Fiscal Assistant
Montgomery County Government - Rockville, MD

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Employee is responsible for providing paraprofessional accounting work in support of Montgomery County Detention and Rehabilitation Center's Fiscal Services Section. Duties include the following:
  • Maintains Inmate account records;
  • Processes commissary orders and invoices on a weekly basis;
  • Records medical and haircut charges;
  • Updates associated spreadsheets;
  • Processes Inmate workers payroll and records entries in general ledger
  • Responds to requests both orally and in writing to those housed in the Detention and Rehabilitation facility.

Employee will occasionally be required to perform assignment at other locations. Work schedule will be Monday - Friday 8 AM to 4:30 PM at the Montgomery County Detention Center located in Rockville (1307 Seven Locks Road). On rare occasions overtime may be required to complete workload.

Prior to appointment, applicant must successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation, medical examination and drug/alcohol screen.

Essential requirements for this job include excellent organizational skills, knowledge of computer technology, and close attention to details, keeping accurate records both electronically and on paper and the ability to work with a team.

Additional Employment Information

Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity. Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email to . Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws.

Montgomery County Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on Hiring Preference .

Minimum Qualifications

Four (4) years of progressively responsible, fiscally-related clerical experience (e.g., posting journal entries, processing fiscal actions using automated systems) including demonstrated proficiency with integrated word processing and spreadsheet functions.

Completion of an Associate of Arts degree with a major in Accounting or completion of 12 acceptable college credit hours in Accounting.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

Preferred Criteria

Resume must include information specific to the preferred criteria listed below. Make sure that your resume references your knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to the preferred criteria. Ideally, the preferred criteria should be addressed in a separate section in your resume. The system only allows for one document to be submitted so your preferred criteria must be part of the resume.

  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access) including spreadsheet and database management.
  • Experience using Accounting Software e.g. Deltek, QuickBooks, Quicken, Peachtree, etc.
  • Experience analyzing data and generating timely reports from accounting systems (e.g. status of accounts, verification of withdrawals, reconciliation of account deposits and withdrawals); and, experience maintaining bank accounts, preparing checks, and responding to inquiries and problems from clients.
  • If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.

    All applicants will be reviewed by OHR to determine whether or not they meet minimum qualifications for the position. All applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be reviewed and rated by subject matter experts based on the Preferred Criteria. Based on the results of Preferred Criteria evaluation, applicants will be rated and placed on the Eligible List as either "Qualified" or "Well Qualified." The highest rated applicants will be placed on the Eligible List and may be considered for interview. Employees meeting minimum qualifications who are same grade or higher will be placed on Eligible List as a "Transfer" candidate and may be considered for interview. Note: In the event there are 10 or fewer minimally qualified candidates, all will be placed on the Eligible List as Qualified and Hiring Managers will be required to interview a minimum of five candidates. For "seniority" jobs (as shown in Article 8), resumes will be reviewed and rated by subject matter experts based on the Preferred Criteria.

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