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Accounting Technician II, State Forest Office, Granby, CO Job Vacancy in Colorado State University, (Granby, CO 80446) – Businessofusa.com

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Company name : Colorado State University

Vacant position : Accounting Technician II, State Forest Office, Granby, CO

Company location : Granby, CO 80446

job description : Position Location

Granby, CO 80446

Classification Title

Accounting Technician II

Posting Number


Position Type

State Classified

Open Date


Close Date



$3,295 – $3,972 monthly + Full Benefits

Employee Benefits

Colorado State University (CSU) and the State of Colorado are committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time classified employees in the following University benefit areas: https://hr.colostate.edu/hr-community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits-eligibility/ and https://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-perks/.

Full/Part Time


State Classified Hourly


Overtime Eligible

Description of Work Unit

The mission of the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) is to achieve stewardship of Colorado’s diverse forest environments for the benefit of present and future generations This position supports the Northwest Area in achieving the mission of the CSFS. We accomplish this through providing professional, technical forestry assistance coupled with educational outreach.

Position Summary

Provide support to the Colorado State Forest Service Northwest Area staff and programs such as, but not limited to Forest Management Planning & Implementation, Outreach and community communications, and Forest Science and Data Management, financial account monitoring; payment processing; procurement of supplies and services; general public relations; website management; document creation, editing and filing; office equipment operation and maintenance; meeting logistics and management, and mail processing.

Minimum Qualifications

To meet minimum qualifications, applications must show 2 full time years (24 months) of technical accounting experience.


Two years of bookkeeping or technical accounting experience other than that listed may substitute for the required experience. Two years of college, university or non-correspondence business school which included eighteen (18) semester credit hours of accounting or bookkeeping can substitute for the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications

The highly desired candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, abilities, personal characteristics, and experience directly related and critical to this position:

Experience with annual budget requests including forecasting annual district revenues and expenses
Experience with State of Colorado financial processes
Excellent abilities in working with MS Excel and MS Outlook
Tracking funded projects via Excel spreadsheets
Accounting and budget projections
Salary tracking and projections
Customer service skills – able to interact well with the public, think on their feet and be adaptive and responsive
Understanding or experience in natural resources
Familiarity with CSU financial systems including Kuali
Directly related State service experience
Willing to attend periodic trainings, both on and off-site
Willing and able to attend, participate in, and take minutes for regional and area planning meetings

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category

Fiscal/Budget and Procurement Support


Assist Area Manager, and staff, with annual budget requests including forecasting annual district revenues and expenses.
Provide budget analysis and account status as required by the Area Manager.
Assist the Area Manager with reconciling budget vs. actual expenses based on information provided by the State Office accounting team.
Create and maintain spreadsheets to assist the Area Manager with tracking program information.
Reallocate P-card transactions for district staff using Kuali Financial System (KFS); utilize Kuali action list, and know how to handle the P-card transactions; the State Office (the fiscal officer) will approve the purchases.
Access VistaPlus account reports to verify (reconcile) account transactions; if errors are found, complete CSFS internal form for State Office to make the correcting entry in Kuali.
Follow CSU and department purchasing policies.
Prepare invoices and submit customer payments to State Office for deposit within the required timeframe.
Prepare purchase orders and reimbursement requests, by using the correct CSFS forms.
Track landowner grant fiscal information using spreadsheets including project and program activity.

Percentage Of Time


Job Duty Category

Office Operations & Area Administration Support


Assist in the management of the Area’s SharePoint site, particularly the administrative documents and filing system and Area’s SharePoint calendar.
Provide back-up to the CSFS State Office Human Resources staff in the administration of TimeClock Plus.
Mentor and coordinate with other administrative staff in the Area to ensure administrative workload is completed.
Maintain NW Area field offices supply inventories by utilizing ShopCat system; orders supplies as needed for area staff.
Coordinate annual inventory of CSU property.
Vehicle maintenance and use tracking.
Maintain office equipment operability.
Place special supply orders for area personnel.
Initiate contact with office equipment vendors and repair people.
Duplicate and disseminate information internally and externally using copiers, FAX, email, and US Mail.
Manages all area incoming and outgoing mail processes and prepares all outgoing mail; assists with mailings to the area forest agriculture property owners or other homeowner groups.
Complete bulk-mail projects.
Coordinate janitorial and building upkeep.
Maintain area vehicle mileage and maintenance records.
Compile, prepare and submit reports to field staff and state office administration team for projects.
Maintain field technical publications, library and order supplies from the communications and Communities Division team at the State Office.
Prepare travel documentation for field staff and submit to the state office for approval and processing.
Support field hourly staff and coordinate with state office staff as needed.
Maintain office filing system.
Assist with updates to the NW Area Field Offices contractor lists.
Organize and manage area all-employee meetings including providing all logistical support for those meetings.

