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Department of Correction

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Financial Technician

Department of Correction

Open for Recruitment: November 7, 2017 - November 20, 2017
Announcement # 04248073027
Salary Range: $12.03 - 13.37 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

The Mission of the Idaho Department of Correction is to protect the public, our staff, and those within our custody and supervision through safety, accountability, partnerships and providing opportunities for offender change

Financial Technicians work at our Central Office in Boise primarily performing accounts payable and accounts receivable record keeping, preparing financial reports and cost allocations, and ensuring financial data is entered accurately and meets compliance standards.

If you have previously applied for Financial Technician at IDOC or any other agency and are interested in the current opening then you must apply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used. Hiring lists may be created from open competitive, IDOC Department Promotional, or Statewide promotional applicants. The applications may also be used for future full-time, part-time or temporary vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months.


Idaho state employees enjoy a generous benefit program that includes health insurance, retirement, paid holidays, and more.


  • Independently perform specialized financial record keeping, maintenance, review, verification and support functions
  • Use bookkeeping methods and procedures to prepare work/spread sheets, standardize summaries and reports, and perform reconciliation
  • Determine cost allocations
  • Use automated systems and system software to enter, retrieve and edit financial data and prepare financial documents
  • Research accounting systems and records to identify and correct errors in financial transactions
  • Has latitude in explaining and applying policies, procedures, or regulations and in determining if financial data meets compliance standards


  • Good knowledge of financial record keeping methods
  • Experience researching and compiling financial information and preparing summaries and reports
  • Experience using personal computers to enter, retrieve, and edit financial data


  • Experience reviewing and preparing documents for accounts payable/accounts receivable transactions for processing
  • Experience updating/modifying financial related desk procedure manuals
  • Experience balancing, reconciling and proofing financial data
  • Experience with the State of Idaho STARS System


To be hired, candidates will have a history and background supportive of department mission goals and will be subject to:

  • Completing a Background Investigation Questionnaire and pre-employment drug testing
  • Having a federal and state criminal background check to include fingerprints
  • Having a history of law-abiding behavior
  • Felonies, misdemeanors, illegal drug usage, DUI's, adverse driving convictions and employment history may make you ineligible for employment

Non-hiring restrictions are in place for candidates who:

  • Have been convicted of Domestic Violence or similar types of violent behaviors
  • Have a dishonorable discharge from military service
  • Currently are using, dealing or are associated with illegal drugs
  • Have close friends or relatives under IDOC care & custody
  • Are currently under IDOC supervision or probation (must be released from IDOC supervision or probation for at least one year)


You will receive a score based on your education and experience in the answers to the exam. A minimum score of 35 is required to pass. Notification of your test results will be available online when the exam review process has been completed. All answers to the questions on the exam must be supported in the work history, resume, and/or education portion of your application.

For more detailed information regarding the requirements of this position please click on "Preview Exam" below. You will not be able to take the exam from this screen.


Click on any Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist Information and Exam for this position. Remember to update your online application information, please select/add:

  • Department of Correction under "Agencies"
  • Full-time under "Job Type/Shift"
  • Boise under "Cities"

Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency. You must complete all items in the Application Checklist under General Information and Optional Information to include Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies, Job Type/Shift, Skills, and Resume.


For more information on the Idaho Department of Correction visit our website at or follow us on Facebook at State of Idaho employee benefit information click on the link following the Salary range above where it says "Plus Competitive Benefits!"

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Correction!


Preview Exam

At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.