At the time of application and appointment, applicants must have:
- A high school diploma or its equivalent; AND
- At least three (3) years full-time paid bookkeeping, accounts receivable/payable or payroll experience including timekeeping experience
NOTE: 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.
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. Account Clerks positions are available at multiple departments across the county such as the Wayne County Sheriff's Office, the Office of the Wayne County Treasurer, Management & Budget, County Clerk's Office, etc.
TYPES OF TESTS
A Written testwill be administered covering knowledge of bookkeeping principles and practices.
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 appointment.
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.
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. 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 Opportunity Employer:The County of Wayne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status, height, weight, arrest record or disability.
Accommodations for the Disabled: A disabled person needing accommodation in connection with a job application or to participate in the examination process must notify the Department of Personnel/Human Resources. A reasonable accommodation may also be required on the job to enable the individual to perform the essential job functions. Such accommodations will be evaluated at the time of appointment. 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.
Retake Policy for this Examination:Applicants who fail any portion of this examination must wait 30 days before reapplying.