Administrative Technician (FLSA Non-Exempt) – This is the entry level role in the administrative service department.
Receives general supervision from the Finance Manager and the Administrative Services Director, and may receive functional or technical supervision from other higher-level department staff.
The employee will process accounting transactions, including cash receipts and disbursements, payroll, and journal entries.
Should have knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and general accounting software, and experience in accounting, payroll and/or human resources.
About the Town
Los Altos Hills is primarily a residential community of approximately 8,000 residents within an 8.6 square mile area. An additional 5.8 square mile area of unincorporated land adjacent to the Town’s boundaries are within Los Altos Hills’ “sphere of influence.” The Town is home to Foothill Community College. The Town Hall was constructed in 2005 and provides a comfortable and modern work environment. The Town Hall is also within a short walking distance to charming downtown Los Altos. Town residents are known for their spirit of community volunteerism and are encouraged to become active in Town governance, serve on Town committees and to participate in local events. This inclusive, open style of governance is embraced by the citizens and is part of what makes Los Altos Hills a unique and progressive town.
The Town organization includes a staff of 23 FTEs within the following departments: Administrative Services, Engineering, Planning, Public Works, Parks & Recreation, and the City Clerk. Law enforcement services are contracted with the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department and the Los Altos Hills County Fire District provides fire protection. The Town has been well managed over time and the resulting fiscal stability and continuity of staff is impressive. The City Manager has been with the Town since 1999.
The ideal candidate will have a knowledge of:
Accounting, cash receipts and disbursements, payroll, and human resources practices and procedures. Prior experience with a government entity may be beneficial but is not required.
As well as the ability to:
Learn new tasks quickly; process a high volume of transactions; pay attention to detail; and meet deadlines. Also must be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Must possess a valid California Class C driver’s license at time of appointment and maintain a clean driving record thereafter in order to operate a vehicle on Town business.
The employee would be eligible to participate in the CalPERS retirement system, as follows:
- New employees with no prior CalPERS service or who have a break in CalPERS service of 6 months or more: 2% @ age 62. The employee is required to pay 50% of the normal cost, or 6.5%.
- New employees who are classic CalPERS members and did not have a break in service of 6 months or more: 2% @ age 60, or 2% at age 55, depending on date of hire. The employee is required to pay a CalPERS member contribution, currently set at 7.0%.
As a part-time employee, the following benefits would be available on a prorated basis:
- Health Insurance – Town provides a generous allowance to employees that currently covers the employee's premium cost, and a portion of the employees' dependents, for the lowest cost plan option.
- Dental Insurance – Town provides coverage for the employee and eligible dependents.
- Vision Insurance – Town provides coverage for the employee and eligible dependents.
- Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (ADD) Insurance – Town pays for Life and ADD insurance for active employees in the event of a qualified loss while employed by the Town.