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Senior Collector

Burlington, MA
The Senior Collector performs skilled accounting, clerical, and administrative work in assisting the Deputy Treasurer Collector and Treasurer/Collector with daily operations, including oversight of other Collector’s Office staff.  The position coordinates administrative services for the department, including customer service operations, office administrative and bookkeeping functions, purchasing and support for assigned special projects.

Essential functions include, but are not limited to:
  • Administrative support and oversight for the Tax Collector’s Office.
  • Receive and account for all tax payments and other municipal revenues received.
  • Assist taxpayers over the telephone, in writing, and in person.
  • Working with a computerized collection system, maintain records, balance and deposit funds; produce bills and reports.
  • Prepare legal notices of tax takings, demands for unpaid taxes, delinquency notices, and liens.
  • Serves as backup to Payroll Administrator and provides assistance in payroll functions.

Minimum qualifications include
  • High school diploma with courses in bookkeeping and accounting practices.  Associate’s degree preferred.
  • One to three years of business experience, supervisory experience desirable.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting.
  • Ability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain budgeted accounts, financial records, and clerical records.
  • Proficiency in standard office computer applications.
  • Ability to deal effectively with the general public, other departments and business representatives.

This is a union position within the Burlington Municipal Employees Association bargaining unit.  Salary is within Grade 8, of the BMEA contract, offering annual increases via a step system.  

Pay range starts at $26.61/hr with a max rate of $42.70/hr.  This is a full time position, 35 hours per week, and includes comprehensive and generous benefits.

Methods to apply for this position:
Click on the Apply Now button (preferred)
Send letter of interest, resume, and application to:
     Joanne M. Faust, SPHR
     Human Resources Director
     Town of Burlington
     29 Center Street
     Burlington, MA  01803
The Town of Burlington is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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