Douglas County  1310


Pay Range GC22


This classification serves as assistant to the County Treasurer and provides administrative support in areas of funds management, accounting of funds, investment of County funds and office management.  Incumbent acts as treasurer in the official’s absence.

(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples.)

1.            Coordinate investment of funds.  Study daily maturing investments; make investment based on researching investment agencies and interest rates; determine amount to invest.

2.            Perform short and long term studies to determine availability of working capital; work with local financial agencies; coordinate maturity of investments with need of funds; gather data and submit to treasurer to plan daily working capital.  Study market and discuss current and anticipated situations with bankers and investment officials.

3.            Research, compile, and prepare detailed fiscal, financial and statistical reports; maintain fiscal accountability; prepare reports and statistical information; prepare data for input into computer system.

4.            Maintain and reconcile checking accounts; contact banks to determine outstanding amounts.

5.            Accept daily receipts; prepare and bank deposits.  Balance statements.  Prepare and distribute property tax refunds.

6.            Direct, supervise, assign work to, train, assist and evaluate support staff; is involved in selection of employees.

7.            Assist County Treasurer in management of the department; serve as department head in the official’s absence; prepare in establishing and interpreting departmental policy and procedure; prepare financial information and statistical reports; attend meetings as necessary.


Knowledge of: Through knowledge of accounting principles, practices and techniques; considerable knowledge of funds management procedures including investments and banking practices and methods; reasonable knowledge of federal, state and county laws, rules, and regulations related to municipal funds management; reasonable knowledge of computer processes and capabilities; reasonable knowledge of office practices and procedures.  Skill in: Use of modern office equipment including automated equipment and accounting systems.  Ability to: Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; establish and maintain complex and detailed fiscal, financial and statistical records; supervise and lead support staff; manage time efficiently, make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and use initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities; coordinate a variety of projects and meet established deadlines; utilize problem identification and resolution techniques; use sound judgment and maintain confidentiality in dealing with banking agencies, employees and the public; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees , other public agencies, banking and investment representatives, taxing districts, auditors and the public.

Education, experience and training: Associate’s degree in accounting and three years experience in accounting with emphasis in funds management, investments, and banking OR five years progressively responsible work experience which includes experience in funds management, investments, and banking OR a satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training.

Desirable qualifications: Bachelors degree in accounting and one year experience in accounting with emphasis in funds management, investments, and banking; experience with automated accounting systems.


Work is performed under the general direction of the Treasure.  Recurring routine assignments are independently performed by employee on basis of past experience.  The employee receives general instructions regarding the scope and approach to projects or assignments, but procedures and problem resolution are left to employee discretion and interpretation.  Employee estimates and manages time efficiently.  Work is reviewed periodically to ensure determinations and decisions made are in compliance to department policy and procedures.


Work is performed within departmental policy and procedures; federal, state, and county statutes, rules and regulations; accounting reference materials; and banking, funds management, and investment reference materials; personnel rules.  The employee uses initiative, seasoned judgment and accounting knowledge to interpret and choose between alternative guidelines.


Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed in an office environment; work is generally sedentary and may require bending, hearing voice conversation, keyboarding, lifting up to 35 pounds, standing and walking.