|Salary||$31.38 - $38.15/hour; $65,285.13 - $79,354.93/year|
|Date Opened||6/13/2018 08:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||6/26/2018 5:00:00 PM|
Permanent/Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Permanent/Part Time (less than 40 hrs/week)
Tahoe Area (Carnelian Bay, Kings Beach, Tahoe City, Tahoe Vista, Truckee)
Auburn Area (Applegate, Auburn, Colfax, Foresthill, Meadow Vista, Penryn)
South Placer (Granite Bay, Loomis, Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville)
|Additional Forms Required||
Veterans DD214 (if applicable)|
|HR Analyst||Kelly Tourville|
If you are interested in applying for both Accountant - I and Accountant - II recruitments, you will need to submit one application for each recruitment, however, you will only need to take one written examination.
This recruitment will be used to fill both open and promotional vacancies in various County departments as they arise, subject to specific position requirements.
To perform a variety of professional accounting work involving judgment and discretion in the analysis and application of accounting principles and practices in maintaining fiscal controls and records, preparing transactions, and developing financial and statistical reports; develop and implement accounting and financial procedures and systems; monitor and report on budget trends, financial transactions, tax billings and collections, or accounts; provide recommendations for efficiencies and improvements; and perform related duties.
This is the full journey level class within the Accountant series. This class is distinguished from the entry level of Accountant I by the assignment of the full range of duties of the class. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the entry level. This class is distinguished from the Accountant, Senior in that the latter is a supervisory level with responsibility for a major accounting program or service area at the section or division level. This class is further distinguished from the Auditor I/II by the latter’s regular performance of internal compliance, financial and performance audits performed in accordance with professional standards such as Institute of Internal Auditors, Generally Accepted Accounting Standards, and Generally Accepted Governmental Auditing Standards, including preparing audit reports with the issuance of an opinion.
Receives direction from assigned supervisory or management personnel.
Exercises direct supervision over technical and clerical personnel.
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below.
Experience: Two years of responsible accounting experience performing duties similar to an Accountant I with Placer County.
Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting or a related field.
Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency.
NOTE: Depending on the area of assignment, additional governmental accounting, auditing and finance experience which involves the application of State and local laws and/or governmental accounting standards may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis if:
Experience used to substitute for the required degree cannot also be used to meet work experience requirements.
License or Certificate: May need to possess a valid driver’s license as required by the position and in accordance with the California Vehicle Code. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.
Written Examination (100%)
The written examination may include multiple choice, true/false, fill-in, matching, and/or essay type questions directly related to the required knowledge and abilities for this classification.
Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination, which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation, sign a constitutional oath and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation and/or be bonded.
All new permanent employees, with the exception of sworn law enforcement and management, shall be required to join the employee organization or pay an 'Agency Fee' as a condition of employment.
The eligible list(s) resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.
Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please click here.
Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment and retaliation is prohibited and that all employees and applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All recruitment, hiring, transfer and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws or ordinance. Please contact the Personnel Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.
The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department.
This Timeline is Tentative and Subject to Change:
07/02/2018 - Minimum Qualifications Screening
07/10/2018 - "Not Qualified" Notices Emailed
07/23/2018 - Written Examination Notices Emailed
07/31/2018 - Written Examination
Week of 08/13/2018 - Eligible List Establised