Announcement # JVA23-001

    DUTIES: The successful candidate will work under the general supervision of the Chief Justice and direct supervision of the Director of Courts or his/her designee on Saipan which involves work in the maintenance and examination of accounting records and procedures and in the preparation of analysis of financial reports. The incumbent is expected to perform the following duties and has the listed responsibilities:

    • Maintain various ledgers, registers, journals and other records required in fiscal operations;
    • Furnishes budgetary data to higher-level accountants for budget analysis;
    • Prepares financial statements and reports for review by supervisor and operating personnel;
    • Maintains records necessary for the determination and reporting of federal expenditures and fund balances;
    • Takes trial balances and makes adjusting and closing entries;
    • Verifies and analyses financial data and prepares financial statements and reports;
    • Participates in the collection, compilation, classifications and evaluation of fiscal data;
    • Maintains budgetary accounts and financial records for an office;
    • Maintains control accounts so that the status of funds may be determined;
    • Post entries to these accounts from supporting documents;
    • Post and balances journals and ledgers and reconciles accounts;
    • Coordinates work of the clerical staff in an office;
    • Assists in preparing budget estimates by gathering pertinent information from various book of accounts;
    • Assigns and reviews the work of others for accuracy and completeness
    • Explains departmental procedures to other employees and the public; and
    • Performs other related duties as

    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS: Accountant I should have a high school diploma or equivalent. Must also satisfy one of the following: (1) Have an associate’s degree from a nationally accredited college or university in liberal arts, public or business administration, business management, accounting, criminal justice, or other appropriate field, or (2) have two years of experience in accounting or administrative support or related work.

    Must have the ability to maintain and control sensitive and confidential information, maintain records professionally, and uphold office policies. Must be proficient with the use of general office software including but not limited to Microsoft Word and Excel.

    Candidate must provide current police and traffic clearances and proof of eligibility to work in the CNMI. Must have a valid drivers’ license and operate a court vehicle. Applicants given a conditional offer of employment with the CNMI Judiciary will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for the illegal use of drugs prior to employment. “Illegal drug” means a substance whose use or possession is controlled by federal law but that is not being used or possessed under the supervision of a licensed health care professional. (Controlled substances are listed in Schedules I-V of 21 C.F.R. Part 1308.

    Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the job qualification requirements if the applicant can show that foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States.

    It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for Judiciary jobs. Education received in foreign colleges or universities will be considered if the candidate submits an evaluation of the coursework from: (a) an accredited U.S. college or university; or (b) a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign educational credentials.1

    COMPENSATION AND TENURE: This position is under the general supervision of the  Chief  Justice. The salary range will be $24,000 – $26,400 annually.

    INTERESTED PERSONS Application forms are available at the Judiciary Administrative Office at the Guma Hustisia/Iimwal Aweewe/House of Justice in Susupe, or at the Superior Court offices at Kotten Tinian in Tinian and Centron Hustisia in Rota during normal business hours except on weekends and holidays. Completed applications, cover letter, and three references should be submitted to:

    NMI Judiciary Human Resources

    Guma’ Hustisia/Iimwal Aweewe/House of Justice

    P.O. Box 502165 Saipan, MP 96950 Tel. (670) 236-9818 Cell. (670) 783-8592 Fax. (670) 236-9702

    This job announcement will remain open until filled and can be seen and a printable copy of the application downloaded at

    The Judiciary reserves the right to rescind or cancel this JVA at any time without notice. THE CNMI JUDICIARY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER.

    Source: Judiciary