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Trinity County
Employment Opportunity

Department of Auditor/Controller


Updated January 09, 2024: Applications and an eligibility list will be accepted for Extra Help positions.

Under general supervision, to perform a variety of the more difficult and complex account and statistical record keeping work in connection with the development, maintenance, and processing of County fiscal and statistical records; to provide information and assistance regarding inquiries concerning an assigned work area; to perform general office support assignments; and to do related work as required.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties

(The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.)

Performs a wide scope of the more complex and specialized financial and statistical record keeping work; distributes material, labor, and equipment costs to appropriate cost centers and project amounts; posts and balances general and subsidiary ledgers; has responsibility for a department’s cash, vendor payments, and receipts; identifies and resolves a variety of difficult account and statistical and record keeping problems; posts and balances general and subsidiary ledgers; performs corrections in maintaining accounting controls; maintains control of financial records and documents prior to submission to other departments; reviews, compiles, and records a variety of financial transactions; prepares periodic special financial and statistical reports; maintains controls and records warrants; reconciles monthly cash balances; examines, reconciles, and balances fiscal records; performs complex financial record keeping related to Public Assistance Programs; may perform the more complex fiscal support work related to the collection and distribution of family support payments; may collect current Secured, Supplemental, and Unsecured Property Tax bills; may develop a consolidated record of accounts for delinquent assessments, guaranteeing fiscal accountability and providing an official permanent tax history for each individual parcel; may facilitate redemption of delinquent tax obligations, initiating installment payment plans and performing associated functions according to contractual obligations; may maintain the State of California’s Tax Postponement Program for senior and disabled citizens; coordinates, prepares, and monitors budget expenditures; operates computers, using County financial software, special software used in an assigned County department, and spreadsheets; explains financial procedures and assigned area account record keeping requirements to other staff and the public; may provide lead direction, work coordination, and training for Account Clerk staff.

Desirable Qualifications

Knowledge of:
Methods, practices, and terminology of financial and statistical record keeping.  Laws, rules, and regulations governing the maintenance of fiscal records in the area of assignment. Basic principles and terminology of accounting.  Good public relations techniques.  Maintenance of files and information retrieval systems. Computerized financial information systems used by the County.  Modern office methods and procedures. Principles of lead direction and work coordination.
Ability to:
Perform a variety of the more complex financial and statistical record keeping work. Provide lead direction and work coordination for other staff. Assist with budget preparation and expenditure control. Read and understand codes, statutes, and information related to financial and statistical record keeping work. Gather and organize data and information. Prepare financial and statistical reports. Make mathematical calculations quickly and accurately. Work with computerized financial and special 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.
Training and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Two (2) years of full time experience, or its equivalent, performing office support duties relating to fiscal, statistical, or case records maintenance, including at least one year of journey level Account Clerk experience equivalent to an Account Clerk II with Trinity County.
Special Requirements:

Supplemental Information

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.
Work is performed in an office environment; continuous contact with other staff and the public.

Salary Information
Accounting Technician I
$3,621.76 – $4,853.51* / Monthly
$20.89 -$28.00* / Hourly

* The rate of pay of a county employer shall correspond with the letters A, B, C, D, E, F and G respectively, which denote the various steps in the salary range.   Steps “F” & “G” steps are based on longevity:  “F” step is upon completion of seven years of continuous service and 2.5 years at “E” step, “G” step is upon completion of 10 years of continuous service and 3 years at “F” step .  Trinity County Code  Section 2.60.410


Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 24
Education Required: None
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 20.89
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 28.00