MASON COUNTY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Note: Posting with General Service Bargaining Unit is concurrent with the public. Therefore, if a qualified candidate from within the bargaining unit applies, that person could be selected for the position.
Opening Date: July 9, 2021 Open Until Filled Review Date: July 23, 2021
Department: Public Health Monthly Salary: $4,068-$4,490
JOB SUMMARY (Full position description is available. Please contact Human Resources. Contact info. below)
Performs entry-level technical accounting work and assists with the maintenance of accounting records to provide senior level accounting technician(s) with necessary financial information for the Public Health Division of the Community Services Department.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES(Any one position may not include all duties listed, nor do the examples include all tasks that may be performed in positions of this class)
Performs entry level accounting activities in the areas of budgeting, payroll, grants, report compilation and analysis and other assigned accounting areas within the Public Health Division. Prioritizes and coordinates work with other departments, staff and agencies to ensure timely completion of projects. Coordinates the preparation and maintenance of journals and ledgers for assigned activities ensuring the classification and distribution of items to proper accounts per legal requirements and County procedures. Edits, reconciles discrepancies and corrects irregularities to prepare balanced ledgers for the department. Monitors departmental budget by tracking and reconciling revenues and expenditures. Assists in the preparation of the annual departmental budget and assists in the preparation of cost estimates for work performed by department personnel. Assists Senior Accounting Technician with the coordination and monitoring grant budgets by monitoring expenditures against grants. Assists Senior Accounting Technician with the coordination of the input of departmental payroll and benefits information to ensure employees are paid correctly. Coordinates and maintains departmental personnel files and records to ensure confidentiality. Revises and updates automated system software to accommodate changes in accounting procedures and system requirements. Provides assistance and information within the scope of knowledge and authority. Regular, reliable and punctual attendance. Knowledge of: Accounting principles, methods and terminology. Governmental and cost accounting and budgeting principles and procedures.
Grant accounting procedures and processes. Basic data processing principles and accounting applications.
Ability to: Analyze, interpret and prepare accounting reports and financial statements using generally accepted accounting principles. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, other agencies, vendors and the general public. Apply and adapt established accounting methods to a variety of financial transactions. Set work priorities. Physically perform the essential functions of the job.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE / REQUIREMENTS
One year of business/technical school with at least three accounting classes (total of 45 quarter hours or 30 semester hours), or one year of accounting experience, preferably in the public sector. Valid WA State driver’s license or reasonable accommodation.
APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCESS
Applicants are required to submit a Mason County Application. The completed application may include additional pages of employment history using the application format, and a resume may be attached. The completed application will be used as the primary document to determine if minimum qualifications are met for this recruitment. Misrepresentation, incomplete, or inaccurate entries may be the cause of application rejection, removal from the employment list, or discharge from county service. Applicants will be screened based upon education and experience, and the top candidates will be scheduled for interviews. Selection factors will include demonstrated knowledge and abilities for the particular position. Only those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted. Please read the reverse side for additional information. This selection process may be subject to change.
Return Applications to: Mason County Human Resources
Mailing Address – 411 North 5th Street, Shelton, WA 98584
Physical Address – 423 North 5th Street, Shelton, WA 98584
email@example.com Phone-(360) 427-9670 X 290 Fax-(360) 427-8439
Equal Opportunity – Affirmative Action Employer Drug Free Work Environment
This information does not constitute an expressed or implied contract or offer of employment. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice.
Application Instructions – Carefully read the posting and note the minimum qualifications and the selection process. Please indicate all relevant education and experience on the application. A County application is always required and is utilized as the primary document to determine if the applicant meets the minimum qualifications. Resumes can be included as a supplement but cannot be used in lieu of completing the application. Applications must be entirely completed, and “see resume” will not be acceptable. Applicants applying for more than one position must complete a separate application for each position. Applications must be signed and dated, and returned to the Human Resources Department on or before the closing date. Completed applications should be submitted or mailed to: Mason County Human Resources, 411 North Fifth Street, Shelton, WA 98584, firstname.lastname@example.org . Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than the closing date. Applicants should keep a copy of their completed application.
Applicant Qualifications – All candidates must meet minimum requirements. Often, the most competitive applicants will possess qualifications far exceeding the required minimum. If a large number of applications are received, only the most qualified applicants will be involved in the selection process.
Authorization to Work – Successful candidates must present documentation proving authorization to work in the United States (as required by federal law).
Work Environment – Mason County maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits smoking in all County buildings.
“At-will” Positions – Some positions are considered “at-will” or at the pleasure of the employer. Therefore, the County does not need to establish “just cause” or “cause” to terminate the employment relationship. Selection to at-will position does not create or constitute an employment contract or agreement.
Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity – Mason County is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fair employment practices and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, veteran’s status, disability, or any other bias prohibited by federal, state or local law.
Accommodation – Applicants with a disability requiring accommodation during the selection process should notify the Human Resources Department at (360) 427-9670 Ext. 290.
Health Insurance – Regular full-time employees and their qualifying dependents are eligible for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage. Some regular part-time employees may receive the same coverage. Employees may partially contribute premiums depending upon the type of coverage selected.
Paid Leave – Sick leave, holidays, and vacation are provided in accordance with the County policy or union contracts. Vacation accrual rates increase at regular intervals based on length of service with the County.
Retirement Plan – All regular Mason County employees are enrolled in the Washington State Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS, PSERS or LEOFF). The County and employees contribute jointly to the plans.