Full-Time Certified Tax Collector
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Title:  Full-Time Certified Tax Collector
Department:  Township of Washington Tax Department
Reports to:  Township of Washington Business Administrator
Business Hours: 
8:00AM to 5:00PM, Monday through Friday
Summer Hours:  
8:00AM to 5:00PM, Monday through Thursday (Memorial Day to Labor Day)


  • Lead and oversee the collection of all moneys assessed or raised by taxes or assessments for any purpose to ensure the municipality receives the correct amount owed for approximately 18,000-line items
  • Regularly reach out to taxpayers to inform them of their delinquent taxes and follow all applicable laws when collecting taxes
  • Communicate with taxpayers or people acting on their behalf to discuss complex issues regarding taxes
  • Work with taxpayers and representatives to discuss and coordinate payment plans to repay taxes taxpayers owe to the municipality
  • Possess a great deal of knowledge related to tax collection best practices and be able to clearly and confidently explain tax issues to taxpayers and others
  • Keep organized and accurate records regarding deposits, past tax collection efforts and all applicable details in including accelerated tax sales
  • Manage a team of collection professionals and take responsibility for the quality, completeness and accuracy of their work
  • Frequently interface with the public and maintain a professional, reputable demeanor at all times


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Experience with and thorough knowledge of municipal tax collection laws and practices, reporting, tax lien sales, and legal requirements
  • Excellent communication, strong customer service, math and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of Edmunds software is highly preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a tax collector

 Interested candidates must submit letter of interest, resume and salary requirements to: 

Janine Smiley, Human Resources Manager, Washington Township, Municipal Building, 523 Egg Harbor Road, Sewell NJ  08080 or jsmiley@twp.washington.nj.us

Closing date:  5PM Friday, March 8, 2019