Entry-Level Positions Data Bank

Entry Level positions are defined as jobs that have education and experience requirements ranging from High School degree/GED with no experience required to jobs that require a bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant experience or equivalent. e.g. a Masters degree in a related field could be equivalent to two years of relevant work experience.

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Degree:

Bachelors

Major:

Accounting, Business Administration , Finance, Public Administration

Education and Experience Required:

Bachelor's degree in accounting, or a degree in business administration, finance or public administration or a related discipline from an appropriately accredited institution with 18 semester hours of accounting;

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of accounting principles and practices. - Considerable knowledge of governmental accounting methods, procedures and financial practices. - Ability to interpret and apply common to moderately complex Federal and State fiscal regulations. - Ability to analyze and correct financial problems and accounting errors.Ability to make minor adjustments to the accounting system and procedures. - Ability to prepare interpretive or analytical Accounting or financial reports.

You can find this position in these agencies:

Department of Information Technology, Dept of Administration, Dept of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Dept of Commerce, Dept of Environmental Quality, Dept of Health and Human Services, Dept of Insurance, Dept of Justice, Dept of Labor, Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources, Dept of Public Instruction, Dept of Public Safety, Dept of Revenue, Dept of State Treasurer, Dept of the Secretary of State, Dept of Transportation, Office of the State Controller, Wildlife Resource Commission

Degree:

Bachelors

Major:

Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Public Administration

Education and Experience Required:

Bachelor's degree in accounting, or a degree in business administration, finance or public administration or a related discipline from an appropriately accredited institution with 18 semester hours of accounting coursework; and two years of accounting/auditing experience in the preparation of interpretive or analytical accounting/ financial statements and reports; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and practices. - Considerable knowledge of governmental accounting methods, procedures and financial practices. - Ability to direct the work of lower level accountants and support personnel. - Ability to interpret and apply complex Federal and State fiscal regulations. - Ability to use accounting judgment and theory to a wide variety of situations that are not covered by regulations or precedent. - Ability to develop complex accounting worksheets and reports. - Ability to present results of analysis to program administrators and negotiate changes and/or implementations.

You can find this position in these agencies:

Dept of Administration, Dept of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Dept of Commerce, Dept of Environmental Quality, Dept of Health And Human Services, Dept of Insurance, Dept of Military And Veteran Affairs, Dept of Public Instruction, Dept of Public Safety, Dept of State Treasurer, Dept of Transportation, office of The State Auditor, Office of The State Controller

Degree:

High School

Major:

High School

Education and Experience Required:

High school or General Education Development Diploma

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Basic knowledge of spelling, punctuation and vocabulary. Basic knowledge of office practices and procedures. - Basic knowledge of bookkeeping principles and practices. - Ability to arrange and place records, reports, files and other documents into a defined sequence. - Ability to screen and refer communications using defined procedures. - Ability to use a variety of standard office equipment. - Ability to follow oral and written instructions and procedures. - Ability to communicate effectively in person and by telephone. - Ability to learn the use of special office equipment. - Ability to perform simple arithmetic calculations

You can find this position in these agencies:

Dept of Administration

Degree:

High School

Major:

High School

Education and Experience Required:

High school or General Education Development Diploma and two (2) years of experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

- Working knowledge of office or work unit procedures, methods and practices. - Working knowledge of and ability to use correct grammar, vocabulary, and office terminology to compose and/or proofread correspondence, reports and other materials. - Working knowledge of accounting procedures, mathematics and their application in the work environment. - Ability to learn and independently apply laws and departmental rules and regulations covering programs and services. - Ability to review and process information to determine conclusions, actions or compliance with applicable laws, rules or regulations. - Ability to apply a variety of work-related formulas or mathematical calculations. - Ability to record, compile, summarize and perform basic analysis of data. - Ability to independently work with people with courtesy and tact in performing public contact duties that may be sensitive in nature.

You can find this position in these agencies:

Dept of Agriculture & Consumer Services

Degree:

Bachelors, Associates

Major:

Accounting, Business Administration

Education and Experience Required:

Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, or other curriculum that would provide a core curriculum in financial management coursework from an appropriately accredited institution; or Associate's degree in accounting from an appropriately accredited institution and two (2) years of accounting or auditing experience; or High school or General Educational Development (GED) diploma and four (4) years of experience as an accounting technician, three of which must have been at an advanced level

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Working knowledge of accounting and auditing principles and practices. - Working knowledge of and ability to explain, and apply the provisions of the standardized accounting practices adopted by State Government. - Ability to assist in interpreting and analyzing accounting data. - Ability to apply analysis to the departmental or institutional needs and determine compliance with pertinent guidelines, rules, regulations, and laws; - Ability to maintain effective working relationships with representatives of related contact agencies, departmental staff, and the general public. - Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.

