Licensing and Tax Clerk - G115
Columbus Consolidated Government
- Major Duties and Responsibilities
This position performs customer service duties in support of the licensure and tax collection activities of the department.
- Receives and processes applications pertaining to business licenses, alcoholic beverage licenses, home inspectors, taxicab services, pawnshop services, second-hand jewelry services, and tree services.
- Computes and assists in the calculation of occupation taxes, excise taxes, franchise taxes, right-of-way agreements, discounts, penalties, and interest due, excise tax reporting, and franchise tax reporting.
- Collects and records occupation tax payments, hotel/motel excise tax payments, alcohol distributor excise tax payments, mixed drink excise tax payments, car rental excise tax payments, and right-of-way agreement tax payments.
- Provides information to the general public in the processing of business licenses and certificates of occupancy; determines if applications are in accordance with policies and procedures.
- Reads and interprets documents received from other departments and agencies relating to the processing and issuance of business licenses.
- Makes business license coding determinations utilizing the North American Industrial Classification System.
- Performs a variety of clerical and administrative functions involving data entry, typing, and filing.
- Enters, researches, and retrieves information and reports from computer databases in order to provide information and copies of documents to the general public and other departments.
- Composes routine correspondence pertaining to the issuance and compliance of various licenses types.
- Balances cash drawer till daily against license system report totals.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of records maintenance and information retrieval.
- Knowledge of relevant federal and state laws, local ordinances, and department policies and procedures.
- Skill in utilizing various computer software programs.
- Ability to read, write, and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.
- Ability to resolve problems in a timely, efficient, and effective manner.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Ability to plan, coordinate, and organize work; set priorities, and meet critical deadlines.
- Proficiency with the use of computers, including Microsoft Office programs.
- Minimum Educational and Training Requirements
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of specialized training in the occupational field, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
- Physical Requirements
The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table. The employee must occasionally lift light objects.
- Feeling – perceiving attributes of objects by touch with skin, fingertips.
- Grasping – applying pressure to object with fingers, palm.
- Handling – picking, holding, or working with whole hand.
- Hearing 1 – perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, receive information.
- Hearing 2 – receive detailed information, make discrimination in sound.
- Kneeling – bending legs at knee to come to rest at knees.
- Manual Dexterity – picking, pinching, typing, working with fingers rather than hand.
- Mental Acuity – ability to make rational decisions through sound logic, deductive reasoning.
- Repetitive Motion – substantial movements of wrists, hands, fingers.
- Speaking – expressing ideas with spoken word, convey detailed, important instructions accurately, concisely.
- Talking 1- expressing ideas by spoken word
- Visual Acuity 1 - prepare, analyze data, transcribing, computer terminal, extensive reading.
- Visual Acuity 2 - color, depth perception, field of vision.
- Visual Acuity 3 - determine accuracy, neatness, observe facilities/structures.
The work is typically performed in an office, library, or computer room.