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Occupational Tax Clerk


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The City of McDonough is accepting applications for a full-time Occupational Tax Clerk.  This position is responsible for processing and verifying new and existing businesses for proper occupational tax certificates, alcohol licenses and other regulatory licenses for the City. 

Major duties highlights:

  • Collects and processes municipal license tax, financial institution tax, and occupational tax into computerized system;
  • Collects and processes alcohol, pawn, and other regulatory licenses;
  • Collects and reports data for year-end state reporting;
  • Collects and processes citizenship documentation for SAVE verification;
  • Prepares renewal packets and mails annual renewals to businesses;
  • Processes applications into computer and creates bills for mailing; processed payments and mails certificates;
  • Works closely with other departments to ensure accurate processing of business applications;
  • Greets customers and receives and responds to inquiries in person and on the telephone;
  • Represents the City regarding inquiries into tax bills;

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This position requires the successful candidate to have accounting/finance experience.

They will be responsible for the total accountability of funds from the inception of the initial business license application to annual renewals, as well as other monetary collections for other various licenses.

Must have customer service experience. Working knowledge of Excel is a plus.

This position processes a high volume of work in a short period of time during certain months of the year.  The ideal candidate must be able to work efficiently and meet deadlines under pressure.

Minimum qualifications:

High School diploma or Equivalent; two (2) years’ experience in customer service, general office, accounting, finance, or related field preferred.

Apply:  Applications found at City Hall, 136 Keys Ferry Street, McDonough, GA  30253, or at  Submit applications to City Hall or via e-mail to

Starting salary:  $15.79 per hour

Deadline to apply:  Open until filled (could fill at any time)

Posted:  04/04/2021      

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