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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Accountant I - Utilities
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Pasco County | Dade City, FL
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Job Description

Salary Disclosure/General Description Benefits Supplemental Questions

Salary Disclosure:

Starting Salary: $18.32

Pay Grade: N32

Current Pasco County Employees: Please refer to the Personnel Policy & Procedure Manual for starting salary information.

Department: Utilities Administration & Support Services

Location: Land O' Lakes

General Description: This classification involves accounting work in the maintenance and review of fiscal records and controls.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES: All employees will be required to work before, during, or after an Emergency. During an Emergency employees may temporarily be assigned to work and perform duties outside the normal scope of their position, location and work schedule to fit the needs of the County and its citizens.

Essential Job Functions: Analyzes statistical, fiscal, and payroll records and reports of the department to determine the cost of operations of various activities. Participates in the routine accounting functions of posting, balancing and preparation of special reports. Assists in the preparation of budget estimates and reviews encumbrances as to availability of funds. Performs a wide variety of clerical/accounting-related tasks. Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

* Knowledge of accounting principles and procedures particularly as they relate to public financial administration.
* Ability to apply such knowledge to accounting transactions and resolve related problems.
* Ability to identify trends and provide forecasts of a statistical nature.
* Knowledge of modern office machines, methods and procedures.
* Ability to establish and maintain accounting records.
* Ability to prepare complete accounting reports and statements.
* Ability to acquire knowledge of the legal administrative and procedural regulations applicable to the department of assignment.
* The ability to create and maintain spreadsheets and database files.
* Experience with Microsoft Excel and Access preferred.

Minimum Requirements: PHYSICAL SKILLS: Ability to communicate effectively using verbal, written and visual communication.

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field. One year of experience in the maintenance of accounting records. One year experience working with computer spreadsheet and database programs.

For In-house applicants: This position qualifies for DAP.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS: Must possess a valid driver's license.

ADA STATEMENT: A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: Pasco County BOCC is a drug-free workplace in accordance with Federal and Florida Law.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE: Under Section 295.07, F.S., chapter SSA-7 Pasco County BCC provides to Veterans, that preference in appointment will be given to preference-eligible applicants.

About Pasco County

The Pasco Sheriff's Office provides law enforcement services at a cost that is much less than any of the largest 13 agencies (see Figure 3)! These top largest agencies provide services at an average of $305 per person in their jurisdiction. The Pasco Sheriff's Office currently provides its law enforcement services at a rock-bottom $144 per person (includes Penny for Pasco tax). If the county commission approved Sheriff White's entire 2007-08 requested budget, that amount would still only rise to be less than $157 per person (including the Penny for Pasco tax), about half of the state average for law enforcement services! The Pasco Sheriff's Office has not grown at a pace equal to our county's growth (See Figures 4, 5, and 6). Sheriff White believes that the agency that provides the majority of the county's law enforcement services and all of the county's detention services should not be left behind in funding. During his budget request presentation, Sheriff White also explained the efficiency of the agency's detention services, which is actually a county responsibility that the Pasco Sheriff's Office has agreed to provide. Again, the Pasco Sheriff Office is near the bottom when it comes to the cost per citizen in providing these detention services for the county. The average cost for the surrounding nine counties in the Tampa Bay area is about $87 per citizen. The Pasco Sheriff's Office provides its detention services at a cost of $67 per citizen, even lower than some local private companies provide detention services for other county governments. What was in the Sheriff's original budget request? About 3.2 percent of the Sheriff's original budget request included funding for 109 new positions that are needed in a different units throughout the agency. This number includes 39 positions that were cut from last year's budget request. Some of these new positions include 24 road patrol deputies; three detectives and one detective sergeant; 11 detention deputies; four bailiffs; one school resource officer sergeant and four school resource officers; three forensic investigators; one property evidence specialist; five part-time civilian school traffic control officers; 10 part-time civilian school crossing guards; three jail nurses; and six communications officers. Last year (2006-2007 budget request), county administrators told Sheriff White that he would need to cut his budget because of limited tax funds. However, when the final county budget was approved, the county increased its fund balance (revenue) by $3.3 million, no other county agency had its budget cut, and only the Sheriff's Office was burdened with a $3.2 million cut from his original request! Sheriff White believes that last year's actions and this year's budget process paints a too-clear picture of the priority law enforcement receives in the eyes of many of our county leaders. What does this mean for the future of the Pasco Sheriff's Office and the citizens we serve? Sheriff White has stated that the agency will continue to provide the best services that we can with the resources provided. The strides we have made in improving the professionalism and quality of service to citizens in the county are unprecedented. For example, since 2000, our response times have been reduced nearly 42 percent for possible life-threatening calls even as the number of these calls for service has steadily increased (see Figure 7). However, Sheriff White does not believe that this improvement in service can continue with the budget restraints that have been imposed on the agency the last two years. As we have shown, the PSO is not funded the same as similar organizations in the state. But we have the same growth, if not more, as the communities that these other agencies serve. And with this growth comes the problems that our agency must deal with -- increased calls for service, a rising inmate population, traffic woes, and the need for more proactive patrolling in our neighborhoods.