Accounting Clerk I - Water Services
Shelby County, AL - Westover, AL

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The Accounting Clerk I position is a non-exempt, classified service position in the Water Services Department of Shelby County. Work involves various accounting tasks including monthly billing of water customers, daily receipts of all monies received from water services, and preparation of various reports. This position also performs other clerical tasks, answers the telephone and performs other duties as assigned by the department head or supervisor.

Qualifications and Requirements:

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • High school diploma or equivalent, supplemented by post secondary classes in accounting or bookkeeping.
  • Two years bookkeeping or accrual accounting experience.
  • One year working in an office environment with heavy direct public contact.
  • Typing 40 wpm
  • Valid Driver's License
PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field.
  • Experience using Microsoft Dynamics
  • Experience with billing software
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Accounts Receivable Experience
  • Collections Experience

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

WORKING CONDITIONS
Work is performed in an office environment.

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS
Work is essentially sedentary in nature with occasional walking, standing, bending and lifting.

Other Important Requirements and Information:

The Accounting Clerk I Examination will be given on Ocober 18, 2013. Candidates meeting the eligiblity requirements will receive email notification within a few days of submitting their application with self-schdule instructions and the location, dates and times.

Applications will be processed prior to execution of Examination Notices. Only those applicants meeting the minimum qualifications outlined in this Position Announcement will be eligible to take the Accounting Clerk I Examination. Applications will be evaluated based on applicant responses to Supplemental Questions, work experience and other minimum qualifications exhibited on the Application. Passing applicants must achieve a score of 70% or greater on the Accounting Clerk I Examination.

BACKGROUND CHECK
As part of the pre-employment procedure, former supervisors, employers, police and FBI files, plus references provided by the candidates shall be checked as a precaution against obtaining undesirable employees. Reference and background checks may or may not be completed prior to an offer of employment, and the information shall be handled as privileged information available to appointing authorities in considering applicants.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT/POST OFFER DRUG SCREENING
Shelby County is committed to providing and maintaining a drug-free work environment. After receiving a conditional offer of employment, applicants are required to pass a drug test conducted at a test site designated by Shelby County.

Shelby County, Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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