THE COUNTY OF SHASTA
INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR
*Please refer to the appropriate Bargaining Unit Memorandum of Understanding for potential future salary increases* Please visit http://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/support_index/personnel/MOUs.aspx
VACANCY IS IN THE AUDITOR CONTROLLER DEPARTMENT
ORAL EXAMS WILL BE SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 5-6, 2020
FINAL FILING DATE: AUGUST 2, 2020 AT 11:59 PM
ABOUT SHASTA COUNTY
Shasta County offers all of the amenities of the big city while retaining a comfortable small town atmosphere. With its natural beauty, diversified culture, affordable housing, excellent educational system, abundance of recreational opportunities, and excellent quality of life, Shasta County is a great place to live, work, and raise a family.
The Auditor-Controller serves as the chief accounting officer for the County. The office acts as ex-officio Auditor and/or Controller for various schools, special districts, and County joint powers agencies. The Auditor-Controller’s office also draws warrants from and makes deposits to the County treasury, prepares County and some district payrolls, and provides accounting supervision over all County departments and districts maintaining funds in the County treasury. The Auditor-Controller’s Office also tabulates the County Budget, accounts for property taxes and special assessments, apportions collections, and prepares financial reports and audits.
ABOUT THE POSITION
Under close supervision, interpret and process financial or statistical records submitted by County departments, schools, and independent special districts. This includes audit and approval of vendor payments, employee expense reimbursements, purchasing card reconciliations, deposits, and journals to ensure that they are consistent with existing policies and procedures. This position is the subject matter expert in the areas above and assists fiscal staff from other departments, schools, and special districts in learning the requirements for these processes. In addition, under general supervision, this position will perform complex bookkeeping or financial recordkeeping work involving the maintenance of financial and statistical records.
The eligible list created for this vacancy may be used to fill a provisional position in the Auditor Controller Department. A provisional appointment is defined in Section 4.3 of the Shasta County Personnel Rules.
This is the entry level position in the Auditor-Accountant series in the Auditor-Controller’s office.
An incumbent in this class serves in the Auditor-Controller’s office and has the responsibility for the independent maintenance and processing of financial or fiscal records and transactions involving a variety of items submitted in different forms, requiring examination of accounting details and supporting documentation. Work entails solving difficult problems, acting as a final check, and serving as the subject matter expert on the countywide financial system. Incumbents may have extensive contact with employees, departments, special districts, schools, and the public, which entails providing an explanation of, and ensuring that departments follow, government regulations, contract requirements, Shasta County and Auditor-Controller policies, collective bargaining agreements, and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
With considerable latitude, incumbents are responsible for the accuracy and timely processing of vendor payment requests, contract payments, purchasing card payments, deposit postings, and journals. An Auditor-Accountant Technician I may be delegated responsibility to act for the supervisor in that person’s absence. Positions in this class may be required to supervise clerical assistants with such supervision usually being limited to the assignment and review of work.
Incumbents serve in the Auditor-Controller’s office and are required to have a broad knowledge of the functions of individual County departments and are responsible for the review, audit, correction, and feedback of work submitted by others in the County, cities, schools, or special districts. Training and feedback to members outside of the Auditor-Controller’s office is a critical function of all audit positions.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:
Knowledge of: Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and State Controller’s Guide to Accounting for Counties; principles and practices of accounting and mathematical computations; Shasta County organization, operations, policies, and procedures; Shasta County accounting and budget systems; personal computers utilizing a variety of software applications; office methods, procedures, and equipment; procedures, practices, and terminology used in bookkeeping, financial, and statistical record keeping; business English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation; principles and techniques of supervision and training may be required for certain assignments.
Ability to: Perform difficult clerical accounting work involving independent judgment, accuracy, and speed; assume responsibility for complex records utilizing computerized and/or manual systems; make decisions in procedural matters and provide corrective feedback; assemble and organize data and prepare and maintain accurate and complete financial and statistical records and reports; operate standard office equipment including computerized systems to enter and/or retrieve data; recommend work improvements as necessary; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other departments, cities, schools, special districts, outside agencies, coworkers, and the public; communicate effectively orally and in the development of written documents, reports, and financial information; train and schedule the work of staff as required for some assignments; maintain confidentiality; type and 10-key accurately at a moderate rate of speed; interact with the public, county departments, schools, cities, special districts, and other agencies; handle multiple tasks with shifting priorities.
These standards are typically attained with two (2) years of experience preparing, processing, and maintaining accounting documents and records in a position where these activities were the primary duties of the position and which provides the required knowledge and abilities listed above. Education, professional training, or professional certificates that are directly related to the knowledge and abilities standards may be substituted.
A valid State of California driver’s license is required
The ideal candidate will have two years of experience preparing, processing, and maintaining accounting documents and records in a position where accounting or financial duties were the primary responsibility and/or will have a college degree that includes the successful completion of four college level accounting courses. The ideal candidate would be willing to accept a temporary full time assignment for 3-6 months.
Responses to the following must be submitted with a completed application.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCEDURES
Shasta County Personnel will accept applications and responses to the supplemental questions until 11:59 p.m. on August 2, 2020. A Resume and/or Cover Letter will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, “Refer to Resume and/or Cover Letter,” or “See Attached Resume and/or Cover Letter” the employment application must be completed in its entirety prior to submission. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a list that may or may not be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered.
Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for an oral and/or written examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof.
Veterans’ Credit: Veterans (as defined by California Government Code section 18973) who have been discharged from military service under conditions other than dishonorable and who receive a passing score on all components of the employment examinations (up to and including oral examinations) shall receive credit for an additional five points to be added to their final examination score. To be considered for this credit, a veteran MUST provide a copy of his or her discharge document (DD-214 or equivalent) and information as to the type of discharge (honorable, dishonorable, etc.) WITH THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE.
Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at https://agency.governmentjobs.com/shasta/default.cfm or submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office.
Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. Shasta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345.
SHASTA COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Shasta County Personnel
1450 Court Street, Suite 348; Redding, CA 96001; (530) 225-5515