Friday, February 21, 2020

Principal Auditor

Recruitment #20-0151-01

Introduction

THIS IS A NEW ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION. The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year, but can be extended. Applications must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Postmarks are not accepted. Applications will only be accepted on-line.

Supplemental Questionnaire: A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application. Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Postmarks are not accepted. Failure to submit the Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.

Applications will only be accepted on-line.

DESCRIPTION

This specification describes a classification which performs, manages and sets policy for the performance of various complex auditing, fiscal accounting, collection, or clerk-recorder functions within the Auditor Agency. Some positions may have responsibility for the organization and direction of more than one program administered by the Agency.

This class is located in the Auditor Agency and performs, manages and sets policy for a broad range of specialized activities. These include: County-wide budget and accounting services, grants fiscal administration, audits of county operations, contractors and special districts, EDP audits, administration of central payroll, benefits, tax analysis, cost allocation, fiscal systems, clerk-recorder, claims or collections functions.

These positions will also be involved in policy formation and implementation, and direct the work of professional, paraprofessional or clerical staff performing auditing, accounting, administrative, collection or recording assignments.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Either I

Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (180 quarter units or 120 semester units). Concentration in accounting, business administration, finance or a closely related field is desired.
And

The equivalent of one year full-time experience as a Senior Supervising Auditor, Financial Services Officer, Administrative Services Officer or in an equivalent or higher class in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)

Or

The equivalent of four years full-time experience in a professional accounting, auditing or administrative position. At least two years of the required experience must include supervising the work of others.

Or II
The equivalent of eight years full-time experience in a professional accounting, auditing or administrative position. At least two years of the required experience must include supervising the work of others.

Or III

Any combination of education from an accredited college or university and relevant experience as described above in patterns I, or II. At least two years of the required experience must include supervising the work of others.

License:

Possession of a valid California Motor Operator’s License.

Special Requirements

Employees may be required to provide their own means of transportation to and from work assignments.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Principles of personnel and public administration
• Laws and regulations controlling County fiscal, accounting, collections or recording operations
• Generally accepted accounting and auditing standards, principles and practices
• Methods of analysis and decision-making
• Computerized systems for accounting, collections or recording
• Use of word processing, spreadsheet, database and other personal computer applications relevant to conducting the work.

Ability to:

• Apply general and governmental accounting, personnel and administration principles and practices
• Lead staff and interdisciplinary work groups
• Work with the public and other County departmental personnel
• Problem solving, research; using fiscal and report documents to perform analysis
• Plan, manage and perform complex auditing, accounting and administrative tasks
• Direct the work of others
• Use personal computer based spreadsheet, planning/scheduling, reporting, word processing, internet, and e-mail programs to prepare clear and concise reports and other correspondence
• Communicate effectively via oral and written word
• Prepare analysis and procedures for various business processes
• Adapt and lead others, in changing work situations

EXAMINATION COMPONENTS

The examination will consist of the following steps:

  1. A review of candidates' application to verify possession of minimum requirements. Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process.
  2. A review of the supplemental questionnaire to determine the best qualified.
  3. An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidates' final examination score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises.

Candidates must attain a qualifying rating on each portion of this recruitment.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ANNOUNCED EXAMINATION STEPS.

Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit. Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position. Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position. Other recruitments may be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work.

To learn more about our recruitment and selection process, please visit the “What You Need to Know” section of our website, www.acgov.org/hrs.

Selection Plan

Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance. The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency:

TENTATIVE SELECTION PLAN

Deadline for Filing:

March 9, 2020

Review of Applications for Minimum Qualifications:

March 16, 2020

Review of Applications for Best Qualified:

March 17, 2020

Oral Examination:

Week of April 6, 2020*

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ANNOUNCED RECRUITMENT & SELECTION PLAN

**If designated as a combined oral examination/hiring interview, in addition to establishing an eligibility list, the oral interviews may serve as the final selection interview for vacancies in this classification.

Alameda County and the Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination and/or selection process to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Alameda County’s Reasonable Accommodation Policy and applicable statutes. To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this or other phases of the examination/selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Representative listed on the job announcement before the last date of filing. Alameda County requires applicants to provide supporting documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a disability/medical condition pursuant to the ADA, FEHA and applicable statutes.

For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website, www.acgov.org/hrs

CLASS SPEC HISTORY

0160h.doc
JKQ
11/96
Revised 6/97
JKQ:cla
co:updated 4/17/00
csc date: 6/25/97
SG:cs Revised 8/17/10
CSC Date: 9/8/10

BENEFITS

*** For benefit information, please refer to the recruitment brochure.

Conclusion

Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their

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Please take the steps recommended above to ensure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment for which you have applied. The County of Alameda is not responsible for notices that are not read, received or accessed by any applicant for a County recruitment.

NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box alamedacountyHR@acgov.org are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. If you have questions please go to our website at www.acgov.org/hrs. You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the job announcement for the recruitment for which you have applied.

Sam Gee, Human Resources Division Manager
Human Resource Services Department, County of Alameda
510-267-9492

Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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