Accounting Technician (20442269)
The County of Yuba is currently recruiting for the County-wide classification of Accounting Technician. The current vacancy exists in the Administrative Services Department. Under general supervision, incumbents perform a variety of technical accounting work involving centralized payroll functions, billing claims, accounts payable, tax billing and collection, financial and accounting support; research and compile a variety of statistical reports and submit to appropriate department, County staff or regulatory agency; monitor expenditures as they relate to the management of grants and perform other duties as assigned. Occasional instruction or assistance is provided as new or unusual situations arise, and incumbents are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. Note: This is a County-Wide classification. The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill additional vacancies (Permanent and Limited Term) or this classification that may come available in other departments during the duration of this list.
(Tentative Testing Scheduled For 12/12 AND/OR 12/14)
Example of Duties:
- Perform technical, complex accounting and financial transactions.
- Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual Federal, State and other statistical, accounting and financial reports with County-wide or significant departmental impact.
- Review and reconcile various reports and journals, general ledgers, budget, tax, revenue or related financial or business data; prepare journal entries.
- Receive and review grant invoices; resolve discrepancies; identify grant allocations; process for payment; track payroll; and create expenditures reimbursement Collect and process revenues for pet licenses, adoption, redemption, etc.
- Provide information to the public, employees, clients, business owners, and the courts regarding assessments, billings, and related financial activities.
- Assist with cost accounting and budget preparation.
- Conduct and follow through on a variety of special projects, which may involve research and summarization of information
Job Description URL:
The ideal candidate is knowledgeable in Business arithmetic, algebra, statistics and their applications; applicable laws, codes and regulations; financial recordkeeping and bookkeeping practices and techniques; principles and practices of auditing financial documents and records. Skilled in performing technical, specialized, complex and difficult payroll, billing and other accounting support work; interpreting, applying and explaining laws, codes and regulations; analyzing budget, technical reports, financial statements, and spreadsheets; organizing, researching and maintaining accounting and office files; making accurate arithmetic calculations.
Minimum: An Associate's degree from an accredited college with course work in accounting, bookkeeping, or a related field; and two years of experience at a level equivalent to the County's classification of Accounting Specialist. Candidates with strong experience who lack the degree are encouraged to apply.
Preferred: In addition to the minimum, additional years of experience as described above.
Special Requirements : May be required to successfully complete an extensive and thorough background investigation which may include Live Scan fingerprinting and a credit check prior to hire. May be required to file statements of economic interest with the Yuba County Clerk/Recorder. Will be required to perform disaster service activities pursuant to Government Code 3100-3109. May be required to obtain a valid California Class C driver's license within ten (10) days of employment, maintain throughout employment.
MERIT INCREASE: Typically 5% each year for the first 7 years. To access the County salary schedule, please click on this link.
Classic: 2% @ 55
New: 2% @ 62
For more information about CalPERS Pension, please click on this link.
SOCIAL SECURITY: Yuba County does not participate in the Social Security Program
MEDICARE: Yuba County does participate in the Medicare Program.
STATE DISABILITY INSURANCE: SDIprovides benefits to employees who are unable to work due to non-work-related illness or injury. Paid Family Leave (PFL) automatically covers persons covered by SDI.
MEDICAL: Yuba County offers several medical plan options (HMO and PPO plans available based on eligibility) through CalPERS. To reference the current Rate Sheet, please click on this link.
DENTAL/VISION INSURANCE: The County pays 100% of the Basic plan premiums for employee or 80% for employee and eligible dependent(s). Requires participation in Health Insurance benefits.
*Health Waiver Opt-out of $250/monthly available with proof of other Non-Covered CA, employer sponsored health care coverage.
LIFE INSURANCE: County provides $50,000 in life insurance coverage. Employees may purchase additional coverage for themselves and dependents.
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: County paid confidential counseling program for up to 5 visits per incident per eligible family member.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION: One Voluntary Deferred Compensation plan is available.
UNION AFFILIATION: Yuba County Employee Association. Master Labor Agreement
F or Leave Accrual Rates and Specialty Pays for classifications within the Yuba County Employees Association Bargaining Unit, please reference this benefits summary .
