Job Posting: Accounting Officer

Sierra Nevada Conservancy

Accounting Officer

$5,824.00 - $7,237.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 7/11/2022

Job Description and Duties

This position is pending budget approval.

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC or Department) is seeking a highly motivated individual who has strong experience in state accounting functions and methods to join the Department’s Administrative Services Division as the Accounting Officer. The reporting location for the Senior Accounting Officer (Supervisor) (Accounting Officer) position is at the Headquarters Office located in Auburn, CA. Working under general direction, the Accounting Officer is a working supervisor, responsible for the coordination and supervision of subordinate accounting staff and for completing a variety of professional, complex, and more technical tasks to support SNC’s accounting and local assistance bond programs. The Accounting Officer is the primary SNC point of contact for all accounting matters with control agencies such as the State Controller’s Office, FI$Cal, and DGS’s Contracted Fiscal Services (CFS) accounting office, and advises SNC senior leadership on control agency requirements, reporting, and proposed or required changes.

This position is designated under SNC’s Conflict of Interest Code. The position is responsible for making or participating in the making of governmental decisions that may potentially have a material effect on personal financial interests. The appointee is required to complete Form 700 within 30 days of appointment and once per year. Failure to comply with the Conflict of Interest Code requirements may void the appointment.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

The duties of this position are performed primarily indoors in a modern office environment. The incumbent’s workstation is equipped with standard or ergonomic office equipment, as appropriate. Prolonged sitting, use of telephone, personal computer, and copier are required. Incumbent must work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines. Occasional lifting, carrying, and/or moving up to 25 pounds may be required.

Telework Opportunity: While this position reports to the Auburn office location, it is eligible for up to 100% telework. Per GC 14200, State of California telework eligibility requires California residency and cannot be used to live or relocate out of state. The incumbent will be required to report to the Auburn office at SNC's discretion.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Accounting Officer
$5,824.00 - $7,237.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Placer County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) is a state agency whose mission is to improve the environmental, economic, and social well-being of the Sierra Nevada Region. The SNC leads the Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program (WIP), a large-scale restoration program designed to restore the health of California’s primary watershed and create resilient Sierra Nevada communities. Spanning nearly 27 million acres, the Sierra Nevada Region encompasses all or part of 24 counties and runs from the Oregon border on the north to Kern County on the south. The Region provides water to more than 75% of Californians and vast swaths of Central Valley farmland.

The SNC values diversity at all levels of the department and is committed to fostering an environment in which employees from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. It is our belief that the diversity of our employees and their unique ideas inspire innovative solutions to complex challenges in the Sierra Nevada Region.

Department Website:

Special Requirements

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, applying electronically through is highly encouraged.

In order to be eligible for this position, you must either be transfer-eligible or take and pass the following exam: Senior Accounting Officer (Supervisor) –

Please indicate on the State Application form (STD 678) your basis for eligibility in the “Explanations” field (i.e., SROA, surplus, reemployment, reinstatement, transfer, or list eligible). The STD 678 must include the following information or it will be considered incomplete and may not be considered for an interview: "to" and "from" dates (month/day/year), hours worked per week, civil service classifications or private sector job titles, supervisor name and phone number, and duties performed. Applications that are blank or that refer to “see resume” in place of duties performed are not acceptable.

DO NOT INCLUDE any confidential information in your application or supporting documents (i.e., Social Security Number, birthdate, marital status, medical information, examination results, etc.)  SROA/SURPLUS Applicants: You must check the SROA/Surplus as your claimed method of eligibility and attach your SROA/Surplus letter as an additional document.

Application Instructions

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: 7/11/2022

Who May Apply

Individuals 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.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete 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 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:

Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Attn: Lynda Young
11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 205
Auburn, CA 95603

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Lynda Young
11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 205
Auburn, CA 95603
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

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:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Supplemental Application -

    A Supplemental Application (SA) is required. A Statement of Qualifications will not be accepted in place of the SA. Candidates who do not submit all required documents or follow these instructions may be eliminated from the selection process.

    The SA must be no more than one type-written pages, use 12-point Arial font and 1-inch standard margins, include your first and last name in the upper right-hand corner, and have Supplemental Application as the title.

    Demonstrating your writing skills, respond to the following prompt:
      1. Describe your role and experience using FI$Cal.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In 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:
  • Knowledge and experience in state accounting functions and methods
  • Advanced experience with FI$Cal, the state’s accounting system
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with leading or supervising a diverse staff group
  • Proven ability to perform duties with integrity, accountability, and ethical behavior
  • Enthusiasm and sense of humor


Beautiful location in the Sierra Foothills includes free parking, easy on/off Hwy 80, close proximity to train and bus stops, and electric vehicle charging stations. This position is eligible for up to 100% telework.

State benefit information can be found on the CalHR website,, and the CalPERS website,

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Lynda Young
(530) 906-4329

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:
Amy Lussier
(530) 945-9596
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.

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.