Fiscal Office Assistant I/II (Open and Promotional)

County of San Mateo, CA
November 8, 2019
Redwood City, California
Job Type


Under general supervision, Fiscal Office Assistants perform a variety of fiscal, financial, statistical and accounting support duties within either a centralized fiscal or departmental setting. Additional duties may include performing general office support duties, typing, word processing, data entry, and filing.

Fiscal Office Assistants are responsible for the review and reconciliation of reports, journals, budget, fiscal and statistical data; and the auditing and verification of various information and accounts. The duties of the position require the use of independent judgment and initiative, excellent computer skills, attention to detail, and the ability to handle multiple tasks.The ideal candidate will be a team player with excellent oral and written communication skills and have the ability to provide high quality service to customers.

The salary ranges for the two classifications are listed below. Hiring managers determine the starting salaries based on job finalists' relevant experience, education, knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Fiscal Office Assistant I classification: $3,906 - $4,884/monthly
Fiscal Office Assistant II classification: $4,116 - $5,146/monthly

NOTE: The eligible listgenerated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified,and regular classifiedvacancies.
Experience and Education:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is:

Fiscal Office Assistant II: One year of fiscal, bookkeeping, accounting or financial clerical or office assistant experience.

Knowledge of:
Policies and procedures related to the department or functional areas to which assigned; fiscal document processing, record keeping and bookkeeping practices and procedures; basic auditing principles and practices; basic business data processing principles and the use of personal or on-line computers; office practices and procedures, including filing and the operation of standard office equipment; business arithmetic, including decimals, and percentages; and correct English usage and the basic format for typed materials.

Skill/Ability to:
Prepare, maintain and reconcile various fiscal, accounting, statistical and numerical records; perform detailed fiscal office support work accurately; operate standard office equipment, including a calculator and computer terminal; prioritize work, coordinating several activities and meeting critical deadlines; use initiative and sound judgment within established guidelines; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; understand and carry out oral and written directions; and type with sufficient skill to complete forms and enter information into a computer.
Open & Promotional. Anyone may apply. Current employees of San Mateo County and the Superior Court of California in the County of San Mateo with at least six months (1040 hours) of continuous service in a classified regular, probationary, SEIU or AFSCME represented extra-help/term position prior to the final filing date will receive five points added to their final passing score on this examination.

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online.If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the"Apply"button above or below. If you are not on the County's website, please go to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.

The examination process will consist of a multiple choice written exam (weight: 100%). The exam is a basic civil service/government examination consisting of 100 multiple-choice questions in the following categories: Arithmetic, Bookkeeping, Basic Fiscal Concepts, Numerical Filing, and Interpersonal Relations.

Applicants must submit a complete application and meet the minimum qualifications for the position in order to take the written exam. Applicants must pass the written exam to be placed on the eligible list (hiring list). Your score in the written exam will determine your ranking on the list.

Applicants must participate in the exam process at their own expense and must adhere to the dates listed below. Applicant requests for alternate test dates and times will not be granted. Accommodations for special medical conditions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. It is the applicants' responsibility to notify the County Human Resources Department at (650) 363-4303 if their appointment notices for the written examination are not received 5 working days prior to the event.

Final Filing Date:November 21,2019
Written Exam: Saturday,December 7, 2019

At the County of San Mateo, we take pride in the way our employees bring together their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to serve our community's needs.
The County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Jennifer Reyes (110719) (Fiscal Office Assistant I/II - E346/E347)

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