Final Filing Deadline: Wednesday, November 28, 2023 @ 5PM
An official Yuba County employment application must be submitted by final filing deadline. Applications must include supplemental questionnaire (delete if not applicable), copies of valid license(s), certificate(s) and college transcripts and/or diploma. Incomplete applications may be disqualified from further consideration.
ONLINE APPLICATION: Applications may be submitted online through CalOpps. Click on the Apply for Job button above to complete the Yuba County employment application.
HARD COPY APPLICATION: You may access a hard copy of the Yuba County employment application and Supplemental Questionnaire by visiting our website at http://www.yuba.org. Our applications are available in a Microsoft Word format or fillable PDF, or you may pick up these materials in our office located 915 8th Street, Suite 113, Marysville, CA 95901. Hard copies of applications can be submitted to our office in person, by U.S. Mail or by fax at 530-749-7864. Applications must be received by the final filing deadline; postmarks or applications received after the final filing deadline will not be accepted.
All applicants will be given written notice regarding the status of their application and selection procedures. The County prefers to communicate via email, if provided, to expedite communication. It is also recommended that applicants review their SPAM mail daily as to not miss any important communication from the County. Communications are sent from two mail servers; Yuba@CalOpps.org and @co.yuba.ca.us.
Applicants are responsible for notifying the County of any changes to their contact information, including but not limited to e-mail addresses, mailing addresses, primary and secondary telephone numbers.
(Note: All diplomas or degrees must be from an accredited college or university. To obtain information regarding accreditation, refer to the US Department of Education Office of Post Secondary Education at: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx )
Applicants must provide the following documents with their application by the filing deadline:
- Completed Yuba County Employment Application (Online or Hard Copy)
- Any Diplomas and Unofficial Transcripts
- Copies of Certifications
The minimum and preferred requirements are listed above. While the following requirements outline the minimum qualifications, Human Resources reserves the right to select applicants for further consideration who demonstrate the best qualifications match for the job. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee further participation in selection procedures.
RECRUITMENT SELECTION PROCESSES:
The recruitment process involves multiple steps which may include but are not limited to:
- Personal History Statement (Pre-Review) (Specific To Sheriff's Department & Probation Department Vacancies Only)
- Department Interviews
(Please note: The entire recruitment process from recruitment opening date to start date could take 6 - 12 weeks for successful candidates).
EXAM: (Tentative Testing Scheduled For 12/12 AND/OR 12/14)
Applicants who have successfully met the minimum qualifications and completed any screening processes must successfully complete the Cooperative Personnel Services (CPS) Exam with a passing score to continue to the next phase of the recruitment process. The CPS Exam may potentially be administered online using County computers.
PERSONAL HISTORY STATEMENT: Misc. ( only applicable to positions within the Probation and Sheriff's Department)
All applicants that successfully complete the examination process and are certified to the employment list, will be notified and must submit a complete Personal History Statement to the Probation/Sheriff Department at the time of interview. A review of the PHS will be conducted for each candidate to determine which candidates best meet the professional standard criteria adopted by the Department.
If special accommodations are required at any stage of the selection process, complete the Request for Reasonable Accommodation in Employment Examination Process Form and provide the required documentation by the final filing deadline. The form can be obtained at Reasonable Accommodation Form or by contacting Human Resources at 530-749-7860.
WAIVER OF SELECTION PROCEDURES:
When selection procedures have been publicly announced and the number of applicants meeting the minimum qualifications for the position is five or less, the Human Resources Director may, at her/his discretion; a) Waive the competition entirely and submit the names of the applicants meeting the minimum qualifications to the appointing department, b) Revise the conditions of competition to a more practical basis under the circumstances.
EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY LIST:
An employment eligibility list is established for those applicants who successfully pass all phases of the examination process. This list will be held for a minimum of six (6) months from the date the list is certified. For each vacancy the top five (5) ranks on the list will be certified to the department for final selection, which will include a departmental interview.
The Health and Human Services department will notify the applicant of the date and time of his/her interview. The applicant will be asked a series of questions about his/herself and his/her related experience, education and training that exhibit the knowledge, skills and abilities essential to the job. The applicant may also be asked questions about hypothetical situations to test his/her ability to make decisions and use sound judgment and common sense.
Yuba County participates in the E-Verify system. This employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each NEW employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.
Closing Date/Time: 11/29/2023 at 5pm