Accountant I

San Joaquin County, CA
Published
January 12, 2022
Location
Stockton, CA
Job Type
 

Description

This Departmental Promotional examination is being given to fill one vacancy in San Joaquin County's Public Health Services Division and to establish an eligible list which may be used to fill future Health Care Services Agency vacancies.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a departmental promotion. Qualified applicants must currently be employed with San Joaquin County Health Care Services Agency (BHS, CHS, EMS, HCS ADMIN, Neighborhood Preservation, OME, Public Guardian, PHS, Veteran's Services) and meet the promotional eligibility requirements as stated in Civil Service Rule 10, Section 3-Eligiblity for Promotional Examinations.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be received by the final filing deadline.

NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.

TYPICAL DUTIES

• Establishes and maintains general and subsidiary accounts and related ledgers including revenue and disbursement; maintains records of encumbrances of funds; balances, verifies and reconciles accounts, ledgers, and other financial or fiscal records.

• Participates in reviewing and approving the work of assigned staff processing invoices, contracts, purchase orders, journal entries, service & stores transfers, and other fiscal documents to ensure that proper cost centers and expense lines are being used and are in accordance with departmental budget; approves requisitions for direct purchase and determines the most efficient method for purchasing.

• Reconciles bank statements and County expenditure budget reports.

• Gathers information for and prepares accounting and fiscal records, reports, and claims for internal use, for use by the particular department involved, or for use by another County agency such as the CountyAdministrator's Office.

• Participates in providing up-to-date cost accounting information for a County department to be used for budgeting and cost control purposes by that department, federal or state agencies, or the CountyAdministrator's Office; participates in the performance of analysis of expenditure lines versus budgeted amount at the departmental level or cost center level.

• Participates in the management of cash needs for assigned area; examines cash balances for each funding stream; projects how much cash is needed to cover expenses per funding stream; requests funds from federal, state, and County agencies.

• Supervises assigned accounting function; insures appropriate processes are followed; verifies accuracy of information and supporting documentation; prepares related reports and resolves complex issues.

• Answers questions and provides information to internal departmental customers or external direct customers.

• Participates in audits performed by federal, state, and private agencies.

• May direct clerical staff working on related projects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

PLEASE NOTE: This is a departmental promotion. Qualified applicants must currently be employed with San Joaquin County Health Care Services Agency (BHS, CHS, EMS, HCS Admin, Neighborhood Preservation, OME, Public Guardian, PHS, Veteran's Services)and meet the promotional eligibilityrequirements as stated in Civil Service Rule 10, Section 3-Eligiblity for Promotional Examinations.

EITHER PATTERN I

Experience : Three years as an Accounting Technician II in San Joaquin County service.

OR PATTERN II

Education : Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, business administration, economics, or a closely related field, including at least twelve semester units in accounting.

OR PATTERN III

Education : Completion of 60 semester or equivalent quarter units from an accredited college or university, including a minimum of 15 semester or equivalent quarter units in accounting.
Experience :
Two years of professional accounting experience.

AND

License : Possession of a valid California driver's license if required by the nature of the assignment.

KNOWLEDGE

Accounting theory, principles, and practices, and their application to a variety of accounting transactions; modern office procedures, practices, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as spreadsheets, databases, and electronic data processing systems; auditing theory, principles, and practices.

ABILITY

Analyze and evaluate routine accounting and auditing problems; gather pertinent accounting and related data in the preparation of reports and statements; assist in or independently prepare routine financial and statistical reports; operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications; adapt to changing technologies and learn the functionality of new equipment and systems; learn, interpret, and apply pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others including County officials and other employees; communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Mobility -Frequent operation of a data entry device and sitting for long periods of time; occasional standing for long periods of time, walking, pushing/pulling, bending/squatting, driving, and climbing stairs; Lifting -Frequently 5 lbs or less; occasionally 5 to 30 lbs; Visual -Constant use of overall vision and reading/close-up work; frequent need for color perception, hand/eye coordination, and field of vision; Dexterity -Frequent holding, reaching, grasping, repetitive motion, and writing; Hearing/Talking -Frequent hearing of normal speech, hearing on the telephone, talking in person and on the telephone; Emotional/Physiological Factors -Frequent decision making, concentration, and working alone; occasional public contact; Special Requirements -Some assignments may require occasional working weekends, nights, and/or occasional overtime; occasional travel; Environmental Conditions -Occasional exposure to noise, dust, and poor ventilation; occasional exposure to varied weather conditions.

Equal Opportunity Employer

San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. For more information go to www.sjgov.org/department/hr/eeo .

