KCERA Senior Accountant - Department Promotional - KCERA

County of Kern

Bakersfield, California

Date Posted November 23, 2022
Industry Tax
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Position Information

This is a Department Promotional Examination and is only open to eligible employees of the Kern County Employees' Retirement Association who have permanent status in the classified service and received an overall standard or better on their last performance report.

Minimum Qualifications / Employment Standards

Education and experience which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of qualifying education and experience includes:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, Business Administration, or related field. If the major has been in a field other than accounting, at least 15 semester units or 25 quarter units of college level accounting courses must have been completed OR evidence of having passed all four (4) parts of the Uniform Certified Public Accountant examination OR possession of a Certified Public Accountant certificate will satisfy this requirement, AND four (4) years of progressively responsible full-time professional level accounting and/or auditing experience OR two (2) years of experience at a level equivalent to KCERA Accountant.

Please ensure applicable materials are attached to your application. If you are unable to attach application materials to your application, you may deliver a copy to the Human Resources Division at 1115 Truxtun Ave. First Floor, Bakersfield, CA 93301 or fax to (661) 868-3928.

Full Job Descriptions for: KCERA Senior Accountant

Appraisal (Weight 100%): Will be conducted for the purpose of evaluating the applicant's training, education, experience, interest and personal fitness for the position. Appraisal can be based on any of the following: Investigation, oral examination, and/or review of the application.

Should an oral examination be necessary, the oral examination will be weighted at 100%.

Applicants must attain at least a 70% score on each phase of the examination process.

About Kern County

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Kern County is actively engaged in creating a culture that promotes excellence, innovation and continuous improvement. LaunchKern is Kern County's continuous improvement initiative based on the principles of Lean Six Sigma. LaunchKern empowers our valued employees to change the way government works by improving their work environment, saving taxpayer dollars and enhancing services to residents.

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We always encourage our employees to grow and develop. Kern County has a culture of innovation that allows employees to explore creative and more efficient ways to accomplish their work. We provide access to training and continued professional development in an effort to ensure that our employees have opportunities for career growth.

Additional Information

This is a Department Promotional Examination and is open to eligible employees of the Kern County Employees' Retirement Association who have successfully completed their initial probationary period and received an overall rating of standard or better on the last employee performance report.

Examination components for promotional testing will be administered during the scheduled dates/times/locations without exception.

Admittance to the examination will require a valid government issued photograph identification. Applicants who are unable to present proper identification must make arrangements with the Human Resources Division prior to the test date.

A background check may be conducted for this classification.

Following an offer of employment, you may be required to submit to post offer medical and drug screening tests at County expense.

This examination will establish an eligible list from which immediate appointment(s) will be made. Other permanent and temporary appointments will be made as needed. Successful candidates will remain on the eligible list for a period of twelve-months, unless specified otherwise by the Civil Service Commission. Candidates are encouraged to indicate acceptable geographical locations in which they would accept employment on their application form. Candidates MUST be willing to travel to these locations (areas/district offices).
For more information regarding Kern County's recruitment process, please see our FAQ page.
Kern County is an ADA compliant and an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Kern County Employee Benefits

  • As a regular or provisional employee of Kern County, working twenty (20) hours or more per week, you are presently eligible for the following benefits as described below:

Health Insurance: (Medical/Dental/Vision): Kern County offers five affordable medical options. Kern Legacy Health Plans are medical and prescription health plan options administered directly by the County of Kern. Kaiser Permanente is also an option. Employees may also choose from two dental plans; Liberty Dental PPO or HMO. The vision coverage is provided through Vision Service Plan (VSP).

Retirement Program: Kern County Employees' Retirement Association (KCERA). This Section 401 (a) defined benefit retirement plan requires employer and employee contribution and pays retired employees a pension based on salary, years of service, and age upon retirement.

Deferred Compensation: This section 457 plan allows employees to contribute on a pre-tax basis to a supplemental retirement account which is then paid out to them when they retire.

Social Security Administration:
Note: Both Kern County and the employee contribute to Social Security and Medicare as follows:
  • The County of Kern withholds 6.2% for Social Security (FICA1) and 1.45% for Medicare (FICA2) from employee's payroll warrants
  • The County matches the employee's 6.2% for Social Security and 1.45% for Medicare
Employee Assistance Program: EAP is available to help you take control of your life!

Voluntary Benefits: Chimienti & Associates (Administrator) offers the following voluntary benefits and can be deducted on a pre-tax bases: Short Term Disability Coverage, Accident Plan, Cancer Plan and a Flexible Spending Account.

Paid Holiday Leave: 12 set days (per calendar year)