DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR JOB DUTIES
Account Clerks perform moderately difficult bookkeeping and complex work involving the application of bookkeeping principles to a variety of common transactions. Duties include: balancing subsidiary records, revenues and expenses; processing vouchers for payment; maintaining complicated case accounts; auditing basic bookkeeping records or assisting in more difficult audits; and reviewing and preparing financial statements and reports.
At the time of application and appointment, applicants must have:
• A high school diploma or its equivalent; AND
• At least two (2) years full-time paid bookkeeping, accounts receivable/payable or payroll experience including timekeeping experience.
NOTE: Equivalent part-time experience will be assessed and credited at the discretion of the Department of
Personnel/Human Resources. Completion of a business college class in accounting/record keeping of at least one (1) year in length or two (2) semester college level classes in accounting may be substituted for one (1) year of experience above.
TYPES OF TESTS
A Written test (100%) will be administered covering knowledge of bookkeeping principles and practices.
Online virtual testing and testing at Wayne County Community College - Northwest Campus and the Guardian Building is available.
Candidates must pass all the tests in order to be placed on the eligibility list.
In the event that the number of eligible applicants is equal to or less than the number required for certification, the Department of Personnel/Human Resources may substitute for the above tests an evaluation of experience and training or other such tests as the Department may deem desirable to determine the competence of the applicants for promotion.
The purpose of this examination is to establish an eligible list from which to fill present and future vacancies. The eligible list will remain in effect for six (6) months but may be extended. The eligible list resulting from this examination will be used only when there are no persons available on the current established Account Clerk, 2915 OC.
This is a continuous examination and ranking on the eligible list will be subject to change as names are added to and removed from the list.
Pay Rate and Fringe Benefits: Appointments will usually be made at the minimum rate with annual increases where applicable. Payment is on a bi-weekly basis. Employees receive liberal fringe benefits, which include vacation pay, sick leave pay, health care insurance, optical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance and a retirement plan.
How to Apply: Applicants must complete application form (P/HR-210), which may be obtained at the office of the Department of Personnel/Human Resources or apply by visiting www.waynecounty.com/jobs. The application will be used for determining eligibility for admission to the examination and as a basis for rating experience and training.
Investigation and Probationary Period: An investigation of character and past employment will be conducted. Appointees must satisfactorily complete a probationary period before the appointment will be considered permanent, in accordance with the provisions of the collective bargaining agreements.
Veteran's Preference: Honorably discharged war veterans who receive passing grades on examinations will have ten (10) points added to their final earned examination scores and those who have a service connected disability will have five (5) points added to their score, for a possible total of fifteen (15) additional points. Requests for and proof of eligibility must be submitted at the time of the examination.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Wayne County provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to: recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. For information regarding the Department of Justice - EEO Utilization Report, please visit https://www.waynecounty.com/departments/phr/legalpostings.aspx.
Accommodations: If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Wayne County Department of Personnel/Human Resources at 313-224-5901 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hearing or speech impaired persons using TDD's or similar devices may contact the Michigan Relay Center, toll free at (800) 649- 3777 or 711 to communicate directly with the Department of Personnel/Human Resources during regular working hours.
Appeal of Rejection: Persons denied permission to compete in an examination may make a written appeal to the Wayne County Civil Service Commission for a final decision. An appeal must be filed within twenty (20) days following the mailing of the rejection stating the basis on which the application should be accepted.
Review of Examination: A request to review an examination must be made in writing within twenty (20) days after the notice of result of the examination is mailed. An appeal concerning the rating received must be made in writing within twenty (20) days after the review. An appeal must state the basis on which it is claimed that the rating is improper.