Notice of Vacancy – Accountant – Requisition #188531 – Vacancy Closes 1/11/2018

Requisition #188531 – Applications Accepted Through 1/11/2018

The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) has an opening for a full-time Unclassified Accountant.  This is advanced professional accounting work.  Work involves the responsibility for directing an accounting sub-system or fiscal activity; assisting in the management of an extensive accounting or fiscal management program; or performing specialized accounting tasks.  Duties at this level require a high degree of concentration due to the many factors that must be considered and weighed before a decision can be reached.  Errors may cause major program failure or a high degree of confusion.  Employee researches financial problem areas, identify significant trends, prepare a variety of specialized financial management reports, schedules and analyses.  May work with users to identify reporting needs and anticipate need and benefit of information and formulate reporting techniques to comply with statewide fiscal policy and special requirements of other funding sources.

Duties will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Interprets and directs the application of statutes, regulations, Department of Administration policies and internal policy to resolve operational problems related to fiscal and purchasing; serves as liaison with other governmental entities concerning fiscal matters.
  • Resolves accounting problems/issues within the agency.
  • Directs the preparation and processing of all accounts payable, accounts receivable and financial management reports.
  • Serves as the agency Grant Manager.  Maintains all financial files in support of all grant funds.
  • Plans, establishes and executes internal audit procedures for the agency’s fee funds of services rendered.
  • Budget preparation, submission, legislative process and implementation.
  • Serves as the agency’s approver, primary contact, help desk contact, training and security administrator for SMART.
  • Works with the State Fire Marshal and Division Chiefs regarding interpretation and compliance with contracts awarded to outside vendors.  Coordinates the processing of RFP’s requested by the agency, possesses state purchasing certification and serves as the agency purchasing card program coordinator.

Pay Rate:  $20.00 – $23.00 per hour commensurate with experience and qualifications


  • Three years of experience in professional accounting work.
  • Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Preferred Skills:

  • Working knowledge of SMART
  • Working knowledge of IBARS
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Professional products especially Excel, Word and Access
  • Must be proficient with the office equipment and software used by this position
  • Must have effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Must have a valid Kansas driver’s license.

Performance Standards:  To be successful, the expectation is that a candidate will be able to competently perform the routine tasks of the position with limited supervision within six (6) months of hire date.

HOW TO APPLY:  The application process has 3 STEPS:

STEP 1:  Register by completing the online Personal Data Form (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID or Employee ID number.)
STEP 2:  Complete the official State of Kansas application form and submit to the Fire Marshal.
STEP 3:  Email the additional required documents to  Include the job requisition number and your last name in the subject line.

Additional Required Documents:

  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume
  • College Transcripts (if applicable)
  • Valid Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate

Failure to follow the instructions and submit all required documentation before the closing date may affect your consideration for this position.

Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website.

A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws.  A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days.  All applicants, including current State employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency.  This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03.  If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

Recruiter Contact Information:
Name:  Brenda L. Schuette
Phone: 785-296-0654
Fax:   785-296-8155

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
KSFFA’s Fire News Blog Home Page

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