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Thurston County Civil Service Civil Service, Financial Operations Assistant in Olympia, Washington

ALL QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN TESTING FOR THIS POSITION. CANDIDATES MUST PASS THE REQUIRED EXAMINATION TO MOVE FORWARD IN THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS.ALL CANDIDATES WHO PASS THE EXAMINATION WILL BE SCREENED TO ENSURE THEY MEET THE CIVIL SERVICE PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING STANDARDS. PLEASE REVIEW THOSE STANDARDS HERE.SUMMARY OF DUTIES:The Financial Operations Assistant performs technical, complex, and specialized financial, accounting, and fiscal services for the Thurston County Sheriff's Office. Responsibilities include posting complex financial data to general ledgers; assisting in the development and implementation of internal control systems; performing specialized payroll according to contracts, process and audit accounts payable, accounts receivable, travel and training employee reimbursements; maintaining encumbrances, inmate medical billing, support and provide information for budget preparation; reconciling and auditing bank accounts; performing cash handling; and monitoring and administering the inmate accounting system. May serve as a back up to the Accounting Manager and act in a lead capacity to volunteers and temporary/extra help staff. Financial Operations Assistants may be assigned to one of the following assignments: *Payroll *Accounts Payable & Assets/Inventory *Inmate Medical Support Financial Operations Assistants are expected to function with considerable independence and have latitude in exercising independent judgment within the framework of existing accounting policies and procedures. Work is performed under general supervision and may be reviewed periodically for adequacy and accuracy of records, reports, and functions.QUALIFICATIONS: *Must be at least 21 years of age at time of appointment. *Pursuant to RCW 41.14.100, must be a US citizen or lawful permanent resident and be able to speak, read, and write the English language. *Must possess a high school diploma or GED. *One year of college level accounting course work and two years of accounting work experience. Experience may substitute for education, and education for experience on a year-for-year basis. *Acceptable scores on Civil Service skills examinations. *Must meet Thurston County Civil Service Pre-Employment Screening Standards. *Must meet the Sheriff's Office Employment Standards and be willing to submit to and pass a thorough background investigation to include a polygraph examination. *Ability to use a personal computer and related software packages to successfully perform the essential job functions of the position. *Ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing. *Must handle cash and checks with accountability and integrity. *Must hold or obtain a valid Washington State Driver's license. OTHER POSITION RELATED INFORMATION:Contact Person: Chief Examiner Wayne Jones (360) 490-5005 This position is:- Represented by a Union- Eligible for benefits- Eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)Items required for consideration:- Application- If applicable,