Full-Time Chief Deputy Treasurer-Tax Collector
The Chief Deputy Treasurer-Tax Collector (CDTTC) is a division head management position reporting to the Assistant Treasurer-Tax Collector. Positions in this class are responsible for the planning, organizing, coordinating, evaluating and implementation of new processes and directing the Division’s work activities. The Treasurer-Tax Collector is currently seeking to fill two vacant CDTTC positions: one in the Tax Division and one in the Revenue Division.
Tax Division: Formulates division policies and procedures; establishes and maintains operational processes, standards, and performance measures and devises new and improved automated systems. Develops and maintains investigation and collection procedures consistent with state and federal laws, departmental policy and ensures the correct application of policies and procedures; Directs the billing, collection, reporting, and accounting of secured, unsecured, and delinquent property taxes, cannabis business taxes, and Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT), and issuance of County Business Licenses and evaluates the work of the division; Directs the seizure and sale at public auction, by agreement, negotiation, purchase, or sealed bid of personal property and tax defaulted real property; Maintains knowledge and interprets the Revenue and Taxation, Government, Business and Professions, Streets and Highways, Civil and Probate Codes, other State Laws, executive orders and county ordinances and analyzes county counsel and attorney general opinions and court decisions as they affect the work of the division. Serves as a key resource to confer with and advise County and elected officials and the general public on matters pertaining to tax collection issues; Maintains awareness of best practices, and significant developments in property tax collections, delinquent collections and accounting, and updates policies and procedures accordingly; Maintains current knowledge of and monitors new or revised legislation for property tax laws and regulations and advises and reports on program changes and future implementation requirements for compliance; formulates legislative proposals for inclusion in annual legislative platform; Addresses the most complex tax issues, investigates and resolves complaints related to divisional activities; analyzes taxpayer and Assessor office records, works closely with the Assessor, Auditor, Clerk of the Board, Cannabis Program and all other departments and agencies that submit charges to be collected; serves as a resource and subject matter expert to those departments and agencies regarding the activities of the division.
Revenue Division: Oversees management and operations of divisional functions, including overall departmental cashiering and customer service, departmental information technology and a centralized collections program that provides professional collection services for criminal and traffic related fines and fees, victim restitution, and other county debt obligations through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Superior Court of California; Establishes collection priorities and sets standards for review of delinquent accounts. Develops and administers collection contracts with state agencies and tertiary collection vendors; Develops and maintains investigation and collection procedures consistent with federal and state laws and the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act; Assures that the Comprehensive Collection Program (CCP) adheres to State Judicial Counsel mandates, standards and best practices as codified in the MOU; develops and audits accuracy of state mandated reporting and other requirements associated with the CCP. Maintains positive relationships with the local Court and State Judicial Counsel Revenue Division; Trains, develops and supervises the cashiering and customer service team that has direct public contact for all divisions of the department; Evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of cashiering services and programs.
These positions exercise considerable discretion and independent judgment in the prioritization and coordination of division-related mandates, goals and objectives and in working with managers, other agencies, departments, and staff to coordinate and enhance services.
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