Account Clerk III - Extra-Help Account Clerk III

  • Merced County, CA
  • Merced, California
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Clerical and Administrative Support
  • Salary: $1,472.00 - $1,789.60 Biweekly USD

Job Description

Examples of Duties
This recruitment is being established to obtain a current eligible list for both Full time and Extra-Help vacancies. Extra-Help are not entitled to county benefits and are limited to a maximum of 25 hours per week. Extra-Help pay is $18.40 per hour.

Please Note: This is a county wide recruitment and various departments may use this list to hire.


Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Opens, verifies, balances, and adjusts accounts and other financial records requiring the use of independent judgment.
  • Posts, assembles, tabulates, and compares financial data; makes arithmetical calculations.
  • Maintains ledger accounts, including balancing, checking, and correcting irregularities. receives money and maintains records of receipts;
  • Prepares journal entries and reconciles various fiscal records and documents.
  • Receives financial documents.
  • Screens for accuracy and adherence to legal and procedural requirements.
  • Maintains departmental expenditure records and assigns costs to proper accounts or funds.
  • Makes computations and changes to financial data, applying standard formulas and using predetermined guides.
  • Assembles financial or statistical data from a variety of sources and prepares or assists in the preparation of financial or complex statistical reports.
  • May contact other governmental agencies and County personnel to discuss financial records and transactions.
  • Operates a variety of office machines including the typewriter, adding machine, calculator, word processor and personal computer.
  • Does variety of typing and filing.
  • Calculates payroll and payroll withholding.
  • Prepares summaries of withholding categories and balances payroll.
  • Resolves payroll discrepancies.
  • Prepares periodic reports of payroll withholdings by category.
  • Explains personnel rules and regulations as requested to employees in the department

Minimum Qualifications
Experience:

Two (2) years of experience in general clerical, clerical accounting, typing work at a level comparable to the Account Clerk II level. One (1) year of college or business school training may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.
Essential Functions
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Operate a personal computer and other office equipment.
  • Communicate effectively with others in person, in writing, and over the telephone.
  • Analyze data, interpret directions, procedures and regulations, and develop appropriate responses.
  • Perform job duties under stressful conditions and respond appropriately to situations.
  • Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.
  • Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.
  • Frequently lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.
  • Kneel, bend, twist, squat, balance and crawl.
  • Frequent use of hand-eye coordination.
  • Frequent use of data entry device including repetitive hand and arm motion.
  • Occasionally lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
  • Normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function.


Knowledge of:
  • Methods, practices, and terminology used in financial record keeping work.
  • Basic principles of governmental accounting procedures.
  • Office methods, practices, and procedures.
  • Operation of adding machine, calculator, word processor/personal computer, and other office machines.
  • Proper English usage, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Arithmetic operations.


Ability to:
  • Perform clerical accounting work of above average difficulty.
  • Analyze financial records and reports and correct errors or deviations.
  • Make arithmetical calculations rapidly and accurately.
  • Maintain cooperative working relationships with others.


HOLIDAYS & LEAVES

VACATION

10 days the first 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 160 hours), 15 days in the second 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 240 hours), and 20 days after 10 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 320 hours).

SICK LEAVE

.0462 hours sick leave for each paid regularly scheduled work hour. 12 days (96 hours per year) with unlimited accumulation. Optional annual buy back of a portion of accumulated sick leave hours upon meeting certain criteria.

HOLIDAYS

Twelve paid holidays annually plus one optional holiday.

BEREAVEMENT LEAVE

Three (3) regularly scheduled work days or five (5) days if distance traveled over 500 miles one-way.

INSURANCE

HEALTH INSURANCE


County paid health plan with maximum contributions; 100% for employee up to maximum of $420, 50% of dependent up to maximum of $100 for child/$220 for spouse biweekly. County paid dental and vision plans, 100% for employee, with 50% of dependent premiums paid by the County.

County sponsored employee health clinic available for zero or reduced co-pay depending on selected health plan.


DISABILITY INSURANCE

State Disability Insurance - Benefit based on highest quarter during previous calendar year. Employee pays premium.

LIFE INSURANCE

$10,000 County-paid coverage (Accidental Death and Dismemberment included). Voluntary Term Life and Universal Life Insurance available - premium paid by employee.

RETIREMENT

DEFERRED COMPENSATION


The County offers a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. Employees choose their investment funds and can make pretax contributions to the plan up to the maximum allowable.

MERCED COUNTY EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION


The retirement plan is a defined benefit plan administered pursuant to the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 and other provisions of the California Government Code. MCERA members also pay into Social Security.The applicable benefit formula is dependent upon your hire date with an MCERA employer; yourpension amount will be determined by your age, years of service and final compensation amount.

EXTRA HELP EMPLOYEES DO NOT QUALIFY FOR COUNTY BENEFITS.

EMPLOYEE PROGRAMS

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)


MHNEAP services provides up to five face-to-face counseling sessions per incident and provides a toll-free "800" hotline available 24/7 for emergencies and crisis intervention. EAP services include counseling services, legal services, financial services and Worklife Resource services.

For more informationlogonto members.mhn.com.


EMPLOYEE TICKETS, COUPONS, and DISCOUNTS

The County of Merced has partnered with Employee Savings Tickets to provide discounted coupons and tickets for all county employees to attractions throughout the state and out-of-state. The discounts and coupons are available for shopping, movies, sporting events, theme parks, zoos and aquariums and much more.

THIS BULLETIN IS NOT A CONTRACT AND DOES NOT CREATE CONTRACTUAL OR LEGAL RIGHTS ON BEHALF OF ANY EMPLOYEE. THIS BULLETIN IS SUBJECT OF BEING SUPPLEMENTED, MODIFIED, WITHDRAWN OR OTHERWISE CHANGED PENDING LABOR AGREEMENTS AND/OR AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER OR AS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DEEM NECESSARY.

For answers to specific questions regarding employee benefits, please call Human Resources at 209.385.7682 or go to Merced County Benefits Summary


Job Address

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