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City of Red Bluff

Salary: $34,090.94 – $41,437.76 Annually
Red Bluff, CA


To perform routine accounting and clerical work to support Finance Department functions, including accounts receivable, accounts payable and cash receipts.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Cash Receipts Duties:
Prepares office for daily business; unlocks / locks safe and doors. Answers the telephone; provides accurate information as requested and/or forwards calls to appropriate staff person. Greets and assists customers with efficiency and professionalism. Receives, posts and processes various payments; establishes new accounts and related files. Balances cash drawers daily.

Other Duties:
Data entry of accounts payable invoices and A/P check run as necessary. Post and log journal entries, utility billing setup and vendor setup. Assist in maintaining accounts receivable accounts. Reserves meeting rooms for City staff use. Assists with other accounting functions as required. Performs general clerical work as required, including processing daily mail, entering computer data, copying and filing documents, creating mailing labels, faxing information, etc. Receives and responds to inquiries from employees and others regarding department activities and programs. Scan end of day cash receipts, backup and reports. Performs related duties as required.

Personal computer, ten-key calculator, telephone, copier, fax machine, postage machine, scanner.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds), and occasionally moderate weight (up to 25 pounds).  Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  • Normal office environment.
  • Education, Experience & Licenses

 Education and Experience:

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a GED,
  • One year of experience in the maintenance of financial records preferred.


  • Ability to type at a speed of not less than 30 wpm.
  • Knowledge of pertinent City ordinances and federal, state and county laws and regulations; generally accepted accounting principles and practices; automated accounting systems; principles and practices of financial record keeping and reporting; modern office practices and procedures; basic computer word processing and computer spreadsheet programs; basic mathematical principles.
  • Skill in operating the listed tools and equipment.
  • Ability to understand and apply pertinent laws, policies, rules and regulations; carry out assigned projects to their completion; maintain effective accounting procedures; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted during the course of work; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; make required calculations accurately as required; maintain records and prepare required reports with accuracy and in a timely manner; use a ten-key calculator and computer keyboard; work under pressure and/or with frequent interruptions.

Selection Guidelines

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.   The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
The department is currently recruiting for one (1) vacancy
In addition, the City of Red Bluff is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for an Account Clerk I, as well as subsequent vacancies which occur during the life of the eligibility list.
Please submit ALL required documents when applying such as, copies of all required degrees and/or certifications as outlined in the job description. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For questions about this recruitment contact: 

Scott Garrison, HR Analyst II

530-527-2605 Ext. 3051 |

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Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None