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Position Title
Senior Account Clerk Typist
Required Application Type
School Related Personnel
Salary/Pay Scale
per CSEA contract
Job Description

Distinguishing Features of the Class 

This position involves moderately difficult clerical responsibility for maintaining varied financial accounts and records through the application of standardized account keeping practices.  The work requires a general understanding of specific law, office rules, procedures and policies.  This position may be responsible for utilizing a micro-computer, remote computer terminal or similar computer equipment in the performance of daily work-related tasks.  General supervision is received from higher level supervisors, with leeway allowed for making independent judgments concerning routine policies and procedures.  Direct supervision may be exercised over the work of account clerks or one or more clerical assistants.  The incumbent does related work as required.


Typical Work Activities and Information Processing Specialist II Expectations

  • Acts as a secretary to an official in cases where assignments call for the use of judgment and experience in making decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures;
  • Oversees and classifies a variety of receipts and expenditures, and distributes items according to prescribed procedures;
  • Assigns work, reviews and records work done, and instructs new employees in specialized account keeping activities;
  • Posts entries to a journal or a ledger from a variety of original entry media;
  • Reviews and checks account keeping records and reports for arithmetical and clerical accuracy, completeness and proper extension;
  • Supervises the verifying and reconciling of individual account balances;
  • Composes and types correspondence on matters where policies and procedures are well defined;
  • Issues receipts for monies received;
  • Compiles payroll data, prepares and checks payrolls;
  • Compiles and prepares labor, material and operational cost records and reports;
  • Supervises the processing, sorting, indexing, recording and filing of a variety of control records and reports;
  • Prepares reports from journal and ledger entries;
  • Compiles data for and prepares and analyzes complex financial and statistical records and reports;
  • May operate a micro-computer, remote computer terminal or similar computer equipment in the performance of several work-related tasks;
  • Operates calculating, check writing and other office machines;
  • Assists in the preparation of unit or departmental budget and in maintaining budget control;
  • Types accounting and financial statements, payrolls, statistical tabulations and data, form letters, memoranda, vouchers, reports, requisitions and other materials from rough drafts or personally developed data;
  • Performs a variety of typing tasks as required;
  • Performs a variety of related tasks as required.

Full Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics and Key Qualities of Information Processing Specialist II

Good knowledge of modern methods of keeping and reviewing financial accounts and records; good knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment; good knowledge of Business Arithmetic and English; ability to type accurately at a satisfactory rate of speed; ability to plan and supervise the work of others; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to make arithmetic computations rapidly and accurately; ability to write legibly.


NOTE:  The essential functions of this job are determined by the department/jurisdiction where the job is located.



Civil Service Title
Senior Account Clerk Typist
Job Qualifications


(A)       Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and two years experience maintaining financial accounts and                    records; OR

(B)       Three years of experience as outlined in (A) above; OR

(C)       An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Candidates must demonstrate the ability to type at least 35 words per minute.

This position is a provisional civil service appointment and applicant must meet civil service requirements including residency in a contiguous county to Schenectady County. Successful candidates are required to take civil service exam when offered.

Application Procedure

Candidates interested in applying must complete an online application. In addition, all applicants are requested to submit a current resume.  This is a competitive Schenectady County Civil Service position. Candidates must meet civil service requirements for appointment. Candidates must currently hold this title or be reachable on the civil service list when available. If a list is not available, this will be a provisional appointment and the successful candidate must take the appropriate civil service examination and be reachable. 

The Schenectady City School District (SCSD) has begun a period of change that seeks to transform the district and its schools. A significant level of local, state, and federal attention and investment in the Schenectady City Schools has characterized the last few years providing an incredible opportunity to ensure that all of its students graduate prepared to succeed in college or a well-paying career. Currently, the Schenectady City School District is seeking highly competent, motivated, dedicated and fully engaged individuals to accept leadership roles throughout the district's schools and Central Office to serve the academic, emotional and physical needs of approximately 10,000 students through the essential elements of the district’s Strategic Plan. The Superintendent is leading a talented and committed leadership team with the aim of moving SCSD toward world class status and preparing all students for success.

The Schenectady City School District is committed to hiring members of the protected classes and residents of the City of Schenectady. For more information on the Schenectady City School District recruitment and hiring plan, please contact the Office of Human Resources. The Schenectady City School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race or gender. This policy is in compliance with the Title IX of the Education amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Regulations and Bylaws of the Board of Education of the Schenectady City School District.

Job Category
Job Location
Central Office

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