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Overview

THE CURRENT VACANCY IS IN THE SHASTA COUNTY
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
ADMINISTRATION BRANCH

ORAL EXAM IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR JULY 2024

SKILLS OR EXPERIENCES LISTED UNDER THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
STATEMENT MAY ALSO BE USED TO SCREEN APPLICATIONS

SEE “SPECIAL REQUIREMENT” SECTION REGARDING
POSSESSION OF A VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE

RESPONSES TO SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS REQUIRED

FINAL FILING DATE: JULY 18, 2024 AT 5:00 PM

SALARY INFORMATION

$3,665 – $4,678 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY* / $21.14 – $26.99 APPROXIMATE HOURLY*

*Please refer to the appropriate Bargaining Unit Memorandum of Understanding for potential future salary increases* Please visit https://www.shastacounty.gov/personnel/page/labor-agreements-mous.

ABOUT SHASTA COUNTY

Shasta County offers all the amenities of the big city while retaining a comfortable small-town atmosphere. With its natural beauty, affordable housing, excellent educational system, abundance of recreational opportunities, and excellent quality of life, Shasta County is a great place to live, work, and raise a family.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

Health and Human Services Agency

The Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) partners with communities to protect and improve the health and well-being of Shasta County residents. Established in 2006, the HHSA is organized into four branches: Behavioral Health & Social Services, Public Health, Economic Mobility, with a centralized Administration Services. The HHSA promotes optimal health for all. The frail, the abused, the mentally ill and those without resources look to the HHSA for services and resources to meet their basic needs, and to protect their health and safety. This transformation improves efficiency, avoids unnecessary duplication of effort, encourages collaboration among programs and organizes the HHSA’s services to be more responsive to the needs of the public.

Administrative Services includes Contracts, Asset Management, Fiscal, Financial Audits and Control, Medical Billing, HHSA Planning and Community Relations and Education. Each of these groups support the branches to help them achieve their goals.

ABOUT THE POSITION

Under limited supervision, the Account Clerk III performs the more difficult and specialized clerical accounting duties in the preparation and maintenance of financial and statistical records in a manual or automated environment; explains rules, policies, and operations related to assigned work area; may serve as a lead-worker and provide training and work assignments to a group of fiscal support staff; and performs related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Account Clerk III is the advanced journey level in the Account Clerk series. Incumbents either act as the lead-worker to a group of fiscal support staff or exercise detailed and complex subject matter knowledge of a specific program area or specialized system inherent to the operations of the department.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate will have at least one year of experience in an Accounting, or Business field and/or relevant work experience that demonstrates knowledge of audit, collections, compliance, complex bookkeeping, and financial record keeping functions. The individual should have the ability to multi-task without losing focus and a strong customer service orientation.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: As lead-worker, instructs employees in the interpretation and application of laws, regulations, policies, and procedures related to fiscal and statistical record-keeping and reporting for the department’s programs, automated systems, or department payroll and administrative reporting; prioritizes and manages workload distribution; acts as technical resource on more difficult problems or specialized issues; monitors quality and timeliness of unit work; identifies and provides individual instruction to co-workers for work deficiencies; provides feedback to supervisor as requested; assists the public by answering inquiries about policies and procedures; obtains information, resolves discrepancies or errors, disperses relevant information, or refers client to the appropriate personnel or location; explains the proper use of forms, documents, and reports; prepares statistical, fiscal, and case record reports required by state, federal, and local agencies; assists with compilation of budget information including work and time records; gathers and arranges information by extracting from source documents or computer reports, and arranging in understandable, presentable, or prescribed format; receives and verifies bills, invoices, vouchers, purchase orders, claims, and related materials; tabulates amounts; codes data for processing; posts revenue and expenditures to daily journals and control registers; adjusts accounts, proofs and balances total against off-setting total or source materials; traces and corrects errors; maintains financial, statistical, work, time, payroll information, and case record information; handles money transactions such as collecting and disbursing monies and other negotiable items related to the department’s programs and agency operations; maintains records of receipts; checks, balances, and reconciles cash statements and computerized reports; processes documents such as invoices, purchase orders, and other records; answers telephone to provide, elicit, or verify information or data; may operate automated systems to produce notices, checks, graphs, charts, letters, reports, legal documents, spreadsheets, and standardized forms that are required for the maintenance of fiscal and statistical reports; may trouble-shoot problems relating to automated systems; performs related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of: Advanced mathematics such as complex decimal, fraction, and percentage formulas and calculations; grammar, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation and composition; office and department practices, procedures, programs, services, policies, regulations, and automated systems; laws, rules, and regulations governing the maintenance of account, fiscal, and case records in the area assigned; programs, goals, and purpose of the assigned department; principles of lead supervision and training; methods and techniques used in researching, proofing, evaluating, gathering, organizing, and arranging data; common spreadsheet and database software packages.

Ability to: Verify, compile, reconcile, and interpret the more difficult and complex financial and statistical data; make arithmetic computations with speed and accuracy; calculate solutions to math problems including addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, percentages, decimals, and fractions; lead and train subordinate employees effectively; establish and maintain effective working relationships; understand and apply specific rules, codes, regulations, procedures, policies, and precedents; select, interpret, and explain regulations and procedures to others; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; use independent initiative and discretion in organizing and completing work; research, proof, evaluate, gather, organize, and arrange a diversity of information; perform a variety of more difficult fiscal and statistical record keeping assignments; maintain journals, ledgers, and complex accounting and case records.