Accommodations for those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

BENEFITS

Employees hired into this classification are members of a bargaining unit which is represented by SEIU Local 1021 .

Health Insurance : San Joaquin County provides employees with a choice of three health plans: a Kaiser Plan, a Select Plan, and a Premier Plan. Employees pay a portion of the cost of the premium. Dependent coverage is also available.

Dental Insurance : The County provides employees with a choice of two dental plans: Delta Dental and United Health Care-Select Managed Care Direct Compensation Plan. There is no cost for employee only coverage in either plan; dependent coverage is available at the employee's expense.

Vision Insurance : The County provides vision coverage through Vision Service Plan (VSP). There is no cost for employee only coverage; dependent coverage is available at the employee's expense.

For more detailed information on the County's benefits program, visit our website at www.sjgov.org under Human Resources/Employee Benefits.

Life Insurance : The County provides eligible employees with life insurance coverage as follows:

1 but less than 3 years of continuous service: $1,000
3 but less than 5 years of continuous service: $3,000
5 but less than 10 years of continuous service: $5,000
10 years of continuous service or more: $10,000

Employee may purchase additional term life insurance at the group rate.

125 Flexible Benefits Plan : This is a voluntary program that allows employees to use pre-tax dollars to pay for health-related expenses that are not paid by a medical, dental or vision plan (Health Flexible Spending Account $2550 annual limit with a $500 carry over); and dependent care costs (Dependent Care Assistance Plan $5000 annual limit).

Retirement Plan : Employees of the County are covered by the County Retirement Law of 1937. Please visit the San Joaquin County Employees' Retirement Association (SJCERA) at www.sjcera.org for more information. NOTE: If you are receiving a retirement allowance from another California county covered by the County Employees' Retirement Act of 1937 or from any governmental agency covered by the California Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS), you are advised to contact the Retirement Officer of the Retirement Plan from which you retired to determine what effect employment in San Joaquin County would have on your retirement allowance.

Deferred Compensation : The County maintains a deferred compensation plan under Section 457 of the IRS code. You may annually contribute $18,000 or 100% of your includible compensation, whichever is less. Individuals age 50 or older may contribute to their plan, up to $24,000. The Roth IRA (after tax) is also now available.

Vacation : Maximum earned vacation is 10 days each year up to 3 years; 15 days after 3 years; 20 days after 10 years; and 23 days after 20 years.

Holidays : Effective July 1, 2017, all civil service status employees earn 14 paid holidays each year. Please see the appopriate MOU for details regarding holidays, accruals, use, and cashability of accrued time.

Sick Leave : 12 working days of sick leave annually with unlimited accumulation. Sick leave incentive : An employee is eligible to receive eight hours administrative leave if the leave balance equals at least one- half of the cumulative amount that the employee is eligible to accrue. The employee must also be on payroll during the entire calendar year.

Bereavement Leave : 3 days of paid leave for the death of an immediate family member, 2 additional days of accrued leave for death of employee's spouse, domestic partner, parent or child.

Merit Salary Increase : New employees will receive the starting salary, which is the first step of the salary range. After employees serve 52 weeks (2080 hours) on each step of the range, they are eligible for a merit increase to the next step.

Job Sharing : Employees may agree to job-share a position, subject to approval by a Department Head and the Director of Human Resources.

Educational Reimbursement Program : Eligible employees may be reimbursed for career-related course work up to a maximum of $850 per fiscal year. Eligible employees enrolled in an approved four (4) year College or University academic program may be reimbursed up to $800 per semester for a maximum of $1600 per fiscal year.

Parking Supplemental Downtown Stockton: The County contributes up to $17 per pay period for employees who pay for parking and are assigned to work in the Downtown Core Area.

School Activities : Employees may take up to 40 hours per year, but not more than eight (8) hours per month, to participate in their children's school activities.

Selection Procedures

HOW TO APPLY

Apply Online:

www.sjgov.org/department/hr

By mail or in person:

San Joaquin County Human Resources

44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

Stockton, CA 95202

Office hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

Phone: (209) 468-3370

Job Line:

For currentemployment opportunitiesplease callour 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377.

When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).

San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.

Equal Opportunity Employer : San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. For more information go to www.sjgov.org/department/hr/eeo .


Click on a link below to apply for this position:
Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here. View and print the official application form as an Acrobat pdf file. A San Joaquin County application form is required for this recruitment. You may print this Acrobat PDF document and then fill it in. Contact us via conventional means. You may contact us by phone at (209) 468-3370, or by email, or apply for a job in person at the San Joaquin County Human Resources Division.
Closing Date/Time: 1/21/2022 11:59:00 PM

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