Tax Collector Town of North Branford

Job Description:

Town of North Branford
Title of position: Tax Collector
Position type: Full-Time
Pay range: $60,000- $90,000 (Depending on qualifications)
Location: North Branford, CT
The Town of North Branford is accepting applications from qualified individuals to serve as Tax
Collector. This position is responsible for collecting current and back taxes owed to the Town.
Duties include data processing, authorizing bills, conducting sewer and water assessments,
preparing sewer use charges, and balancing annual tax revenue.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
• Assesses, plans, and implements best practice standards and assures compliance with
all local, state, federal guidelines, and regulatory agencies; compiles and submits data
for trend analysis and regulatory reporting
• Prepares monthly, annual, and statistical reports as requested and required by Town
Council, Town Manager, Finance Department, Boards and Commissions, external
service providers and regulatory agencies
• Plans, organizes, and manages the collection of approximately $45,000,000 in taxable
revenue in accordance with procedures established by State statutes for collective
application in Town policies and procedures established by State statutes; achieves 97%
to 99% of all collections
• Develops and presents to Town Council, proposals of new procedures and collection
• Schedules, trains, motivates, and evaluates personnel; provides or coordinates staff
training; collaborates with employees to correct deficiencies; makes recommendations
regarding disciplinary action per established policies and procedures
• Positively represents the Town, adheres to Town policies and procedures, and performs
job functions in a safe manner
• Maintains active membership in state, regional, and national associations and attends
and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of latest trends and best
• Attends evening, weekend, and staff meetings and events based on organizational
responsibilities and requirements
• Bachelor’s Degree in public or business administration, finance, accounting, or related
• Three (3) years of municipal tax collection experience or and equivalent combination of
education, certification, training, and/or experience
• Five (5) years as a municipal tax collector in the State of Connecticut preferred
• Must be bondable in accordance with General Statutes of the State of Connecticut
• Must possess or be able to obtain within six (6) months of hire, certification of
Connecticut Municipal Collector
• Must possess and maintain a valid Connecticut Driver’s License
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Advance knowledge of modern procedures and techniques for tax collection and state
statutes relating to the functions of tax collections
• Working knowledge of accounting principles and techniques
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, and Excel)
• Ability to learn and become proficient in the use of other specialized software as required
• Provides quality internal and external customer service, managing sensitive issues and
difficult situations with tact and discretion
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
The Town of North Branford offers a robust benefits package including paid sick and personal
leave, Group Medical Insurance, FSA, LTD, Group Term Life Insurance, Pension, and additional
fringe benefits.
The Town of North Branford is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national
origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Job Location

North Branford