Employer
County of Ventura
Work Schedule
Full-time
Job Open until Filled
Job Description

SALARY:

$45,941.61 - $64,318.26 Annually, plus Benefits

WHAT WE OFFER:

The County of Ventura offers an attractive compensation and benefits package that includes:

  • A general salary increase of 3.5% effective December 22, 2024.
  • Merit Increases – New employees are eligible for an initial 5% merit increase within the pay range upon completion of at least 1,040 hours (approximately 6 months) assuming work meets satisfactory standards.  Subsequent merit increases within the pay range will be upon completion of each additional 2,080 hours (approximately one year) from the initial merit increase. 
  • Educational Incentive - An educational incentive of 2.5% for completion of an associate degree, 3.5% for completion of a bachelor's degree, OR 5% for completion of a graduate degree.  
  • Bilingual Incentive – Based on agency need, proficiency levels by exam are $.69 per hour (Level I), $1.00 per hour (Level II), or $1.32 per hour (Level III). 
  • Flexible Workweek/Telework Schedule – We support work life balance by offering compressed work (e.g., 9/80 or 4/10 workweek) and remote hybrid telework schedules for some positions subject to organizational needs and satisfactory performance.  
  • Vacation Accrual – New regular, full-time employees shall accrue approximately 14 days of vacation a year for the first 10,400 hours or 5 years of service; vacation accruals increase at 5, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 20 years of service topping out at 26 days a year and 400 hours of vacation hours banked. 
  • Annual Leave Redemption – After 14,560 hours of continuous County service an employee may elect to "cash in" or redeem up to 80 hours of vacation accrued in the same year after using 80 hours of vacation in the preceding 12 months. 
  • Sick Leave - Full time regular employees accrue 3.08 hours of sick leave per bi-weekly pay period with an advance at hire of 40.04 hours which will be balanced at the completion of 13 bi-weekly pay periods. 
  • Deferred Compensation - Eligible to participate in the County's 401(k) Shared Savings Plan and/or the Section 457 Plan. This position is eligible for up to a 3.00% match on your 401(k) contributions. 
  • Health Plans–Full time employees are given a flexible credit allowance of up to $23,530 annually to offset the purchase of medical, dental, and/or vision insurance for you and your dependents.
    • Employee only - $502 per biweekly pay period
    • Employee plus one dependent - $730 per biweekly pay period 
    • Employee plus family - $905 per biweekly pay period  
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Pre-tax benefit towards eligible medical, dental and vision care and/or dependent care expenses.
  • Pension Plan - Participation in the County's defined pension plan, which has reciprocity with CalPERS.
  • Holidays - 12 paid days per year which includes a scheduled floating holiday.
  • Additional Benefits - Tuition Reimbursement, Disability Plans, Employee Assistance Program, Life Insurance, Wellness Program.

 

POSITION:
 
Under general supervision a Sr. Accounting Assistant provides complex clerical support in the maintenance and processing of financial records and data entry/retrieval in manual and automated systems; functional areas of responsibility include cash receipts and disbursements; accounts receivable/billing; accounts payable/payroll; fixed asset accounting; and revenue distribution.
 
Senior Accounting Assistant is the advanced journey level in the Accounting Assistant series; positions at this level perform the most complex duties and responsibilities assigned to the series, exercising a significant level of independent judgment in the performance of their duties; work assigned to this advanced level requires a specialized technical or functional expertise beyond the journey level, such as processing complex transactions which require a specialized knowledge of multiple operational factors; positions may also be assigned functional, technical and lead supervisory duties over lower level staff when such assignments are a formal organizational responsibility, supervising at least three subordinate staff members.

 EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE:
 
Any combination of education and experience which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  An example of qualifying education and experience includes:
 
Four (4) years of experience in financial, statistical, or fiscal record keeping; or two (2) years as an Accounting Assistant II with the County of Ventura.
 
Education/Experience Substitution
 
Three (3) units of college-level accounting coursework OR twelve (12) units of college-level general coursework may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience.
 
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
 
Verification of the required college degree and college-level coursework is required. Transcripts or grade reports from an accredited college or university which reflect the date your degree was conferred and passing grades in the required subject areas must be submitted to County of Ventura, Human Resources within three (3) business days of the recruitment closing date.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. If transcripts or grade reports are not submitted, your application will be screened out and you will not be allowed to continue in the process.
 
You may submit transcripts using one of the following options:

  • Attach the transcripts to your application
  • Email the transcripts to vanessa.gomez@ventura.org
  • Mail to Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L#1970, Ventura, CA 93009

You must submit this documentation with your application, a hard copy with a paper application or a scanned PDF copy as an attachment for an online application.  If you submit a hard copy with a paper application, be sure it's a copy.  Whatever you submit will not be returned to you.  To attach a PDF scanned copy to an online application, use the Add Attachment(s) link in the Attachments section of your application.
 
Degree(s) from a foreign institution require an academic credential evaluation to determine the U.S. equivalency.
 
If the name on this documentation is different from the name on your application, include documents that show the name change (e.g., a marriage certificate).

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply online, please refer to our web site at www.ventura.org/jobs.  If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and submit them to County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA  93009.

NOTE TO APPLICANTS:

It is essential that you complete all sections of your application and supplemental questionnaire thoroughly and accurately to demonstrate your qualifications. A resume and/or other related documents may be attached to supplement the information in your application and supplemental questionnaire; however, it/they may not be submitted in lieu of the application.

WRITTEN EXAMINATION (100%):

An un-proctored, internet-based job-related written exam will be conducted to evaluate participating candidates' knowledge of accounting knowledge, accounting math, leadership and computer knowledge for successful performance on the job.  Candidates must earn a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher to qualify for placement on the eligible list.  

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

The County of Ventura is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
For further information about this recruitment, please contact Vanessa Gomez by email at vanessa.gomez@ventura.org.