Town of Vernon
Department: Collector of
Hourly Rate: $20.71 - $23.76
Apply online: https://www.applitrack.com/vernonct/onlineapp/default.aspx
Application deadline: August 20, 2020
Provides technical and clerical assistance to Collector of Revenue in the
billing, collecting, and crediting of taxes and related billings or charges;
and performs lead clerical collection work in a functional collection area such
as personal property, real estate or motor vehicles.
Supervision Received: Receives
general supervision and oral or written instructions from the Collector and
Assistant Collector of Revenue. Plans and organizes work according to
standard office procedures..
Supervision Exercised: None.
Examples of Essential Duties: Performs
responsible clerical accounting work in the functional areas of billing,
collection, and record-keeping. Maintains financial records, including
receiving, verifying and crediting of taxes and any special assessments and
charges. Issues receipts for over the counter collections. Balances
daily receipts to collection records. Prepares and enters tax
information, including tax bills and rate book information, into automated
revenue system through personal computer. Recommends improvements to
collection system as needed. Perform arithmetic calculations, requiring
absolute accuracy in examining, verifying, and correcting taxes, and interest
amounts. Performs detailed clerical accounting work in a functional
collection area, such as personal property, real estate or motor
vehicles. Organizes work to assure timely update of current and
delinquent accounts. Prepares and sends tax lien and delinquent
notices. Searches land records to assure accuracy in lien notes.
Balances and reconciles Rate Books. Provides information and assistance
to members of the general public, including information on state tax
laws. Reports work accomplished to the Collector. Performs other
related duties as assigned.
Examples of Incidental Duties: Works
closely with Assessorís office in receiving, updating and verifying
information. Screens and refers incoming mail. Regularly uses
office equipment including computerized cash register, calculator, computer,
typewriter, and photocopy machine. Composes routine correspondence and
other materials without instruction.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Ability to apply principles of bookkeeping to solve practical
problems with several concrete variables from standardized situations.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or
schedule form. A working knowledge of tax laws and assessment
terminology. Knowledge of bookkeeping and record keeping
procedures. Ability to acquire skill to operate automated collection
system. Ability to perform complex arithmetic computations with a high
degree of accuracy. Ability to accurately process paperwork according to
standardized procedures. Ability to work independently. Ability to
deal effectively with staff and members of the public.
Minimum Qualifications Required: The
knowledge and skills required would generally be acquired with graduation from
high school and one year of responsible clerical accounting or bookkeeping
experience or equivalent.
Conditions: Performs most duties in an office
environment. Some degree of stress involved in public contact.
License of Certificate: CCM
certification required within three years.
Note: The above is
illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be
all-inclusive of every task or responsibility.