Accounting Clerk III/Clerk III- (Full-Time)

$44,414 yearly
  • Canton Township
  • 1150 South Canton Center Road, Canton, MI, USA
  • Oct 28, 2022
Full time Admin-Clerical

Job Description

The following full-time job posting will remain open until Wednesday, October 26, 2022

ACCOUNTING CLERK III/CLERK III (FULL-TIME)

Rate of Pay: $44,414 Per Year (2022 Wage Scale)

  • This is an external posting open to all applicants.
  • Applications are being accepted to fill one vacancy in the Water Billing Department.
  • Must meet the minimum requirements of the position.
  • Applications not completed in their entirety will not be considered.
  • Paper applications are available in the Human Resources Department.
  • In addition to filling the vacancy, an Employment Eligibility List will be established.
  • The Employment Eligibility List will be used to fill any additional budgeted vacant Accounting Clerk III/ Clerk III positions during the next twelve months.

Employees in this job classification are members of the TPOAM Union.

Canton Township is a reciprocal unit as defined in the

Reciprocal Retirement Act, Act 88 of 1961

Only those applications that are received in the Human Resources Division prior to the posted deadline will be considered.

JOB DESCRIPTION

ACCOUNTING CLERK III

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

The Accounting Clerk III is responsible for moderately difficult and varied accounting work in the maintenance of principal accounting records. An employee in this class exercises some independent judgment in the performance of variable and frequently complex accounting tasks based on a knowledge of established precedents, policies, and departmental procedures. The variety and difficulty of work differs among positions allocated to this class, but where work is more repetitive, there is some lead worker responsibility and/or added responsibility for finality of action.

Until the more difficult phases of work are learned, the employee works under close supervision, but thereafter detailed instructions are received only on new assignments or when procedures change. Advice is normally available relative to unusual or difficult matters. The employee may act as a lead worker over one or more employees assisting on routine details.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Note: These examples are intended merely as illustrations of the various types of work performed in positions allocated to this class, and do not include all of the duties that may be assigned to this position.)

  • Maintains purchasing, water billing, and related records.
  • Keeps employee time records, requisitions supply, and relieves superior of clerical detail work.
  • Post entries, balances against records, takes trial balances, and prepares periodic reports.
  • Answers telephone and personal inquiries, routes visitors and calls, and secures and gives out information.
  • Operates personal computer, calculator, and other office machines.
  • Files correspondence and other material, maintains files in proper order, removes material from files on request.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS _ KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Considerable knowledge of bookkeeping principles and procedures, and of Business English and Arithmetic.
  • Ability to maintain moderately complex accounting records and to prepare reports from such records.
  • Ability to follow complex oral and written instructions and to carry assignments through to completion without close supervision.
  • Ability to make minor decisions in accordance with established policies, regulations, and ordinances.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the general public and to work harmoniously with other employees.
  • Graduation from high school or its equivalent, including or supplemented by courses in personal computing, typing, or commercial subjects.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: ACCOUNTING CLERK III.

Physical Demands Lift/Carry

  • Stand- Occasionally - Less than 10 lbs- Frequently
  • Walk- Occasionally - 10 - 29 lbs- Occasionally
  • Sit- Frequently - 30 - 59 lbs- Rarely
  • Use of hands/fingers- Frequently - 60 - 100 lbs- Rarely
  • Reach- Occasionally Push/Pull
  • Climb- Rarely - Less than 10 lbs- Frequently
  • Crawl- Rarely - 10 - 29 lbs- Occasionally
  • Squat or Kneel- Rarely - 30 - 59 lbs- Rarely
  • Bend- Rarely - 60 - 100 lbs- Rarely

HIRING PROCESS - ACCOUNTING CLERK III/CLERK III

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 thru Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - Employment Application

  1. Online applications must be completed and submitted electronically before 11:59 p.m. on deadline date.
  2. Applications not completed in their entirety will not be considered.
  3. Paper applications must be received in the Canton Township Human Resources Division by 4:30 p.m. on the posting deadline date. Applicants choosing to submit a paper application need to be conscious of postal delivery times. Paper applications are available in the Human Resources Department.
  4. Faxed or emailed paper applications will not be accepted.
  5. Late and incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  6. All communication will be via email. Applicants must provide a valid email address on the application. Please add jobs@cantonmi.gov to your safe sender list.

