State of Oregon Accountant 1 (Central Services Accountant) in Salem, Oregon

Accountant 1 (Central Services Accountant)



Accountant 1 (Central Services Accountant)


$3,432.00 - $5,593.00 Monthly


Salem, OR

Job Type



Judicial Department - State Courts

Job Number



1/27/2019 11:59 PM Pacific

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Note 1: Oregon state government is excited to announce its recruitment system transition from NEOGOV to Workday. This change will take place in February 2019. For more information on how the transition will affect you, please visit the Applicant FAQ.

Oregon Judicial Department is recruiting for central service accountant (OJD Accountant 1). The person in this position performs accounting and other financially-related services on behalf of the department.

The successful applicant will be organized, will be able to maintain accuracy and meet deadlines, and will provide excellent service to OJD's internal and external customers.

Duties & Responsibilities

Typical job duties may include, but are not limited to, the tasks listed below. Assigned tasks may be changed to accommodate workload and organizational needs.

  • Research and resolve complex accounting issues and discrepancies.

  • Handle variances, balancing accounts, forged checks research, NSFR processing, error reports, and month end processing.

  • Perform day to day accounting functions.

  • Provide centralized receipting services for debtors with cases in any of Oregon circuit courts.

  • Perform a variety of specialized, sometimes complex clerical work related to court accounting.

  • Answer court-related questions regarding tax offset, garnishments, parking fines, and other general questions.

  • Troubleshoot related problems found.

  • Assist central services team to streamline the statewide accounting processes.

  • Attend meetings and training, as required.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions

The work schedule is currently 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. It is eligible for overtime compensation for hours worked in excess of 40 per work week.

Occasional overtime hours may be required.

Occasional daytime or overnight travel may be required.

You must have a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record or be able to provide an acceptable alternative means of transportation.

Frequent phone and in-person contact with people from diverse backgrounds.

Frequent phone and in-person contact with people who may at times be angry, hostile, confused, or frustrated.

Lifting up to 25 pounds of office materials or equipment may be required.

This is a typical office environment and the following equipment may be used: telephone, personal computer, copy machine, calculator, scanner, and fax machine.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

Minimum Qualifications

The qualified candidate must have at least one (1) year of increasingly responsible work experience that supports the knowledge, skills, and abilities requirements listed for the position.


Possession of a bachelor's degree in accounting, business, or finance with major coursework in accounting or a related field.


Any combination of education and experience equivalent to four (4) years that typically supports the knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position.

Special Qualifications


Requested Skills and Attributes

  • Experience providing customer service to the general public via telephone.

  • Proficiency using Microsoft Excel in a business or professional setting.

  • Skill reviewing accounting, financial, or other numerical data for errors or discrepancies.

  • Skill performing accounts receivable functions.

  • Skill creating, updating, or reviewing customer account information.

Additional Information

You must complete and submit the application and respond to all parts of each supplemental question. OJD will not consider resumes or cover letters unless they are specifically requested in these instructions.

You must demonstrate, in your application materials, how your work experience and education meet the minimum qualifications, special qualifications, and requested skills and attributes, listed above.

You will be subject to a criminal background check if you are a finalist. Adverse results are evaluated on a case-by-case basis and may result in disqualification if the circumstances are directly related to the duties and responsibilities of the position.

Newly hired employees are required to complete and sign the Employment Eligibility Verification (Section 1 of the Form I-9) no later than the first day of employment and provide evidence of identity and employment authorization to work in the United States within three (3) business days. See Form I-9 for questions about acceptable verification documents. The Oregon Judicial Department does not offer visa sponsorships.

Apply now if you are interested in this or future vacancies. This job announcement may be used to fill future vacancies in this class of work.

Veterans' Preference

Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given preference in the recruitment process. To receive preference, veterans must attach the appropriate documentation. Visit the Oregon job opportunities Veterans web page for additional details, information, and resources.


The Judicial Department's practice is to begin employees at the first pay step. However, a higher starting pay rate may be considered depending upon the applicant's education and experience.

Conduct Expectations

Because of the Oregon Judicial Department's role in providing justice and upholding the rule of law, employees of the Department are required to meet the highest standards of professional conduct and ethics while on the job, and also to maintain those same high standards when taking actions in their personal lives that could reflect on the Department.

Questions and Support

If you require an alternate format to complete the application process, call 503-986-5930, or TTY: Oregon Relay Service 711 for the hearing impaired. Be prepared to describe the alternate format needed.

For technical help with your login or online application issues, online resources are available at You may leave a voicemail at 855-524-5627 from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Pacific Time), Monday – Friday. It may take up to 24 hours to receive a response. If you do not receive a response after 24 hours, you can email technical support at

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For questions about a specific Oregon Judicial Department job posting, call 503-986-5930.


The Oregon Judicial Department offers an attractive benefit plan which provides 95% contributions toward Public Employees Benefit Board (PEBB) sponsored individual and family medical and dental insurance. The insurance contributions are pro-rated for employees who work less than full-time.

Retirement benefits include participation in the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) or the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP), depending on eligibility.

Other benefits include paid holidays, paid vacation, and sick, personal, and bereavement leaves. Optional benefits include life insurance, long and short term disability, long term care insurance, and participation in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan (deferred compensation).