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Account Clerk II

Department Administration
Location Chico

Account Clerk II

SALARY RANGE: 49 ($14.50 – $18.60) CLOSING DATE: Pending* *Sufficient number of qualified applicants must be received.


GUIDELINES: In order to receive full consideration for employment, submission of a complete Agency Application Packet with your signature is REQUIRED. DO NOT use “See Resume” as an answer for any requested information. Complete application packets may be hand-delivered, faxed, e-mailed and/or sent by postal mail. Failure to complete and/or provide all of the required documentation may remove you from consideration for employment. DESIRED DOCUMENTATION:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Signed Job Description
  • Employment Application, required
  • Letters of Recommendation – minimum of two (2) letters are desired.
  • Job Related Transcripts, Licenses and/or Certificates.
  • Reference Check Authorization, required (download here)
  • DMV Printout ~ obtained from DMV within the last 30 days; required.
  • Affirmative Action Questionnaire – optional (download here)
NOTE: It is your responsibility to provide copies of the documentation you are submitting, we do not make copies for applicants. If any of the required documentation is missing, your submitted application packet may be removed from further consideration for employment.   Definition Under general supervision, to perform a variety of account and statistical record keeping work in connection with the development, maintenance, and processing of agency fiscal and statistical records; to perform general office support assignments; and to do related work as required.   Distinguishing Characteristics This is the first experienced working level in the Account Clerk class series. Incumbents perform a variety of account and statistical record keeping work.  This class is distinguished from Account Clerk I in that Account Clerk II incumbents perform many assignments in an advanced training and learning capacity.   Reports To Chief Financial Officer, Fiscal Officer, Controller or designee.   Classifications Supervised This is not a supervisory class.   Examples of Important and Essential Job Duties (The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.)
  • Maintains a variety of financial and statistical records;
  • Processes warrants, bills, and other documents involved with financial record keeping;
  • Posts information to expenditure records;
  • Verifies purchase orders;
  • Performs data entry of account adjustments;
  • May audit payment authorizations and match them with purchase orders;
  • Receives monies for a variety of purposes and maintains records of receipts;
  • Balances cash received and prepares deposits;
  • Assists with the maintenance of subsidiary ledgers;
  • Assists with the development of financial and statistical reports;
  • Assists with the compilation of budget information;
  • Operates computerized financial information systems and on-line computer systems used in the Agency;
  • May work with spreadsheets and word processing programs;
  • Performs a variety of general office assistance assignments.
  Typical Physical Requirements Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; lift and move objects weighing up to 25 lbs.; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, and FAX.   Typical Working Conditions Work is performed in an office environment; continuous contact with other staff, clients and general public.   Minimum Qualifications Knowledge of:
  • Methods and practices of financial and statistical record keeping.
  • Good public relations techniques.
  • Maintenance of files and information retrieval systems.
  • Basic knowledge of agency purchasing techniques.
  • Modern office methods and procedures.
Ability to:
  • Perform a variety of financial and statistical record keeping work.
  • Follow oral and written directions.
  • Read and understand codes, statutes, and information related to financial and statistical record keeping work.
  • Gather and organize data and information.
  • Make mathematical calculations quickly and accurately.
  • Work with computerized financial information systems and use a computer for financial and statistical record keeping work.
  • Deal tactfully and courteously with the public and other staff when explaining the functions and policies of the work area where assigned.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Completion of course work of basic accounting principles.
  • Maintain and observe all safety precautions and practices.
Training and Experience: A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
  • One year of previous work experience performing fiscal support work at a level comparable to Account Clerk I with the Agency; and
  • Completion of course work in Basic Accounting, Fund Accounting, or Accounting I class; or
  • Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.
Special Requirements:
  • Possession of a valid and appropriate California Driver’s License with a good driving record; eligible for Agency automobile insurance coverage per Guidelines for Drivers of Agency Owned Vehicles.
  • Pass a post-offer / pre-employment background check.
  • Pass a post-offer / pre-employment drug test.

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