The County of Yuba is currently recruiting for the County-wide classification of Senior Accounting Technician. The current vacancies exist in the Sheriff’s Department, the Treasurer Tax Collector and the Health and Human Services Department. 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. This is the advanced journey level in the technical accounting series. This is a County-wide classification. The employment list established from this recruitment may be utilized to fill additional vacancies within the same classification in other departments if they arise during the duration of the list.
The County is looking for individuals that are customer service minded and team players who are dedicated to serving both internal staff and external customers. The ideal candidate has the ability to perform complex technical accounting / bookkeeping duties including reconciliation and journal entries. They must have experience building and using formulas in Excel, as well as creating and maintaining existing spreadsheets. They will be detail oriented and possess a strong ability to organize own work, while setting priorities and meeting critical deadlines. Previous experience performing payroll related functions is preferred. Cash handling experience is also preferable.
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.
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. Will be required to perform disaster service activities pursuant to Government Code 3100-3109.
Typically 5% each year for the first 7 years
Miscellaneous Classic: 2% @ 55
Miscellaneous New: 2% @ 62
(Misc. See Pension Reform Link on Human Resources web page for additional information. Yuba County does not participate in Social Security.)
VACATION: 12 days for first 5 yrs with incremental increases every 5 yrs thereafter, up to 20 yrs
HOLIDAYS: An average of 14 paid holidays per year, including 2 floating holidays
SICK LEAVE: Accrued every payroll period, up to 12 days per year
HEALTH: The County pays 90% of the Basic Plan premium for employee only or 70% for employee and eligible dependent(s). Health Waiver Opt-out of $250/monthly available with proof of other employer sponsored health care coverage.
DENTAL/VISION: County pays 100% of the Basic Plan Premiums for employee only and 80% for dependent(s).
LIFE INSURANCE: County provides $50,000 in life insurance coverage. Employees may purchase additional coverage for themselves and dependents.
SOCIAL SECURITY: Yuba County does not participate in the Social Security Program
SHORT TERM DISABILITY (STD) INSURANCE: SDI provides benefits to employees who are unable to work due to non-work-related illness or injury. The current SDI withholding rate is 1.2% with a maximum of $1,539.58 on wages up to $153,958 (per calendar year) for 2021. This % is deducted on gross wages and can change annually in accordance with law. Persons covered by SDI are also automatically covered by Paid Family Leave (PFL).
MEDICARE: Yuba County does participate in the Medicare Program. Current EE & ER share is 1.45%
DEFERRED COMP: One Voluntary Deferred Compensation plan is available
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: County paid confidential counseling program for up to 5 visits per incident per eligible family member.
MISCELLANEOUS: For a specific job classification and/or specific department/location benefits, please reference the Master Labor Agreement.
UNION AFFILIATION: Yuba County Employee Association
Final Filing Deadline: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
*First round of application review scheduled for approximately October 4, 2021.
IMPORTANT: Due to the coronavirus affecting the county’s ability to safely conduct selection procedures such as, but not limited to: Qualifications Appraisal Panels, Speed Interviews, Written Exams, Departmental Interviews, etc. the Personnel Director may provide direction to postpone or change selection procedures, extend recruitments and/or cancel and pause recruitments as deemed necessary. The Human Resources department is working with departments to provide support to fill critical positions.
An official Yuba County employment application must be submitted by final filing deadline. Applications must include copies of REQUIRED TYPING CERTIFICATE, 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.
HARD COPY APPLICATION: You may access a hard copy of the Yuba County employment application 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)
- Any Diplomas and Unofficial Transcripts
- Copies of Certifications
(Note: All diplomas or degrees must be from an accredited college or university. To obtain information regarding accreditation, refer to the US Department of Education Office of Post Secondary Education at: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx)
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.
RECRUITMENT SELECTION PROCESSES:
The recruitment process involves multiple steps which may include but are not limited to:
- Written Exercise/ Skills Test
- Department Interviews
(Please note: The entire recruitment process from recruitment opening date to start date could take 6 – 12 weeks for successful candidates).
Qualified applicants may be required to also complete a skills test. The skills test is utilized to evaluate the applicant’s ability to perform some of the essential job functions. This test may be weighted in establishing the employment list.
Applicants who have successfully met the position qualifications and completed any screening processes must successfully complete the Exam with a passing score to continue to the next phase of the recruitment process. This exam may be administered in a written format or online using County computers.
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.
PERSONAL HISTORY STATEMENT: (Applicable to Law Enforcement Departments Only)
All applicants that successfully complete the examination process and are certified to the employment list, will be notified. Upon request all applicants certified to the employment list MUST submit a completed Miscellaneous Personal History Statement (PHS) directly to the Sheriff's department. A review of the PHS will be conducted for each candidate to determine which candidates best meet the professional standard criteria adopted by the Department.
WAIVER OF SELECTION PROCEDURES:
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.
EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY LIST:
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 hiring 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.
Yuba County participates in the E-Verify system. This employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each NEW employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.