County of Del NorteCrescent City 95531
Full Time

Performs complex accounting tasks involved in the preparation, maintenance and processing of fiscal and/or statistical records and reports pertaining to county, departmental, divisional and/or unit operations.

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Senior Account Clerk

County of Del Norte
Full Time Del Norte Juvenile Detention, 1115 Williams Dr, Crescent City, CA 95531, United States


This recruitment will establish a list of candidates to be used in filling the vacancy as well as an eligibility list that may be used for future vacancies or temporary help for up to one (1) year.

Job Opportunity:

Only online applications are accepted. It is the responsibility of each applicant to review the full job description and requirements. Resumes are encouraged, but will not be accepted in lieu of required application materials. Applications which are incomplete as of the final date to apply will be eliminated from consideration. Candidates who meet all the minimum qualifications may be invited to an oral interview. 

Bi-weekly Salary:$1,555.13 - $1,866.40The County of Del Norte Probation Department is seeking a qualified candidate to fill one (1) vacancy for the position of Senior Account Clerk. This position is classified as full-time.
This position is an experienced account clerk with the skill to perform and supervise a wide variety of accounts and administrative functions without direct supervision except as new or unusual circumstances require.  This work consists of complex and responsible clerical, technical and paraprofessional duties at a lead person level within a classification series.   To perform complex and technical accounting system work in the preparation, maintenance and review of County, departmental, divisional, and/or unit financial records; and to supervise other support staff in a lead person capacity.
Detailed Work Activities

Essential job duties may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.  The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities.  Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

  • Performs complex accounting tasks involved in the preparation, maintenance and processing of fiscal and/or statistical records and reports pertaining to county, departmental, divisional and/or unit operations.
  •  Performs technical calculations associated with financial record keeping of taxation, revenues, disbursements pertaining to county revenues, including compiling statistical and business information for use in reports and correspondence.
  • Maintains filing system and control documents including records of staff assignment, projects, agreements and correspondence.
  •  Calculates, separates and distributes direct and indirect costs into labor, materials, equipment and other expenditure categories. 
  • Oversees the review of claims, warrants, authorizations, transfers of expenditures, disbursements and entries to the general and subsidiary journals or ledgers.
  •  Participates in and provides lead supervision in the preparation, distribution and/or accounting of tax bills, vendor claims, tax rolls, records of taxes and other departmental related accounting functions. 
  • Provides lead supervision in the maintenance of county, departmental, divisional and/or unit financial records within the county computer systems. 
  • Assists in the preparation and monitoring of the assigned annual budget by compiling data, researching costs of requested fixed assets, reviewing expenditures and revenues, etc. 
  • Performs tasks to audit, post and balance ledgers for county, department, divisional and/or unit operations.
  • Approves, oversees and participates in the review of invoices, claims, warrants, authorizations, transfers of expenditures, project costs, budget transfers, inventory, etc. 
  • Prepares and distributes a wide variety of reports and records as required by county, state or federal regulations.
  •  Calculates fees, costs, interest, etc. according to established procedures. 
  • Acts as an information source regarding inquiries about department, divisional and/or county policies and procedures pertaining to accounting/fiscal operations.
  •  Provides lead person functions to oversee the activities of a department and/or operational division support staff. 
  • Performs related duties as required or assigned. 
Minimum Qualifications

Education: Graduation from high school with college coursework in bookkeeping, accounting, business administration or closely related field.  A Bachelor’s degree is preferred and may be substituted for equivalent experience.
Experience: Four (4) years experience in financial record keeping that includes two (2) years experience in a public sector agency; county government is preferred.

Special Requirements

Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s license.

 All County of Del Norte employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through State law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the County of Del Norte requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect.  Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Work related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Efficient office methods, business etiquette, practices, terminology, and equipment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of governmental account and record maintenance and operations.
  • Relevant statutes and regulations governing the operations and functions of the county and/or departmental function. 

Ability to:
  • Effectively analyze problematic issues and situations and apply appropriate procedures. 
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, managers, other departments, outside agencies and the general public. 
  • Maintain complex financial records, prepare technical financial reports and statements, draft routine business letters and to communicate effectively in oral and written form. 
  • Operate data processing equipment and software and to keyboard at a rate sufficient to perform duties rapidly and accurately.