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at Mobile County Personnel Board

Posted: 5/18/2020
Job Status: Full Time,Part Time,Contract/Temporary,Seasonal
Job Reference #: 2697126

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Overall Job Objective

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This is advanced professional financial and accounting work of a varied nature.


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EXAMINATION:  IMPORTANT NOTICE TO APPLICANTS. READ CAREFULLY. No written or oral examination will be required. Applicants will be scored on the basis of an evaluation of their education, training, experience, and personal qualifications as outlined by the candidates' sworn statements in their application, upon corroborative evidence obtained by investigation and the applicants' responses to the job-specific Supplemental Questions. Applicants must provide all background information and supportive documents as requested on the application, supplemental questions and job posting.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  Attainment of a minimum of a bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university in accounting or business administration with accounting emphasis and a minimum of three years' related experience at the level of Fiscal Officer I; or a combination of education and experience equivalent to these requirements.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE WORK:  Thorough knowledge of accounting theory, principles and practices and its application to a variety of accounting transactions and problems; thorough knowledge of modern office management principles, practices and equipment; thorough knowledge of statistical procedures; ability to design and install accounting systems; ability to analyze and interpret fiscal and accounting records; ability to prepare accurate and complete financial statements and financial reports; ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials and employees.


EXAMPLES OF WORK:  (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class.) Plans, directs and supervises the work of subordinates; collects and maintains detailed records of capital and non-capital infrastructure construction projects; maintains and reconciles bank transactions; determines month-end total revenues and distributes allocations to various funds; prepares journal entries; prepares utility sales tax returns; assembles information for monthly posting of journals and ledgers; collects and analyzes data for preparation of cash position reports; verifies accuracy of invoices from vendors; maintains files on current contracts; requests fees and funds due from cities, county, state, medicaid-medicare, federal grants and other sources; approves purchase orders after pre-audit has been accomplished; prepares budget reports on revenues received; supervises cost accounting and budget controls; assists in the preparation of the general and capital funds budget; supervises and reviews the progress of yearly independent audits by Certified Public Accountants and governmental auditors; manages and invests idle funds; arranges for funds to be available on payment dates; authorizes transfers of cash between funds; conducts systems analysis of various departments; computes statements of legal debt margin; manages and reports on general revenue sharing and urban renewal funds; conducts audits of financial records of various departments; submits well documented reports on audit findings; collects receivables and problem accounts; reviews and appraises the soundness, adequacy and application of accounting, financial and other operating controls; promotes effective controls at reasonable cost; performs related work as required.

Important Information

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE WORK:  An employee in this class is responsible for maintaining complex accounting records and administering a program or managing an office. Work is performed under general supervision in accordance with established policies and regulations and considerable independent judgment is applied when performing broad fiscal assignments and accounting functions. Supervision is exercised over professional, technical and clerical employees.

Documents are not automatically attached to your JobOpps account (profile).  You must select and attach required documents to every application through the attachments tab on the application screen when you are applying.
All applications must be submitted online through the Mobile County Personnel Board JobOpps site.
Paper applications will not be accepted and will be returned.
An email address is required for all applications.  For information on obtaining an email address, visit the FAQs link on the Job Opportunities page at  The Mobile County Personnel Board does not endorse any particular provider.
Accuracy and truthfulness are of primary importance for Merit System employment and all applications are reviewed with this in mind.  Errors, omissions and inaccurate information on the application will be construed as an incomplete application and will result in rejection of the application.  Therefore, special attention should be given to each and every question and every attempt made to answer each correctly. 
Resumes will not be accepted in place of completing the education and experience sections of the application. 
Applications must be complete and all required or supplemental documents (college transcripts, driver's license, and/or certifications) must be attached at the time of submitting the application.  See the job posting and the supplemental questions for required documents for each job posting. 
If needed, computers and scanners are available in our office
at 1809 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama. 
Our office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday - Friday, except for major holidays.
Only one application will be accepted per applicant per job posting. 
Subsequent applications submitted for the same job posting will be rejected.

College transcripts, where required or otherwise to be considered, must be attached as part of completing an application.  Grade reports, computer downloads of grades, and diplomas are not transcripts and will not be considered.  Transcripts must be either an official or student copy issued by the educational institution.  See the College Transcript Information link on the Job Opportunities page at for additional information and requirements regarding educational transcripts.
OPEN TO:  All who meet the requirements as set forth in the job posting and who may lawfully be appointed to a position.  Applicants for sworn law enforcement positions must be U.S. citizens.
RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS:  Unless otherwise stated in the job posting or supplemental questions, there are no residence requirements in order to apply.  Applicants must bear all expenses incurred in reporting for testing or appointment.  Upon appointment, the law gives the right to each Appointing Authority (Employer) to fix any further legal requirements regarding residence. 
FINAL DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION:  The completed application should be returned as soon as possible.  In the event of tied scores, Rule 8.1 dictates that ties will be broken by the order in which applications are filed.  Applications must be submitted by the final filing date and time specified on the job posting.
VETERANS PREFERENCE:  For complete information on Veterans Preference points on an open competitive application, view the Veterans Information link on the Job Opportunities page at
MEDICAL EXAMINATION:  Eligibles selected for appointment must meet the established medical and physical standards for the class of work.  The medical examination must be by one of the physicians designated by the Personnel Board.  Appointees must bear the cost of the examination. 
The Mobile County Personnel Department reserves the right to limit the number of applicants summoned for interview.  In such instances, a preliminary appraisal of qualifications, as indicated by the completed application, will be utilized as a guide in the selection of candidates to be summoned. 
Aid and assistance in the examination procedure is available for the visually or otherwise disabled.  Assistance may be requested by contacting the Mobile County Personnel Board at 251-470-7727. 
A "Practice Test Seminar" is held in the Personnel Department Office, 1809 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama, at 9:00 a.m. on the third Wednesday of every month.   The purpose of these seminars is to acquaint applicants or interested citizens with design format and procedures utilized by the department in its administration of written test selection devices.  Inasmuch as testing facilities are limited, the seminars will be on a first come, first served basis, as long as space remains available. 
NOTICE:  The continuing eligibility for appointment of those who secure a place on the eligible list is subject to future changes in specifications.