State of Oregon Accounting Technician 3 (Accounting Technician/TWO Positions) in Salem, Oregon

Accounting Technician 3 (Accounting Technician/TWO Positions)



Accounting Technician 3 (Accounting Technician/TWO Positions)


$35,124.00 - $50,652.00 Annually


Salem, OR

Job Type



Human Services-Shared Services

Job Number



7/27/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

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Office of Financial Services


If you have an interest in a career in governmental accounting, consider joining the Office of Financial Services (OFS) team. OFS provides full cycle accounting for both Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA); agencies whose missions are to ensure safety, health and independence for all Oregonians. As a team member of one of the most complex financial accounting organizations in the State, you will be uniquely placed to build a strong foundation for career growth in governmental accounting while serving the mission of these agencies.

What you will be doing:

These positions use the Statewide Financial Management Application (SFMA) or subsidiary systems to perform financial transactions such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, contract payables, grants, payroll garnishments, cash receipting, account and systems reconciliations. May reconcile accounts, initiate corrections, and make adjusting entries.

What is in it for you

You will join a team of accounting professionals to prepare various financial reports such as statements of cash receipts and disbursements, accounts payable and receivable, and other detail and summary reports pertinent to the operation DHS|OHA. Assist staff to solve technical problems, applies thorough understanding of the operation of SFMA or subsidiary systems to troubleshoot issues. Participate in process improvement activities related to work area.

These positions are in the Office of Financial Services (OFS) under the Department of Human Services/Shared Services. Positions within Shared Services provide services to DHS and OHA. There are TWO permanent full-time positions located in Salem (500 Summer St NE). These positions are represented by a union.


  • These positions work closely with and provide service and support to internal and external customers.

  • These positions work in a fast-paced, open work environment, with frequent interruptions.

  • The incumbents must be able to work independently and with little supervision.

This is what you need to qualify

Three years of technical support accounting experience. Two years of the experience must include: a) coding transactions and checking them for propriety, b) balancing, and c) resolving discrepancies in computer edits.


At least 90 quarter (60 semester) credit hours from an accredited college, university, or vocational-technical school that includes 12 quarter (9 semester) hours in accounting.

Training or experience must include operating a ten-key calculator by touch and using a computer to enter, update, or retrieve information.

To receive credit for required courses, you must submit a photocopy of transcripts.


  • Experience with automated accounting systems and MS Excel.

  • Ability to communicate well with others, verbally and in writing

  • Ability to learn new skills.

  • Desire to look for ways to improve their work processes.

Only the candidates whose experience most closely match the qualifications and requested skills of this position will be invited to an interview.


For more information on veterans' preference points, visit:

Veterans Resources

Questions and inquiries may be directed to:

Workforce Recruitment Consultant

TTY users please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900 and ask the Telecommunications Assistant to connect you to 503-945-5698 (8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) Monday through Friday).

If you are offered employment, the offer will be contingent upon the outcome of an abuse check, criminal records check and driving records check, and the information shall be shared with the DHS, Office of Human Resources (OHR). Any criminal or founded abuse history will be reviewed and could result in the withdrawal of the offer or termination of employment.


The Oregon Department of Human Services is committed to affirmative action, equal employment opportunity and workplace diversity.

Core benefits

Medical, vision and dental insurance

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members

  • $5,000 in employee basic life insurance

Retirement benefits

  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

  • Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs

**Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6% contribution to PERS.

Paid leaves and other benefits

  • Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation

  • Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments

  • 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year

  • Ten paid holidays a year

The state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources.

Optional benefits

  • Term life (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents

  • Long-term and short-term disability

  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment

  • Long-term care (self and eligible family members)

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.

The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or branch of government or be prorated for other than full time work.