Reports to: Director of Finance
Range UP VI: $79,217-$111,071/Annualized
Date Posted: May 5, 2022
Closing Date: Open
Full-time benefits include Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Long
Term Disability, 401 (a) Pension Plan, Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick Leave.
Apply For this Position: An Employment Application is available in Job
Opportunities on the Human Resources page of the Town website www.avonct.gov. Applications may be emailed to HR@avonct.gov, hand-delivered to Human Resources Department, or mailed
to: 60 West Main Street, Building #5, Avon, CT 06001.
Successful candidate must pass a written exam and/or interview, drug test, and
background check prior to employment.
Summary: Supervises and administers
statutory, charter, and ordinance responsibilities of Revenue Collection
Office; planning, organizing, supervising billing and collection of real
estate, motor vehicle, personal property taxes; sewer connection fees, sewer
use charges, sewer assessments; receives and accounts for fees and charges
collected by Town departments, all grant funds. Receives direction from
Director of Finance (DOF). Performs independently in tax collection using
technical judgement, according to state statutes and/or federal laws, local
ordinances. Assigns work to Assistant Collector of Revenue, support staff.
Examples of Duties: Generates
all items relating to preparation, processing of real estate, motor vehicle,
personal property taxes, sewer system fees, in automated collection system.
Works closely with Town Clerk, Town Accountant, Assessor, Town Manager's Office
on timely information receipt and processing. Assures accounting controls are
maintained. Works closely with IT consultants on modifications and new
applications in automated collection system. Responsible for monitoring,
reconciliation, reporting online tax collection and other payments processed
through Revenue Collection Office. Addresses requests from financial
institutions. Supervises receipt, reconciliation and deposit of collections on
daily, weekly, monthly basis. Submits regular deposit and reconciliation
reports to DOF. Organizes, maintains records system: receipts, deposits, liens,
corrections, adjustments, overpayments, underpayments, reports, audits.
Initiates collection procedures by: personal taxpayer conferences, demands and
lien notices. Files property liens, lien releases on land records. Arranges
delinquent taxpayer plans, enforcement procedures. Confers with Town Attorney
on tax collection and related matters. May appear in court as representative of
Town in disputed matters. Reports delinquent motor vehicle taxpayers to State
of Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Provides specialized DMV
reports. Reconciles the Rate Book with Grand List Abstract prepared by Town
Assessor. Reviews revenue collection policies and procedures for efficiency.
Prepares monthly reports on collections, quarterly activity reports, year-end
reports. Prepares statistical reports for Town Manager and Board of Finance.
Prepared annual reports: State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management,
Town's independent auditors, Tax Collector's Annual Report. Prepares new
releases on tax information. Assists in estimating collection revenues for Town
budget. Recommends annual operating budget for Revenue Collection Office;
administers approved budgets. Maintains office inventories. See the
accompanying job description for additional information.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Accounting,
Business Administration or a closely related field of study, and four (4) years
of experience in collection, billing, accounting, or bookkeeping, or seven (7)
years of progressively responsible experience as a Collector of Revenue; or any
equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates
possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Thorough knowledge
of Municipal, State and Federal laws and ordinances regarding local taxation,
tax sale procedures and financial reporting.
Considerable knowledge of principles and procedures of governmental
accounting. Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
Working knowledge of QDS.
License or Certificate: Must be a Certified Connecticut Municipal Collector
(CCMC). Valid Driverís License.