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Cashier-Scalehouse Transfer Station (Extra Help)

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Cashier-Scalehouse Transfer Station (Extra Help)


$18.53 - $25.96 Hourly


Spokane County Campus 1116 W Broadway Spokane, WA

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Job Summary

A position allocated to this class performs technical accounting tasks for assigned accounting programs and is responsible for the accurate and lawful recording of transactions of various funds and programs. Work involves applying accepted procedures to the preparation and maintenance of accounting and other records, and preparing financial, statistical, and/or technical reports. Work is performed independently, under the general direction of a designated supervisor. This classification differs from clerical support positions by its focus on comprehensive and technical accounting tasks; it differs from the higher level Accounting Technician 2 classification by not having responsibility for directing the work of others in the accounting section, the lack of responsibility for financial management of funds or programs and the lack of responsibility for system control.

NOTE: This recruitment is for an Extra Help vacancy (no benefits; sick leave accrual only) with variable hours.

Examples of Duties

  • Participates in the work of lower level accounting positions. Journalizes to special, sub or general ledgers and reconciling ledgers.

  • Balances, verifies, audits and reconciles accounts to computer generated reports.

  • Collects accounting statistical data for reporting purposes and assists in preparing varied financial reports.

  • May prepare or assist in the preparation of vouchers for payment of bills.

  • Maintains computerized spreadsheet programs on personal computers.

  • Maintains utility, payroll, fund and grant accounts; maintains central billing, physical inventory, fixed asset, building rental and investment accounts.

  • Assists in monitoring computerized accounting programs.

  • Assists in identifying, evaluating and resolving problems occurring in the day-to-day operation of the accounting system.

  • May operate cash register to receipt payments; and process NSF checks returned by the bank.

  • Performs other related duties as required/assigned.

In addition to the essential job functions listed above, assignment in specific departments/divisions may include:

Treasurer- Transfer Station

  • Assesses, collects and records cash, check and credit card transactions in accordance with established rate schedule; balances and reconciles daily collections.

  • Operates a computerized automated scale system to obtain and electronically record the weight and/or volume of all materials delivered to transfer stations.

  • Conducts visual inspection of incoming vehicles to determine acceptability of load or appropriate location of load; and routes incoming and departing vehicles to and from appropriate disposal and recycling areas.

  • Accounts for all daily transactions; maintains records of special accounts, special waste permits and/or temporary accounts; and prepares appropriate deposit and no-charge transaction documents.

  • Provides information to customers by telephone or in person about the rules, regulations and use of Spokane County Transfer Station facilities, including disposal and recycling fees, policies, procedures and options.

  • Troubleshoots, or obtains support to help troubleshoot, scale automation, scales, cash register and other electronic/automated communication and operating systems; and uses alternate operating procedures in the event of a system failure.

Clerk - Administration

  • Files new cases, executes judgments, sets up legal financial obligations (LFO) and other accounts receivable, collects fees, reconciles accounts, and court finance customer services.

  • Reviews new filing documents for sufficiency of information, conformity, jurisdiction, completeness, timeliness and all required supporting documents in accordance with prescribed filing requirements.

  • Enters information into Odyssey to establish a new case and in Superman to track case assignments; provides litigants various documents based on filing conditions; computes and collects fees; answers questions in all case types; returns unacceptable documents noting discrepancies and reasons for rejection.

District Court - Clerk

  • Greets and assists customers at the front counter with filing Name Changes, filing Small Claims and Impound Hearings.

  • Directs customers to proper court rooms.

  • Assists customers with determining their filing needs, and provides copies as requested.

  • Processes payments received by credit card, cash, and check/money order.

  • Inputs new civil filings into the system, as needed.

  • Processes default judgments and judgments on answers.

  • Runs account information and prints details for abstracts.

  • Scans and indexes mail as needed.

  • Process motions/orders for subpoenas.

  • Journalizes to special, sub or general ledgers and reconciling ledgers.

  • Balances, verifies, audits and reconciles accounts to computer generated reports.

  • Collects accounting statistical data for reporting purposes and assists in preparing varied financial reports.

  • Maintains computerized spreadsheet programs on personal computers.

  • Maintains fund accounts; and assists in monitoring computerized accounting programs.

  • Assists in identifying, evaluating and resolving problems occurring in the day-to-day operation of the accounting system.


  • Pays bills, generates invoices for inter-departmental billing, issues employee reimbursement payments and reconciles credit card transactions via PeopleSoft software systems.

