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Cashier 1 - Access to City Employment (ACE) (4320)

Recruitment: REF3238L

Published: September 29, 2022


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Department: Access to City Employment
Job class: 4320-Cashier I
Salary range: $61,022.00 - $74,178.00
Role type: Permanent Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


The Access to City Employment Program (ACE) seeks to hire qualified individuals with a disability into permanent entry-level jobs outside the normal civil service selection process. To be hired through the ACE Program, individuals must meet the minimum qualifications of the job and provide a Certification of Disability from the California Department of Rehabilitation or a Veterans Preference Letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Role description

Definition: Under supervision, the Cashier I, receives receipts for and deposits money in varying amounts. The essential functions of this job include: receiving daily deposits and payments from individuals, corporation, federal, state and local governments; inspecting currency, checks, warrants and other financial instruments for completeness and accuracy; applying payments to proper tax types or accounts; reconciling daily collections including checks, cash and/or warrants to appropriate records/accounts; maintaining daily balance sheets on all transactions; and providing services to customers in person or over the phone in a professional and courteous manner.

Distinguishing Features: The Cashier I is the entry level position to the series. The nature of this position requires extensive public contact, ability to type 25 wpm and use a 10 key adding machine by touch.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties: According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this job code/class and are not intended to be an inclusive list. 1. Receives daily deposits and payments from a wide variety of sources; counts cash, checks and warrants received to issure amounts balance with receipts. 2. Inspects monies received for accuracy and correctness; prepares necessary forms for transmitting funds for deposit. 3. Maintains daily work sheets for all transactions. 4. Reconciles daily collections in order to assure that money for deposit is allocated to proper tax types or accounts. 5. Applies payments to proper tax types or accounts. 6. Processes large volume of payments. 7. Provides services to customers in person or over the phone. 8. May maintain revolving funds for payment of bills and the purchase of supplies.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: handling and accounting for varying amounts of money; checks, credit card/debit card or other financial instrument for their proper validation and endorsement. Ability to: inspect daily deposits for counterfeit, make change and issue receipts rapidly and accurately; make simple arithmetical calculations; deal effectively and courteously with the public; solve problems in reconciling daily collections; read and comprehend written instructions; operate a personal computer and a 10-key adding machine by touch

How to qualify

Minimum Qualifications: These minimum qualifications are to be used as a guide for establishing the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license which may be required for employment in the class. Although these minimum qualifications are typical of the class, additional minimum qualifications and special conditions may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the job announcement.

Experience and Training: One (1) year (equivalent to 2,000 hours) of verifiable experience as a cashier receiving deposits, applying payments to proper accounts and reconciling collections.

Note: Experience such as a Cashier Grocery Checker, Restaurant Cashier, Store/Department Store Cashier, Gasoline/Service Station Cashier or other retail cashiering is not qualifying experience.

What else should I know?

Notes: AMENDED: 2/12/10

Conviction History: As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as: Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code. Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City. If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers: All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.