Full-Time Property Tax Clerk II
JOB SUMMARY: Performs clerical support duties as needed to assist the general public in the payment of property taxes both real and personal. Accepts payment for property taxes in a controlled environment and reconciles funds received with property tax receipt records. Calculates fees due and answers customer questions. Updates and maintains accurate computer records relating to property tax collections.
Property Tax Clerk II: This full performance level works under general supervision in performing duties of considerable difficulty that involve some independent judgement.
DUTIES INCLUDE: Performs various cashier functions related to the collection of fees relating to property taxes or other county assessments; follows specific processes related to various types of transactions, i.e., green belt payments, redemptions, prepayments, motor vehicle refunds, etc.; receives and receipts transmittal of monies from other county departments for deposit into county general revenue accounts.
Issues fee receipts, notices, and related certificates. Calculates fees due based on schedules, property values, legal documents, or by other appropriate methods. Balances cash on hand against receipts; prepares and balances deposits; runs tapes on checks and cash; maintains appropriate spreadsheets; posts receipts as appropriate; issues checks and/or documents to other entities and refund checks when necessary.
Updates tax, property, and/or customer records through computer input. Reviews all related documents with customer and processes all in accordance with federal / state / county laws and regulations.
EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS INCLUDE:
Property Tax Clerk II:
Working Knowledge of: Standard office practices; proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Treasurer’s Office policies and procedures and laws, codes, or regulations relevant to work performed including bankruptcy and green belt property.
Skill in: Reading, writing, math and basic accounting/bookkeeping; operating a 10-key by touch and standard office equipment including a calculator and cash register; word processing, data entry, and basic spreadsheets.
Using various software programs unique to the Treasurer’s Office or Utah County.
Ability to: Maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted during the course of work activities; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; understand and follow clear work instructions; distill relevant and useful elements from vast amounts of information; and multi-task.
Understand broad objectives and follow general instructions.
REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT:
Property Tax Clerk II: High school diploma or equivalent and three (3) years of general clerical support work experience that included collecting and balancing of funds and/or basic bookkeeping or accounting. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered. Eligible applicants will be required to take and pass a numeric data entry test with a score of 8,000 key strokes administered by the Utah County Personnel Office. Applicants must submit a type test. Preference may be given to applicants with a score at or above the rate of 40 WPM net. Applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and additional background checks as required.
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS: All incumbents must be bondable.