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Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Accounting Associate
Recruitment #24-20001150-002

Date Opened: 4/5/2024 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 4/19/2024 11:59:00 PM
Qualification Date: April 19, 2024
Job Type: Original Entrance
Salary: Starting Annual Salary: $67,988.44/year

How to Apply: Go to to submit an application by April 19, 2024.

Duties: Under general supervision, performs a variety of standard and/or advanced technical bookkeeping, accounting and financial tasks.

Original Entrance - Examination


Minimum Requirements: Graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate’s degree in accounting, finance, or business and one year of experience as an accounting clerk or bookkeeper or in other positions involving the preparation and maintenance of cost and bookkeeping records. Substitution: Additional experience as an accounting clerk or bookkeeper or in other positions involving the preparation and maintenance of cost and bookkeeping records may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis. Certification as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois, or a state which has reciprocity with Illinois, may be substituted for the required education.


Examination: The examination will consist of a written test weighted 100%. The minimum passing score on the written test will be 70% unless determined otherwise by the Director of Human Resources. Candidates must achieve a passing score to have their names placed on the eligible list.


The written test will assess candidates' knowledge, skill and ability in areas such as fiscal processing and documentation concepts; fiscal problem solving; proofreading and coding; and communication skills.


Examination Process: All applicants will be advised by email if they have been admitted to the examination process. Applicants who do not receive a response to their application by Friday, May 10, 2024 should contact the Employee Selection Office at (312) 751-5100.


WRITTEN TEST: The written test will be administered on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences - 3857 W 111th St Chicago, IL 60655.


Candidates should report at 10:00 a.m. with the approved (printed) admission letter and driver's license or other form of photo identification. Calculators will be provided. The use of books, study guides, cell phones, tablets, smartwatches, laptops or other aids during the test is prohibited.


Original Entrance - Appointments

Appointments will be made from an eligible list with three categories: A (Exceptionally Well Qualified), B (Well Qualified) and C (Qualified). Candidates in the highest category will be given first consideration for appointment. This examination is also being given on a Promotional basis. In instances where both Original Entrance and Promotional eligible lists result from an examination process, it is the District's practice to appoint only from the Promotional eligible list until all names from that list have been considered. The eligible list has a duration of three years.  Appointment is subject to successfully passing a physical examination, a drug test and a criminal history background investigation.