Finance Technician I

Recruitment #22-0097-004


Performs accounting and bookkeeping related duties in the establishment and maintenance of industrial, governmental, and domestic water and sewer revenue accounts. Greets the public and provides complaint resolution and information regarding water services and cash handling. Prepares vouchers for payment from approved invoices. Prepares bills and/or shut-off notices; writes service orders and adjusts bills.

Minimum Qualifications

Must have completed 2 years of college. 

Must have one year of accounting or bookkeeping experience AND 2 years of experience in a communications or customer service area. 

Education must be from a college or university that is accredited by the U.S. Department of Education through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission or equivalent region.

License Requirements

Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of appointment and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.

General Requirements

Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Promotional Qualifications

Must be a full-time permanent employee or part-time permanent employee in pay grade 110 (Wage) or below, pay grade 19 (Clerical) or below, or equivalent, been employed for 6 consecutive months by the City of Dayton in a classified Civil Service position. Identical scores will be broken by (1) seniority and (2) random selection method.

Open Competitive Applicants

Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job related medical examination and providing documentary evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity. Identical scores will be broken by a random selection method.


Examination dates and times are subject to change. Calculators will be provided for the Civil Service examination.  Applicants appearing on the Promotional eligible list shall be considered for appointment prior to those on the Open Competitive list. Applicants are responsible for providing all necessary employment dates, experience, training, or any other requirements as stated in the Exam Announcement, in order for their application to be considered for certification and admittance to the examination process.

Background Check 
A background investigation is required prior to employment. All candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position, including current city employees seeking transfer, promotion, demotion, etc. into a classified position. 
Drug and Nicotine Testing 
Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a drug screen. Applicants offered employment with the City will be required to pass a nicotine screening. Newly hired employees must remain tobacco and nicotine free as a condition of continued employment. The Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy does not apply to current City employees. 

Examination Date

Date & Time to be Announced 
Civil Service Board Office 
371 West Second Street, Lower Level 
Dayton, Ohio 45402 

Please note that the Finance Technician I examination shall consist of a Microsoft Excel test and a computerized examination.

*Certified candidates will be sent a link to self-schedule their examination time at a later date.