  • Manages the planning and logistics for any travel taken by attorneys and staff for business purposes.

  • Assists the Business Manager with payroll processing tasks.

  • Assists the Criminal History Specialist with building report files for prosecuting criminal cases within the department.


  • Pays invoices over phone with P-Card; reconciles P-cards; and processes all refunds.

Reconciles the Cashbox and submits deposits to Treasurer’s Office.

Minimum Requirements

  • Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting or a related field with major course work in accounting.

  • One (1) year of accounting related work experience.

  • NOTE: Certain positions may be required to be bondable.

  • Possession of a valid Washington Driver's License, and insurance, at time of hire and for the duration of employment.


  • Requires cashiering or banking experience, including data entry tasks and working with the general public.

  • Must successfully pass appropriate background check.

  • Required to be bondable.

Selection Factors

  • Knowledge of basic accounting terminology and procedures.

  • Knowledge of accounting codes, classifications and terminology pertinent to technical accounts maintenance activities.

  • Knowledge of the operations and intent of the department or division wherein the position is located.

  • Knowledge of computerized accounting, including the use of spreadsheets.

  • Skilled in communicating effectively both orally and in writing, sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction.

  • Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with coworkers, a variety of governmental employees and officials, and the general public.

  • Ability to read, comprehend and, with assistance, apply County accounting procedures and BARS regulations.

  • Ability to make mathematical computations with speed and accuracy using related office equipment.

  • Ability to understand and execute oral and written instructions; apply available guidelines to varied situations.

  • Ability to prepare financial and other records in a systematic, neat, legible manner.

  • Ability to work with the public in a polite, professional and efficient manner, maintaining composure in a variety of situations .

  • Ability to assume responsibility and become self-reliant in a reasonable period of time as determined by management.

  • Ability to work in a confined space for an extended period of time.

  • Ability to operate office equipment such as a cash register, computer, printer, fax machine, telephone and other equipment specific to the area of assignment.

  • Ability to read, understand and apply established rules and regulations, pertinent to the area of assignment.

  • Ability to make routine decisions in accordance with established protocol.

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.


Employee Benefits Summary

The following is a brief list of benefits available to Spokane County regular employees. Complete information is available from Human Resources Department. This information is subject to change.


Spokane County Observed Holidays

Up to 10 (ten) paid holidays are observed by Spokane County.


Non-represented and a select group of represented employees receive a bank of hours that combine both vacation and sick leave into a paid time off bank. There is no waiting period to use this time and it starts out at almost 2 days per month accrual increasing in accrual rates annually for first 5 years.


For employees with less than five (5) years of continuous service, the accrual rate is 1 day of vacation each month for a total of 12 days per year. After six (6) months, employees are eligible to take accumulated vacation time. (Please note the vacation time accumulation may vary depending on contract language).

Sick Leave

Sick leave is earned at 1 day per month and can be taken as the days are accumulated.

Other Leaves

Spokane County provides several other paid leaves such as: bereavement leave, jury duty and military duty leave.


Medical Insurance

Two plans are currently available: Premera Blue Cross (PPO) and Kaiser Permanente (HMO). Spokane County pays 95% of the premium for full-time employees and 90% of the premiums for spouses and dependents. Premiums are deducted each pay period (pay periods: 15th and last day of the month).

2022 Rates:


Employee Only: $38.04 per month

Employee & Spouse: $149.52 per month

Employee & Family: $209.60 per month

Employee & Child(ren): $136.16 per month


Employee: $35.92 per month

Employee & Spouse: $140.56 per month

Employee & Family: $196.06 per month

Employee & Child(ren): $128.58 per month

Dental Insurance

Two plans are currently available: Delta Dental of Washington (PPO) and Willamette Dental (DMO). Spokane County pays 95% of the premium for full-time employees and 90% of the premiums for spouses and dependents.

2022 Rates:

Delta Dental Willamette Dental

Employee: $5.74 per month Employee: $5.98 per month

Family: $11.48 per month Family: $11.96 per month

Group Life Insurance

The County provides a $25,000 group life insurance policy to employees. The County provides a $10,000 benefit for those represented by 492, 492CS & 492CL. This benefit is paid in full by Spokane County.

Long Term Disability Coverage

Provides an income protection benefit in the event of a long-term illness or injury at rate of 60% of income up to a maximum of $5,000 per month. Spokane County pays the full premium for this plan. Deputy Sheriff's receive a benefit through their union for disability.


Retirement Plan (401a)

Spokane County employees are automatically included in the Washington State Retirement System. Both the employer and the employee contribute to the plan. This retirement plan provides a guaranteed lifetime monthly benefit once vested and eligible for retirement.

Additional Retirement Plan Option (457b)

Employees may supplement their retirement income and save money on taxes by participating in this optional County program. Roth (after-tax) option is also available through this retirement plan.



Supplemental insurance is optional and is provided by AFLAC to help pay for benefits not covered by major medical insurance. The employee pays 100% of the premium.

Travel Assistance

Provides additional travel protections anytime you travel more than 100 miles from home. Includes pre-trip information, emergency ticket replacement, and emergency evacuation coverage. This benefit is paid in full by Spokane County.

Flexible Spending Plan (FSA)

Spokane County sponsors a Section 125 Flexible Spending Account to allow out-of-pocket Medical & Daycare Expenses to be paid with Tax Free Dollars. Premiums are automatically set up pre-tax under the FSA.

Voluntary Term Life Insurance

Voluntary Term Life Insurance is additional optional life insurance provided through The Standard Insurance. New employees are guaranteed up to $50,000 for self and $20,000 for a spouse with no medical underwriting needed.


Employee Assistance Program

Employees and their family members are eligible to receive free counseling. There are also benefits relating to financial and legal concerns.

Reduced Cost Bus Pass Program

Spokane County participates in a program with STA which discounts bus passes to $5 a month.

Wellness Programs

There are opportunities for nearby exercise programs at reduced cost and education programs around wellness themes including financial well-being, nutrition and stress reduction.


There are local and national discounts available to Spokane County employees.


Do you meet the minimum education requirement of an Associate's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting or a related field with major course work in accounting?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Unsure


    Do you meet the minimum requirement of having at least one (1) year of accounting related work experience?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Unsure


    Do you have cashiering or banking experience, including data entry tasks and working with the general public?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Unsure

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Spokane County


824 N Adams Spokane, Washington, 99260




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  • Receive payment by cash, check, credit cards, vouchers, or automatic debits.
  • Answer customers' questions, and provide information on procedures or policies.
  • Help customers find the location of products.
  • Issue receipts, refunds, credits, or change due to customers.
  • Greet customers entering establishments.
  • Supervise others and provide on-the-job training.
  • Assist customers by providing information and resolving their complaints.
  • Maintain clean and orderly checkout areas and complete other general cleaning duties, such as mopping floors and emptying trash cans.
  • Establish or identify prices of goods, services, or admission, and tabulate bills, using calculators, cash registers, or optical price scanners.
  • Answer incoming phone calls.
  • Bag, box, wrap, or gift-wrap merchandise, and prepare packages for shipment.
  • Assist with duties in other areas of the store, such as monitoring fitting rooms or bagging and carrying out customers' items.
  • Stock shelves, sort and reshelve returned items, and mark prices on items and shelves.
  • Offer customers carry-out service at the completion of transactions.
  • Count money in cash drawers at the beginning of shifts to ensure that amounts are correct and that there is adequate change.
  • Calculate total payments received during a time period, and reconcile this with total sales.
  • Keep periodic balance sheets of amounts and numbers of transactions.
  • Compute and record totals of transactions.
  • Monitor checkout stations to ensure that they have adequate cash available and that they are staffed appropriately.
  • Sort, count, and wrap currency and coins.
  • Weigh items sold by weight to determine prices.
  • Issue trading stamps and redeem food stamps and coupons.
  • Pay company bills by cash, vouchers, or checks.
  • Post charges against guests' or patients' accounts.
  • Request information or assistance using paging systems.
  • Process merchandise returns and exchanges.
  • Cash checks for customers.
  • Sell tickets and other items to customers.
  • Compile and maintain non-monetary reports and records.


  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.


  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Paid Holidays
  • Vacation & Paid Time Off
  • Sick Days
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Programs
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Health Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Spokane County


Spokane County is a county-based in Washington with a population of more than 471000 people. They strive to provide responsive and customer-driven service to enhance the quality of life of their citizens. Spokane County services include; crime check, ease of doing business, veteran services, children waiting rooms, animal protection, and much more. Live their citizens. They also care deeply about the people who work for the county, and the benefits the staff gets are; paid leaves, easy medical insurance, discounted cell phone plans, bus tickets, retirement saving plan, and much more.





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