County of Lake, CA

General Recruitment Information

Recruitments for County positions are typically conducted to establish eligibility lists to fill countywide vacancies that occur during the active status of those lists (approximately 3 -12 months).
Any person on a promotional eligibility list will be considered first by the hiring department(s) before persons on an open eligibility list.

The County of Lake only accepts applications for permanent positions when actively recruiting. Only online applications are accepted. It is the responsibility of each applicant to review the full job description and requirements.

The County is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. Veteran’s Preference.

To apply for County examinations – All applications for County examinations must be submitted through the County’s online application system. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each online application. All permanent County recruitments will be posted at with a link to the online application. The County of Lake reserves the right to limit the number of applications that will be accepted for any open recruitment, and any such limit will be included on the job posting. When a limit is posted, the recruitment is subject to close at any time prior to the final filing date. Completed online application packets must be submitted by the close of business on the date that the recruitment closes. All relevant experience must be included on the application to be considered – resumes and other attached documents will not be used to qualify an applicant. Relevant experience and/or education may be substituted at a ratio of 2 to 1 for the purpose of meeting minimum qualifications and applicants should contact the Human Resources department for details.
Important Notice – The provisions listed on job postings, job descriptions, or other recruitment materials do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Benefits may vary between bargaining units. Any provisions contained within job postings, job descriptions or other recruitment material may be modified or revoked without notice. All County of Lake applicants who are given a conditional employment offer must comply with the County’s pre-employment medical review program before they may be appointed to the County position.

Minimum Qualifications

Licensing and Certifications:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver’s License.

Education and Experience:

One (1) year of full-time experience performing financial, statistical, treasury support, tax collection support, or document processing and recording work.

Additional directly related education and/or experience may be substituted.

Full Job Description



Under direct supervision, performs a variety of technical fiscal support activities, including reviewing fiscal records, applications, or other specialized documents and information; assists and provides information to the public and/or County staff regarding department/work unit fiscal procedures, services, and operations; and performs related duties as assigned.


This is the entry-level classification in the Accounting Technician series. Incumbents perform a variety of routine fiscal support activities requiring knowledge of the policies, procedures, and special requirements of their assigned work area. Incumbents may be assigned to a specific work area as dictated by the needs of the County.

This class is distinguished from the Accounting Technician, Senior in that incumbents perform the routine fiscal support activities requiring less complexity.

Positions in the Accounting Technician series may be flexibly allocated by departments. Incumbents may advance to the higher classifications after gaining the knowledge, skill, experience, licenses, and certifications which meet the qualifications for and demonstrating the ability to perform the work of the higher-level class.


Receives direct supervision from assigned supervisory or management staff, depending on assigned area. Exercises no supervision over staff.


Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the scope of duties performed by employees in this class and are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

Performs a variety of fiscal support activities for a department and/or work unit, as assigned.

Provides specialized fiscal assistance, information, and assistance to the public and/or other County staff.
Reviews, processes, and prepares fiscal-related transactions and documents.
Creates, inputs, and maintains fiscal records and data; prepares and generates reports.
Audits, reconciles, balances, or adjusts accounting records.
Inputs, maintains, and reconciles fiscal records and data in electronic systems.
Reconciles cash balances, reviews receipts, and prepares deposits.
Reviews purchase orders and purchasing information.
Assists with payroll functions, including maintaining work and time records.
Performs special assignments as assigned.
Performs related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

Financial and statistical recordkeeping, document acceptance and processing requirements, and/or database maintenance related to assigned work area.
Applicable federal, state, and local ordinances, laws, rules, and regulations as assigned.
Principles and practices of auditing and reconciling a variety of financial and accounting documents and records.

General government and County-specific accounting and procurement methods.

Customer service principles and techniques.
Filing and recordkeeping principles and methods.
Modern office procedures and administrative support methods.
Business arithmetic concepts.
Proper English spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Written and oral communications skills.

Computers and software programs (e.g., Microsoft software applications) to conduct research, assess information, and/or prepare documentation.
Principles and techniques for working with groups and fostering effective team interaction.

Ability to:

Perform a variety of the more specialized financial, statistical, or document processing and recording work related to the department and/or work unit where assigned.

Understand and apply the fundamental principles of accounting.
Understand and apply a variety of rules, regulations, and policies related to the functions and services of the assigned work area.

Read and apply a variety of rules, regulations, and policies relevant to the work performed.
Maintain a variety of filing, recordkeeping, control, and tracking systems.
Compile, organize, and summarize data and information.
Perform mathematical calculations quickly and accurately.
Utilize a computer, relevant software applications, and/or other equipment as assigned.
Deal tactfully and courteously with the public and other staff.
Regularly work well under pressure, meeting critical deadlines.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Licensing and Certifications:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver’s License.

Education and Experience:

One (1) year of full-time experience performing financial, statistical, treasury support, tax collection support, or document processing and recording work.

Additional directly related education and/or experience may be substituted.


The County of Lake is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with its obligations under the law to provide equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Incumbents generally work in a typical office environment with adequate light and temperature. There may be occasional exposure to extreme temperatures, loud noise, fumes, noxious odors, dust, mist, gases, and poor ventilation; underground, confined, or restricted workspaces; and heights more than five stories above ground level. Incumbents may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Positions in this class typically require: sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

A successful candidate will be required to submit to and pass a background check prior to the appointment. Depending upon the position and/or assigned department, the background check may include but is not limited to civil and criminal history check, reference check, Live Scan, and/or credit check (as allowed under state law).

Positions in this class may require local and statewide travel as necessary.

Disaster Service Workers: As members of the County of Lake Emergency Services Organization, all Lake County employees are designated as Disaster Service Workers during a proclaimed emergency and may be required to perform certain emergency services at the direction of the department and / or County.

The contents of this class specification shall not be construed to constitute any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee, nor shall it constitute a contract of employment. The County of Lake assumes no responsibility beyond the general accuracy of the document, nor does it assume responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained herein. The contents of this specification may be modified or revoked without notice. Terms and conditions of employment are determined through a “meet and confer” process and are subject to the Memorandum of Understanding currently in effect.

RETIREMENT – County employees are members of the California Public Employee Retirement system (CalPERS). CalPERS provides a defined benefit pension at retirement for County employees. The pension formulas and employee contribution amounts may vary by bargaining unit, date of hire, prior qualifying service, and classification. Please contact Human Resources for more information. HEALTH AND INSURANCE BENEFITS – Medical, dental, hospital, vision, life and disability coverage is available to employees and their dependents. The County contributes $1,000 of the monthly premiums for the insurance plan options. VACATION ACCRUAL may be adjusted for current city or county government employees. VACATION – 80 hours per year during the first five years of service, 120 hours per year after five years, and additional accruals based on years of service beyond fifteen years. Pro-rated for part-time employees. SICK LEAVE – Accrues at a rate of 96 hours per year. Pro-rated for part-time employees. HOLIDAYS- An average of twelve paid 8-hour holidays per year. Pro-rated for part-time employees. SALARY – Lake County has an adopted salary schedule. The salary range for most classifications is in five increments with a provision for longevity increases. Appointments are normally made at the first step of the salary range. SOCIAL SECURITY – County employees participate in Social Security. CALIFORNIA STATE DISABILITY INSURANCE – SDI is available to some County employees. DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLANS and CREDIT UNION MEMBERSHIPS are available to County employees.


County of Lake


255 N. Forbes Street Lakeport, California, 95453



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