You can find this position in these agencies:

Dept of Commerce

Degree:

High School

Major:

High School

Education and Experience Required:

High school or General Education Development Diploma (GED) and three (3) years of experience

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of office or work unit procedures, methods and practices. - Considerable knowledge of and ability to use correct grammar, vocabulary, spelling, proofreading and office terminology to compose and/or proofread correspondence, reports and materials. - Considerable knowledge of accounting procedures, applicable mathematics and their application in the work environment. - Skill in communicating effectively both orally and in writing. - Ability to record, compile, summarize and analyze data. - Ability to review and process information to determine conclusions, actions or compliance with applicable laws, rules or regulations. - Ability to analyze work situations and interpret program content in making decisions and explaining policies, regulations and programs. - Ability to exercise judgment, discretion and negotiation skills in problem situations. - Ability to learn, interpret and explain policies, regulations and programs. - Ability to independently respond to inquiries and coordinate a variety of resources in acquiring and disseminating information. - Ability to train and manage a group of employees

You can find this position in these agencies:

Dept of Environmental Quality

Degree:

Associates, High School

Major:

Accounting

Education and Experience Required:

Associate's Degree in Accounting from an appropriately accredited institution and one year of experience; or High school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) diploma and two years of experience in accounting work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Working knowledge of accounting methods, procedures, and accounting practices. - Knowledge of accounting and other software (e.g.: ERP, Excel, Word, Access). - Knowledge of basis mathematical computations. - Ability to understand, interpret, and apply the laws and regulations pertaining to financial records. - Ability to use posting, calculating, or adding machine in recording financial data or making computations. - Ability to prepare standard financial statements and reports. - Ability to identify and correct routine and recurring financial problems, referring more complex problems to a higher level. - Ability to present financial information clearly and concisely in oral and written form. - Ability to verify accounting documents and forms for accuracy and completeness.

You can find this position in these agencies:

Dept of Health and Human Services,

Degree:

Associates, High School

Major:

Accounting

Education and Experience Required:

High school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) diploma and three years of experience in accounting work or Associate's Degree in Accounting from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of experience in accounting

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of accounting methods, procedures, and accounting practices. - General knowledge of a variety of technology, financial systems, and software packages to create and maintain data. - Ability to understand, interpret, and apply the laws and regulations pertaining to financial records. - Ability to prepare fiscal reports and analyze financial statements. - Ability to present financial information clearly and concisely in oral and written form. - Ability to research, identify, and resolve discrepancies in accounting transactions. - Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. - Ability to plan, organize, train, and review the work of subordinate personnel. - Ability to supervise lower level staff or supervise various financial functions of moderate to considerable complexity.

You can find this position in these agencies:

Dept of Insurance

Degree:

High School

Major:

High School

Education and Experience Required:

High school or General Educational Development (GED) diploma

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Basic knowledge of program services, policies and procedures; ability to demonstrate and apply this knowledge in performance of office support tasks; ability to explain and interpret program information to clients/customers and staff. - Basic knowledge of data collection and storage to compile, assimilate, and organize printed and electronic information. - Ability to convey basic information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups; - ability to adjust language or terminology to meet needs of the recipient(s). - Ability to present ideas in written form; ability to use correct grammar, organization, and structure. - Ability to utilize office equipment and other technology (software and systems) to meet work needs. - Ability to facilitate the flow of work and coordinate office support activities with other staff; ability to maintain internal and external contacts for work coordination. - Ability to understand basic issues, identify problems and opportunities to determine the appropriate course of action.

You can find this position in these agencies:

Dept of Military and Veteran Affairs

Degree:

High School

Major:

High School

Education and Experience Required:

High school or General Educational Development (GED) diploma and one year of administrative experience

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Working knowledge of program services, policies and procedures. - Ability to demonstrate and apply this knowledge in performance of office support tasks. - Ability to explain and interpret program information to clients/customers and staff. - Working knowledge of data collection and storage to compile, assimilate, and organize printed and electronic information. - Working knowledge of and ability to use correct spelling, punctuation and specialized vocabulary. - Ability to convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups; ability to adjust language or terminology to meet needs of the recipient(s). - Ability to present ideas in written form; ability to adjust language or terminology to meet needs of the recipient(s); ability to use correct grammar, organization, and structure. - Ability to utilize office equipment and other technology (software and systems) to meet work needs. - Ability to facilitate the flow of work and coordinate office support activities with other staff; ability to maintain internal and external contacts for work coordination. - Ability to understand issues, identify problems and opportunities to determine the appropriate course of action.

You can find this position in these agencies:

Dept of Public Instruction