Accounting Officer Specialist Job at Employment Development Department, Sacramento County, CA

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  • Employment Development Department
  • Sacramento County, CA

Job Description

Job Description and Duties

THIS IS A RE-ADVERTISEMENT. IF YOU PREVIOUSLY APPLIED, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO RE-APPLY. 

THIS POSITION MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR A HYBRID WORK SCHEDULE. THE AMOUNT OF TELEWORK IS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE DEPARTMENT AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AS BUSINESS NEEDS ARISE.

Would you like to use your accounting education in a meaningful way? Great news! We are seeking professionals who can apply their accounting education and experience to join our team as a Accounting Officer Specialist!

Under the general supervision of the Senior Accounting Officer (Supervisor), the Accounting Officer (Specialist) performs routine, professional program accounting work of average complexity related to the Claims Processing and Benefit Payment Control activities that include fraud prevention and detection, establishment of overpayments, employer and claimant assistance and maintenance of employer and claimant accounts to ensure the integrity of the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund.

The incumbent makes monetary eligibility determinations and adjustments as they relate to the various Claims Processing and Benefit Payment Control workload processes and utilizes a variety of databases, analyzes information obtained from a variety of Federal, State and Departmental sources and makes complex determinations and adjustments as it relates to the Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Disability Insurance (DI) programs.

The incumbent performs lead activities for subordinate staff by providing training; reviewing staff work and providing feedback on the various Claims Processing and Benefit Payment Control workloads.

The incumbent needs to be flexible and adaptable to frequent workload changes based on organizational workload priorities.

You will find additional information about the job in the .

Working Conditions

Visa Sponsorship

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship. Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without the need for visa sponsorship by the start date of employment.

Work will be conducted at EDD office located in Rancho Cordova and remotely. Free Parking.

Special Requirements

It is strongly encouraged to apply through your CalCareer Account at  .

Please only submit ONE application.  Electronic applications submitted through your CalCareer Account are highly recommended and will be received/processed faster than other methods of filing.

If you are unable to apply electronically through your CalCareer account, please mail a completed and signed State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 and application package to the mailing address provided in the “Application Instructions’ section below and ensure the following:

  • Clearly indicate the Job Code #, Position Number and the Classification Title of this position in the “Examination or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying” section located on Page 3 of your State Examination/Employment STD Form 678.
  • Clearly indicate the basis of your eligibility (list, transfer, reinstatement, etc.) in the “Explanations” section located on Page 3 of your State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678.
  • Remove and do not submit the “Equal Employment Opportunity” questionnaire (Page 10) with your completed State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678.  This page is for examination use only.
  • Do not include your full Social Security Number on your documents and/or do not provide any LEAP information.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

  • Unemployment Insurance program knowledge.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to train and review others' completed work.
  • Flexibility to adjust and adapt to frequent workload changes.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks effectively.

Benefits

Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website,  , and the CalPERS website,  .

Statement of Qualifications Requirements

A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is Required. The SOQ serves as documentation of each candidate’s ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing.  The SOQ is not a resume or cover letter. Resumes and/or Cover Letters  DO NOT take the place of the SOQ. Applications received without an SOQ may not receive further consideration and may be excluded from the hiring process.

The SOQ serves as documentation of each candidate’s ability to present information clearly and concisely. The SOQ must be typed, not more than two pages in length, must be titled “Statement of Qualification”, and include the applicant’s name, email, and phone number in the header. The SOQ must clearly include the questions with the responses in numbered format for each question below:

  1. Describe a time when you disagreed with constructive feedback received from your mentor/supervisor. How did you approach it? What was the outcome? What lesson(s) did you learn from this situation?
  2. Tell us about any process improvement that you have recommended to your leadership team? Why was it important? How did you implement it? What was the outcome?

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
  • School Transcripts
  • Statement of Qualifications -
    A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is Required.
    Please see “Statement of Qualifications Requirements” section for more information about the SOQ.

Job Tags

Permanent employment, Full time, Remote job, Flexible hours,

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