision Care is our vision care provider.

The County is a member of the CalPERS retirement system and provides the opportunity for voluntary contributions to a 457 deferred compensation account through Nationwide by way of pre-tax and Roth payroll deductions.

CalPERS Miscellaneous tiers:
Tier 1 (Classic-former employee originally hired on or before 12/13/12 and are returning to Nevada County) 2.7% @ 55

Tier 2 (Hired by a CalPERS employer between 12/14/12-12/31/12 and coming to Nevada County with less than 6 months between separation from former CalPERS employer and hire date with Nevada County) 2%@60

Tier 3 (Hired by first CalPERS employer on or after 1/1/13 or having a break in service of more than six months between another CalPERS employer and Nevada County) 2%@62

CalPERS Safety tiers:
Tier 1 (Classic-former employees originally hired on or before 12/13/12 and are returning to Nevada County) 3% @ 50.

Tier 2 (Hired by a CalPERS employer between 7/2411-12/31/12 and coming to Nevada County with less than 6-months between separation from former CalPERS employer and hire date with Nevada County) 3% @ 55.

Tier 3 (Hired by any CalPERS employer on or after 1/1/13) 2.7% @ 57.

We encourage you to visit the CalPERS home page, , to search related information about the retirement plans noted here so that you fully understand what your retirement formula means to you.


Any information on this page or documents and links are subject to change without notice.

Nevada County Human Resources Department
950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-7010 option 2

Closing Date/Time: 11/17/2023 5:00 PM Pacific

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