The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District is establishing an employment list for an Accounting Technician to fill a vacancy in the fiscal section of the Administration Division. This vacancy may be filled at either level depending on the applicant’s qualifications.
THE POSITION: Under (I) supervision (II) general supervision (III) limited supervision performs specialized and technical accounting and financial recordkeeping support work in a variety of accounting functions including accounts payable, accounts receivable, collections, financial reporting, and grant applications; performs other duties as assigned.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE: Will possess knowledge of the principles and practices of double entry accounting; principles and practices of purchasing; account structures; financial reports and reporting; computerized accounting system software; month-end and year-end closing procedures and practices including the accrual process; and the Microsoft Suite. They will also be able to effectively communicate orally and in writing; be able to prepare clear, complete, and technically accurate reports; gather and analyze data; prepare and present data in logical format; identify, research, and solve accounting problems; perform mathematical calculations related to financial transactions; create electronic databases and spreadsheets; interpret and work with large amounts of numeric data; perform multiple tasks and meet numerous deadlines; form conclusions and make sound decisions; operate a computer and related financial software; establish and maintain effective working relationships. Will possess skills to accurately input both alpha and numeric data into spreadsheets and databases; operate a 10-key calculator by touch; operate a variety of word processing, data management, and other software applications.
QUALIFICATIONS: I: Successful completion of an equivalent of 15 units from an accredited learning institution in the disciplines of accounting, finance, business or public administration or a closely related field. II: Successful completion of the equivalent of 30 units from an accredited learning institution in the disciplines of accounting, finance, business, or public administration or closely related field; and two years equivalent experience of an Accounting Technician I. An associate’s degree or higher in any of the preferred disciplines may be substituted for one year of experience. III: Graduation with the equivalent of an Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university preferably with a major in accounting, finance, business or public administration or a closely related field; two years equivalent experience of an Accounting Technician II; and one additional year of increasingly responsible professional experience performed in an independent manner. A bachelor’s degree in any pf the preferred disciplines may be substituted for one year of experience.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Possession or the ability to obtain and maintain a Class C California driver’s license.
SELECTION PROCESS: To apply, individuals must submit: (1) a completed official SBCAPCD application and (2) a detailed resume by 4:30 p.m. February 8, 2019 in order to be considered for the position. Completed applications should be made to the attention of Leticia Gomez and can be hand delivered or mailed to the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District’s main office located at 260 North San Antonio Road, Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA 93110, OR e-mailed. For an application packet or more information, contact the APCD at (805) 961-8800 or go to http://www.ourair.org/apcd/employment-opportunities/.
All applications will be reviewed and screened based on necessary employment standards for the position. Applicants that best meet the minimum employment standards as determined by the application materials will be invited to participate in the written and oral examination for this position. Candidates’ rank on the eligibility list will be determined by their scores on the written (25%) and oral (75%) exams. Qualified applicants will be placed on an eligibility list that will remain in effect three months from the date the list is established.
Candidates invited to the final interview should be prepared to provide at least two current letters of reference at the time of interview.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $3,816.00 to $6,041.00 /month