SANTA CLARA COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION

Personnel Commission

CLASS TITLE: Construction Accounting Specialist

DESCRIPTION OF BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

To provide responsible assistance in the payment of proceeds and funds on construction projects and in the organization and maintenance of related records; to prepare contract document forms, bid advertisements and other activities associated with the construction procurement process; to perform other highly responsible technical clerical accounting functions in the maintenance, reporting, report generation, verification and reconciliation of specialized accounting records, reports and/or services, and to perform related duties as assigned.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The job class of Construction Accounting Specialist maintains complex construction project records and specialized school building finance functions. Employees in this job classification receive limited supervision within the framework of defined rules and procedures. This job class exercises responsibility for the accurate maintenance of construction files, records and administrative details in accordance with established laws, codes, regulations and standards.

TYPICAL DUTIES: The following duties are examples of assignments performed by incumbents in this classification. It is not a totally comprehensive list of duties, nor is it restrictive regarding job assignments.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Possession of:

Knowledge of:

Ability to:

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Generally, any combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities is considered qualifying. A typical method of demonstrating these qualifications would be possession of an Associates degree from an accredited college or university with coursework in accounting, budgeting, project management or a related field and two years of increasingly responsible experience in public school construction programs and processes.

BARGAINING UNIT: Office, Technical, and Business Services (OTBS) Unit

WORKING CONDITIONS: Generally, duties are primarily performed in an office environment while sitting at a desk and at various school or program sites; however, incumbents may be required to visit construction sites for planning activities. Incumbents are subject to contact with or constant interruptions by staff, parents, or external agencies, demanding compliance issues or established timelines.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Incumbents regularly sit for long periods of time, walk short distances on a regular basis and sometimes on uneven surfaces, use hands and fingers to operate desktop computer keyboard or other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, or crouch to file, speak clearly and distinctly to answer telephones and to provide information; see to read fine print and operate computer; hear and understand voice over telephone and in person; and move and transport materials weighing up to 20 pounds.

Approved by the Personnel Commission: December 13, 2007
Revised: February 21, 2008