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Job Title: Utility Billing Clerk II
Closing date: 10/07/2022
Closing time: 04:30 PM
Job Class: Full Time
Job Hours: M-F 8:30-5
Salary: $3,345-$4,269/month
Description: Is staying organized one of your superpowers? Are you a computer whiz who likes interacting with people? Do you have experience in billing or accounting work? 
 
Join the City of Talent as our Utility Billing Clerk!  
 
Talent’s Utility Billing Clerk maintains our utility billing system. This includes performing a variety of bookkeeping and accounting tasks, working directly with customers, and coordinating with our Public Works Department for new services, disconnects, reconnects, and other water-utility-related needs. After a fire last year destroyed over a third of our homes and COVID-19 continues to impact people’s incomes – helping our customers understand and pay their water bill is more important than ever.
 
We are a small department that acknowledges that our most valued asset is the people who work here and the relationships they build with the community. We invite you to fill out an application today! 
 
How to apply: Submit a letter of interest, résumé,  and a completed city application to lheiken@cityoftalent.org.
 
Compensation: Full-time, salaried, $3,345-$4,269 per month + medical/dental/vision + retirement 
 
Main Job Functions 
  • Help community members sign up for water accounts and pay their water bills;
  • Perform the billing, collecting, adjusting, and reconciling of utility accounts;  
  • Coordinate with Public Works to establish new services, disconnect services, and reconnect services; 
  • Prepare and interpret utility reports;
  • Provide accounts payable and accounts receivable support; and
  • Provide support to other team members.   
 
Ideal Candidate 
We are looking for a strong communicator who is comfortable learning, understanding, and explaining public sector process to the general public, who is comfortable handling interruptions throughout the day, and who has a team-player mindset.   
 
Minimum Qualifications* 
Education: possess a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent. 
Experience: A minimum of twelve (12) months of increasingly responsible experience in an office setting, preferably with exposure to customer service, billing, and accounting.
*Any combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job proficiently may be substituted for the above minimum qualifications. 
 
Desirable Qualifications: Two (2) years’ experience in a utility or finance department. Bi-lingual in Spanish.  

 
Electronic submissions preferred. Closing date is October 7th, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. Late applications will not be reviewed.
 

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