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Accounting Clerk III

Job description

Accounting Clerk III


$40,193.00 Annually

Districtwide, CA

Job Type

DO Personnel Commission

Job Number

3/5/2018 11:59 PM Pacific


Under direction performs a wide variety of moderately difficult accounting/ business office work.

Examples of Duties/ Essential Job Functions

Performs a wide variety of duties including but not limited to: increasingly complex accounting work; verifying, balancing and posting/recording accounting information verifying and preparing invoices, checks, correspondence, and statistical information; proof-reading; and filing. Calculating preparing and reconciling various financial reports. Entering and retrieving data from computer system as needed. Assigning and/or reviewing the work of other employees and students. May perform other related duties as needed.

Employment Standards/ Minimum Qualifications

Education: Formal and informal education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.

Experience: Considerable experience performing general accounting duties.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of sequence of procedures in the accounting cycle, analysis, use and interpretation of accounting and financial data; and modern office practices. Knowledge of and ability to employ proper English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Skill to make deposits, process checks, and reconcile accounts; employ mathematical and statistical techniques sufficient to maintain district records; keyboard; utilize word processing software, email, online calendaring and data entry/retrieval from database programs; and create and utilize spreadsheets. Ability to assign, monitor, and/or review the work of others; receive and follow instructions and appropriately interact with students, staff, faculty and the public; and learn and apply college and district policies and procedures.

Examination Process
The initial review will include screening to ensure applications are complete and meet all minimum qualifications. The application requires the completion of Supplemental Questions to evaluate your education, training and experience relative to the required knowledge and abilities for the position. Your answers should be as complete as possible, as no additional information will be accepted from applicants once the application has been submitted. Candidates who pass the initial screening will be invited to participate in a preliminary unproctored online exam on job-related items.

The examination process will include an unproctored online exam (pass/fail), a competency exam (45% weight) and an oral interview exam (55% weight). Those candidates who pass the preliminary unproctored online exam will be invited to participate in the competency exam. Of those achieving a passing score on the competency exam, only the 30 highest scoring candidates, plus ties, will be invited to the oral interview exam. Passing score is 75% out of 100% on each examination section.


To move forward in the selection process, you must complete an online application through this web site. Resumes may also be uploaded but cannot be used in lieu of a completed application.

The district-wide eligibility list will be used to fill full-time & part-time positions in this classification for at least six months.

The examination process / examination date is subject to change as needs dictate. All communication regarding this process will be delivered via email to the address listed on your application.


When completing the application, please make sure you include ALL current and previous employment in the Work Experience section of the application and complete ALL fields, including the name and contact information for your supervisors. Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Work Experience section of the application may not be considered for the purpose of determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

All required documents must be submitted by the applicant. Personnel Commission staff will not upload your documents for you. The State Center Community College District does not accept letters of recommendation for classified positions. Please do not attempt to attach letters of recommendation to your application.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the State Center Community College District Personnel Commission Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.

State Center Community College District Disclaimer:

Classification and Compensation Study

State Center Community College District is currently conducting a classification and compensation study through a third party vendor, Reward Strategy Group. A classification and compensation study is primarily designed to focus on the internal and external equity of both the structure by which employees are compensated and the way positions relate and compare to one another across the organization. The Study is expected to be completed by June 2018 and there may be changes to employee's job titles, duties, FLSA status and possibly salary.

State Center Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of State Center Community College District to provide all persons with equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, disability, medical condition, marital status, religion or similar factors as defined by law. We are a Title V employer.

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Posted: 2/9/2018
Application Due: 3/6/2018
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