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Accounting Technician 4 (Civil Service) – OPEN & PROMOTIONAL

Spokane County

This is a Full-time position in Spokane, WA posted September 4, 2021.

Accounting Technician 4 (Civil Service)
– OPEN & PROMOTIONAL Print ( Apply Accounting Technician 4 (Civil Service)
– OPEN & PROMOTIONAL Salary $36,779.76
– $49,629.36 Annually Location Public Safety Building 1100 W Mallon Spokane, WAJob TypeRegularDepartmentSheriffJob Number21-00184+ Description + Benefits + Questions Job SummaryTOTAL COMPENSATION: $47,078.09
– $63,525.58 annually.

Total compensation is an estimate based upon base compensation, median retirement fund contributions, and current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates (including medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability, and leave).

The actual total will vary depending upon each employee’s enrollment choices.

The starting pay for open entry applicants will begin at $17.68 on the pay scale, will have a pay increase after six (6) full months of employment and will have annual increases thereafter, maxing out at the top step of the pay scale.

POTENTIAL SIGN-ON BONUS The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is offering a potential sign-on bonus up to $3,000 to new Accounting Technician 4 Sheriff’s Office employees.

This is not for current Spokane County employees.

This bonus is paid out in two payments: 50% of the bonus will be paid on the first regularly scheduled payday after your first day of employment with Spokane County Sheriff’s Office; the remaining 50% of the bonus will be paid after one year of service as a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office employee and successful completion of probationary period.

*** This is a continuous job posting for a merged eligibility list from which all Accounting Technician 4 positions in the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office will be filled.

We will hold exams as needed based on applications received.

*** *****************************************************************************************************************This position is responsible for performing a variety of paraprofessional accounting and clerical duties requiring the knowledge of basic accounting.

Providing these services in an effective, efficient, and competent manner will ensure that the Sheriff’s Office (herein referred to as Agency) finances are accurate and up to date, that the staff are paid in a timely and appropriate manner, vendors and suppliers are paid within established time limits, and contracts are billed accurately and efficiently.***************************************************************************************************************** REQUIRED ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS CHECKLIST
– DOCUMENTS MUST BE UPLOADED WITH YOUR APPLICATION: Open Entry Applicants:+ Copy of valid driver’s license (Must be uploaded with your application; front side only)+ A validated typing test with a net score of at least 45 WPM after adjustment for errors, taken within the last 90 days, is required for Open Entry Applicants ONLY.

The Civil Service office will be offering free typing tests by appointment only.

Please call 509-477-4711 to reserve a specific time.

Some temporary employment agencies also offer validated typing tests.

You may want to contact the agencies to confirm that they do offer validated typing tests and if they charge a fee.

**We will not accept self-tests completed on the Internet.

If you do not submit a validated typing test, your application will be considered incomplete and you will not move forward in the testing process for this position.**+ Copy of DD-214
– Member Form 4 (if applicable; Must be uploaded with your application; See RCW 41.04.010 as to how Veteran’s Preference is applied.)+ Copy of Permanent Resident Card AKA “Green Card” (if applicable; MUST be uploaded with your application; front side only)+ Sealed official transcripts from the school of your highest level of education or the school showing proof of your degree.

All transcripts must be sealed official copies.

They cannot be uploaded with your application.

If your school distributes official electronic transcripts, have the registrar email the official transcripts directly to:

Electronic transcripts will only be accepted if sent directly by the school.

You may also mail or hand-deliver sealed, official, paper transcripts to: Spokane County Civil Service, 6011 N.

Chase Rd., Newman Lake, WA 99025.

If you have already submitted official transcripts to Civil Service, please do not resubmit.

Do make sure to verify Civil Service has your transcripts on file.DO NOT SUBMIT RESUME; resumes are NOT accepted in lieu of a complete online application.Promotional Applicants:+ Professional Resume
– 2 pages maximum (please include details regarding your professional employment experience in accounting, bookkeeping, or related experience, if applicable)+ Copy of complete training records with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office (can be found in SETS)+ Copy of DD-214 Member Form 4 (if applicable; See RCW 41.04.010 as to how Veteran’s Preference is applied to promotional exams) ** ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE UPLOADED WITH THE APPLICATION IN ORDER TO BE ACCEPTED.

