Posted | October 28, 2021

Close Date| open until filled

First Review of Applications| November 22nd

Salary Range| $52,113 to $65,142 Annual DOQ

Anticipated Start Date| Mid January

Normal Hours |8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday

The Position |The City of Alexandria is seeking applications for the position of Finance Clerk.  This position assists the Finance Department in maintaining the financial accounting system and supporting systems (accounts payable, accounts receivable) and assists in the daily, interim and year-end financial and budgetary functions, including payroll duties and benefit administration activities.

Experience and Education| This position requires a Two (2) year degree in accounting or five (5) years of responsible accounting experience.  Preference given to candidates with government accounting experience and additional training in governmental/fund accounting.

The Selection Procedure| Applicants must submit an official City of Alexandria application. Résumés may be included, but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.  Those applicants not meeting the minimum requirements will not be considered. The first review of applications will take place the week of November 22nd. The information provided on the application will be evaluated through a T&E scoring process.  Based on the T&E screening, those candidates with the most relevant qualifications, training & experience will be invited for an interview.

Physical Demands/Work Environment| The physical demands and work environment are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this position successfully. See the physical activity requirements and work environment sheet.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

About the City of Alexandria| The City of Alexandria is a regional trade center located approximately 70 miles west of St. Cloud on Interstate 94 and 125 miles northwest of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area.  The community, located in south central Douglas County, includes approximately 17.8 square miles (11,389 acres) of land with a population of 14,335.  There are approximately 25,000 people within 10 miles of downtown Alexandria. Important traffic corridors include I-94 and Highways 27 and 29.  As a thriving lakes community, year-round recreational opportunities abound, including bicycling, boating, kayaking and fishing in the summer and snowmobiling and ice fishing in the winter.  Alexandria’s number one attraction remains the lakes that virtually surround the City.  Alexandria has one of the most progressive and technologically savvy populations in the region.  The Alexandria area serves as a corporate headquarters and center for research and development for many high-tech companies, is known for its outstanding healthcare, quality public schools and is home to top ranked Alexandria Technical & Community College.  Education, innovation and collaboration are the hallmarks nourished by the City, the community and local industry and commerce.  As the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce states:  Alexandria is “THE ULTIMATE DESTINATION TO LIVE, WORK, PLAY AND PROSPER”.  Find out more about Alexandria or request a free relocation package from the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce online at:

Employee Benefits| Excellent benefit package includes: Comprehensive Health Insurance (single or family option); City contribution to HSA and/or HRA; Life Insurance; Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA); Cafeteria (flex plan); vacation and sick leave accruals, 10 paid Holidays and voluntary benefit options.

Application Information| Completed applications should be sent to:

City of Alexandria

Attention: Karin Tank

704 Broadway, Alexandria, MN  56308 

Email:  [email protected]   (in .pdf format only).

If you require special accommodations to participate in this process, please contact Karin Tank at the phone or address noted above.

Appointment to this position is contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical & drug/alcohol testing, criminal background check including consumer report and the ability to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

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