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EMS Accounts Specialist

EMS Accounts Specialist
Fire Department

AFSCME, FLSA Non – Exempt position
$3642 per month (Range 15) plus benefits

OPENS: August 17, 2018                                                                                           CLOSES: September 7, 2018

Position Summary:

The Emergency Medical Service Account Specialist performs a variety of accounting and clerical activities specific to the billing of EMS claims for service and provides other clerical office support as required. The EMS Account Specialist accumulates, posts, balances, and reconciles ambulance accounts receivable as well as records, classifies and codes entries and transactions. This is a full-time, 40 hour per week, civil service position.

As a member of the Fire Department, applicants are subject to a thorough background investigation.


  • U.S. Citizen
  • No felony convictions
  • Valid drivers’ license
  • High school degree or GED
  • Experience, education, or training which provides the level of knowledge, skills and ability and basic knowledge of basic accounting principles, preferably with the equivalent of a two-year degree
  • Word Processing Certificate ( See instructions to applicants for more details)


See the attached Instructions to Applicants for additional information regarding the testing process.

The City of Aberdeen is an Equal Opportunity Employer

EMS Accounts Specialist


Applicant Procedures:  Complete a City of Aberdeen application, veteran’s scoring declaration form (if applicable), fee waiver request form (if applicable), and attach a copy of your word processing exam results from a test administered by Work Source within the last 3 months (see below for more information). Be sure that all the required information is provided and that your signed application is received by Human Resources at Aberdeen City Hall at 200 E. Market Street, by 5 p.m. on September 7, 2018. Postmarks are not accepted. Resumes, letters of interest, or other documents may be included at the applicant’s discretion. Applications and associated material are not accepted via fax or email. Applications that do not include the required documents will be considered incomplete and ineligible for consideration.

The dates, times and places of testing generally cannot be changed to accommodate individual candidates. You must be able and willing to participate as scheduled. If you have a religious reason for not being able to participate at that scheduled time or date, please notify the Chief Examiner at City Hall in writing not less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled examination.

Veteran’s Scoring: To be eligible for Veteran’s Scoring, you must complete and return a City of Aberdeen veteran’s scoring declaration form along with any documents described on the form. Veteran’s scoring is added only to the final score calculations.

Word Processing Examination: Part of the required application materials is proof of your words per minute and accuracy on a word processing examination administered by WorkSource. WorkSource Grays Harbor is located 415 W Wishka Suite 2D at Aberdeen, WA 98520.

Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. No appointment is needed. Applicants from outside the area may contact their local WorkSource to see if they administer the “” typing test. Only WorkSource administered “” typing tests will be accepted as part of the application.

This examination will be conducted with a software simulation program that does not require knowledge of any one brand of word processing software. The examination takes about 20 minutes. To advance in the recruitment process, the certificate of completion of the exam must reflect a typing speed of at least 40 words per minute and an accuracy rate of at least 95%. Both of those criteria must be met in order to be considered. The certificate issued by WorkSource must be attached to your application. Your results will also be verified with the official records maintained by WorkSource.

Please attach your final original results to your application material and submit to Human Resources. Those determined to meet the minimum qualifications then take the skills test at Work Source for basic math, 10 key and proofreading.

Oral Board Examination: Qualified candidate who pass the written assessment tests will be invited to participate in an oral board examination. This is an oral exam in front of a panel of evaluators. The examination will take approximately 45 minutes and will be individually scheduled. Those candidates advancing to the oral board examination will be contacted about the date, time and location of their exam. Candidates should also be prepared to answer, in writing, a question which will be presented at the end of the oral board examination and reviewed by the panel as part of the examination process. A minimum score of 70% is required to pass the oral board examination. For those passing the oral board exam, the oral board exam will comprise 60% of the candidate’s final score and will be combined with the candidate’s written score. It is anticipated that the oral board examinations will occur in September (Date to be determined).

Chief’s Interviews: eligibility for hire list will be certified by the Civil Service Commission following submission of test results. Under Civil Service Rules, the Chief may choose from among the top five candidates on the list. Therefore, if you are among the top five candidates, on the list you can expect to be contacted for an interview soon after the eligibility list is adopted.

Applicants for this position are subject to a comprehensive background check.

The City reserves the right to change any date or deadline for this process. Should this occur, a concerted effort will be made to quickly notify those affected.

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