The Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District invites applications for ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN I/II. The final filing date is May 27, 2020
The District is seeking an Accounting Technician I/II to perform responsible accounting and administrative work related to the preparation, processing, maintenance, verification and reconciliation of Finance Department transactions, such as accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, fixed assets, purchasing, bidding, inventory, financial records, statistical records, special projects and other related duties.
Accounting Technician I is the entry-level class in the technical accounting series. Incumbents in this class perform a wide variety of standard to moderately difficult tasks in accounting and are responsible for providing assistance to higher-level accounting staff on more difficult assignments related to these tasks to become increasingly knowledgeable and able to carry out a variety of assignments independently.
Accounting Technician II is the journey-level class in the technical accounting series. Under direction, incumbents perform the full range of assigned duties in the accounting technician function with a strong understanding of governmental accounting, Excel, advanced knowledge of processes and impact on general ledger accounts. This class differs from the lower-level class in the skill level required and the complexity, variety of assigned tasks and independence with which work is performed.
The Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District application and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online at www.calopps.org by the filing deadline of May 27, 2020.
The most qualified candidate(s) will be invited to participate in the examination process.
The examination process (which includes a one-year probationary period upon hiring) may include, but is not limited to, a written examination, practical examination, application screening, oral board and/or panel selection interview.
A written examination has been tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 20, 2020.
A selection interview has been tentatively scheduled for the week of July 6, 2020.
One or more of these steps may be used and in any order. Candidates successful in the examination process will be placed on an eligibility list. The list may be valid for up to two years. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the examination process. Placement on the eligibility list is not a guarantee of a final hiring interview.
Successful candidates not currently employed in regular status by the District must pass a pre-employment physical to be considered for an appointment.
General accounting theory, principles, and practices, and their application to a wide variety of accounting and fiscal transactions.
Laws, ordinances, and regulations relevant to assigned areas of responsibility.
Terminology and practices of financial and accounting document processing and record keeping, including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, purchasing, and the general ledger.
District procurement policies and procedures.
Basic principles and practices of contract administration.
Computerized accounting and electronic data processing procedures, methods and equipment.
Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work.
English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.
Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and District staff.
Apply general accounting principles.
Analyze accounting and financial data generated by a computerized finance system.
Prepare and maintain clear, accurate, and concise statistical, accounting, and financial records and reports.
Ability to understand, interpret, and apply complex guidelines.
Learn and effectively apply District policies, procedures and practices.
Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Communicate with irate or difficult people.
Accept constructive criticism from management, co-workers, and subordinate employees.
Education/Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Completion of one year of accredited college or certification programs with major coursework in accounting, bookkeeping, finance or closely related field(s) that would provide the required level of understanding to perform job functions.
One year of progressively responsible experience performing financial accounting relevant to the work. An Accounting Technician I may be considered for advancement to Accounting Technician II after demonstrating proficiency to perform the full range of duties of the latter class. Typically, an Accounting Technician I is expected to be capable of meeting the proficiency criteria within a 24-month period. Appointment may be made to Accounting Technician II if prior experience is comparable or greater than two years satisfactory experience as an Accounting Technician I or higher. Experience in a public agency is desirable.
License/Certificate: Must possess a valid California Class C Driver’s License at the time of employment. The ability to drive District vehicles is a specific requirement for this position. For that reason, it is the employee’s responsibility to maintain a driving record that is acceptable to the District’s insurance carrier or be subject to dismissal.
Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District is an independent Special District created by the State of California to collect and treat wastewater, and protect the Vallejo community from flooding. Since 1952, the District has protected public health and the San Francisco Bay by collecting and treating the wastewater generated by residents of Vallejo and the surrounding area. In addition, the District helps save lives and protects property from storm water damage. Every day of the year, skilled, dedicated District employees protect our health and environment using advanced treatment methods.