Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Accounting Specialist I

Health Care Services Agency

Recruitment #RT-1314-04

Introduction

This is a reinstatement, transfer or voluntary demotion opportunity for current and former regularly appointed employees of Alameda County.

Reinstatement:
Pursuant to Civil Service Rule 1744: On the request of a department head and approval of the Commission, a regularly appointed employee who resigned in good standing may, within three years after the effective date of his/her resignation, be reinstated in a position in the class from which he/she resigned or in a position in another class for which he/she may be eligible as determined by the Commission. Appointments by reinstatement following resignation are subject to the probationary period established for the class. You must have been a classified County employee in the same job code or in a job code at the same salary maximum and left the County in good standing. In addition, you must meet the minimum and special qualifications of the specific position.

Transfer:
You must be a current County classified employee in the same job code or in a job code with the same salary maximum for which you are applying. In addition, you must meet the minimum and special qualifications of the specific position.

Voluntary Demotion:
You must be a current County classified employee in a job code which is at a higher salary maximum than the vacancy for which you are applying. In addition, you must meet the minimum and special qualifications of the specific position.

DESCRIPTION


THE AGENCY

Alameda County's Health Services Program is administered by the Health Care Services Agency and includes the following program areas: Behavioral Health, Public Health, Environmental Health, and Agency Administration/Indigent Health. The ultimate mission of the Health Care Services Agency is to provide fully integrated health care services through a comprehensive network of public and private partnerships that ensure optimal health and well-being and respect the diversity of all residents. Health Care Services Agency currently has multiple career opportunities for experienced professionals to become part of a service delivery team dedicated to the optimal health and well-being of Alameda County residents.  For more information about the Health Care Services Agency, please visit www.acgov.org/health/

THE POSITION

Under direction, to perform difficult and complex accounting clerical work in connection with the maintenance of financial records and the preparation of financial reports; and to do related work as required.

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES

 

Incumbents in the class of Accounting Specialist I are in a specialized, accounting class. This class is distinguished from incumbents in the class of Account Clerk II in that the former performs duties in connection with the largest County accounting system, such as in the Auditor Agency, Public Works Agency, Health Care Services Agency and Social Services Agency. Incumbents in the class of Accounting Specialist I may direct the work of others, but the class of Accounting Specialist I is not considered a supervisory class. Incumbents may process sensitive documents, such as employee claims. Accounting Specialists I are required to apply accounting principles in establishing and revising accounting procedures and in analyzing fiscal data. The duties of Accounting Specialists I require the ability to work without direct supervision and with some authority to deviate from established work methods when doing so.

 

The class is further distinguished from the class of Accounting Technician in that the latter class supervises employees.

 

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

 

In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications below, the idea candidate will possess the following critical attributes:

· Ability to analyze data in large accounting systems;

· Ability to put new knowledge, understanding or skill to practical use on the job;

· A keen attention to detail - able to identify and correct errors;

· Demonstrated knowledge of general and governmental accounting and bookkeeping principles and practices;

· Ability to work cooperatively with others inside and outside the organization;

· Demonstrated proficiency using commonly used spreadsheet programs;

· Ability to multitask and manage competing work priorities, time and resources; and

· Skill as a clear and effective communicator.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Either I

The equivalent of one year of full-time experience in the class of Account Clerk II or in an equivalent or higher level clerical class, or the equivalent of two years of full-time experience in the class of Account Clerk I in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)

Or II

The equivalent of three years of full-time responsible financial record-keeping experience. (Completion of a bookkeeping or accounting curriculum in a recognized business or accredited junior college may be substituted for two years of the required experience on a year-for-year basis.)

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

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:

• The purposes, methods, and practices of financial record-keeping work.
• General governmental accounting and bookkeeping principles and procedures.
• Modern office methods and equipment, including commonly used computer spreadsheet programs.

Ability to:

• Locate and provide basic analysis of data found in large accounting systems, such as those maintained by large County agencies, Auditor Agency, or Treasurer-Tax Collector's Office.
• Prepare periodic and special financial reports.
• Identify and correct errors in a variety of mathematical computations and financial documents.
• Work independently in the absence of specific instructions.
• Operate standard office equipment.
• Apply rules and regulations to specific cases.
• Establish and maintain cooperative relations with the public.

BENEFITS

Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees) 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

 

Conclusion

TO APPLY: Please contact Dawn Rezente at (510) 618-3339 to apply.

You are encouraged to apply immediately as this posting is open until filled and may close at anytime.

Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer