Assistant Tax Collector/Assessor’s Assistant

Job Description:

Reports to: Tax Collector and Assessor
Terms of Employment: 12-month Full-Time Position
Compensation: $44,070 to $45,162 Annually
Overview: This is a unique opportunity to utilize your experience acquired in the Tax Office and learn various aspects of the Assessor’s office. Candidates will be expected to work in both offices based on demand. This is considered a full-time position and includes full benefits. The hours are 8:30am – 4:00pm.
Bethany is a small town of approximately 6,000 people. The Tax office is comprised of one (1) full-time Tax Collector and one (1) part-time Tax Assistant. The Assessor’s office is staffed by two (2) part-time Assessor Clerks. The Assessor is also part-time.
• A high school diploma.
• Two to four years’ experience in the Tax Office.
• Certified Connecticut Municipal Collector (CCMC) Course 1 & 2 must be completed within two (2) years.
• Certified Connecticut Municipal Assessor (CCMA) Course 1 & 2 must be completed within two (2) years.
• Must have proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
• Excellent customer service skills
• Good working knowledge of accounting principles and ability to complete mathematical computations efficiently and accurately.
Responsibilities in the Tax Office:
• Billing and payment posting using the Tax Collector System provided by Quality Data Service (QDS).
• Balancing monthly bank statement with monthly deposits, credit card payments and online payments.
• Researching address changes on returned mail and updating taxpayer records for Change of Address.
• Covering the office during Tax Collector’s vacations and miscellaneous absences.
• Proficiency in standard office practices Microsoft Office; with a strong Excel skills.
• Mailing Delinquent statements and Demand notices.
• Using DMV CIVLS to add or delete Delinquent flags.
• Processing applications for Parks & Recreation & Recycle Resident/Non-Resident Permits
• Taking vacations in July and January is not permitted.
• Must possess excellent customer service skills.
• Town will pay for CCMC Certification Classes.
Responsibilities in Assessor’s Office:
• Assisting Veteran’s, Elderly and Disabled with Application for Tax Credits ensuring the required financial data is provided in order to meet filing deadlines.
• Calling and sending Certified Letters to tax exemption applicants.
• Performing adjustments on Motor Vehicles using QDS, updating eQuality CAMA for property transfers, building permits, correcting Field Cards.
• Assisting residents and realtors with copies of Field Cards, Building Records and maps.
• Must possess excellent customer service skills.
• Town will pay for CCMA Certification Classes.

Job Location

40 Peck Road Bethany, CT 06524