The Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District invites applications to fill one full-time vacancy for ACCOUNTANT. The final filing date is April 26, 2021.
The District is seeking an Accountant to perform a wide range of professional accounting and audit work; to plan and conduct complex performance audits, maintain, review, and report financial and/or statistical data and records; prepare financial statements, review fiscal records, monitor financial transactions; and provide budgetary control for assigned funds and do related work as required.
This is a journey-level classification responsible for performing the full range of professional accounting duties in support of the District’s financial, contracts, and procurement functions. Incumbents are expected to work independently and exercise judgment and initiative. Incumbents at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating policies and procedures of the work unit. This class is distinguished from the Finance Supervisor in that the latter is a first line supervisor with significant accountability and ongoing decision-making responsibilities associated with the work.
Incumbents work independently under general direction from the Finance Supervisor, and may receive direction from the Director of Finance, and review the work of, and provide functional support to technical staff. No direct supervision of staff is exercised.
Knowledge of: 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, and the general ledger; District procurement policies and procedures; Basic principles and practices of public agency 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.
Ability to: Interpret and apply general accounting principles and recommended best practices; Analyze accounting and financial data from various sources; Prepare and maintain clear, accurate, and concise statistical, accounting, and financial records and reports; Understand, interpret, and apply complex guidelines; Understand, apply and explain District service rates, customer classifications and billing process; Learn and effectively apply and enforce District policies, procedures, and practices; Understand and carry out oral and written instructions; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; Communicate with irate or difficult people; Accept and provide constructive feedback from/to management, co-workers, and subordinate employees; Provide feedback on staff performance and assist with development of cross-training programs and staff scheduling.
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:
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting or closely related field.
Five (5) years of progressively responsible accounting experience with at least three (3) years of government accounting, auditing, and budgeting experience. A CPA is highly desired but not required.
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.
The Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District application and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online at www.calopps.org by the filing deadline of April 26, 2021.
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.
Application Screening: weighted at 20% of the examination process. Supplemental Questionnaire Responses: weighted at 30% of the examination process. Panel Interview: weighted at 50% of the examination process.
A panel interview has been tentatively scheduled for the week of May 3, 2021. Please mark your calendars.
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.
About Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District
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.