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Employment Opportunity

Position: Accounting Technician I
$1,077/month                                            19 hours/week
nge 10                                                    12 months/year
Closing Date:
 August 5, 2014, 5:00 pm, PST
Beginning Date:
September, 2014 (approximate)

Minimum Qualifications


  • Graduation from high school or the equivalent
  • College course work and/or experience in accounting or related field
  • Customer service experience
  • Be sensitive to and understand the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students


  • AA degree in accounting
  • Experience in Excel and Microsoft Word computer programs

General Description:

Under general supervision, performs accounting work involved in the maintenance of financial records; and to do related work as required.

 Essential Functions:

  • Assists in performing financial record keeping operations, accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Gathers, assembles, posts, and checks financial data
  • Verifies and reconciles statements from outside sources
  • Enters data on computer
  • Makes routine verifications in accordance with established procedures
  • Assists in preparing reports
  • Provides assistance with Financial Aid disbursements
  • Performs bank reconciliations
  • Verifies fund balances

Knowledge of:

  • Basic accounting principles and office machines
  • Methods, practices, and terminology used in accounting and financial record keeping
  • Computer spreadsheet applications

Ability to:

  • Effectively communicate with students, staff and outside vendors regarding account activity or available payment options
  •  Post data and make mathematical calculations rapidly and accurately
  • Maintain records
  •  Operate a computer, calculator and other office equipment
  •  Use sound judgment
  • Meet deadlines
  •  Work cooperatively with others
  •  Lift up to 20 lbs.

How to Apply:   All applicants must provide the following items by the closing date in order to be considered for this recruitment.  If materials are emailed or faxed in order to meet the deadline, it is the responsibility of the candidate to send originals immediately.  Email to:, Fax 209-384-6103

1.  Obtain application from the Office of Human Resources or download from the Application Section below and complete the entire form.
2.  Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position
3.  Resume
4. Legible unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) are acceptable at this point.  Transcripts must include the degree major and date the institution granted the degree.  Official copies are not required unless applicant is hired.  Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation.

It is the applicants responsibility to ensure that all required materials are in the Human Resources Office on the filing deadline.  Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Application for Download

Classified Position Application [Word Doc 206k]
This application may be downloaded, saved to disk, and filled out using Microsoft Word 97 or higher. You may navigate the application blank by tabbing from field to field or pointing and clicking with the mouse. The blanks where information is to be filled in are non-printing characters. If there are additional pages in your application because of the information you included, that is OK.

All materials submitted in your application file become District property and will not be returned to you.  Please send to:

Cathy Harris, Office of Human Resources, Merced College, 3600 M Street, Merced, CA  95348-2898       

Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process.  Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office.

Interview Information: Those applicants deemed most qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee.  Finalist interviews with district administrators may follow.  A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews.  Expenses for travel and accommodations will be the responsibility of the candidates.

Employee Benefits: Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.

Condition of EmploymentThe selected candidate must be livescanned and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment.   The Immigration Reform Act of 1986 requires verification of the right to work in the United States. Applicant must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. All classified employees, as a condition of employment, must become members of California School Employees Association or pay a representation fee in an equal amount to a charity agreeable to CSEA. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer