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Accounting Technician I AF

Department: Financial Svcs/Accounting
Office: City Hall
Position Number:30-05-415-501-10
Job ID#:16178
To be considered for this job:You must complete the on-line application form.

You must be able to type at least 30 net words per minute.

On-line typing test link:
Opening Date for In-House Candidates:4/17/17
Opening Date to the Public:4/24/17
Open until filled; for best consideration, apply by:open until filled
Starting Salary (or salary range):12.22
Other information about this position or about working with the City of Rio Rancho:A Drivers License is required for this position. Your driving record must always meet City insurability standards.

This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit.
Banner:This is the initial posting of this job opening.

This job will be posted internally for 7 calendar days for current employees to apply first, then will be released for external applicants.
If you are called for an interview or to attend a pre-employment testing session:If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted via e-mail or telephone with a date, time and place to interview.
Typical schedule :M-F


Position Title: Accounting  Technician-I AF 

Department: Financial Services (This position serves as front-line cashier for the City of Rio Rancho)

Division: Accounting  

Reports to: Division Manager  

FLSA Status: non-Exempt 

Bargaining Unit: AFSCME 

Pay Grade: 11A  

Job Status: Permanent, Full-time  

Full Time Equivalent: 1.0  

Position Summary

The Accounting Technician enters data into the accounting system, prepares bank deposits, maintains specific AR ledgers and files, and researches and reconciles accounting records.    

Education, Training and Experience – minimum required to proficiently perform the job

Education / higher education: High School Graduate or equivalent 

Minimum number of years of directly related experience: One year directly related work experience 

Education and/or experience preferences: College-level education or training in accounting or bookkeeping. Prefer customer service accounts receivable, cash handling/cashier experience. 

Certifications, Licenses and Registrations

Driver’s License requirement: Frequent Driver -- Regular Driver's License      Required Endorsements: none  

Note -- For any driver, driving record must always meet City driving and insurability standards.

Required certifications, licenses or registrations: none 

Preferred certifications, licenses or registrations: none 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required to proficiently perform the job

Knowledge: Basic accounting principles, specifically in accounts receivable. 

Skills:  Must be able to type rapidly and accurately enough to successfully produce documents/spreadsheets, communicate via e-mail, or perform data entry as necessary to accomplish the essential functions of the position.   Use of technology, equipment and software typically used in the office environment (typing of 30 adjusted wpm and 10-key proficient). 

Abilities: Ability to process accounts receivable transactions; communicate effectively with employees, customers, and public officials.   Operate a personal computer workstation and use accounting software. Read, comprehend and carry out details of routine written or oral instructions. Write short routine correspondence and memos.   Effectively present information to employees and customers. Add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Compute rate, ratio and percent. 

Interaction with Groups/Agencies/Entities: Internal: Works with inter-departmental staff and   supervisors or managers to reconcile cash.   Works with Accounting and department managers to maintain accurate   accounting records and insure clean audits.   External: Works with external   auditors through department managers to provide accurate information for   clean audits and respond to inquiries about specific transactions.  

Authorities and Accountabilities

Level of independent decision making: Minimal-incumbent primarily carries-out instructions and follows established procedures 

Budgetary/Financial/Asset accountability: Low -- Position is accountable to a Department Director or Division Manager and cannot make major decisions or obligate the City 

Span of control: Responsibility for own work (no supervision or leadership expectations) 

For positions that supervise:

  • Approximate number of employees directly supervised: None 
  • Approximate number of employees indirectly supervised through subordinate managers/supervisors (excludes direct reports): None 

Essential Functions

The following functions are typical for this position. The omission of specific functions does not exclude them if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for this position. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Enters/updates data into the accounting system and audits for accuracy, compliance, coding and completeness of all cash receipts transactions
  • Schedules and assures accounting workflow is in accordance with meeting deadlines.
  • Maintains accurate W-9 and NTTC records and other files within accepted accounting principles and practices.
  • Utilizes bank website to process daily check deposits
  • Daily collection of all drop box payment locations
  • Reconciles cash accounts on a daily/monthly basis to insure they are correctly reflected in the accounting system.
  • Researches and assembles accounting data for inclusion into management reports.
  • Processes inter-departmental petty cash.
  • Track and monitor Lodger’s tax payments.
  • Train and assist inter-departmental staff on updated policies and procedures and accounting standards.
  • Serves as back-up for other department personnel. 

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Daily activity level: Primarily sedentary 

Physical characteristics: Job requires oral and aural communication; job requires reading and comprehension of written materials; job requires normal vision; keystroking or repetitive motion of hands/fingers/arms; involvement in verbal or physical confrontations. 

Exposures: none 

Extraordinary working conditions: none 

Hazardous equipment/machinery used: none 

Required personal protective equipment: none 

If you need an accommodation for a disability that would enable you to apply or interview for this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 505-891-5011 (fax: 505-891-9183).


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