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  • 1520 N Market St. Suite A, Washington, NC 27889

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Full-time position


General Statement of Duties:

Performs varied and professional accounting functions in support of the finance operations of the Commission.


Distinguishing Features of the Class

An employee in this class is responsible for a variety of accounting tasks to assure proper accounting for funds in various Commission programs. Duties include serving as primary contact for auditors; producing a variety of monthly and annual financial statements and reports; reconciling accounts to the general ledger; researching variances and generating journal vouchers; establishing and maintaining budgets for internal financial reporting; monitoring contractor invoices for appropriateness of expenditures; drawing down funds for programs; calculating cost allocations; year-end reconciliation and closet of the general ledger; auditing Commission programs contractors for financial compliance; invoicing for Commission Services; and assisting the Assistant Director in budgeting and accounts set-up for all programs. Work is performed under regular supervision and is evaluated through observation, conferences, use of records, and audit of the records by an external auditor and by program monitors.


Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Tasks

Provides technical assistance in maintaining and troubleshooting the Commission’s accounting system; provides internal audit functions to assure good accounting controls.

Serves as primary contact for auditors and for monitoring of programs; provides information requested and answers questions about expenditures.

Produces a variety of financial reports and income statements for Boards and for staff; tracks funding sources and funds for participants; establishes and maintains budgets for internal ‘financial reporting; establishes new GL accounts as required by contracts.

Reconciles accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and other accounts to the general ledger, comparing the general ledger to accounts or bank statements; research variances; generates journal vouchers as required to maintain correct GL account balances.

Calculates fringe, occupancy, indirect and various other costs to be allocated by program. Invoices other organizations for work performed by the Commission staff.

Completes a variety of tax reports including federal and state payroll taxes; produces and submits W-2’s and 1099 forms.

Provides financial support to Commission programs; assists auditors and program monitors; provides budget and back-up documentation; prepares budget revisions.

Performs year-end reconciliation and closeout of the- GL.

Maintains monthly spend-out reports and processes cash drawdowns, reports expenditures by program year fund source.

Reconciles bank accounts; reconciles financial records with contractors’ records and provides information for periodic reports.

Attends various conferences and training to improve knowledge and skills pertinent to the position.


  • Additional Job Duties

  • Fills in for other absent staff members. Performs related duties as required.


Recruitment and Selection Guidelines

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and practices.

Considerable knowledge of federal requirements and grant program administration and or audit requirements.

Working knowledge of laws, general statutes, rules, and regulations governing specific commission accounting tasks.

Considerable knowledge of computer operations as they relate to assigned tasks including the use of various financial package applications and various spreadsheets.

Ability to compile, evaluate, and reconcile a variety of accounting records and reports. Ability to provide leadership, training, and technical guidance to other staff.

Ability to perform a variety of fiscal or accounting functions and to change priorities quickly

 and maintain accuracy level.

Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with a variety of people including vendors, general public, and other employees and supervisors and to serve as a lead worker in providing technical guidance and/or teaching others.

Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms.

Ability to perform accounting processes with speed and accuracy.


Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of fingering, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.

    Must be able to perform sedentary work exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects.

    Must possess the visual acuity to prepare data and statistics, work with accounting processes, operate a computer terminal, and do extensive reading.


Desirable Education and Experience

Graduation with a bachelors’ degree in accounting, and professional level accounting experience preferably in the public sector; or an equivalent combination of education or experience.


Interested applicants are required to submit a Mid-East Commission application (resume optional) to:  

Mid-East Commission

ATTN: Finance Director

1502 N. Market Street, Suite A

Washington, NC 27889


Email to tharris@mideastcom.org

Closing Date: Open Until Filled





Full-time position

General Statement of Duties:

Performs technical and professional transportation planning duties for the Mid-East Commission.

Distinguishing Features of the Class

An employee in this class performs advanced level professional planning work for the Regional Council.  Duties include being actively involved in a variety of transportation planning work with the Mid-East East Rural Planning Organization (RPO). The job requires thorough knowledge of the transportation field, and is characterized by independent judgment and initiative in the performance of duties.  Work is performed primarily in an inside environment, but may require as needed site inspections, and field related duties.  The employee may serve as a lead worker or project manager.  Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Director of Planning, and is evaluated through observation, reports, progress on projects, and feedback from clients.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Tasks

The position will comprise of working with NCDOT staff, local elected officials, MEC staff members, and citizens on a regular basis. Position duties may include, but are not limited to:

·         Administering and/or supporting federal and state awarded grant projects

·         Assisting in the rural transportation planning activities of the Mid-East RPO

·         Appling knowledge of transportation concepts, regional planning organizations, and impact studies to provide staff support to advisory boards and elected officials

·         Providing GIS assistance for transportation, environmental, and other planning projects as needed

·         Conducting specialized research; gathering and analyzing relevant data; performing special studies such as traffic and pedestrian counts, corridor studies, crash analysis, bicycle and pedestrian facility inventory and assessments, or socioeconomic, demographic and land use inventories

·         Preparing agendas, facilitating meetings, compiling quarterly reports, and attending various statewide and local committee meetings

·         Coordinating with and providing technical assistance to a variety of local and state transportation officials, elected officials, local government staff, the general public, consultants and others on projects and plans

The ideal applicant will be a motivated individual with demonstrated leadership ability and excellent communication, writing, oral presentation, and organizational skills. Applicant must have in-depth experience with GIS. Transportation planning, MPO, RPO, or other transportation experience is desirable.

 Physical Requirements

 Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of fingering, teaching, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.  Must be able to perform sedentary work exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.  Sedentary work involves sitting/deskwork. Must possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, perform extensive reading, and operate a computer.

 Desirable Education and Experience

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in planning, transportation or related field and four years experience in municipal, county or regional planning; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirement
Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license.

Send completed Mid-East Commission application and resume to Mid-East Commission, ATTN: Planning, Economic Development, and Community Services, 1502 N Market Street, Suite A, Washington, NC 27889.

Starting salary $42,317, commensurate with qualifications. Position open until filled.