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Employee Payables Staff

Company: State of California
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: September 13, 2023

Job Description:

Serve as lead to section staff, provide on the job training to lower-level professional accountants, and provide input on the distribution of unit assignments in the operation of an efficient professional accounting unit. Operation of the unit includes analyzing, processing, securing, and disbursing of Headquarters' Office Revolving Fund Checks and State Controller's Office (SCO) warrants/claim schedules

This is a re-advertisement. Previous applicants will be considered and need not re-apply.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement .

Minimum Requirements You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

    • Job Application Package Checklist
    • Duty Statement
      Position Details Job Code #:

      Position #(s):

      Working Title:
      Employee Payables Staff

      SENIOR ACCOUNTING OFFICER (SPECIALIST) $5,518.00 - $6,907.00 A

      # of Positions:

      Work Location:
      Sacramento County

      Job Type:
      Permanent, Full Time

      Department Information
      Division of Fiscal Services, General Accounting Branch, Payables Office, Payroll Disbursement Unit, Sacramento

      Department of Water Resources (DWR) was established in 1956 by the California State Legislature. We manage California's water resources, systems, and infrastructure, including the State Water Project, in a responsible sustainable way.

      At DWR, we strive to embed climate change response into the projects we undertake. We have set standards to help evaluate how each project incorporates climate resilience principles and ensure consistency across the Department. Our mission is to sustainably manage the water resources of California, in cooperation with other agencies, to benefit the state's people and protect, restore, and enhance the natural and human environments.

      DWR also strives to create a trusting and welcoming workplace where employees embrace diverse viewpoints and treat each other with civility and respect. An important component of DWR's equal employment opportunity program centers around diversity, equity, and inclusion.

      Department Website:

      Free career consultation services including one-on-one State career consultations, application/resume review, tips for applying, and mock interviews, provided by experienced recruiters are now available at the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) Career Center, located at the Poppy Pavilion, 715 P Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. Walk-ins are welcome every Tuesday and Thursday from 11am-4pm.

      Application Instructions
      Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.
      Final Filing Date: 9/18/2023
      Who May Apply
      Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

      Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

      How To Apply
      Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

      Address for Mailing Application Packages

      You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

      Department of Water Resources
      Attn: Division of Human Resources
      P.O. Box 1079

      Sacramento , CA 95812

      Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

      You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

      Department of Water Resources
      Certification Desk
      715 P Street, 7th floor

      Sacramento , CA 95814

      08:00 AM - 04:30 PM

      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 required and must be included.
      • School Transcripts
      • Statement of Qualifications - 1 page max, typed document, Arial 12 pt. font. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

        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:

        We are seeking candidates who possess an understanding of the State payroll process, and the ability to analyze and interpret laws, rules, regulations, and procedures while maintaining accuracy and security; are organized, motivated, and can successfully work under and meet tight deadlines. Have good customer service experience; have experience in problem solving-issue resolution techniques; possesses the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing; the ability to work as a team player with other DWR staff, State agencies, private contracting agencies, and legal entities; and the ability to work as a lead as well as independently. Computer skills including Excel, Word, Outlook, and SAP.

        Click here to read about the outstanding benefits offered to eligible employees.

        Contact Information
        The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.
        Hiring Unit Contact:
        Michael Oprean
        (916) 902-7498

        Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.
        EEO Contact:
        Office of Workforce Equality
        (916) 653-6952
        California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

        Special Instructions

        To be considered, submit a completed State application (STD. 678), Resume, Unofficial Transcripts and Statement of Qualifications. Please reference SAP Position #50042727 and Job Control #378070 in the "examination(s) or job title(s) for which you are applying" section of your application.

        Statement of Qualifications : a maximum, one-page document that describes how your knowledge, skills, and experience qualify you for this position.

        Resumes, cover letters, and/or other attachments will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

        Click here to complete DWR's Recruitment Survey . This survey is for research purpose only and will not affect the application status.


        For more information about the State hiring process, click here . To view the job application process video, click here .

        List eligibility can be established by taking and passing the examination/assessment.

        Click the examination(s)/assessment(s) information link.


        Equal Opportunity Employer
        The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

        It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

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