We are accepting applications to fill a vacancy in Santa Barbara. The current vacancy is in the Alcohol Drug and Mental Health Services .
POSITION: Under direction, supervises and performs the most complex accounting duties, including: cost accounting, rate-setting, cash management, and accounting that requires knowledge of specialized rules and regulations; prepares and monitors departmental budget; provides significant accounting expertise to departmental management in order to help department achieve fiscal goals; and performs other related duties as required.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:
· Government Finance Experience
· Excellent communication, organization and initiative skills
· CPA is preferred and/or a Master’s degree in economics, accounting or business related field.
· Reconciling Inter/Intra Fund/Department transactions
· Budget Revision Request’s (BRR’s) development
Examples of Duties:
1. Directly or through subordinate staff: prepares technical fiscal reports, staff reports for the Board of Supervisors, time studies, and audits; performs cost accounting and cash management; analyzes revenue sources to maximize revenue recovery; sets consumer rates for services provided by department; analyzes departmental fiscal operations, identifies opportunities for increased fiscal effectiveness and efficiency, and develops and implements solutions.
2. Directly or through subordinate staff: selects and supervises professional, paraprofessional, and clerical accounting staff; identifies training needs of subordinate staff and colleagues and provides or arranges for training; establishes standards and evaluates performance; provides technical guidance on difficult accounting problems; reviews and approves personnel actions taken by subordinate supervisors, including selection, performance appraisals, and discipline.
3. Participates in contract negotiations by providing executive staff with detailed fiscal analysis of potential negotiating positions and recommending strategies; represents the department directly in negotiations with external agencies and organizations; acts as departmental fiscal liaison with state and federal agencies, elected officials, and others, providing information, advocating the department’s position, and explaining accounting methods.
1. Three years of professional experience in accounting or auditing; or,
2. one year of experience performing duties equivalent to Accountant III or Accountant-Auditor III with Santa Barbara County; or,
3. a combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above and that provides the required knowledge and abilities.
Knowledge of: generally accepted accounting principles; generally accepted auditing standards; principles and practices of supervision; principles and practices of operational auditing; cost accounting; governmental budgeting; cash management techniques; state codes, rules, and regulations related to County fiscal operations; application of computer software to accounting operations.
Ability to: plan, assign, coordinate, organize, and prioritize work; train and supervise staff; prepare and monitor budgets; prepare a variety of written documents; gather and analyze data to develop and recommend a course of action; establish standards and evaluate performance; establish and maintain working relationships with others; learn the operations and working environment of the hiring department.
1. Review applications and supplemental questionnaire to determine those candidates who meet the employment standards.
2. Computerized Supervisor and Financial Accounting Skills Assessments. Applicants will be notified by email with instructions on obtaining and taking the computerized competency assessment. All applicants must complete the assessment to be considered. Deadline to take assessment will be 4/24/13 ; 5:00 p.m . All applicants must complete the assessments in order to advance to the next step of the selection process.
3. Supplemental Questionnaire Ranking. Responses to the required supplemental questionnaire will be evaluated and scored. Candidates’ final score and rank on the eligibility list will be determined by their responses to the supplemental questionnaire. This process may be eliminated if there are fewer than eleven qualified applicants.
Applicants must receive a percentage score of at least 70 on the Supplemental Questionnaire Ranking to be placed on an employment list. An adjustment may be made to raw scores based on factors listed in Civil Service Rule VI. Those candidates who are successful in the selection process will have their names placed on the employment list for a minimum of three months. At the time the employment list is established, all candidates will receive an email notice of their score on the exam(s), rank on the employment list, and exact duration of the employment list. The Human Resources Department will notify you by mail if your name is removed.
The County of Santa Barbara will not release any applicant’s e-mail address to a third party. Appointee may be subject to a post-offer medical evaluation or examination. The appointee must satisfactorily complete a probationary period.
Background Investigation: Finalists for positions in this class will be required to pass a pre-offer, job-related background investigation.
BENEFITS: The County of Santa Barbara offers generous benefits, please visit our website.
Applicants may use county computers at the Workforce Resource Centers to submit an application online or to complete online assessments:
Workforce Resource Center in Santa Maria
1410 South Broadway Santa Maria, CA
(805) 614-1550 Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday
Workforce Resource Center in Santa Barbara
130 East Ortega Blvd Santa Barbara, CA
(805) 568-1296 Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday
APPLICATION AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE DEADLINE: By 4/12/13- 5:00 pm; postmarks not accepted. Applications and job bulletins can be obtained 24 hours a day at www.sbcountyjobs.com. In Santa Barbara, applications and job bulletins may be obtained at the Human Resources Department, 1226 Anacapa Street, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. In Santa Maria, applications and job bulletins can be obtained on-line only at the Workforce Resource Center located at 1410 S. Broadway, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The County of Santa Barbara respects and values a diverse workforce and strongly promotes strategies and activities to recruit, develop and retain qualified men and women of varied backgrounds, lifestyles, experiences and races.
Recruiter: Debbie Beach