There is one opening with the Yakima County Financial Services Department for a Program Specialist. This position performs a professional level of accounting including research, evaluation and development of financial recommendations. Develops systems and procedures for compiling, tracking and monitoring financial accounts. Monitors the fixed asset inventory countywide, with the exception of Public Services. Provides administrative assistance to the Accountant and managerial staff.
This recruitment may be used to fill other Financial Specialist openings within 90 days of the closing date of this recruitment.
Education and Experience: Associates Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Business Administration and 2 years of general office / bookkeeping experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience to perform the essential duties of the job.
Valid WA State Driver’s License and proof of insurance, if requested.
Successful completion of a comprehensive financial background investigation and general employment verification.
Microsoft Office/Accounting exercises may be required as part of the interview process.
Experience working with Microsoft Office software programs (Excel, Access) and Financial Management Systems
Equipment Used: Computer, calculators, Fax Machine, Scanner, Copier, Phones, Related Software Applications and Common Office Supplies.
Working Conditions: Environmental Demands: May be required to work outside of standard business hours and at alternate work locations. Physical Demands: bending, carrying, handling, lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching, sitting, standing, walking, fingering, climbing, crawling, crouching, knelling, hearing, talking, visual acuity. Intellectual Demands: Ability to multitask, confidentiality, ability to work under pressure, ability to articulate and communicate information in conversations, ability to follow written and verbal instruction. Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.