SENIOR ACCOUNT CLERK

Recruitment #2010-0802-001

Introduction

The Business Services Department is seeking a motivated, dependable, and experienced professional to serve as a Sr. Account Clerk with the Environmental and General Services Satellite financial team.  This team serves with integrity & professionalism and strives for excellence in all we do.

General Description

The Senior Account Clerk:

  • Maintains financial records and processes transaction documents.
  • Performs one or more clerical accounting operations such as maintaining multiple account registers, ensuring transactions are accurate, consistent, and conform to procedures.

Essential Functions

This is a senior position. It differs from other positions in the classification series by performing tasks at a proficient, accomplished level and handling the more difficult, complex or irregular tasks. Individuals in senior positions typically assist in setting priorities for work and are asked upon occasion to use judgement to solve unusual problems.

Processes payroll by maintaining time sheets, verifying the accuracy of time sheets, checking documentation, entering information into computer, monitoring vacation and leave time, printing copies of related reports and submitting for approval, printing, sorting and distributing checks, processing online checks, posting taxes and deductions and forwarding monies to the appropriate parties, responding to inquiries, conducting research, and resolving problems.

Provides customer service by answering telephone inquiries and providing assistance or directing to the appropriate department, responding to correspondence, contacting vendors and other service providers, conducting research to respond to or resolve questions or problems, and acting as a liaison between internal and external customers.

Performs financial duties by tracking expenditures and account balances, preparing journal entries, reconciling multiple accounts, preparing and maintaining purchase and change orders, assisting with budget preparation, processing invoices for payment, receiving and processing payments, compiling data and preparing statistical reports, preparing travel orders, maintaining and calculating travel and mileage claims, maintaining petty cash, preparing requisitions and coordinating the process for requesting goods and services.

Performs related clerical duties by training personnel, ordering supplies and equipment, securing the delivery of supplies, logging inventory, processing work orders, coordinating building maintenance with other departments, preparing employment related paperwork, scheduling appointments and maintaining calendars, taking identification photos, troubleshooting computer systems, sorting and distributing mail, handling delinquent accounts, processing work orders, performing data entry, maintaining files, records, and logs, running reports, dispatching personnel and providing assistance as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 1 year in accounting or bookkeeping and use of finance or accounting software

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with Access

Experience running reports in financial systems

Selection Plan

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profile and the responses to their supplemental questions. The highest scoring applicants will be invited to participate in the following assessments:

  • Phone screening to be held Monday, November 9, 2020.
  • Virtual Oral Board Interview will be held on Friday, November 13, 2020. 

*It is important to note that the City of Tucson uses Microsoft Teams for its virtual interviews. Please ensure that you have access to this software application.

Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on the Civil Service Employment List.  An applicant's ranking on the Civil Service list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:      

  • 5% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 15% of your phone screening
  • 80% of your oral board interview   

 This recruitment will establish a civil service list that will be utilized to fill vacancies occurring within the next 6 months.

Veterans, Native American, or Disability preference points will be added to the final score for those that are placed on the Civil Service Employment List.  If you qualify for preference points as outlined in the Employment Profile, you must present appropriate documentation at the time of the Oral Board Interviews by emailing them to Pilar.Jauregui@tucsonaz.gov.  The DD 214 must be a copy that indicates characterization of service.  

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please email Pilar.Jauregui@tucsonaz.gov at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

Conclusion

Communications throughout this process will be sent via email exclusively so please ensure your browser accepts emails from jobs@tucsonaz.gov and check your email account regularly; this may include your junk box/spam filter. Failure to respond or follow instructions will result in disqualification.

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To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.

Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.



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