Treasury Officer I

Monterey County Human Resources
June 8, 2021
Salinas, CA
Job Type


Position Description

Exam: 21/20B40/06JJ
Closing Date: July 9, 2021

The Monterey County Treasurer-Tax Collector is an elected officer of the County. Operating under statutes of the State of California, the Treasurer-Tax Collector performs a variety of functions which collectively contribute to the financial management network of the County, the County's school districts, and many of the County's special districts. The Treasurer-Tax Collector department consists of three divisions: Property Tax, Treasury, and Revenue.

Responsibilities of the Treasurer-Tax Collector include the oversight, billing, collection, reporting and accounting for all property, transient occupancy, business taxes and licenses levied in the County. The Treasury Division performs general banking services for the County and depository agencies and manages a pooled investment portfolio and the Revenue Division is predominantly responsible for the billing and collection of court-ordered fines and fees.

The Treasurer-Tax Collector is seeking to fill one (1) Treasury Officer I position in the Treasury Division.

Treasury Officer I is the entry-level classification in the Treasury Officer series. The Treasury Officer series is responsible for the physical care and integrity of monies received and deposited by the County and affiliated agencies. Under general supervision, the Treasury Officer I learns to perform professional treasury/tax accounting; reconciles cash and investments; learns to perform complex and detailed cash flow analysis and fund accounting; provides routine financial and investment advice to County staff, school districts, and special districts staff; prepares a variety of routine financial and statistical reports, statements and does other work as required.

Under the County's flexible staffing policy, incumbents hired at the entry level of Treasury Officer I may be advanced to the Treasury Officer II level subject to meeting the promotional performance standards and the approval of the appointing authority.

Examples of Duties

  • Learns to and performs daily cash flow analysis; reconciles daily cash and investments; verifies balance to the general ledger; learns to analyze and report funds received electronically; learns to forecast cash flow for County, school districts, and special districts; learns to prepare current and projected cash flow forecasts.
  • Reviews accounts for errors and makes appropriate adjustments; coordinates and reconciles different computer fiscal systems; reconciles various fiscal statements to ensure accurate fund accounting; matches financial statements with cash amounts; initiates account transfers and other transactions as needed; utilizes manual and computerized recordkeeping systems.
  • Communicates with County staff, governmental agencies, and outside organizations to exchange information, coordinate activities, resolves issues and concerns; prepares and submits mandated reports within established timeframes.
  • Reviews and follows the policies and procedures impacting investment analysis, portfolio systems support, auditing, and reporting requirements; monitors internal controls, policies, and procedures, as well as the security of systems and operations.
  • Confers with County staff and staff of school districts and special districts; responds to inquiries, resolves issues and conflicts, and provides basic information concerning related standards, practices, pending legislation, laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures in connection with treasury operations; attend and participates in various meetings, committees, and professional groups.

Examples of Experience/Education/Training QUALIFICATIONS
A combination of experience, education, and/or training which substantially demonstrates the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Knowledge and Skills:

Working Knowledge of:

  1. Methods, procedures, and terminology used in professional accounting
  2. Financial and statistical recordkeeping techniques
  3. Related computer hardware and applicable software

Some Knowledge of:

  1. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  2. California government code sections relating to public funds investment
  3. Principles, techniques, and practices of public funds investment
  4. Principles and practices of cash management
  5. Principles and practices of governmental accounting
  6. Banking operations and systems as applied to deposit and payment activities
  7. Principles, practices, and techniques of financial analysis and forecasting
  8. Principles and practices of research and statistical evaluation

Skill and Ability to:

  1. Accurately perform professional treasury/banking transactions
  2. Gather and analyze data, draw conclusions, project consequences, formulate strategies, and make recommendations
  3. Exercise sound judgment in handling large sums of money
  4. Prepare narrative and statistical reports, policies, and procedures
  5. Identify and maintain cash flow procedures and reporting systems
  6. Prepare, analyze, and monitor funds and accounts
  7. Reconcile various statements
  8. Interpret, apply, and explain legislation, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures, including County Investment Policy and Cash Handling Policy
  9. Apply practices and methods of generally accepted accounting principles
  10. Analyze data and prepare reports, forecasts, and recommendations
  11. Learn to organize major multiple tasks simultaneously, within a short timeframe, and with minimum allowance for error
  12. Meet schedules and timelines
  13. Operate standard office equipment, including a computer and associated software
  14. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  15. Provide excellent and courteous customer service and establish and maintain effective working relationships.

The knowledge, skills and abilities listed above may be acquired through various types of experience, education or training, typically:

Education:A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with an emphasis in finance, accounting, business administration or related field


Two years of paraprofessional-level experience in accounting, banking, cash management, or the administration of investment instruments.

Additional Information Conditions of employment include :

As a condition of employment, prospective employees for the Treasurer-Tax Collector will be required to submit to a background review which may include a review of information concerning present and/or prior employment, driving record, and record of criminal conviction. Positions in other departments may or may not require full background review. Incumbent must possess a valid current Class C driver license or be able to provide suitable transportation that is approved by the hiring authority.

Benefits :

Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package. To view the "J" Unit Benefit Summary please visit our website. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding and/or Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution prevail over this listing.

Notes :

Employees must have and show their Social Security Card on the first day of work. Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identify and authorization for employment in the U.S.; a list of acceptable documents is available on the USCIS Form 19. If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary.

If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Human Resources Analyst at (831) 759-6602.

The initial screening for this position uses ONLY the applicant's answers to the Supplemental Questions. Screeners (who are Subject Matter Experts) are not given the application and/or resumes at this point in the process. Therefore, your answers to the Supplemental Questions are critical.

Application and Selection Procedures

Apply Online!

Applications may also be obtained from and submitted to:

Monterey County Human Resources Department Government Center
168 W. Alisal Street, 3rd Floor
Salinas, CA 93901

Our website:
County of Monterey Job Opportunities

The selection process is tentative and applicants will be notified if changes are made. The competitive selection process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application package will include:

  • A completed County of Monterey employment application
  • Responses to the supplemental questions

Applicants who fail to provide all required materials by the closing date will not be considered. Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials. All required application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process. To assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, the process may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercises, performance exam, and/or written examination.


Monterey County is a drug-free work place and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County provides reasonable accommodations for the disabled. If candidates require special arrangements to participate in the selection process, they should state their needs in writing when submitting the application package.
Closing Date/Time: 7/9/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

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