** ****************************************************************************************************************** TESTING INFORMATION Written Exam: Will be arranged as needed.Oral Board Interviews: Will be scheduled upon successful completion of the written exam.PLEASE NOTE: All Civil Service exams, oral board interviews, or any other interview involved with this position must be conducted in-person at the applicant’s expense.

No Skype, over-the-phone, or outside testing facilities are permitted.

No exceptions.*Final overall grade is determined by 50% written and 50% oral board interview.

Seniority/Education points and Veteran’s Preference are added after achieving a combined passing grade of at least 70%.Examples of DutiesThe following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as an exclusive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, but only as a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities.

Incumbent may not be required to perform all duties and may be required to perform additional, position specific duties.Process and post basic accounting and bookkeeping transactions in compliance with all applicable rules, regulations, and procedures; duties may vary per job assignment.

Perform basic clerical accounting activities, including payroll, accounts payable, revenue, accounts receivable, and petty cash; review and validate data.

Review source documents for compliance with Agency rules and regulations, determine proper handling of accounting and technical transactions within designated limits, and report any discrepancies.

Process cash receipts and bank deposits.

Facilitate the distribution of, and monitor all outstanding Agency/County-issued credit cards and purchasing cards.

Assist Sheriff’s garage staff in maintaining fleet inventory, including maintaining titles and registration of fleet inventory.

Maintain inventory of attractive assets and fixed assets for the Sheriff’s Office, on and off-campus.

Assist Agency staff with travel-related expenses and in cooperation with the County Purchasing Department; support the purchase of supplies and services necessary for the Agency.

Monitor ledger accounts, ensuring accounts are current.

Respond to requests for information within the scope of authority.

Cross train in a wide variety of clerical accounting duties.Other duties as assigned.Minimum RequirementsThis is an open and promotional position.

Must be a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident, able to read and write the English language; high school diploma or GED.

Must keyboard accurately at 45 WPM.

Open entry applicants must have an equivalent to five (5) years’ full-time professional employment experience in accounting, bookkeeping, or related experience as defined herein.

Promotional applicants must be a current Spokane County Sheriff’s Office employee with at least three (3) years as a Sheriff’s Technical Assistant 2 OR two (2) years as Sheriff’s Technical Assistant 3 OR a combined total of three (3) years’ experience as a Sheriff’s Technical Assistant 2 and/or 3 OR a current Sheriff’s Technical Assistant 2, or above, that has successfully completed probation and has an equivalent to three (3) years’ full-time professional employment experience in accounting, bookkeeping, or related experience as defined herein.Selection FactorsKnowledge of: + Spokane County Sheriff’s Office policies and procedures+ accounting and bookkeeping principles and methods; Washington State BARS and GAAP+ applicable policies, procedures, and regulations covering specific area of assignment+ principles of record keeping and records management+ computers, County financial software, and Microsoft OfficeSkilled in:+ maintaining accurate accounting records+ organizing, prioritizing, and coordination of work activitiesAbility to: + establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers+ follow verbal and written instructions+ work with limited supervision+ maintain a policy and procedure desk manualSPOKANE COUNTYEmployee Benefits SummaryThe following is a brief list of benefits available to Spokane County regular employees.

Complete information is available from Human Resources Department.

This information is subject to change.PAID TIME OFFSpokane County Observed HolidaysUp to 10 (ten) paid holidays are observed by Spokane County.

PTONon-represented and a select group of represented employees receive a bank of hours that combine both vacation and sick leave into a paid time off bank.

There is no waiting period to use this time and it starts out at almost 2 days per month accrual.VacationFor employees with less than five (5) years of continuous service, the accrual rate is 1 day of vacation each month for a total of 12 days per year.

After six (6) months, employees are eligible to take accumulated vacation time.

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