Yuba County

Senior Accounting Technician

Northern California Inland
2/26/2018 at 5pm
$3,384.00-$3,723.00 Monthly

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


5730 Packard Aveune, Suite 100 Marysville, 95901


The County of Yuba is currently recruiting to establish an employment list for the position of Senior Accounting Technician. The current vacancy is in the Health & Human Services Department/Administration & Finance Division.  Under direction the incumbent performs a variety of technical financial and accounting duties that require a specialized knowledge; provide administrative support to assigned supervisor; perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series, which may include providing lead direction over assigned personnel and performing duties including, but not limited to, verifying and updating assessment tax roll information, leading the centralized payroll function, and assisting with the preparation of budget documents and perform other duties as assigned. 

Examples of duties including recording and accurately receipt money from all sources into the County treasury. Review, verify authorization and ensure accurate payment of all County Expenditures. Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual Federal, State and other reports regarding the assigned accounting and/or financial support function(s). Review and reconcile varied reports and journals and budget, payroll, tax, revenue or related financial or business data. 

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate has strong organizational skills, the ability to schedule and execute tasks effectively, the ability to reason out and analyze logical steps, a high attention to detail, and a strong ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both within the division and the department as a whole. 

Required Qualifications & Requirements:

Minimum: An Associate’s Degree from an accredited college with course work in accounting, bookkeeping or a related field; and two years of experience at a level equivalent to the County’s classification of Accounting Technician. Candidates with strong experience who lack the degree are encouraged to apply.  

Preferred: In addition to the above minimum, experience in a public agency. 

Special Requirements: Must successfully complete an extensive and thorough background investigation which may include Live Scan fingerprinting and/or credit check prior to hire. Certain positions may be required to file statements of economic interest with the Yuba County Clerk/Recorder.




Typically 5% each year for the first 7 years


Misc. See Pension Reform Link on Human Resources Webpage for additional information. Yuba County does not participate in Social Security.


12 days for first 5 yrs with incremental increases every 5 yrs thereafter, up to 20 yrs


An average of 13 paid holidays per year, including 2 floating holidays


Accrued every payroll period, up to 12 days per yr


The County pays 90% of the Basic Plan premium for employee only or 70% for employee eligible dependent(s).


County pays 100% of the Basic Plan Premiums for EE only and 80% for dependent(s).


County provides $50,000 in life insurance coverage.


Voluntary Deferred Compensation plan(s) are available


County paid confidential family wellness plan


Yuba County Employee Association

Special Instructions

Final Filing Deadline: Monday, February 26, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.



An official Yuba County employment application must be submitted by final filing deadline. Applications must include supplemental questionnaire, copies of valid license(s), certificate(s) and college transcripts and/or diploma. Incomplete applications may be disqualified from further consideration.


ON-LINE APPLICATION:  Applications may be submitted on-line through CalOpps. Click on the Apply for Job button above to complete the Yuba County employment application and Supplemental Questionnaire.


HARD COPY APPLICATION: You may access a hard copy of the Yuba County employment application and Supplemental Questionnaire by visiting our website at http://www.yuba.org. Our applications are available in a Microsoft Word format or fillable PDF, or you may pick up these materials in our office located 915 8th Street, Suite 113, Marysville, CA 95901. Hard copies of applications can be submitted to our office in person, by U.S. Mail or by fax at 530-749-7864. Applications must be received by the final filing deadline; postmarks or applications received after the final filing deadline will not be accepted.

All applicants will be given written notice regarding the status of their application and selection procedures. The County prefers to communicate via email, if provided, to expedite communication. It is also recommended that applicants review their SPAM mail daily as to not miss any important communication from the County.

Applicants are responsible for notifying the County of any changes to their contact information, including but not limited to e-mail addresses, mailing addresses, primary and secondary telephone numbers.

Applicants must provide the following documents with their application by the filing deadline:

  • Completed Yuba County Employment Application (OnLine or Hard Copy)
  • Supplemental Questionnaire 
  • Any Diplomas and Unofficial Transcripts
  • Copies of Certifications


The minimum and preferred requirements are listed above. While the following requirements outline the minimum qualifications, Human Resources reserves the right to select applicants for further consideration who demonstrate the best qualifications match for the job. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee further participation in selection procedures.


A completed supplemental questionnaire is an essential part of the examination process for this position. The responses will be reviewed for sufficient detail and will be rated according to pre-determined guidelines. Please include; 1) Places of employment; 2) pertinent dates; 3) duties performed, etc. when responding to the questions. If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely. Any experience and/or training listed MUST be identified on your application. Resumes, letters and other materials will not be evaluated or considered as responses to the supplemental questionnaire.


The examination process for this recruitment may include a skills test. The skills test is a computer based exam and may include items related to accounting, bookkeeping and financial record keeping. All candidates will receive further notification and instructions regarding the skills portion of the testing process. 


This is the final step in the examination process. Applicants who have successfully completed the previous requirements for the recruitment will be invited to participate in a qualifications appraisal panel. The process consists of three or four panel members along with a subject matter expert who will ask individuals questions related to the essential functions and/or attributes required for the position.


If special accommodations are required at any stage of the selection process, complete the Request for Reasonable Accommodation in Employment Examination Process Form and provide the required documentation by the final filing deadline. The form can be obtained at Reasonable Accommodation Form or by contacting Human Resources at 530-749-7860.


All applicants who have successfully completed the application/selection procedures and examination process may be eligible for veteran’s credit. Applicants must have served on active duty for a period of not less than 90 days in the armed forces in time of war or national emergency, or in time of peace in a campaign or expedition for service in which a medal has been authorized by the government of the United States and who has been discharged or released under honorable conditions, and widows of such persons shall be allowed credit. Military Records Form DD214 must be submitted for further review and determination of appropriate credits.


When selection procedures have been publicly announced and the number of applicants meeting the minimum qualifications for the position is five or less, the Human Resources Director may, at her/his discretion; a) Waive the competition entirely and submit the names of the applicants meeting the minimum qualifications to the appointing department, b) Revise the conditions of competition to a more practical basis under the circumstances.


An employment eligibility list is established for those applicants who successfully pass all phases of the examination process. This list will be held for a minimum of six (6) months from the date the list is certified. For each vacancy the top five (5) ranks on the list will be certified to the department for final selection, which will include a departmental interview.


The Health & Human Services department will notify the applicant of the date and time of his/her interview. The applicant will be asked a series of questions about his/herself and his/her related experience, education and training that exhibit the knowledge, skills and abilities essential to the job. The applicant may also be asked questions about hypothetical situations to test his/her ability to make decisions and use sound judgment and common sense.  

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