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11/22/2023 - Employment Opportunity: Assistant Tax Collector

The Town of Southbury is hiring a full-time Assistant Tax Collector. This position is 35 hours/week and offers a comprehensive benefits package including paid vacation, sick and personal leave, defined contribution plan with Town match, medical, dental and vision insurance and life and long-term disability insurance. Salary is commensurate with experience. The position provides administrative and customer support to the Tax Department in the billing and collection of Town revenues.


  • Assist with processing online, mail and in-person real estate, motor vehicle and personal property tax payments.
  • Reconcile daily and weekly bank deposits and maintain proper recording.
  • Prepare tax bills for mailing by updating addresses and processing certificates of correction.
  • Receive and verify payments and post in computer system; follow-up with taxpayers, mortgage companies and banks on unpaid balances and overpayments.
  • Coordinate with the Assessor’s Office in recording new or amended property information as well as the Motor Vehicle Department about vehicle ownership changes and delinquent motor vehicle taxes.
  • Meet with the public to explain tax collection policy, resolve routine complaints and provide tax information to the public, attorney, banks and realtors.
  • Assist with special and routine reports and preparation of the official record of all taxes levied and collected.
  • Calculate and receive interest and penalties on past due bills, maintain refund records and issue tax refunds.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of municipal tax collection, tax laws, rules and regulations and knowledge of bookkeeping practices.
  • Ability to interact effectively with colleagues and the public and possession of excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Knowledge of computer software such as Microsoft Office Suite. Tax collection software experience preferred.
  • Ability to prioritize job tasks and multitask to meet statutory deadlines.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school plus two to three years of related experience. Must possess CCMC certification or obtain within 3 years of hire. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Deadline to Apply:

Deadline to submit applications is December 8, 2023.


Applications are available online. A completed application and a resume should be emailed to or returned to the Finance Office at 501 Main Street South Southbury, CT 06488.

Town of Southbury is EOE/ADA employer. For more job listings, please visit Employment Opportunities page.