Pend Oreille Country is located in North Eastern Washington, on the boarder of Northern Idaho and Canada, with Newport, Washington being the County seat. We are just miles from major cities such as Spokane, Washington and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. We offer rural living, fantastic recreational opportunities, and beautiful scenery! In short, Pend Oreille County is a great place to live, work, and play.

Deputy I Accountant- Job Description

Wage: $ 2,533.37 – $2,927.60 – per month plus benefits

Application Deadline: Open until filled.


Performs duties of cashier, customer service, clerical, and secretarial support in the office of the County Treasurer. Requires computer literacy with proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, knowledge of established office procedures, understanding of cash handling and basic accounting practices. Work is performed under direct supervision and works cooperatively and effectively with the public and other employees. This is a non-exempt position, and subject to a collective bargaining agreement.


  1. High school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Must be bondable.
  3. At least two years responsible clerical and cash handling experience.
  4. Experience with Microsoft Office programs and database software.
  5. Ten-key by touch and accurate cashiering skills.
  6. Excellent public relation skills.
  7. Ability to read, speak, and write the English language.
  8. Ability to work as a team and independently to better service the public.
  9. Ability to type 40 words per minute.
  10. Must successfully pass a background check, credit check and driving record check.


  1. Greet and assist the public by phone, in office, and by mail in a courteous and professional manner.
  2. Process mail and related correspondence as well as provide secretarial support to other staff members as needed.
  3. Cash handling responsibilities include but are not limited to: receipting of revenues, daily cash balancing, bank deposit preparation, and maintaining financial records pertaining to same.
  4. Maintain/update files and correspondence for tax service and mortgage companies.
  5. Update new taxpayer listing from Assessor’s office daily. Mail statements to same.
  6. Assist with Real Estate Excise Tax Affidavit processing; verifying accuracy and documentation requirements per state laws, receipting, computer input, scanning, balancing, and reporting to Washington State Department of Revenue.
  7. Knowledge of all aspects of warrant system (issued, redeemed, outstanding). Responsible for input and balancing of redeemed warrants.
  8. Knowledge of Washington State’s Budgeting, Accounting, and Reporting Systems (BARS) prescribed by the Washington State Auditor for the processing of revenues.
  9. Knowledge of state, federal, and local laws pertaining to work flow in the Treasurer’s office.
  10. Maintains inventory of office supplies and updates same periodically.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned by Treasurer to maintain internal controls and even workflow within the department.


Work is performed in an office setting with periods of standing, sitting and kneeling. Hand-eye coordination and fine manipulation skills are necessary to operate computers and various office machines. Physical ability to perform required duties is necessary, including occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds. This position requires ability to understand and execute oral and written instructions, policies and procedures. Regular and punctual attendance is required. Because of the nature of this position, duties must be performed during regular hours within the department (no telecommuting).


Respectful, courteous, and friendly to customers, other County employees, and County leadership. A team player that helps the organization meet its objectives. Takes initiative to meet work objectives. Effectively communicates with customers and other County employees. Gets along with co-workers and managers. Positively represents the County, maintaining the trust County residents have placed in each of us. Demonstrates honest and ethical behaviors.

See Job Description above for all  qualifications, essential job functions, and working  conditions.

Pend Oreille County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.