Account Clerk I

Central Valley
Until filled
$15.87-$20.31 Hourly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


130 S. Second Street Chowchilla, 93610


The City of Chowchilla is seeking an Account Clerk I, under general supervision from the Finance Director, to perform day-to-day operation of one or more of the following areas: clerical, bookkeeping, accounting and administrative work in accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and general finance functions; performs routine clerical, administrative and financial work by receiving payments from customers or others for payment of goods or services received; and performs related duties as required.

Ideal Candidate


This is the semi-skilled level for the accounting clerical series.  Employees in this classification perform the simpler tasks in the finance department, or may be assigned duties similar to the Account Clerk II for training purpose, or under close supervision. 


Prerequisites:   Any combination equivalent to graduation from high school supplemented by courses in data processing, office and business practices, and accounting classes. Some positions may require minor driving for pick-up and delivery.  In these cases, possession of a valid Class C California Motor Vehicle Operators License is required.   


Qualifications/Requirements:   To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


  • Knowledge of:  English language, math, operations, services and activities of a public works maintenance program; principles of lead supervision and training.   
  • Skills in:  Internal and external communications, operational characteristics of mechanical equipment and tools used in the area of work assigned. Occupational hazards and standard safety precautions necessary in the area of work assigned. Principles and procedures of record keeping.   
  • Ability to:  Independently perform maintenance, construction and repair work in the area of work assigned. Operate a variety of vehicular and stationary mechanical equipment in a safe and effective manner in routine situations. Perform heavy manual labor, follow verbal and written directions, establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others, read and write at the level required for successful job performance.


Benefits Include:

Sick Leave:  24 hours after 90 days of employment; then, annually on July 1 of each year

Retirement:  CalPERS is available to employees at the PEPRA rate, depending on eligibility.   The city does not participate in Social Security.   

Medicare:   City pays 1.45% of salary; employee pays 1.45% of Salary

SDI:  1% of salary paid by employee 

Special Instructions

Selection Procedure

Candidates must submit application materials that include a complete and signed employment application and copies of the required certificates listed under the PREREQUISITES in the Job Description.  The materials can be uploaded to the online application through CalOpps; or, mailed or hand-delivered to Chowchilla City Hall, Human Resources, 130 S. Second St., Chowchilla, CA 93610, or emailed to


Candidates considered to be best qualified based on the information provided will move forward in the recruitment process.  The applicant who is ultimately chosen for the position will have to pass a background check, drug test and physical exam. 

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