Finance Assistant, Village of Milford

Published Jun 2, 2022

Part-Time

Village of Milford
1100 Atlantic Street
Milford, MI 48381
www.villageofmilford.org/jobs

First Review of Applications: June 17, 2022

The Village of Milford is an equal opportunity employer, seeking applicants without regard to race, gender, or other protected status.

ABOUT THE VILLAGE

The Village of Milford is 2.5 square miles nestled in southwest Oakland County and is easily accessed from both I-96 and M-59. With a population of approximately 6,500, the Village serves as the central business district for approximately 25,000 people in the surrounding areas. The thriving downtown district draws visitors from communities such as Ann Arbor and Dearborn, while retaining its small-town charm. The Village boasts six parks within its boundaries. Central Park, located on the banks of the Huron River, is a favorite with the children and teens who enjoy the playscape, basketball courts, tennis court, volleyball court, and ice rink. Fairgrounds Park is adjacent to the Senior Center for easy access to a picnic area and shuffleboard courts. Hubbell Pond Park is the site of the YMCA and Library, and a trail system that runs from Commerce Road all the way to Kensington Park on South Milford Road. The Village is part of the Huron Valley School District with two elementary schools and one middle school located within the Village. The Village has 74 part-time and full-time employees and a total budget of approximately $15.6 million in fiscal year 2021-2022.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Village of Milford operates a combined Treasurer’s Office and Finance Department, with two full-time and one part-time staff. The Department is responsible for billing and collecting property taxes and utility bills, budget preparation, payroll, accounting, and preparing related financial records.

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Village of Milford is seeking an individual for a part-time Administrative Assistant  position within the Treasurer’s Office/Finance Department. This position completes a variety of tasks and projects to assist the Finance Director/Treasurer and the Deputy Treasurer with the gathering of information and data, preparing a variety of financial documents, collection of payments, customer service, and more. The primary responsibilities of this position include receiving and processing payments, balancing cash drawers, preparing bank deposits, assisting in activities related to tax collection and utility billing, and maintaining and updating Village and departmental records. Other responsibilities include serving as a receptionist for the Village offices, greeting and assisting visitors, and answering phone calls. This position may also perform other front office tasks and other related work, as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants for this position should possess the following minimum qualifications at the time of application. Equivalent combinations of experience and training may be considered.

  • A minimum of the High School Diploma, or its equivalent.
  • Prior experience in an office or customer service setting, including the use of Microsoft Office products to complete work assignments.
  • Ability to multitask and complete work with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS & WORK ENVIRONMENT

The following qualifications are not required for this position, but have been identified by the Village as being desirable to the department.

  • Prior experience in a municipal setting.
  • Prior experience and knowledge of financial recordkeeping, bookkeeping, and banking practices, including prior experience using BS&A software. The work environment for this position includes working in an office setting, which requires sitting and working at a computer, greeting visitors at the counter, and light lifting of files. Employees are required to demonstrate good judgement, initiative, and resourcefulness in carrying out the assigned duties.

WAGES & SCHEDULE

This is a part-time hourly position, with starting wages based upon qualifications. The current pay range for this position starts at $17.00 per hour. This position will have a schedule of 20-25 hours per week, primarily during the late morning and early afternoon
hours.

TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and completed Village of Milford Employment Application. Application materials must be submitted via postal mail or in person to the following address:

Village Clerk
1100 Atlantic Street
Milford, MI 48381

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with the first review of applications taking place on Friday, June 17, 2022.