The purpose of this position is to provide clerical and responsible bookkeeping duties under supervision, collecting most city revenues and apply interest, and/or other late payment charges as appropriate i.e., real and personal property taxes, water and sewer payments, motor vehicle taxes, and receipts from all departments, etc. The work involves attention to details to maintain accurate records and answering customer inquiries. A Treasurer/Collector Account Clerk 1 is responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under his/her direction and control.

Clerical and bookkeeping work is performed in a moderately noisy office with regular interruptions during the day from the general public or staff to deal with citizens’ or staff issues and problems.

Requires the operation of office computers, printer, calculator, telephone, copier, facsimile machine, and all other standard office equipment.

Makes constant and periodic contact with other municipal department staff, attorneys, banks, mortgage companies, and the general public; communication is frequently in person, by telephone, mail, in writing, and occasionally email.

Education, Training and Experience:

Must have a high school diploma or GED with two years’ bookkeeping or office work experience; or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training. All employment offers are conditional upon passing a reference and Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check.

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This is a full-time, 35 hour per week position, Monday through Wednesday (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Thursday (8 a.m. to 7 p.m.), and Friday (8 a.m. to 12 p.m.). This position is in the AFSCME Union, Grade 18, with a pay range of $26.66 to $31.38 per hour depending on seniority.

To apply, please send your resume to Director of Human Resources, Newburyport City Hall, 60 Pleasant St., PO Box 550, Newburyport, MA 01950 or email to