Account Clerk III

Recruitment #24-0107-001

Examination Date

Week of April 22, 2024
Civil Service Board Office 
371 West Second Street, Lower Level 
Dayton, Ohio 45402 

*Certified candidates will be sent an email containing specific exam details at a later date. 

 *Please note that the Account Clerk III exam consists of a multiple choice and practical assessment in Basic Excel.


Accounting work involving the application of bookkeeping practices and principles. Computes and maintains daily balances on all operating budget codes and accounts; processes and maintains records on requisitions, purchase orders, vouchers, and blanket orders; prepares invoices, track payments, and follow up on delinquent accounts. Prepares contracts and legal notices; audits vouchers for payment on contract work. May serve as final check on numerous financial transactions. Supervises and participates in auditing and preparing accounts payable payments. May serve as the department/division payroll clerk or as back-up payroll clerk.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school (or G.E.D.). 

Must have 2 years of experience in progressively responsible accounting and/or bookkeeping work.

License Requirements

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

Promotional Qualifications

Must be a full-time permanent or part-time permanent employee in pay grade 111 (Wage) or below, pay grade 20 (Clerical) or below, or equivalent, and 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.