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Personnel Department


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  This is clerical work of a moderately complex nature involving a responsibility for receiving and collecting taxes, assessments, and related fees, as enumerated in Section 37 of the New York State Town Law, in the absence of the Receiver of Taxes and Assessments. When the Receiver of Taxes and Assessment is in attendance, persons in this class may be required to assist in the work of the office.  The work is performed under the general direction of the Receiver of Taxes and Assessments. Duration of employment is at the pleasure of the Receiver. Supervision may be exercised over a small number of clerical employees. Performs related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:  (Illustrative only)

  • Receives and processes state, county, town and school tax;
  • Collects water rates, sewer rentals, permit and other fees;
  • Makes daily entries of monies received;
  • Deposits monies received;
  • Follows up on overdue payments and calculates interest on same;
  • Makes reports as required to Town Board and/or Town Supervisor;
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.

Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS  Good knowledge of the laws and statues regarding the collection of taxes; some knowledge of office procedures and equipment; ability to keep accurate records relating to the collection of taxes; ability to write legibly; clerical aptitude; numerical aptitude and facility; high degree of accuracy.


Qualifications determined by appointing authority.



Exempt Class

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Putnam County Personnel Department

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  • Address:

    Donald B. Smith
    County Government Campus
    110 Old Route 6, Building 3
    Carmel, NY 10512

  • Phone:

    845-808-1650 x46104

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  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday through Friday
    8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Summer Hours
    (mid-June through mid-September)
  • Monday through Friday
    8:00am - 4:00pm

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40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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