The Human Resources Department creates, encourages, and maintains an environment that supports, develops and sustains the wellbeing of RCTC’s employees. This is accomplished by being a knowledgeable, approachable, and professional resource in providing quality services in the areas of employee relations, benefits, recruitment and retention, organizational development, compensation, and human resource information management. Human Resources develops and communicates sound policies and procedures that balance the needs of employees and the needs of the Commission while ensuring compliance with federal and state law. RCTC implements human resource best practices and innovative solutions while providing a high quality service, efficiency, employee growth and enrichment. The Human Resources Department maintains a dedicated focus on customer service and continuous improvement and is committed to fostering an environment that sustains RCTC’s collaborative and entrepreneurial culture.


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Current job opportunities are posted below


(Accounts & Grants Receivable)Salary Range: $27.13 - $36.62 per hour

Application Deadline: Friday, September 29, 2017, at 4:00 p.m.

The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC/Commission), established through Assembly Bill 1246, oversees funding and coordination of all public transportation services within Riverside County. The Commission’s responsibilities have grown in the 40 years since its inception from coordinating highway and transit planning and identifying projects for state and federal funding to responsibility for all aspects of region-wide planning for Riverside County’s mobility. RCTC is a small office with a staffing component of 49 full time positions that support a governing board of 33 elected officials and one governor’s appointee throughout Riverside County.

GENERAL DESCRIPTIONUnder general supervision, performs a variety of technical accounting duties in the analysis, preparation, maintenance, and processing of general accounting, accounts and grants receivable, journal entries, budgeting, project accounting, fixed assets, and related general ledger transactions; maintains and audits RCTC financial accounts and records and assists in the preparation of financial reports, summaries, and analyses; provides responsible technical accounting support to supervisory and management staff in the department; and performs related work as required.

This is an advanced journey-level class that performs in a fast-paced office environment, the full range of technical work in all of the following areas: accounts and grants receivable, general accounting, budgeting, project accounting, fixed assets, and related areas, in addition to performing a variety of record keeping, reconciliation, and accounting support activities. Incumbents perform the technical accounting support duties exercising a high level of independent judgment and initiative. Incumbents are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to the assigned functional area. This class is distinguished from the Accountant class in that the latter performs technical work with higher level of complexity and difficulty in assigned accounting/finance areas.

EDUCATION: High School Diploma or equivalent is required. A college degree is desired.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of five (5) years of general accounting experience, preferably in public agency fund accounting.

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License by time of appointment.


  • Performs technical accounting support in the analysis, preparation, maintenance, and processing of journal entries, accounts and grants receivable, budgeting, project accounting, fixed assets, and related financial transactions.
  • Prepares, maintains, verifies, and reconciles a variety of difficult and complex accounting and financial transactions and reports; audits financial records for accuracy; prepares, posts, and reconciles journals; prepares journal entries for revenues, expenditures, assets, and liabilities.
  • Prepares and posts accurate and timely account and grant receivables for specific program or project expenditures including engineering, construction, right of way, maintenance and operations, and lease agreements; ensures consistency with RCTC programs and federal, state, and local grant requirements.
  • Performs grant receivable closeout functions required by granting agency including reconciliations, financial status reports, and final invoices; updates and maintains documentation in compliance with federal, state, or local grant agreements.
  • Monitors account and grant receivable revenues and expenditures ensuring data is recorded in the ERP System; maintains regular communications with department managers.
  • Prepares, posts, and reconciles weekly cash receipt journal entries.
  • Reconciles and maintains the general ledger including monthly subsidiary ledgers; performs various account reconciliations and works to resolve discrepancies.
  • Compiles, analyzes, and reconciles a variety of financial transactions, statements, and reports.
  • Develops, enters, and posts journal entries to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System.
  • Maintains RCTC fixed asset records in ERP System; generates, reviews, and updates fixed asset reports as required; identifies and records fixed asset acquisitions and dispositions; calculates and posts depreciations; collects documentation for new assets; ensures accountability of records.
  • Maintains project accounting module in ERP System including adding new projects, setting up new accounts in existing projects, creating new phases, tasks, or subtasks, linking accounts to general ledger accounts, inactivating project strings, and assigning projects to funds and departments.
  • Participates in the fiscal year-end audit and other special audits; analyzes and prepares audit schedules and year-end adjusting journal entries; ensures accountability of records and controls; provides assistance and works closely with auditors.
  • Assists in the annual and mid-year budget; enters approved budget data in the ERP System; assists staff with special queries, projects, and reports.
  • Maintains ERP project accounting data; develops and maintains spreadsheets, ledgers, worksheets, and other records.
  • Performs back-up support for payroll and accounts payable.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Terminology and practices of financial and accounting document processing and record keeping, including accounts payable, accounts and grants receivable, journal entries, budgeting, project accounting, and fixed assets.
  • Principles and practices of auditing accounting and finance documents.
  • Basic principles and practices of general accounting, preferably in public agency fund accounting.
  • Business arithmetic and basic financial and statistical techniques.
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility.
  • Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work, including ERP, word processing, database, and spreadsheet applications.
  • English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service to public and RCTC staff, in person and over the telephone.


  • Perform technical accounting work accurately and timely, in a fast-paced office environment, and under general supervision.
  • Review documents related to department operations; observe, identify, and solve technical issues and procedural problems; understand, interpret, and explain department policies and procedures; explain operation and respond to accounting issues for the public and staff.
  • Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures related to journal entries, accounts and grants receivable, budgeting, project accounting, fixed assets, and related areas.
  • Establish, maintain, and research related accounting records and files.
  • Make accurate arithmetic, financial, and statistical computations.
  • Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record keeping, and tracking systems.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
  • Enter and retrieve data from a computer with sufficient speed and accuracy to perform assigned work.
  • Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs.
  • Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
  • Use tact, initiative, and prudence within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Must possess mobility to work in a fast-paced office environment within a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 25 pounds.

This is primarily a sedentary classification and the employee works in a fast-paced office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. The employee interfaces with staff, management, other departmental representatives, business representatives, vendors, and the general public in explaining RCTC policies and requesting and providing information.

Summary of Benefits Available

  • CalPERS Retirement System
  • Classic: 2.7% @ 55/PEPRA: 2% @ 62
  • CalPERS Medical (HMO/PPO Options
  • Fully Paid Dental & Vision Plans
  • 401(a) Money Purchase Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation
  • Life Insurance
  • Fully Paid Short and Long-Term Disability
  • 9/80 Work Schedule
  • Biweekly Vacation & Sick Leave Accruals
  • 12 Paid Holidays/Year
  • EAP, Legal & Travel Assistance
  • Transportation Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program

An RCTC employment application, resume, and salary history must be submitted for consideration.


RCTC will only accept applications for employment when a recruitment is open and listed above.

Please Note:
It is recommended that you review the entire job announcement before completing the Employment Application to ensure there are no supplemental questions or additional requirements needed. If your application submission is incomplete at the time of the recruitment deadline, it will not be considered for the position.

Submitting an RCTC Employment Application and any additional documents can be done through the following four (4) methods:

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Attention Human Resources
P. O. Box 12008
Riverside, CA 92502

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4080 Lemon Street, 3rd Fl.
Riverside, CA 92501

It is the policy of RCTC to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, RCTC will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.