The salary not being exposed by the employer means that you can negotiate based on the company's approach to employee job enrichment and job crafting. Although the job is based in California, it is a remote job that allows you to work from any location that suits you. The job offer for Accountant Trainee was made available on December 26, 2023, and it will end on March 25, 2024. Have you thought about whether full time work is a good match for your long-term career aspirations?
Job Description and Duties
This position provides a full range of support for the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) in accounting services, and for the Medi-Cal Policy and Medi-Cal Operations divisions. This includes establishing Liens/Levies upon Medi-Cal providers for other government agencies, processing Checkwrites, Contracts, PO & SO payments and Government Claims Board. In addition, the incumbent must be able to work effectively with the Financial Information System for California (FI$Cal).
The incumbent will work in the Support Payables Claims Payment Team associated with the accounting activities.
This is a re-advertisement of JC-397896. If you previously applied under JC-397896, you would need to re-apply under this new Job Control, JC-409128 in order to be considered.
This is position is eligible for telework. Please refer to the duty statement attached below and the “Working Conditions” section on this Job Control for additional information.
This recruitment has been posted for more vacancies than currently exist as it may be used to fill additional identical vacancies which occur within 180 days of the closing date of this bulletin.
If you are interested in this position, it is critical to review the Classification Specifications to determine if you will meet the minimum qualifications (MQ’s). Please make note of Education and Experience requirements for the classification. The Classification Specification and MQ’s can be found here: Accounting Officer Series – CalHR.
You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.
Working ConditionsTelework is based on operational needs for employees who can perform their essential functions remotely and/or whose duties are conducive to teleworking per DHCS’ Telework Policy and in accordance with Government Code Sections 14200 – 14203 for employees residing in California.
Department InformationDHCS is California’s health care safety net, helping millions of low-income and disabled Californians each and every day. DHCS' purpose is to provide equitable access to quality health care leading to a healthy California for all. To accomplish this, DHCS finances and administers state and federal health programs, including medical, dental, mental health, substance use treatment services, and long-term care. DHCS is a dynamic department with ambitious goals and talented, committed employees. We work hard every day to fulfill our vital responsibility to support the delivery of quality health care to Californians.
Special RequirementsInterested candidates must meet educational requirements.
Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.Final Filing Date: 1/5/2024
Who May ApplyIndividuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.
How To ApplyComplete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:
Address for Mailing Application Packages
You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:
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Address for Drop-Off Application Packages
You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:
Required Application Package Documents
The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:
Desirable QualificationsIn addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
BenefitsJoining the Claims Payment Team will open the door to diverse learning opportunities that are highly valuable in developing your knowledge in accounting particularly in the Account Payables Section. If you would like to become part of a unified, cohesive team, and are open to learning something new, then join us as this opportunity may be for you. Telework opportunities may be available for this position.
The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.
Hiring Unit Contact:
Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.EEO Contact:
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.
Statement of Qualification Instructions SectionApplicants must include a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) for this recruitment. The SOQ is a narrative discussion prepared by the applicant describing how their skills, knowledge, abilities, education, training, and experience, qualify them for the position. The SOQ serves as documentation of the applicant’s ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing. The DHCS may not consider applicants who fail to provide an SOQ with their application. Resumes do not take the place of the SOQ.
Using the online application system as specified in the announcement is the preferred method of applying for civil service job opportunities; however, applicants may instead apply by way of U.S. mail, parcel delivery or courier service, or in person, as set forth in this announcement.
Paper applications must include a signature. Dates printed on envelopes by mobile barcodes or equivalent mobile print technology are not acceptable proof of the date the application and any other required documents or materials were filed.
A completed state application (STD. 678) and any documents list under “Required Application Documents” must be submitted with your application package. Applicants who are relying on additional documentation (e.g., transcripts, copy of degrees, certifications, licenses, etc.) in order to prove that they meet the minimum qualifications listed in the Classification Specification (located on the right under “Additional Documentation) must submit those documents with their application package. Failure to submit these documents may result in your application being disqualified. Applications must include a description of the duties performed for each position held; reference to a resume in place of a description of the duties performed will not be accepted. Applicants must state their basis of eligibility (List Eligibility, Lateral Transfer, Reinstatement, T&D, or Surplus/SROA), and the Job Control (JC) number and/or position number in the “Examination(s) or Job Title(s), For Which You Are Applying” section on the STD. 678. Surplus/SROA candidates should submit a copy of their letter with their application. Please remove any confidential information (i.e. social security number, date of birth, etc.) as well as any information regarding your LEAP eligibility and/or exam scores from your documents prior to submission.
Here is the link to the exam bulletin for Accountant Trainee.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.
It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.
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