Overview

<b>Position Information</b><br /><br />The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is hiring an Accounting Technician to provide financial support and records management to support the Parks and Natural Resources Division and other divisions as needed. The employee will be responsible for assisting in the areas of accounts receivable, accounts payable, and purchasing, which includes preparing, entering, and processing accounts payable batches; preparing tracking; filing and reconciling daily revenue transactions; creating reports to summarize transactions; serving as the authorized County Purchasing Card program manager for the Division; assisting with ad hoc financial projects; and providing general program support to the finance unit and other department staff.<br /><br />Specific duties include:<ul> <li>Processing and auditing payments received at the position's worksite location and to the Department; <li>Preparing financial documents and reports such as payment vouchers, deposits, purchase orders, balance sheets, month-end financial reconciliations and ad hoc reports; <li>Entering, preparing, and processing accounts payable batches; <li>Performing accounts receivable tasks such as processing payments received and monthly reconciliations; <li>Researching and resolving account discrepancies for members and vendors; <li>Following up on delinquent accounts; <li>Tracking and recording personnel action processing; <li>Training staff on the use of the County's financial system on all financial and purchase order processes, and on Standard Form Agreement rules and regulations, and special reports for tracking revenues; <li>Serving as the authorized County Purchasing Card Manager for a significant portion of the department to include coordinating the use of approximately 50 card users and providing training to employees on usage guidelines, reconciling expenses, analyzing and verifying appropriate usage, analyzing expenditures, and preparing journal entries; and <li>Managing various annual accounts payable projects such as Household Credit Refunds, and Abandoned Property.</li></li></li></li></li></li></li></li></li></li></ul><br /><br /><b>Selection Criteria</b><br /><br /><strong>Minimum: </strong>High school or vocational school, a GED certificate, or the equivalent, plus three years of progressively-responsible experience in account management, account maintenance or budget-related work.<br /><br /><strong>Substitution</strong>: Education may be substituted by additional directly related experience on a year for year basis. Successful completion of college coursework from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the experience requirement on the following basis: 2 years = six months of experience; 4 years = one year of experience.<br /><br />Specific accounting-related coursework (including accounting principles and cost accounting) at the college level may be substituted for up to one year of experience on the following basis: six (6) hours equals six (6) months; twelve (12) hours equals one (1) year of experience.<br /><br /><strong>Desirable: </strong>Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:<ul> <li>Automated accounting systems, word processing, spreadsheets, data bases and/or related software; <li>Developing and managing accounting processes and procedures; and/or <li>Performing purchasing functions. <li>Successful completion of accounting related college coursework preferred.</li></li></li></li></ul><br /><br /><b>Additional Information</b><br /><br /><strong>Work Hours</strong>: 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. <br /><br />Salary listed above is the salary range effective July 1, 2019.<br /><br />Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached, however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.<br /><br />Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.<br /><br />Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: www.arlingtonva.us/pers.<br /><br /><strong>Permanent, Full-Time Appointments</strong><br />All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:<br /><br />Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.<br /><br />Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered – a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.<br /><br />Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.<br /><br />Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan. <br /><br />For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.<br /><br />Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.<br /><br /><strong>Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:</strong><br />Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.<br /><br /><strong>Limited Term Appointments:</strong><br />Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.<br /><br /><strong>Temporary Regular Appointments:</strong><br />Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays. <br /><br /><strong>Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments: </strong><br />Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.<br /><br />01 <br /><br />Please select your highest level of education <ul> <li>High School Diploma or GED</li> <li>Associates Degree in Accounting</li> <li>Bachelor's Degree in Accounting</li> <li>Master's Degree in Accounting</li> <li>Associate's Degree in another field</li> <li>Bachelor's Degree in another field</li> <li>Master's Degree in another field</li> <li>None of the above</li> </ul> <br /><br />02 <br /><br />Please list if you have any specific accounting-related coursework (including accounting principles and cost accounting) at the college level. Please put "N/A" if not applicable. <br /><br />03 <br /><br />How much experience do you have in account management, account maintenance or budget-related work? <ul> <li>None</li> <li>Less than 6 months</li> <li>6 months to 1 year</li> <li>1 to 2 years</li> <li>2 to 3 years</li> <li>3 years or more</li> </ul> <br /><br />04 <br /><br />Please select if you have experience in one or more of the following: <ul> <li>Automated accounting systems, word processing, spreadsheets, data bases and/or related software</li> <li>Developing and managing accounting processes and procedures</li> <li>Purchasing</li> <li>None of the above</li> </ul> <br /><br />Required Question


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