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Position: Tax Collector
Municipality:Town of Southbury
Close Date:1/12/2023


501 Main Street South

Southbury, Connecticut 06488

(203) 262-0647

Fax: (203) 264-9762



The Town of Southbury is hiring a full-time Tax Collector to manage the Tax Office.  The position is 35 hours/week and offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  This position supervises revenue collection activities and is responsible for billing and collecting all current and delinquent tax revenues.



         Manages the billing and collection of real estate, motor vehicle and personal property taxes

         Records and deposits tax payment revenue and ensures proper records and reconciliations are maintained

         Prepares for tax bill issuance by updating addresses and processing certificates of correction

         Implements collection procedures in accordance with local ordinance and State statutes including filing of tax liens and suspension of permits

         Supervises department staff and ensures efficient office operations

         Prepares tax warrants and initiates tax sales and foreclosures

         Develops and manages department operating budget

         Reconciles monthly tax receipts and disbursements to bank

         Works closely with the Finance Department on monthly deposits, closeouts, and external audits

         Manages communication with taxpayers, mortgage companies and banks on unpaid balances and overpayments and issues refunds when necessary

         Coordinates with the Assessor in recording of new or amended property information and the CT Motor Vehicle Department regarding changes of vehicle ownership and delinquent taxes

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

         Knowledge of municipal tax collection and accounting processes and procedures

         Skill in interpreting and analyzing data and preparing complex spreadsheets and reports

         Strong computer technology skills and experience with tax software and Microsoft Office products

         Ability to provide excellent customer service and communicate effectively with colleagues and the general public

         Ability to interpret and comply with laws and ordinances governing tax collection procedures


Required Qualifications:

         Bachelorís degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related field and at least three years of related experience.  Equivalent combinations of experience and education may be considered.  Must have CCMC certification or obtain within one year of hire. 

Please submit application and resume to cmorris@southbury-ct.gov.  Applications can be obtained at southbury-ct.org/employment.  Deadline to submit applications is January 12, 2023.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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