Account Clerk II - City of Bangor


Answers telephone and greets office visitors, determines nature of call, responds to inquiries, and assists visitors with proper completion of standard forms, receives and receipts monies, and/or routes caller to appropriate person or department.

Receives and receipts mail and counter payments for property and excise taxes, sewer and stormwater payments, and other payments.

Processes registrations for automobiles, all terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and boats, and assesses values and calculates tax data on all vehicles.

Verifies tax information and complete necessary forms for various agencies and lending institutions, as necessary.

Verifies cash totals with receipts issued, posts and totals daily cash sheets, and prepares necessary forms for deposit of monies. Prepares and reconciles registration reports and accounts.

Reconciles daily payments for real estate, personal property and tax liens, and makes necessary corrections as needed.

Receives payroll checks from the City Manager’s Office/Finance Department, sorts and delivers to the Switchboard for distribution.

Prepares correspondence, memorandums, letters, forms, and reports as directed by the Deputy Tax Collector or the Deputy Finance Director.

Performs duties of other Account Clerks as needed and provides backup support for the Deputy Tax Collector and the Utility Billing Technician.

Actual job assignments may vary between clerks as determined by Supervisor.

Performs related duties as assigned.



Proficient math skills are required.

Working knowledge of the principles and standard practices of bookkeeping, and ability to apply such knowledge to the maintenance of department records and documents.

Thorough knowledge of cash handling and/or banking procedures, such as cash receipting, cash reconciliation, making change and identifying counterfeit money.

Working knowledge of applicable state statutes pertaining to taxes, liens and interest.

Proficient knowledge of office computer programs, including POS (point of sale) system, word processing and spreadsheets.

Thorough knowledge of office procedures such as organizational skills, professionalism in responding to inquires either verbally or written, filing and alphabetizing.

Ability to use modern office equipment, such as desktop computer, typewriter, photocopier, calculator, cash drawer, credit card machine, paper shredder and telephone.

Ability to deal courteously, effectively and tactfully with co-workers, other county employees and members of the general public.


Incumbent performs a variety of similar and standard duties and carries out these tasks within the prescribed policies and procedures of the department. Some discretion is needed in selecting the appropriate approaches and methods to successfully complete assigned tasks.

Errors in decision-making or accuracy are detected by means of supervisory review of standard departmental checks and safeguards. When errors occur, they may result in some loss of time within the department and/or inconvenience to other department employees or a member of the general public.


Incumbent maintains frequent contact with department superiors and associates, other governmental units and members of the general public for the purpose of collecting and receipting monies, and giving and receiving factual work related information regarding area of responsibility.

Reports directly to Deputy Tax Collector.


Incumbent performs duties in modern office environment, such as typing, frequent standing and occasional lifting. No unusual physical demands are required.


The position currently requires normal hours of 37 ½ per week, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with additional hours as needed. The current pay range is $18.73 to $25.15 and includes a comprehensive benefits package consisting of:

• Health, dental, and vision insurance with employer-paid contributions of up to 80% and a variety of plans available
• Group life insurance
• Paid long-term disability
• Retirement plan with generous employer contribution
• Paid time off (2 weeks of vacation and 3 weeks of sick time in first year)
• Paid holidays

Applications and resumes must be received at the Human Resources Office, Bangor City Hall, 73 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine 04401 or by email to Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Bangor!

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