Thursday, October 27, 2022 - Selection Questionnaire Sent

  1. Candidates selected to move on in the hiring process will be emailed a selection questionnaire no later than 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2022.
  2. The completed questionnaire can be returned by mail, in person, via the drop box or by email and must be received in Human Resources prior to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2, 2022.
  3. Applicants who do not receive a questionnaire will receive email notification they are no longer being considered.
  4. Applicants who do not receive communication on the status of their employment application by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2022 need to contact Canton Township Human Resources at 734-394-5118 to verify the status of their application.

Thursday, November 3, 2022 thru Friday, November 4, 2022 - Applications and Selection Questionnaires Screening Process

  1. Applications and questionnaires will be screened for qualified candidates.
  2. The following criteria will be considered when selecting qualified candidates for the assessment tests:
    1. Questionnaire and application prepared representing the quality of desired professional work (spelling, grammar, and presentation are essential).
    2. Previous verifiable work experience in office setting preferred.
    3. Based on the number of applications received, additional screening criteria may be added to assist in the selection process.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 and Thursday, November 10, 2022- General Competency Written Examination and Word/Excel Assessment Test

  1. Candidates who successfully complete the selection questionnaire and who are selected to advance to the next step in the hiring process will be scheduled to take a timed clerical basic competency written exam (multiple choice) and Word/Excel assessment test on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 or Thursday, November 10, 2022.
  2. The 20 highest scoring candidates obtaining a minimum of score of 75% or better on the written exam and 75% on the timed computerized assessment test which will rate proficiency in Microsoft Word 2010 or higher, Microsoft Excel or higher, typing and data entry will qualify to move onto the next step in the hiring process.
  3. Applicants selected to take the written and computerized test will be notified via email by 4:30 p.m., Friday, November 4, 2022.
  4. Applicants who are not selected to advance to the written and computerized test will receive email notification they are no longer being considered by 4:30 p.m., on Friday, November 4, 2022.
  5. Applicants who do not receive email communication on the status of their application/questionnaire by 4:30 p.m., Friday, November 4, 2022 need to contact Canton Township Human Resources at 734-394-5118 to verify the status of their application.

On or after November 21, 2022 - Oral Boards

  1. Oral Interviews will be scheduled. Candidates who successfully passed the written and computerized tests and who are selected to move on in the hiring process will be notified of the oral board schedule by 4:30 p.m., Thursday, November 17, 2022.
  2. Applicants who are not scheduled for the oral interview will receive email notification they are no longer being considered by 4:30 p.m., Thursday, November 17, 2022.
  3. Applicants who do not receive email communication on the status of their assessment tests by 4:30 p.m., Thursday, November 17, 2022, need to contact Canton Township Human Resources at 734-394-5118 to verify the status of their application.
  4. All candidates will be notified via e-mail of disposition of the employment application.
  5. All offers of employment are contingent on the results of reference checks, thorough background investigation, working history verification, pre-employment physical examination, pre-employment drug screen (safety sensitive positions only), social media check and satisfactory completion of a six-month probationary period.

Additional Posting Information

  1. There is currently one immediate opening assigned to the Water Billing Department.
  2. Work hours are Monday thru Friday 8:30a-4:30p
  3. In addition to filling the one immediate vacancy, candidates that pass the oral board interview will be considered in the establishment of an employment eligibility list. The eligibility list will be used to fill any additional vacancies in the Accounting Clerk III/Clerk III position over the next twelve months.