Recruitment #2212-0811-001


The Business Services Department is seeking to fill vacant positions with motivated, dependable and experienced individuals to serve as an Accounting Technicians.

This position supports one or more areas in Business Services including accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budget and purchasing. 

Be part of a team that serves with integrity, professionalism, and strives for excellence in all we do! 

General Description

Supports one or more areas in Business Services including accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budget and purchasing.

Essential Functions

Maintains and reconciles accounts by preparing journal entries, comparing deposits, disbursements, and adjustments to bank statements and reports, researching and resolving discrepancies, differences and errors, attaching documentation to reports, and filing documentation

Prepares financial reports and forms by printing out or downloading financial information, entering information into spreadsheets, and other sources, reviewing information, and making corrections as needed

Processes payments by receiving and posting monies to accounts, assigning account numbers, preparing funds for deposit, preparing receipts, and distributing payments to the appropriate parties

Disburses funds by entering and preparing checks, attaching documentation, posting disbursements to accounts, preparing journal vouchers, balancing and updating reports, and filing

Assists with purchasing activities such as obtaining quotes, initiating requisitions or direct releases and processing change orders
Assists with budget research, prepares reports, monitors revenues and expenditures, compiles data relating to financial issues

Maintains petty cash accounts, applies policies and procedures to operations and processing appropriated documents, reviews internal controls, identifies errors, and writes new procedures

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months vocational, administrative, or technical training post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 2 years in small business accounting or related field

Relevant Experience may be considered in lieu of education

Preferred Qualifications

Over 1 year full-time experience performing entry level accounting duties within a state or local government

Experience in Microsoft Office products

Experience in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) financial software

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 and resume. Those who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in an Oral Board Interview.

  • Virtual Oral Board Interviews: Will be held on February 8, 2023 via Microsoft Teams.

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:      

  • 10% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 10% of your resume
  • 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.

**Possible hiring interviews will be conducted.

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 upload your documentation as part of the application process. 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 contact Curtis Rohlfs at at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


Communication throughout this process will be sent via email exclusively so please ensure your browser accepts emails from and check your email account regularly.  Failure to respond or follow instructions will result in disqualification.  All email inquiries should be directed to

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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.