This position performs specialized administrative work for the Revenue Collections Department, associated with the statutory collection of delinquent taxes, fees, and the assisted facilitation of the debt set-off program.
HIRING SALARY RANGE: $42,432 - $47,798 (Estimated Annual Salary)
OPEN UNTIL FILLED – APPLICATION REVIEW BEGINS IMMEDIATELY, 12/31/2023
- Duties and Responsibilities
The principal duty of this position is to perform collection and enforcement of delinquent accounts in accordance with SC Code of Laws, Title 12. Assist in the operations of all divisions of the Revenue Collections Department. Duties include (but are not limited to) assisting the facilitation of the departments Setoff Debt program, Charleston County’s unclaimed funds, and assisting revenue collections personnel in charge of reviewing delinquent property records, conducting field inspections, investigating reported account closures, skip tracing, responding to telephone inquiries, researching, and preparing reports, and verifying accuracy of delinquent accounts and correspondence. The nature of the work performed requires the position to maintain effective working relationships with County personnel, elected and appointed officials, state agencies, outside businesses, attorneys, and the general public. The duties of this class are performed in a general office environment with limited field work required.
- Minimum Qualifications
- Minimum Education:
- Associate Degree from an accredited institution in Business, Accounting, Legal or other related field; or Equivalent training and certification with an Advanced Paralegal Certification (APC) or Certified Paralegal (CP); and two (2) or more years of progressively responsible experience in revenue collections or a government tax agency is preferred; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.
- Minimum Qualification:
- Advanced PC skills are a requirement with an strong emphasis on Microsoft Office and MS 365 applications Excel, Word, and Access. The successful candidate must possess an extensive knowledge of the geographical layout of Charleston County.
- Knowledge in the following areas: State laws pertaining to tax collection, lien priorities, bankruptcy provisions, deed research/preparation and knowledge of the court system is highly desirable.
- Prior knowledge of SC Code of Laws Title 12-49, 12-51, and 12-56 is preferred.
- Ability to handle potentially volatile tax delinquency situations with tact and discretion is a must.
- A valid SC driver’s license, or the ability to obtain one upon acceptance of the position is required.