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

  • Employment Development Department
  • Sacramento County, CA

Job Description

Job Description and Duties


The Employment Development Department is seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual to join our team as a Sr. Accounting Officer Specialist (SAO Specialist). Under the general direction of the Tax Administrator I/II, you will play a pivotal role in performing challenging professional program accounting work and complex monetary eligibility determinations and adjustments related to Claims Processing and Benefit Payment Control activities. We are looking for someone who can contribute their expertise to the position and make a significant impact on our organization.

Why Join Our Team:
By joining our team as a SAO Specialist, you will have the opportunity to work in a challenging and rewarding role where you can make a significant impact. We value your expertise and provide a supportive work environment that encourages growth and professional development. Additionally, you will have access to resources and tools to enhance your skills and succeed in your role.

Join us today and be part of a dedicated team that is committed to maintaining the integrity of the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund and making a positive difference in the lives of employers and claimants.

Position exists in Rancho Cordova
Free Parking.

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.

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:

  • Professional accounting experience in a governmental or private setting, with at least one year of reporting and analyses of accounts, records, funds and financial operations of the entity.
  • UI or social benefit program administration knowledge and experience.
  • Proven proficiency in Microsoft Office applications at an intermediate level or higher (specifically in Excel and Access)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong organization skills
  • Effective oral communication skills
  • Effective written communication skills


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

Statement of Qualifications Requirements

Description of SOQ:

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 and must be submitted with your Employment Application (STD. 678). Applications received without an appropriate SOQ based on the instructions below will be rejected for being incomplete and will not be considered. Resumes, cover letters, and other documents will not be considered as a response to the SOQ. The SOQ serves as documentation of each candidate’s ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing and must be typed, not more than two pages in length, must include the applicant name, email, and phone number in the header, and must clearly address the following questions with the responses in numbered format:

1. What work have you done that would prepare you to analyze data, provide valuable insights, and contribute to the improvement of an Unemployment Insurance (UI) program or process?

2. Describe what Microsoft Office applications you have used. Please include the following:
  • Examples of any worksheets and documents you may have created and what they were used for.
  • Examples of the most advanced Microsoft Excel functionalities you have used when creating the documents and spreadsheets.
  • Examples of how you have used an Access database, run queries or generated reports.
  • Examples of the most advanced functionality you have used for all MS Office applications.
3. In our organization, we highly regard employees who are self-motivated, proactive, and persistent in overcoming challenges encountered while striving to achieve a goal. Could you describe an instance when you received broad instructions or a concept from a manager or supervisor and were responsible for developing and executing a plan to complete a project?

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.
  • Other -
    are required and must be included.
  • 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,

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