Job Posting: Accountant Trainee (PI)

State Air Resources Board

Accountant Trainee (PI)

$3,665.00 - $4,370.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 8/20/2019

Job Description and Duties

Under the close supervision of the Accounting Administrator I (S), the AT (PI) will perform professional accounting work at the entry & training level in a learning capacity related to AB 32 funds, the AT (PI) will assist in the preparation and posting of data to the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Administrative System (GGRFAS) for the use in making revenue and expenditure estimates as well as tracking actual activity (including year-end accruals).  Assist in the development of additional features for the GGRFAS database as well as testing new code to ensure it acts as anticipated without damaging the integrity of existing code and functionality.  Assist in the preparation of correspondence and data requests to the various agencies receiving GGRF authority.

Assist in the preparation of various reports for the funds managed by the AB 32 Special Funds Unit including generation and preparation of GGRFAS reports used for both reconciliation purposes as well as for sharing with management, Legislature Analyst Office (LAO), Department of Finance (DOF), and other stakeholders.  Assist in the preparation of reconciliations for funds received from auction/reserve sales, for various agency’s authority, expenditures, encumbrances, planned draws, actual draws and other use between FI$Cal and GGRFAS and to ensure accuracy, completeness, and reasonableness.  Assist the Budget Office staff in reporting authority, revenue and expenditures for the Governor’s Budget and in providing meaningful fiscal responses to requests by the Legislature and other stakeholders.

Assist in the maintainanence of the general ledgers for the funds managed by the AB 32 Special Funds Unit by preparing monthly reconciliations between CARB and CalEPA to State Controller’s Office (SCO).  Assist in the preparation of annual Financial Statements for submission to SCO and annual Consolidated Fund Reconciliations for submission to DOF.   Post miscellaneous SCO journal entries into FI$Cal.  Prepare correction letters to SCO and correct FI$Cal error reports.

Use software applications (i.e., Monarch, Excel, Word, Access) to assist with maintaining data set files for data analysis.  Print monthly FI$Cal reports and print other reports as requested by other staff.

CARB is located in the Cal/EPA building in downtown Sacramento; one block to light rail and has daycare facilities.

This is a Permanent Intermittent position and is limited to 1500 hours per calendar year.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Accountant Trainee (PI)
$3,665.00 - $4,370.00 A
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent Intermittent - 1500 Hours

Department Information

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is charged with protecting the public from the harmful effects of air pollution and developing programs and actions to fight climate change. From requirements for clean cars and fuels to adopting innovative solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, California has pioneered a range of innovative approaches that have set the standard for effective air and climate programs for the nation, and the world.

CARB values diversity at all levels of the organization and is committed to fostering an environment in which employees from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive.  CARB believes the diversity of our employees collectively make up one of the world’s most respected environmental organizations.  Join CARB and help us improve the lives of all Californians.

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Special Requirements

If education is being used to meet the Minimum Qualifications, you must submit a copy of your unofficial transcripts and/or degree in order to be considered for this position.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 8/20/2019

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

State Air Resources Board
Attn: Elizabeth Vargas
1001 I Street, 20th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Elizabeth Vargas
1001 I Street, 20th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:30 AM - 04:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Degree and/or School Transcripts
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

Knowledge of office practices, customer service, communication, and excellent organizational skills, ability to work both independently and as part of a team; and ability to maintain a positive, creative and flexible attitude in a customer friendly atmosphere.  Experience with Excel and Word software applications and basic knowledge of Accounting office functions.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Hannah Cooper
(916) 323-3303

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
Beverly Bueno
(916) 323-7053
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.