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Posting for November 9, 2018: Fort Gratiot Charter Township is seeking a full-time person for the position of Treasurer Account Clerk, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. for an hourly rate of $12 to $15 per hour, dependent on qualifications, with benefits available after ninety days. Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 19, 2018.

Account Clerk Job Description

Applications are available above and in our office. Signed applications must be completed in their entirety and signed by the applicant. Background and physical screenings may be required.  Application, resume, and any other attachments must be scanned and emailed to [email protected], or mailed or delivered in person to Fort Gratiot Clerk Robert Crawford, 3720 Keewahdin Road, Fort Gratiot, Michigan 48059. There is a drop box at the entrance of the FGMC that may be utilized. Faxed copies will not be accepted.

These descriptions are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel, so classified.

Under the Supervision of the Township Treasurer, assist in collecting, posting, balancing and depositing of all money collected on a daily basis. Assist the general public over the telephone or in person with questions and conflicts relating to taxes or utility bills. Assist with setup, billing, and settlement of annual tax bills.

Possession of high school diploma or the equivalent. A minimum of one to three years of related and progressively more responsible accounting or bookkeeping experience, preferably in a municipal  or bank setting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe, and email programs preferred; experience with BSA Software or similar programs desirable, but not required. Must be able to satisfactorily pass a background check, drug test, and be able to be bonded.

Prior to starting employment, the candidate must complete a satisfactory background check.  The background check is understood to encompass all forms of pre-employment screening, including but not limited to: drug screen, physical, criminal background, driving record, sex offender registry, education, training and licensing verification, employment history, credit check, and professional and personal references. Must possess a valid State of Michigan operator license and maintain this license throughout employment in this position.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without accommodations.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

  • Speak to others to convey information effectively.
  • Read, interpret and understand procedures, rules, technical information, instructions and manuals.
  • Hear and understand information presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Specific vision requirement includes close vision, distance vision, color and depth perception.
  • Use hands to operate a computer, handle materials and operate equipment.
  • Push or pull carts, reach with hands and arms forward, above and below shoulder level.
  • Lift, move or carry objects, equipment and supplies weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Sit, bend, stoop, crouch, crawl and kneel in an ergonomically correct manner.
  • Stand and walk, climb stairs.
  • Normal office hours are from 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.
  • Generally works in a normal office environment.
  • The noise level in the work environment is moderate with many interruptions.


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