Merced CountyMerced 95340
Full Time

Collects unsecured personal property, delinquent, secured and supplemental taxes.  Collects taxes over the counter and posts collections to appropriate tax rolls and records.

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Tax Collector Clerk I/ii

Merced County
Full Time 25 per week 2222 M St, Merced, CA 95340, United States


This recruitment is being established to obtain a current eligible list for both full time and Extra-Help vacancies.   Extra-Help are not entitled to county benefits and are limited to a maximum of 25 hours per week. Extra-Help pay is $20.48 - $22.59 per hour.

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Collects unsecured personal property, delinquent, secured and supplemental taxes.
  • Collects taxes over the counter and posts collections to appropriate tax rolls and records.
  • May explain tax statements and penalties to the public.
  • Releases bonds when taxes are paid.
  • Compose correspondence pertaining to delinquency taxes.
  • Computes delinquent charges and costs.
  • Maintains records of outstanding delinquent tax balances.
  • Create monthly reports of unsecured personal property redemptions and maintains records.
  • Posts figures to a variety of tax records and maintains records and files.
  • Assists in the public auction including deed to purchaser and deposits of proceeds.
  • Researches and files claims on bankruptcy cases.
Minimum Qualifications

Level I
One (1) year of general clerical and typing experience including one (1) year of experience in entry level clerical accounting work or certification of completion or proof of enrollment in an Office Training Course

Level II
One (1) year of experience performing duties equivalent to a Tax Collector Clerk I in Merced County.

Typing Skills:
Type at a corrected rate of 30 words per minute from clear copy and 10 key by touch.

Essential Functions


  • Operate a personal computer and other office equipment.
  • Communicate effectively with others in person and over the telephone.
  • Analyze data, interpret directions, procedures and regulations, and develop appropriate responses.
  • Perform job duties under stressful conditions.
  • Respond appropriately to situations.
  • Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.
  • Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.
  • Frequently lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.
  • Frequent use of hand-eye coordination.
  • Normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.
  • Occasionally lift and carry up to 40 pounds.

  • Regular attendance is an essential function.
Knowledge of:
  • Operation, responsibilities, and common procedures of a County Tax Office.
  • California Revenue and Taxation Code as applied to local tax collection and reporting requirements.
  • Office management methods, equipment and practices.
  • Accounting principles and practices and complex financial recordkeeping procedures.
  • Basic mathematics functions.
  • Property parcel descriptions and terminology.
Ability to:
  • Learn/Interpret and apply State and local laws and regulations pertaining to tax collections and tax recordkeeping procedures.
  • Perform clerical work associated with the maintenance of tax collection records.
  • Deal tactfully and courteously with the public.
  • Prepare correspondence independently.
  • Maintain accurate financial records.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.