THE CITY OF OSWEGO is now accepting applications for ACCOUNT CLERK TYPIST.

Applications may be obtained at the

City of Oswego – Personnel Department, City Hall – Third Floor,

or by calling (315) 342-8159

or online at

For appointments in the City of Oswego the following residency requirements apply:

All city employees hired on or after July 1, 2015, shall be residents and domiciliaries of the City of Oswego, and shall continue thereafter throughout the term of his or her employment, with the exception of officers and members of the Fire Department and sanitation workers, who shall be residents of the County of Oswego.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

The City of Oswego is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer.


Education, specialized background, training and experience

(A) Graduation from high school or possession of New York State high school equivalency diploma, and one (1) year or its part time equivalent experience in the compilation and maintenance of financial accounts and records;


(B) Two (2) years or its part time equivalent in the compilation and maintenance of financial accounts and records


(C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B)

Full Time 35 hours per week Account Clerk/Typist (Bookkeeper)

Oswego School District Public Library, in Oswego, NY

The Oswego School District Public Library, in Oswego, NY invites a diverse group of applicants for an exciting new opportunity as an Account Clerk/Typist (Bookkeeper). Diverse individuals, including applicants of different races, sexual orientations, gender identity, disability status and country of origin, etc. are welcome. Also known as Port City, Oswego is a city of about 17,500 residents, located in Oswego county. The library serves around 26.200 people, including the City of Oswego, Scriba and Minetto.

Built in 1857, the library is the oldest public library in the US in its original building. The library is an exciting, collaborative place to work. Our goal is for the library to grow and provide innovative programs for children, teens and adults, both virtual and in-person. The library is committed to providing a harassment-free workplace. We participate in the NYS retirement system. Benefits include a pension, paid holidays, sick leave, vacation, personal days, birthday and health insurance. The library also offers support for professional development with funds to cover training costs.

The Account clerk/typist is an entry level, 35 hour per week, full time position. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Typical work activities include:

  • Making out checks and keeping records of checks issued, money collected and refunded, and other financial transactions to proper authorities; checks for accuracy;
  • Assists with audit and budgets:
  • Maintains accurate cash ledger and balances accounts;
  • Types reports, correspondence, purchase orders, forms payrolls, invoices and envelopes using QuickBooks,
  • Requires communication with NYS agencies, vendors and staff

We would like someone who is fastidious about keeping accurate financial records for the library so that we can keep track of our finances and spend taxpayer dollars wisely.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Working knowledge of organization, function, rules, policies and regulations of agency assigned; working knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment; working knowledge of business arithmetic and English; ability to type from clear copy of rough draft; ability to follow moderately complex oral and written directions; ability to get along well with others; clerical aptitude.

Desired qualifications:

Two or more years of professional experience in the compilation and maintenance of financial accounts and records

Position is available to start immediately.

Statement of Non-Discrimination:

The Oswego Public Library grants equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to an individual’s age, sex, color, religion, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, handicapped status, or sexual orientation. The library complies with all federal and state regulations dealing with employment

Instructions to Applicants:

Interested individuals meeting the qualifications should submit the following documents:

    1. a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references (eg former supervisors); and
    2. the Application for Examination or Employment, City of Oswego Department of Personnel form.

    Please send materials in an email to with subject line “OPL account clerk” for review. Review of applications will begin on July 10, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

    Questions can be sent to

Post expires on Monday August 30th, 2021