Percentage Of Time


Job Duty Category

Public Relations, and Administrative/Technical Support


Support field staff through data and document creation, input and editing.
Data is entered into databases for programs such as, but not limited to forest management programs such as seedling tree and forest agriculture.
Maintain field contact information.
Assist with management of the NW Area Website.
Provide layout and content editing for documents such as memoranda, letters, and reports and maintains mailing lists.
Conduct other support tasks such as information research and meeting logistics.
Track meeting schedules and travel itineraries of all field personnel to facilitate accurate scheduling and verify employee status.
Take minutes at area meetings.
Review outgoing documents for completeness before sending to the state office for processing.
Greet telephone and walk-in customers.
Route incoming calls for field office/Area staff.
Evaluate and satisfy customer requests for various information and resources and/or direct customers to the proper employee or external entity.
Maintain master office schedule for field office staff.
Schedule conference rooms and obtain conference call-in numbers for field office staff. These duties require a thorough knowledge of CSFS personnel/program responsibilities and related university, local, state and federal agency programs/services, and the use of a phone system, internet browser, email, and interpersonal communications.
Position requires excellent customer service to the agency, partners, and cooperators.

Percentage Of Time


Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants





Clearly document job duties you have performed that relate to minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, and essential job duties in the Work Experience section on the application. Human Resources must be able to evaluate your experience based on this information.
Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application so that Human Resources can calculate full-time work experience. Please note: Part-time experience will be calculated to determine the full-time equivalent.
The Work Experience is the only document that will be utilized to determine if minimum qualifications, as outlined in the job posting, have been met. The Application is considered to be the legal document on file; resumes will not be reviewed for minimum qualification requirements.



If an Application is considered “Incomplete”, the Application will be removed from consideration for the position.
An Application is incomplete if no current/ previous employment is included in the Work Experience section of the Application.
An Application is incomplete if “see resume” (or something similar) is noted, or previous employment does not contain job duties for every position in the Work Experience section of the Application.
Positions requiring a degree or if using education as a substitution for work experience (e.g.: Associate or Bachelor’s) transcripts are required in order to verify receipt of the required degree or coursework. If official or unofficial transcripts are not supplied at the time of application, the Application is incomplete.


When a resume is listed as a required document, it may be used in the comparative analysis/ evaluation process to determine the candidates that most closely meet the qualifications of the position. This process occurs after an application has passed the minimum qualifications screening.

Resumes will not be accepted in place of a completed application; however, some positions may still require a resume as a component for complete application materials.

Please see the Required Documents section of the posting.


Appointment to the vacancy or vacancies represented by this announcement is expected to be from the eligible list created. However, at the discretion of the appointing authority, the position(s) may be filled by another method of appointment for a valid articulated business reason.
The selection process for State Classified positions may include an exam(s) and interview(s) which require candidates to physically appear (at the CSU campus in Fort Collins, CO) at the candidates’ own expense.
All status updates for this position will be sent via email from human.resources@colostate.edu, OR the Employment Consultant facilitating the search process. In addition to your Inbox, remember to check the Deleted and Junk folders for these important communications.
Pertinent updates to your Application status can be obtained by logging into your application account at https://jobs.colostate.edu

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Colorado State University

The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

Colorado State University is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our Human Resources – Employment Office, at hr_service_center@mail.colostate.edu or call (970) 491- MyHR(6947).




Please check the Help link online at https://jobs.colostate.edu/help/ for assistance on your application or for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
All other inquiries should be directed to the Colorado State University Human Resources Office (970) 491- MyHR(6947).

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License – Colorado, Travel – Periodic travel between the Gould and Steamboat offices will be expected.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160,
(970) 491-1715, titleix@colostate.edu.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu.

The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu.

Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Employment and Appeal Rights

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb.

A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb. If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.