Tax Collector

Locations:           Township of Irvington



Possession of a current, valid Certified Municipal Tax Collector’s Certificate issued by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. Knowledge of municipal tax collection laws, principles, practices, and procedures. Knowledge of the administrative aspects of municipal property taxation and collection. Knowledge of accounting principles. Knowledge of the methods used to maintain accounting records. Ability to work with professional auditors and/or accountants to maintain an accounting system suitable for municipal accounting. Ability to prepare accurate and complete reports on status of tax collections on a current basis. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public. Ability to provide assignments and instructions to staff and evaluate their performance. Ability to organize assigned work, and plan and develop effective work and office procedures. Ability to interpret laws, regulations, policies and procedures relating to municipal tax collection. Ability to prepare and supervise the preparation of clear, sound, accurate, and informative statistical and other reports containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations. Ability to direct the establishment and maintenance of suitable records and files. Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.


Performs the following functions under the supervision of the Tax Collector: Reviews and recommends policies to the Tax Collector impacting operations of the tax collection function. Consults with the municipal finance director and municipal auditor to maintain accounting and reporting procedures. Receives and establishes the accuracy of ad valorem tax duplicates from the tax assessor and assists in the timely preparation and mailing of all final tax bills. Consults with the tax assessor, municipal finance director, and municipal administrator regarding the exact format and amount of information outlined on tax bills and information regarding tax appeals. Establishes appropriate accounting and recording procedures, as required by state statute, to enhance efficient and accurate record keeping utilizing modern accounting techniques and system controls. Supervises the receipt, reconciliation, deposit and recording of all cash received to special account ledgers, tax lien ledgers, foreclosed property ledgers, and delinquent ledgers. Develops administrative procedures for dealing with delinquent accounts, to increase the percentage rate of collection, and reduce the rate of uncollected or delinquent accounts. Establishes and maintains accurate listing of all unpaid tax items. Additional duties as assigned by your supervisor.

Salary:           Commensurate with Experience

Interested candidates should apply to this position by submitting a resume with a cover letter to the Township of Irvington.


Incomplete applications will not be considered




The Township of Irvington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, ancestry, national origin, social status, or physical disabilities.

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