Accounting Clerk II

Recruitment #18-703020-01

Introduction

Solano County is a growing community that reaps the benefits of its ideal location for those who live and work here. This wonderfully planned community has a balance of open space and corporate business which provides for a pleasant lifestyle that enhances the attraction of Solano County. With a thriving agricultural economy, the County is also home to biotechnology and other growth industries.

We are currently seeking dedicated staff to join the County as an Accounting Clerk II.

To learn more about Solano County, please visit: www.solanocounty.com. 

 

 

The Position

Under general supervision, performs clerical, bookkeeping and statistical reporting tasks; maintains and processes financial records or transactions of moderate complexity; applies arithmetic skills and understanding of record keeping systems and related transactions; performs related duties as required.

This class is the journey level in the Accounting series and is characterized by the responsibility to perform bookkeeping and statistical record-keeping tasks. Positions in this class deal with relationships that involve several concrete variables in standardized situations and regularly make decisions that may affect the quality, accuracy or utility of results.  Work is generally standardized, but requires the application of various established rules and procedures. This class is distinguished from the Accounting Clerk III in that the latter functions with a higher level of independence and performs the most complex bookkeeping and statistical record-keeping functions.

The eligible list created as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill part-time and full-time regular, limited-term or extra-help positions as vacancies occur throughout the County.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

1. High school diploma or GED; supplemented by one (1) year full-time work experience as an Accounting Clerk I or equivalent.  

OR  

2. Six (6) months full time work experience as an Accounting Clerk I or equivalent

AND

6 semester units or 9 quarter units in principles of accounting courses from an accredited college.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

A Basic Excel certificate with a minimum score of 70% is required for this position, and must be submitted no later than 5:00pm on the final filing date.  Please see the Document Submittal Requirements section of this announcement for the certificate guidelines. 

To view the job description for this position, please visit: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=15294

BENEFITS

Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage for the 2018 calendar year is $1,520.73 per month. The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage. The County may offer a supplemental contribution for employees enrolled in Employee plus Two or More coverage.

Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.   

Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement and contributes to Social Security.  

The County observes 12 fixed, paid holidays per year.    

Vacation is accrued at approximately 10 days per year for the first 3 years.

Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year.

Employees are eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay, per level, after the completion of continuous service at 10, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years.

To review complete benefits information, please visit: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16512  

 Extra-help employees who work less than 29 hours per week do not typically receive or accrue benefits of regular employees during their period of employment. All extra-help employees accrue .034 hours of Paid Time Off for every full hour worked.

To view the benefits for an extra-help position, please visit: 
http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16516

Selection Process

04/25/18 – County Excel Test

04/30/18 – Deadline to submit application and required documents

05/17/18 – Tentative date for Written Exam

05/30/18 – Tentative date for oral board exam for most qualified applicants

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

A minimum score of 70% is required to continue in the selection process, unless otherwise announced.

All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted.  These provisions are subject to change.

RETIREES - Solano County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.

How to Apply

Please visit the County of Solano website, www.jobsatsolanocounty.com, to apply. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted with the Document Cover Sheet, available on the employment website: http://www.jobaps.com/Solano/sup/doccover.pdf or at the Department of Human Resources’ office, and are due by the final filing date.

Previously submitted application materials (i.e. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.

Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170 or at 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800 Fairfield 94533. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA

Document Submittal Requirements

All candidates qualifying for the position under the education requirement must submit a copy of their official or unofficial transcripts (verifying the institution, student, courses and units completed) by the final filing date.  Candidates who fail to submit their transcripts by the final filing date will be disqualified from the recruitment.

AND

A Basic Excel Certificate with a minimum score of 70% is required for ALL applicants and is due by the final filing date. Candidates who fail to submit the Basic Excel Certificate by the final filing date will be disqualified from the recruitment.

