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General Recruitment Information Benefits Supplemental Questions
Recruitments for County positions are typically conducted to establish eligibility lists to fill countywide vacancies that occur during the active status of those lists (approximately 3 -12 months). Any person on a promotional eligibility list will be considered first by the hiring department(s) before persons on an open eligibility list.
The County of Lake only accepts applications for permanent positions when actively recruiting. Only online applications are accepted. It is the responsibility of each applicant to review the full job description and requirements.
The County is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. Veteran's Preference.
To apply for County examinations - All applications for County examinations must be submitted through the County's online application system. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each online application. All permanent County recruitments will be posted at www.co.lake.ca.us with a link to the online application. The County of Lake reserves the right to limit the number of applications that will be accepted for any open recruitment, and any such limit will be included on the job posting. When a limit is posted, the recruitment is subject to close at any time prior to the final filing date. Completed online application packets must be submitted by the close of business on the date that the recruitment closes. All relevant experience must be included on the application to be considered ? resumes and other attached documents will not be used to qualify an applicant. Relevant experience and/or education may be substituted at a ratio of 2 to 1 for the purpose of meeting minimum qualifications and applicants should contact the Human Resources department for details. Important Notice - The provisions listed on job postings, job descriptions, or other recruitment materials do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Benefits may vary between bargaining units. Any provisions contained within job postings, job descriptions or other recruitment material may be modified or revoked without notice. All County of Lake applicants who are given a conditional employment offer must comply with the County's pre-employment medical review program before they may be appointed to the County position.
Salary Information and Training and Experience:Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in economics, business, finance, land use, or a closely related field,
OR-
Four years of progressively responsible administrative or management experience in a public setting including professional experience in program development in a regulatory, financial or public safety environment or a closely related field.
Special Requirements:
Possession of, or the ability to obtain, an appropriate and valid California Driver's License.
Full Job Description:
DEFINITION
Responsible for the development, operation, collection and maintenance of tax initiatives including but not limited to the Cannabis Business Tax Program, to assist the Treasurer-Tax Collector in his/her statutory duty to organize, structure, coordinate and manage related administrative processes including the facilitation and collection of said business taxes. Performs complex professional and administrative work, including the planning, assessing and billing of tax initiatives. Oversees the collection, ensuring compliance with statutory requirements, maintaining records and files and preparing reports.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
Incumbents in this class are assigned to manage major programs and have full responsibility for the programs. In addition, incumbents perform a variety of the more complex, specialized financial, statistical, and document processing work requiring substantial knowledge of related policies, procedures, and special requirements.
REPORTS TO
County Administrative Officer, Assistant County Administrative Officer, Chief Deputy County Administrative Officer.
CLASSIFICATIONS SUPERVISED
None
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES (The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.)
Maintains current awareness of legislation which affects cannabis taxation functions; provides advice on code and law changes; reviews and implements policy and procedure changes, as needed. Performs a variety of the complex analysis and record keeping work, developing and maintaining processes for collecting the Cannabis Business Tax and related financial records; conducts interviews to elicit financial information and negotiate payment schedules based on the analysis of this information; provides in-depth specialized assistance to the public and/or other County staff related to the Cannabis Business Tax; collects a variety of overdue taxes, fees, and forfeitures; collects and receipts monies; updates and maintains records and information in computerized systems and databases; maintains a variety of statistical or other specialized records, posting and updating information to keep records current and accurate; reconciles information problems and ensures the accuracy of collections records; provides requisite data to other government agencies, as delegated; updates and maintains computerized records and generates reports; uses spreadsheets and other special computer software; performs work on additional special projects as assigned; operates office equipment.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; lift and move objects weighing up to 25 lbs.; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, and FAX.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Work is normally performed in an office environment; continuous contact with other staff, management in multiple County departments, and public stakeholders.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of:
Financial and statistical record keeping, document acceptance and processing requirements;
Policies, laws, rules, and regulations impacting the cannabis business tax;
Collections processes and the operations, transactions, and functions of the Treasurer-Tax Collector Office;
Government program auditing and compliance;
Organization and function of County government;
State and local policies, laws, rules, and regulations relating to cannabis;
Record keeping procedures and practices;
Principles and practices of program administration, business, government regulation and resources.
Ability to:
Develop policies, procedures, and methods for program operations;
Evaluate and understand tax laws and regulations;
Analyze and implement software and technological processes and systems for efficient operations of the cannabis and programs;
Apply logical thinking to solve problems or accomplish tasks; to understand, interpret, and communicate complicated policies, procedures, and protocols;
Interpret and explain laws, policies, and procedures relating to cannabis business tax and collections;
Perform a variety of complex specialized financial, statistical, tax collection support, and document processing and recording work;
Interpret financial information and exercise judgment and initiative in negotiating payment schedules based on this information;
Use tact, discretion, initiative, and independent judgment within established guidelines;
Accurately maintain and update a variety of records and information systems;
Gather, organize, and summarize data and information.
Deal tactfully and courteously with the public and other staff when explaining the functions, requirements, and policies of the Treasurer-Tax Collector Office, as a course of business and in sometimes emotionally charged situations;
Regularly work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines;
Constantly demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors, and customers/clients;
Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
Training and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in economics, business, finance, land use, or a closely related field,
OR
Four years of progressively responsible administrative or management experience in a public setting including professional experience in program development in a regulatory, financial or public safety environment or a closely related field.
Special Requirements:
Possession of, or the ability to obtain, an appropriate and valid California Driver's License.
The contents of this class specification shall not be construed to constitute any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee, nor shall it constitute a contract of employment. The County of Lake assumes no responsibility beyond the general accuracy of the document, nor does it assume responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained herein. The contents of this specification may be modified or revoked without notice.



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