Placer Employment Opportunities

Accountant II - Laterals from Other Public Agencies

PAEL Application Process

Recruitment #PAEL-FRENM-12


The Capital Asset/Long-Term Debt Accountant position reports to the Senior Accountant in the Financial Reporting Division of the Auditor-Controller’s Office.  This position has ownership of the accounting and reporting for all capital assets and long-term debt including sub-ledger systems.  This position also assists with financial analysis, quarterly reviews and year end audits related to capital assets and long-term debt.  This position’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Analysis of expenditures to determine capital versus expense accounting treatment.
  • Tracking the compilation of project costs into construction in progress accounts and the close out of those accounts once the related projects have been completed.
  • Assigning asset tags to capital assets.
  • Managing the County’s ongoing capital asset physical inventory process.
  • Investigating the potential obsolescence of capital assets.
  • Reconciliation of the capital asset subsidiary ledger to the general ledger.
  • Running depreciation for all capital assets.
  • Recording accounting entries related to the issuance of long-term debt, including capital leases.
  • Reconciling long-term debt related ledger accounts and the preparation of any correcting journal entries.
  • Preparation of amortization schedules.
  • Preparing audit schedules relating to capital assets and long-term debt, including roll-forward schedules and future debt service schedules; assisting auditors in their inquiries.
  • Preparation of the capital assets and long-term debt footnotes for the County’s annual CAFR.


Lateral Transfer/Other Agency List (Public Agency Eligible List – PAEL)

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. Those hired from this process will typically be considered new employees for purposes of determining seniority, benefits, and other leave accruals. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please visit our website at:   

     Employees of Other Public Agencies

In order to determine which Placer County classification is substantially similar to that held in other public agencies, click the Classification and Salary Info link at the top of this page.

PAEL Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for placement on a Public Agency Eligible List an applicant must meet all of the following criteria (per Placer County Code Chapter 3, section 3.08.720):

1.      Applicant must be working for a public agency (other than Placer County) that operates under a personnel civil service or merit system. If not currently employed by a qualifying agency, the applicant must have been employed by a qualifying public agency within one year prior to the date his/her completed application is received by the Placer County Human Resources Department;

2.     The classification in which Placer County employment is contemplated must possess the same or less minimum qualifications and be substantially similar in job assignment and responsibility as the position in which the applicant is/was employed by the public agency;

3.     If classified, the applicant must hold or have held permanent status in the service of that agency;

4.     If unclassified the applicant must be or have been employed by that agency, in that position, for a minimum of six (6) months;

5.     The applicant must submit a Placer County Public Agency Eligible Self Certification form, certifying:         
        a.     His/Her employment record has been entirely satisfactory;         
        b.     He/She has not been separated for cause;         
        c.     He/She was appointed to the class as a result of a qualifying or competitive exam;         
        d.     If not currently employed by a qualifying agency, the applicant is eligible for reinstatement to that agency.

To Apply

For more information, or to submit a Lateral Transfer/Other Agency List (Public Agency Eligible List – PAEL) application, click the Employees of Other Public Agencies link.


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.


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, discrimination and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources 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 Personnel Department.

Click here to view benefits for the Professional bargaining unit. 

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