Certificate Requirements

An excel certificate must show basic proficiency at 70%. It may not be more than 12 months old at the time of application, must be from an accredited school or a qualified agency, and must contain the examiner’s signature. Certificates obtained through the internet (online) will not be accepted.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:  Candidates who attended a college or university that is accredited by a foreign or non-U.S. accrediting agency must have their educational units evaluated by an educational evaluation service.  The result must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the close of the recruitment.  Please contact the local college or university to learn where this service can be obtained.

EXCEL TESTING PROVIDED BY COUNTY  

The County is offering an Excel test at no cost, for applicants only, on April 25, 2018, for the Accounting Clerk II recruitment only. This is the only date available. Interested applicants who have completed and submitted the recruitment application must send an email to recruitment@solanocounty.com no later than Monday, April 23, 2018 at 1 p.m.

If applicants are unable to attend the County certificate testing, applicants must still submit a copy of a valid certificate by the final filing deadline. To find out how to obtain a valid certificate, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions. Certification materials submitted to a prior recruitment will not be applied to this recruitment. Test/certification results may not be more than 12-months old at the time of application, to include test results that were proctored by Solano County.

Applicants that have participated in prior Solano County Excel testing must contact recruitment@solanocounty.com by the final filing deadline to request their prior results be applied to this recruitment – this will not be done automatically.

How to Submit Your Documents

In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents in-person or by mail at Solano County Department of Human Resources 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield CA  94533, by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to recruitment@solanocounty.com.  When submitting documents in-person, by mail or by fax, include the recruitment title (Accounting Clerk II) and the recruitment number (18-703020-01). If submitting documents by email include the recruitment title and recruitment number in the subject field.

Supplemental Questionnaire

This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position and whether they will continue in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely.  Omitted information will not be considered or assumed.  Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank.

Please note that the experience in your answers must be reflected in your employment history.

1

The following statement below best illustrates my education/experience qualifications for the Accounting Clerk II position (Select one)

 
  I have a High School diploma or GED; AND my application will demonstrate that I have one (1) year full-time work experience as an Accounting Clerk I or equivalent.
  My application will demonstrate that I have six (6) months full time work experience as an Accounting Clerk I or equivalent AND 6 semester units or 9 quarter units in principles of accounting courses from an accredited college. I further understand that failure to submit transcripts/degree by the final filing date will result in disqualification from this recruitment.
  None of the above
2

This position requires a Basic Excel certificate verifying Basic Excel skill level at 70% or higher.  It may not be more than 12 months old at the time of application, must be from an accredited school or a qualified agency, and must contain the examiner’s signature.

I understand that failure to provide the Basic Excel certificate as required in the job announcement by 5:00pm on the final filing deadline will result in disqualification from the recruitment. 

 
  Yes

Veterans Preference Points

To be eligible, applicant must have served at least 181 consecutive days of active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions.  A COPY OF THE DD 214, SHOWING DISCHARGE TYPE (GENERALLY COPY 4), MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT BY THE FINAL FILING DATE.  Applicants who have a service connected disability must also submit a recent award letter from the VA stating they are receiving disability benefits for service connected reasons. 

Veteran applicants for initial County employment with an honorable or general under conditions discharge shall receive five (5) points added to their combined score.  Disabled veterans rated at not less than 30% disability shall have ten (10) points added to their combined score.  Veteran’s preference points will only be added to passing scores in competitive open examinations.

Americans With Disabilities Act

It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES: Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the “Selection Process”), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=23215.

This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment. Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.

Solano County

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The County of Solano offers a blend of agriculture, corporate business, cultural venues, festivals and events, and provides residents with many recreation and entertainment choices. The County is also home to Travis Air Force Base.

Solano County is centrally located and serves as a gateway to all that Northern California has to offer. The Napa Valley is less than 20 miles away, two world-class public universities (UC Berkeley and UC Davis) are 20 miles away, and both San Francisco and Sacramento are less than 40 minutes away. Day trips can also be made to South Lake Tahoe and Monterey.

With its strategic location, affordable housing, natural resources, responsible land use planning, and attractive quality of life, Solano County is a great place to live, learn, work and play.

County Population (2016): 431,498

The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.  

SOLANO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

 

 

 


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