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The City of Huntington provides work opportunities in a variety of fields, including public works, public safety, administration, administrative support and community development.

The Division of Human Resources accepts applications for open public works and administrative positions. Currently, the Division is seeking candidates for the position of revenue audit supervisor. Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume via email to Human Resources Director Sherry Lewis at slewis@cityofhuntington.com. Candidates may also apply in person at the Human Resources Office in Room 14 at City Hall. The application period begins Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 and ends at the close of business on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016.

SALARY RANGE

$37,516-$43,307

NATURE OF WORK
This is a responsible financial administrative position involving the supervision of revenue collection activities within the Finance Division. The employee is responsible for leading the revenue collections effort for the Finance Division working as part of an interdepartmental collections team from Finance and the Legal Department.  The employee oversees and manages the work of a Revenue Specialist and a part time Field Investigator.  The employee reports directly to the Finance Director.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  •     Establishes and leads others in collections procedures for City revenues including Business and Occupation Tax (B&O), City Service Fee, Municipal Fee, Refuse Fee and other taxes and fees.
  •     Audits financial records of customers to determine proper amount of taxes/fees owed to the City.
  •     Utilizes internal City records to estimate proper amounts of taxes/fees due to the City.  Issues assessments and files Liens when appropriate.
  •     Proactively contacts and follows up with contractors throughout various stages of large construction projects to assure contractor has understanding of the B&O tax and City Service Fee requirements when performing contracting services in the city.
  •     Responsible for establishing a mechanism to account for collections results of this position and that of any subordinates.
  •     Responsible for quickly learning how to navigate and retrieve collections-related data from existing revenue software systems with limited supervision and training.  Systems include New World Public Administration Software (Logos) and custom written IBM I series programs with Microsoft Excel output.
  •     Responsible for maintaining strict confidences of all tax data as prescribed by state law and city ordinance.
  •     Promotes courtesy and professionalism throughout the City of Huntington.
  •     Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in finance, accounting, business or equivalent field; minimum of 3-5 years of collections or audit/ accounting experience with external businesses, including experience in working within a multi-departmental team; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.  Quick proficiency in New World Public Administration Software upon hire.

NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  •     Thorough knowledge of the principles, methods and practices of municipal finance, governmental accounting and related activities.
  •     Thorough knowledge of modern office practices and procedures and office accounting and information processing systems and equipment.
  •     Proficient intermediate knowledge for daily usage of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and email.
  •     Knowledge of basic principles, methods and procedures of revenue collection, including knowledge of applicable laws and policies affecting City revenue.
  •     Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration.
  •     Ability to plan, organize, direct and review a variety of financial activities.
  •     Ability to formulate, initiate and administer general controlling policies and procedures.
  •     Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  •     Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions.
  •     Ability to interact effectively with customers and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, employees, and the general public.
  •     Ability to perform work in an unwelcome environment at a customer’s location.
  •     Ability to perform work in an efficient manner which creates the least interruption to the customer.
  •     Ability to provide active leadership for and maintain harmonious relationships within the Division.
  •     Ability to handle confidential information and matters in a discreet and professional manner.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Valid driver’s license from state in which employee resides.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Motor vehicle, telephone, computer and software, computer printer, calculator, copy machine and handheld devices.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects and to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk, see, hear, and smell. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the office work environment is usually moderately quiet. The noise level in outside work environments will vary with the location of business being audited.

SUMMARY
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.