These standards are typically attained with one (1) year of full-time experience comparable to that of an Account Clerk II with Shasta County; OR two (2) years of full-time experience performing office support duties relating to fiscal, statistical, and case record maintenance, with one (1) year of experience at the journey level.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Some positions in this classification may require possession of a valid California driver’s license. Employees who drive on County business to carry out job-related duties must possess a valid California driver’s license for the class of vehicle driven and meet automobile insurability requirements of the County. Eligibility for employment for those who do not meet this requirement due to disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the appointing authority.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS

Responses to the following must be submitted with a completed application.

1. Do you have one (1) year of full-time experience comparable to that of an Account Clerk II with Shasta County? Yes/No
2. If “yes” to supplemental questions #1, list the job title(s), dates of employment, and the duties where you obtained this experience comparable to an Account Clerk II with Shasta County. If “no”, write “N/A”.
3. Do you have two (2) years of full-time experience performing office support duties relating to fiscal, statistical, and case record maintenance, with one (1) year of experience at the journey level? Yes/No
4. If “yes” to supplemental questions #3, list the job title(s), dates of employment, and the duties where you obtained these two (2) years’ experience performing office support duties relating to fiscal, statistical, and case record maintenance, with one (1) year of experience at the journey level? If “no”, write “N/A”.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to ten (10) pounds.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

• All new employees are required to have their paycheck directly deposited to a bank account.
• Some positions may require a valid California driver’s license and acceptable driving record according to County policy.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made for those persons who are disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of the position.
• As part of the selection process, all individuals provided with a preliminary offer of employment with Shasta County will be subject to a background investigation, including a criminal history check (primarily completed through the taking of fingerprints). An image of your fingerprints will be captured and sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history, (if any), will be evaluated along with the other information received in connection with your application. Except as otherwise required by law, a criminal conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from the position. The nature of the offense, the date of the offense, the surrounding circumstances, and the relevance of the offense to the position applied for may, however, be considered.
• Based on the results of the background investigation and criminal history check, applicants may then be provided with an offer of employment conditioned on the results of a medical examination, which includes drug/alcohol testing.
• Shasta County participates in E-Verify. For more information visit https://www.e-verify.gov/sites/default/files/everify/posters/IER_RighttoWorkPoster.pdf. If you do not have internet access, contact Personnel at (530) 225-5515 to request a flyer.
• In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, County employees, in the event of a disaster are considered disaster workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.
• Positions in this classification are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the County and the United Public Employees of California – General Unit.
• Employees in this classification are covered under the CalPERS retirement program. Depending on the provisions of the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) and other applicable laws, an employee in this classification will be covered under one of the following CalPERS retirement formulas: (1) 2% at 55, (2) 2% at 60, or (3) 2% at 62. An employee in this classification will also contribute up to 9.5% his/her pay to this plan or will contribute such other amount to the plan as authorized by PEPRA and other applicable laws. Please visit our employees benefit page at https://www.shastacounty.gov/personnel/page/employee-benefits for additional information regarding benefits and CalPERS coverage information. The provisions in this flyer and on the County website are for information purposes only. To the extent the provisions of the flyer or the County website are inconsistent with PEPRA and other applicable laws, PEPRA and other applicable laws shall govern.

APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCEDURES

Shasta County Personnel will accept applications and responses to the supplemental questions until 5:00 p.m., on July 18, 2024. A Resume and/or Cover Letter will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, “Refer to Resume and/or Cover Letter,” or “See Attached Resume and/or Cover Letter” the employment application must be completed in its entirety prior to submission. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a list that may or may not be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered.

Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for an oral and/or written examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof.

Veterans’ Credit: Veterans (as defined by California Government Code section 18973) who have been discharged from military service under conditions other than dishonorable and who receive a passing score on all components of the employment examinations (up to and including oral examinations) shall receive credit for an additional five points to be added to their final examination score. To be considered for this credit, a veteran MUST provide a copy of his or her discharge document (DD-214 or equivalent) and information as to the type of discharge (honorable, dishonorable, etc.) WITH THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE.

Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at www.ShastaCountyCareers.com or submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office.

Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. Shasta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345.

Shasta County will consider qualified applicants with a criminal history pursuant to the California Fair Chance Act. You do not need to disclose your criminal history or participate in a background check until a conditional job offer is made to you. After making a conditional offer and running a background check, if Shasta County is concerned about a conviction that is directly related to the job, you will be given the chance to explain the circumstances surrounding the conviction, provide mitigating evidence, or challenge the accuracy of the background report. Find out more about the Fair Chance Act by visiting calcivilrights.ca.gov/fair-chance-act.

SHASTA COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Shasta County Personnel
1450 Court Street, Suite 348; Redding, CA 96001; (530) 225-5515

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None
Driver's License Required: Yes
Minimum Hourly Wage: 21.14
Maximum Hourly Wage: 26.99