Accounting Technician (SR-15) Job at County of Kauai – 4.1 Kauai, HI

Recruitment Number

Please note that this recruitment will close at 4:30 p.m. HST on August 3, 2021.

Salary rate is determined by collective bargaining agreements or Pay Administration Policy as applicable.

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Recruitment No.: 2122-028 Open Competitive

Open: Includes all interested individuals including members of the general public

Eligible lists may be used for temporary and permanent vacancies for the class of work during the life of the eligible list. Temporary appointments may lead to conversion to permanent employment.

Duties Summary

Under limited supervision, performs technical accounting work for a centralized countywide function, in the review and analysis of accounting data requiring application of extensive practical knowledge of accounting; applies knowledge of regulations, statues, procedures, and existing accounting systems to determine propriety of actions; and performs other related duties as required.

Qualification Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements for the position they are seeking as of the filing date of their application, unless otherwise specified. Therefore, please provide a complete application of all the information you would want considered in our review. Applicants may request an administrative review to provide clarifying information only on the information that was originally provided on the application at the time of filing; subsequent submittal of missing documents or new information that was not part of the original application submittal will not be considered in the Administrative Review.

Please note that unless specifically indicated, internships that are required for graduation may not be credited for experience. Your possession of the required amount of experience will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification for the position. Overall paid or unpaid experience must be of such scope and responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that you have the ability to perform the duties of the position.

Note: Calculation of experience is based on full-time, 40-hour work weeks. Part-time experience will be pro-rated. Example: Twelve months of experience at 20 hours per week is equivalent to six months of experience. In addition, hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week will not be credited. Example: Twelve months of experience at 60 hours per week is equivalent to one year, not one and one-half years.

Training & Experience:
A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from high school; and

Three (3) years of account record keeping experience in the maintenance, review, and reconciling of accounting or fiscal records.

Non-Qualifying Experience: Experience as an inventory clerk, stock clerk, supply clerk, or other related work which is primarily concerned with posting non-fiscal data or checking accuracy of computations, and which does not involve or require any fiscal recordkeeping knowledge, is not considered qualifying account recordkeeping experience.

Substitutions Allowed:The following may be substituted for education:
Four (4) years of full time general work experience may be substituted for a high school diploma.

An Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited community college, college or university, trades school, etc., may be substituted for a high school diploma or equivalent.

The following may be substituted for experience:
An Associate’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration from an accredited business school or community college may be substituted for one (1) year of account record keeping experience in the maintenance, review, and reconciling of accounting or fiscal records.

A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration with twelve (12) semester credits or eighteen (18) quarter credits in accounting and auditing courses from an accredited college or university will be deemed to have met the three (3) years of account record keeping experience in the maintenance, review, and reconciling of accounting or fiscal records.

If a degree is used to substitute for the education requirement, it may not be used again towards the experience requirement. If work experience is used to substitute for education, it may not be used again to meet the experience requirement. If the applicant holds more than one degree, transcripts must be provided and a thorough review will be conducted by the DHR staff in order for more than one degree to be credited towards the minimum qualification requirements. Additional degrees can be considered if obtained independently through mutually exclusive classes from another degree being considered. Substitutions will be used to the advantage of the applicant.

Quality of Experience: Possession of the required number of years of experience will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification for a position. The applicant’s overall experience must have been of such scope and level of responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that he/she has the ability to perform the duties of the position for which he/she is being considered.

License Requirement: Possession of the appropriate licenses or certificates as required of the position.

Knowledge of: Basic accounting systems, policies, procedures, techniques, and methods used in reconciliation of accounts and auditing; central and departmental accounting policies, procedures, and requirements; standard accounting codes, classifications, and terminology pertinent to the work; applicable laws, rules, ordinances, policies, procedures, and guidelines; automated accounting systems; grammar, spelling, and word usage.

Ability to: Apply various accounting methods, forms, and techniques; identify discrepancies in data and make corrections; read, understand, and explain manuals, laws, rules, ordinances, policies, procedures, and guidelines; collect and organize accounting data and interpret its significance; draft memoranda, letters, guidelines, and reports; operate various office equipment including computers; use proper grammar and spelling; work with and deal tactfully and effectively with government employees and the general public.

Tests: Applicants may be required to qualify on an appropriate examination.

Health and Physical Condition Requirements: Persons seeking appointment to positions in this class must meet the health and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

Physical Effort Grouping: Light

Additional Job Information

Required Forms and Documentation:
Copy of your high school diploma or transcript.

Evidence of education (degree or transcript). A legible photo copy of an official transcript will be accepted. DHR reserves the right to request an official copy is substituting education for experience.

Note: Transcripts downloaded from the internet are not acceptable. Copy of your education degree or transcripts must be submitted in order to be given credit. Copies will not be returned. Supporting documents must be attached to the application postmarked or dropped off to: Department of Human Resources, 4444 Rice Street, Suite 140, Lihue, HI 96766 or emailed: [email protected] within 10 calendar days from filing the application. Office hours are Monday through Friday (except holidays) from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Examination: The examination may consist of a written test, training and experience evaluation, or any other examining technique. Be certain to list all pertinent training and experience, as this may be important in determining your examination score. It is essential that the applicant describe fully the duties and responsibilities of each position held, specify the date of each position held (from and to, month and year), and indicate the number of hours worked per week. Candidates may be examined for their knowledge and abilities as mentioned above.

Please note written exams are held ONLY on Kaua’i. We do NOT conduct testing in other jurisdictions.

When attending the exam, please be prompt. There will be no admittance once the door is closed.

Masks need to be worn at all times.

In the event that a candidate does not have a mask, he/she must leave the testing site and will not be able to participate in the written exam (as required by emergency proclamation).

A candidate may request for an accommodations if he/she is unable to wear a faced mask. A doctor’s note indicating the inability for the candidate to wear a face mask must be submitted PRIOR to the written exam. Alternate arrangements will be made to test the candidate individually on a different day/time. The candidate will be required to wear a face shield.

For further information about Equal Employment Opportunity, the Merit Civil Service System, Citizenship and other requirements, Reasonable Accommodation, Veterans Preference, Examination Requirements, and the Internal Complaint and Merit Appeals Board Processes please visit our website at www.kauai.gov.

NOTE: Persons selected for employment will be required to pass a suitability background investigation which may include, but not limited to, an oral interview, reference check, drug screening, pre-employment medical exam, psychological assessment, polygraph test, as applicable to the position to their employment.

About the Company

Company: County of Kauai – 4.1

Company Location:  Kauai, HI

Estimated Salary:

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