Goverment Jobs
March 13, 2019
Barrow, Alaska
Job Type


Summary or Purpose

Performs complex duties to record accounting documents and files, and maintain accounting databases; interprets and analyzes transactions, records and data.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification. Shown are duties intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

Processes accounting transactions for the Borough in compliance with all applicable Federal, State and Borough rules, regulations and ordinances.

Reconciles transactions and data according to policies; records changes, reconciles and resolves differences; reviews payroll and accounting records and corrects errors as required.

Collects statistical data and compiles data for reports; updates and corrects statistical database.

Review a variety of accounting transaction forms and other source documents for compliance to rules and regulations.

Interprets and analyzes accounts, grants, budgets and records for administrative officers and staff.

Supervise, train and coordinate the daily operations of accounting staff.

Checks documents for validity and accuracy of information; collects, records, files and distributes related paperwork.

Enters accounting data into computer systems, and maintains information system database; enters data, processes transactions, assesses and validates data, compiles documentation, reconciles reports.

Maintain records and files associated with accounting systems and related transactions.

Responds to requests for information; reviews, investigates, and corrects errors and inconsistencies in financial entries, transactions, documents, and reports; provides technical information to departments, staff and management as authorized.

Prepares monthly, quarterly and year end financial, summary and technical reports.

Work with customers for resolution with delinquent accounts.

Health Department

May be required to work a non-traditional work schedule to include evening, holidays and weekends and may be subject to 24 hour on-call status.

Respect clients by recognizing their rights and maintaining confidentiality, including HIPAA requirements.

Protect self, co-workers and consumers by following policies and procedures to prevent the spread of blood borne and/or airborne diseases.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of Borough policies and procedures.

Knowledge of the principles of record keeping and records management.

Knowledge of principles and practices of government accounting and mathematical computations.

Knowledge of computer hardware and accounting software applications.

Skill in reviewing and correcting mathematical calculations and computations.

Skill in the maneuvering and data entry into the iSeries, JDE Software.

Skill in data entry.

Skill in correcting and updating financial and accounting information systems.

Skill in CIS utility billing system.(Public Works)

Education, Experience, Certifications and Licenses Required

High school graduate or G.E.D/or, a combination of 12 years of education or related work experience.

Four years of clerical work experience;

Three years of accounting and computer experience /OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Two years of college accounting and business courses /OR an equivalent combination of education and/or experience;

Applicants must pass a criminal back ground, finger printing and a Safety TSA test provided by the State of Alaska DOT, to obtain an AOA badge required to operate on airport premises within 30 days of hire. (Search and Rescue only)

Health Department:

Applicant must pass a criminal history background check conducted by the State of Alaska Background Check Unit (AWIC, not @ Central); Documentation that the individual is free from active pulmonary tuberculosis.


This Job Description reflects North Slope Borough's best effort to describe the essential functions and qualifications of the job described. It is not anexhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job. This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation. This is not intended to be a contract.

The North Slope Borough offers the following benefit packages to all permanent full time and permanent part time employees who work at least 15 hours a week.

Health care is provided at no cost to the employee (no premiums). Our Health Care package covers major medical, preventive care, vision, dental and prescription drug benefits.

Benefits do not apply to temporary employees.

The information provided in your application must support your selected answers in the supplemental questions. The information you provide will be verified and documentation may be required. Please be as honest and accurate as possible. You may be asked to demonstrate your knowledge and skills in a work sample or during an interview. By completing this supplemental questionnaire you are attesting that the information you have provided is accurate. Any misstatements, omissions, or falsification of information may eliminate you from consideration or result in dismissal. "See resume" is not an acceptable answer to the questions.

  • Yes, I understand and agree
  • No, I do not agree
This position is NON-Rotational. Housing is NOT provided. Therefore, due to extreme weather conditions in the arctic and for your safety, housing accommodations must be located and pre-arranged by the applicant prior to the start of employment. The applicant must pay for housing; it is not provided by the NSB. Please note: The Borough is currently experiencing a housing shortage. Due to the remote setting, applicants are urged to consider this factor prior to submitting an application. Do you certify that you understand the above information?

  • Yes
  • No
Which best describes your level of education?

  • Some high school
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Some college
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
How many years of clerical work experience do you have?

  • No experience
  • Less than 2 years
  • 2 years to less than 3 years
  • 3 years to less than 4 years
  • 4 years to less than 5 years
  • 5 years or more
If you do have at least four years of clerical work experience, describe how you meet the qualification and list the position(s) you held, company, and dates of employment where you gained the work experience.

    How many years of accounting and computer experience do you have?

    • No experience
    • Less than 2 years
    • 2 years to less than 3 years
    • 3 years to less than 4 years
    • 4 years to less than 5 years
    • 5 years or more
    If you do have three years of accounting and computer experience, describe how you meet the qualification and list the position you held, company and dates of employment where you gained the experience.

      How many years of college accounting and business courses have you completed?

      • None
      • Less than 2 years
      • 2 years to less than 3 years
      • 3 years to less than 4 years
      • 4 years to less than 5 years
      • 5 years or more
      If you do have at least two years of college accounting and business courses, describe how you meet the qualification and list the college you attended, courses completed and dates of enrollment. Please attach a copy of your College transcript to your application before submitting it online.

        To comply with the Borough's nepotism law (NSBMC Sec. 2.20.170 and 2.20.290), the North Slope Borough must collect the following information. Are you related by blood or marriage to the Department Director (Scott Danner) or Immediate Supervisor (Matt Dunn) for this position?

        • Yes
        • No
        If "Yes", please check boxes below that apply:

        • Father
        • Father-in-Law
        • Step-Father
        • Mother
        • Mother-in-Law
        • Step-Mother
        • Brother
        • Brother-in-Law
        • Step-Brother
        • Sister
        • Sister-in-Law
        • Step-Sister
        • Son
        • Son-in-Law
        • Step-Son
        • Daughter
        • Daughter-in-Law
        • Step-Daughter
        • Wife
        • Husband
        Do you currently live in the same residence as the Department Director (Scott Danner) or Immediate Supervisor (Matt Dunn) of this position?

        • Yes
        • No
        If you checked "Yes", please check the appropriate boxes below: I am currently living in the same residence as the:

        • Department Director
        • Immediate Supervisor

        * Required Question