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  • 508095
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: May 23 2022 at 23:55 MST


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Job Location:

Address: 800 W. Washington Street, Suite 615,  Phoenix, AZ 85007 

Posting Details:

This position may offer the ability to work remotely, within Arizona, based upon the department's business needs and continual meeting of expected performance measures.

Salary: $32,903.00 - $42,903.00 

The anticipated salary for this position is: $37,903.00

Grade: 16

Job Summary:

Our Accounting Specialist 1 position will assist in the collection of receivables, including: dishonored checks, fuel tax and audit assessments, civil penalties, and miscellaneous receivables. The incumbent will utilize skip tracing and other tools to locate delinquent customers and apply State statutes, rules, and ADOT policies. This position will also process credit card and check transactions, daily internal deposits, bank levies, bond claims, and agency companion transfers. Validate, record and report all revenue and perform banking and general ledger accounting functions, including account analysis and reconciliations. This position will write and maintain desk procedures and complete other duties as assigned. The Accounting Specialist 1 will also be cross-trained with other accounting staff and provide back-up as needed.

The State of Arizona strives for a work culture that affords employees flexibility, autonomy, and trust. Across our many agencies, boards, commissions, many State employees participate in the State’s Remote Work Program and are able to work remotely in their homes, in offices, and in hoteling spaces. All work, including remote work, should be performed within Arizona, unless an exception is properly authorized in advance.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

  • Principles, practices, and techniques of governmental accounting, internal control structures, and fiscal management

  • Fundamental principles associated with Receipts Accounting area and banking procedures

  • Collections practices in the private and public sectors and proper accounts receivable maintenance

  • Chapter 28, Arizona Revised Statutes and State, ADOT, and MVD policies, rules, and regulations

  • Automated accounting systems used by the State, including advanced spreadsheet functions and databases


Skills in:

  • Effective, professional oral and written communication

  • Interpreting complex financial information, accounting data, and ADOT processes

  • Utilizing and creating computer spreadsheets, databases, and other automated tools to complete work tasks efficiently and accurately

  • Research, problem-solving, and organizational skills

  • Prioritizing work activities to ensure deadlines are met

  • Interacting effectively with external and internal customers

  • Applying statutes and policies to daily tasks


Ability to:

  • Apply college-level mathematical and accounting processes to perform complex financial analysis

  • Research problems and develop and recommend corrective action

  • Organize and prioritize; handle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Work as a member of a team

  • Understand and use computers and accounting software for performing complex financial tasks

  • Utilize a customer service approach to solicit payment of a debt and negotiate appropriate terms

Selective Preference(s):

The ideal candidate for this position will have:

At least 12 semester hours of college/university accounting coursework
One year of professional Accounting experience.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

This position requires possession of a valid Arizona Class D Driver License. Candidates for this position must complete and sign PART 1 of the State of Arizona Application for Employment at the time of interview, which will allow ADOT to obtain the candidate's motor vehicle record (MVR). The most recent 39-month period shown on the MVR will be reviewed in accordance with A.A.C. R2-10-207.11 (H) and (I). The review must show an acceptable driving record prior to any offer of employment being made by ADOT. Employment is contingent upon an acceptable MVR.


The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
• Sick leave
• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
• Health and dental insurance
• Retirement plan
• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

By providing the option of a full-time or part-time remote work schedule, employees enjoy improved work/life balance, report higher job satisfaction, and are more productive. Remote work is a management option and not an employee entitlement or right. An agency may terminate a remote work agreement at its discretion.


Mandatory participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) is required.

Contact Us:

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 712-7279. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. ADOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.