Accounting Technician

State of Alaska
Full Time 4 quarter per week $21 Per hour AK Alaska Department of Health, 3601 C St #902, Anchorage, AK 99503, United States Apply before 5/14/2024 5:00


:This position is open to Alaskan Residents only.Please check out the to determine if you qualify.

What you will be doing: 
As an Accounting Technician 1, you will be responsible for managing all Medicaid recoveries received from various sources such as State contractors, Medicaid Providers, Medicaid Recipients, Other State Agencies, and Third-Party Insurance. Your duties will include reconciling daily deposits, performing deposits to the local bank, using Key Capture Deposit Online, and verifying deposit posting in Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) and State Accounting System - Integrated Resource Information System (IRIS).

Our organization, mission, and culture: 
Our mission is to provide all eligible Alaskans with access and oversight to the full range of appropriate Medicaid services. We also protect Alaska’s most vulnerable populations through our certification and licensing sections. This position contributes to our mission by processing and verifying that all Medicaid recoveries were posted accurately in our State Accounting Systems, the Integrated Resource Information System (IRIS), and MMIS.

The benefits of joining our team: 
We offer challenging and exciting work that positively impacts Alaskans' lives. In this position, you will be a valued member of the Accounting Unit, a dynamic and friendly work group of professional staff with years of experience and a high level of dedication. In addition, we offer retirement and health benefits, 11 paid holidays, and routine pay and leave accrual increases across your career. We will invest in your growth with us.  

The working environment you can expect: 
This position is conveniently located at 4601 Business Park Blvd., Bldg. K in midtown Anchorage. It is close to restaurants, shopping, bike paths, and Cuddy Family Midtown Park. Free parking is provided. The workweek is typically Monday through Friday.

Who we are looking for: 
We are looking for an individual who will bring the following skills and strengths:
  • Attention to Detail: Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
  • Customer Service: Anticipates and meets the needs of both internal and external customers. Delivers high-quality products and services; is committed to continuous improvement.
  • Computer Skills: Uses computers, software applications, databases, and automated systems to accomplish work.
  • Manages and Organizes Information: Identifies a need; gathers, organizes, and maintains information; determines its importance and accuracy, and communicates it by a variety of methods.
  • Adaptability: adjusts planned work by gathering relevant information and applying critical thinking to address multiple demands and competing priorities in a changing environment.
Special Notice:
  • A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment. 
A cover letter is NOT required for this position. Your complete application, including supplemental questions, will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.  

To view the general description and example of duties for this job class, please go to the following link and search for Accounting Technician 1:  

Minimum Qualifications

One year of clerical work experience maintaining records that included using computer systems and performing basic arithmetic calculations.

Successful completion of a formal vocational education program in accounting or bookkeeping will substitute for the required experience.

Post secondary education from an accredited college will substitute for the required experience (3 semester/4 quarter hours equal one month). 

Additional Required Information

At the time of the interview, please provide the following: 

  1. Three (3) professional references we may contact by phone, one (1) of whom must be your current or most recent supervisor, if not already provided in the application. 
  2. Current performance evaluation, if available.
If chosen for the position, the candidate will be required to provide the following items before employment:
  1. A copy of your current driver’s license.
For your application to be evaluated, you must answer the Supplemental Questions.  Be specific in your answers and describe how you acquired the relevant experience. Please use complete sentences and proofread your submissions when answering the supplemental questions. Your responses will be considered a writing sample and used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment process.

To verify education is being used to meet and/or support the required minimum qualifications/competencies, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials used to meet or support the minimum qualifications/competencies for a position and are required with each application. (Unofficial is okay; please ensure the institution/URL name is listed on the transcripts). Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of interview; if not, transcripts will be required before employment.

If education is completed in a foreign college or university, it may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education, you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. The omission of the required documentation listed will result in an incomplete application, and you will not receive further consideration. 

When using work experience not already documented in your application, please provide the employer's name, your job title, employment dates, and whether you were working full-time or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and if minimum qualifications are met. Work experience needed to meet the minimum qualifications must be documented in the application.  If the application does not support minimum qualifications, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.  A resume will not be used to determine that minimum qualifications have been met for the position to which you are applying.
If you have currently or previously been appointed to a flexibly staffed position, please ensure your work experience within a flexibly staffed position indicates the actual dates employed at each level.  Ensure your time and any subsequent flex promotion(s) are documented as a separate position.  This is required as minimum qualifications require experience at a particular level in which the lower level may not be considered. If this information is not accurately reflected in your application, this may cause the processing of your application for consideration to be delayed.
NOTE: Attaching a resume or curriculum vitae is not an alternative to filling out the application. Noting "see resume or CV" or any similar response on any portion of your application may lead to a determination your application is incomplete and removal from consideration for this job posting.
The State of Alaska does not provide VISA Employer sponsorships.

This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.

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Contact Information

For specific information in reference to the position, feel free to contact the hiring manager at:Name/Title: Carmela Sargento/Medicaid Program Specialist 4Phone: (907)334-2400Email: