Job Description

TEMPE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

CATEGORY: Classified

TITLE: Account Specialist Senior

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Implement and maintain for the District an accurate and efficient computerized accounting system to
ensure compliance with State and Federal mandates as related to district and student transportation.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Education and/or experience equivalent to a High School Diploma or GED
2. Three (3) years of bookkeeping or accounting experience preferably in a school environment
(preferred)
3. State of Arizona Identity Verified (IVP) Fingerprint Clearance Card
4. Valid Arizona Driver’s License

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act,
may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is
ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all duties and responsibilities performed by
incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Process misconduct forms, which may include, watching video/confirming misconduct, contacting
parents, school administration and recording data into Synergy.
- Perform relief for other department positions, e.g. dispatch, driver and assistant duties.
- Develop and conduct training for transportation staff related to student management.
- Meet with drivers and assistants on issues related to student behavior.
- Serve as an advisor to the Director, the Supervisor and all district administration on matters
related to student transportation.
- Responsible for AHCCCS-eligible client record keeping and reporting.
- Screen phone calls, respond to parent complaints, bus stop complaints, or general questions, and
direct them to appropriate person when necessary.
- Perform general office duties such as copy, create and maintain department calendars, and input
employee data.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:

- Knowledge of Federal, State and District accounting and reporting requirements for assigned
area
- Knowledge of accounting methods practices and procedures
- Knowledge of record keeping/file maintenance practices and procedures
- Knowledge of customer service/public relations practices and procedures
- Skill prioritizing, scheduling, assigning and reviewing work
- Skill solving problems independently
- Skill utilizing automated systems to maintain databases and generate reports
- Skill accurately inputting and retrieving information from computer databases
- Skill utilizing effective verbal and written communication in the preparation of reports and records
- Skill implementing policies and procedures related to area of assignment
- Skill utilizing customer service techniques in responding to inquiries and complaints - Skill establishing and maintain effective working relationships
- Skill in, but not limited to:
o Email
o Word Processing
o Spreadsheets
o Databases
o Presentation Software
o Accounting and basic math
o Use of standard office equipment

WORKING CONDITIONS:

General Office environment
May need to drive to other sites to complete work assignments

PHYSICAL EFFORT:

Position may require climbing, stooping, standing, walking, keyboarding, talking, listening, eyestrain and
repetitive motions
May be required to travel to in and out-of-district sites
May require lifting and carrying materials and supplies weighing up to 20 pounds

WORK YEAR: 12 months

DEPARTMENT/SCHOOL: Transportation & Safety

GRADE: 49

REPORTS TO: Director or Supervisor of Transportation & Safety

EVALUATION: Classified Personnel Evaluation

SUPERVISES: N/A

PREPARED: January 2004

REVISED: November 2021

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