Fiscal Office Specialist (Open and Promotional)

  • County of San Mateo, CA
  • Redwood City, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Accounting and Finance Clerical and Administrative Support
  • Salary: $60,049.60 - $75,046.40 Annually USD

Job Description

Under general supervision, Fiscal Office Specialists provide difficult, technical, complex or specialized fiscal, financial, statistical and accounting office support to various County offices. They are responsible for the review and reconciliation of reports, journals, budget, payroll or related fiscal and statistical data; the auditing and verification of various information, including source data as well as manual and computer produced reports; and perform related duties, as assigned. The duties of the position require the use of independent judgment and initiative.
The ideal candidate for this position will have excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing; experience with office automation hardware and software; experience handling high volume of cash, and experience and knowledge working with Excel and Access.

NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified, and regular classified vacancies throughout the County of San Mateo.

Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is equivalent to one year of journey level fiscal office support experience.

Knowledge of:
Fiscal document processing and record keeping, bookkeeping and basic governmental accounting principles and practices; basic auditing principles and practices; policies and procedures related to the department or function to which assigned; office administration practices and procedures, including filing and the operation of standard office equipment; business data processing principles and the use of personal or online computers; business arithmetic; and correct English usage and the standard format for typed materials.

Skill/Ability to:
Organize, prioritize and coordinate work activities; read, interpret and apply rules, policies and procedures; perform detailed fiscal office support work accurately; use initiative and sound independent judgment within established guidelines; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; and type with sufficient skill to complete forms and enter information into a computer.

Other Requirements:
Position may require that the applicant obtain and maintain a security clearance as a condition of employment.

Open & Promotional. Anyone may apply. Current San Mateo County and San Mateo County Superior Court employees with at least six months (1040 hours) of continuous service in a classified regular, probationary, SEIU or AFSCME represented extra-help/term position prior to the final filing date will receive five points added to their final passing score on this examination. A supplemental application form must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form.

This is a continuous recruitment which may close at any time. The final filing date will be posted 5 days in advance in the County of San Mateo Human Resources Department.

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the 'Apply' button above or below. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.

The examination process will consist of a multiple choice written exam (weight: 100%). The exam is a basic civil service/government examination consisting of 100 multiple-choice questions in the following categories: Arithmetic Fiscal, Bookkeeping, Fiscal Analysis, Proofreading, and Interpersonal Relations.

Applicants must submit a complete application and meet the minimum qualifications for the position in order to take the written exam. Applicants must pass the written exam to be placed on the eligible list (hiring list). Your score in the written exam will determine your ranking on the list.

Apply immediately. This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and selections may be made at any time within the process.

Final Filing Date: Continuous
Computer-Based Written Exam: TBD

The County of San Mateo may require that all employees provide proof of COVID-19 vaccine or comply with weekly COVID-19 testing. Employees hired into specified health care facilities and other high-risk settings where there is potential for frequent COVID-19 exposure to staff and highly vulnerable patients are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. For more specific information, please refer to the County's COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Policy .

At the County of San Mateo, we take pride in the way our employees bring together their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to serve our community's needs.
The County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Jennifer Reyes (111819) (Fiscal Office Specialist - E350)

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

Redwood City, California United States View Map