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Town of Yarmouth Office Assistant/Financial Assistant in S Yarmouth, Massachusetts

The Town of Yarmouth is searching for an Office Assistant to join the Building Division team. Working under the general supervision of the Director of Inspectional Services the Office Assistant will perform the administrative and clerical work required to support the operations of the Building Division. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing a variety of clerical, bookkeeping and administrative functions requiring knowledge of division operations and application of prescribed procedure but require independent interpretation and the exercise of initiative and judgment. RECOMMENDED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education - High school diploma or including supplemented courses in office procedures, customer service and office software; Associate's degree preferred. Experience - Two years' experience in clerical, bookkeeping or related field; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge, Ability and Skill: Knowledge. Working knowledge of office procedures, office software applications and bookkeeping principles. Through on the job training and experience, develops thorough knowledge of assigned use of financial management system and other software applications and develops thorough knowledge of assigned department and office operations and functions including MA general laws applicable to taxation, abatements and exemptions. Ability. Position requires the ability to comprehend the full scope of activities and procedures of multiple offices. Ability to learn how to use specialized software applications. Ability to organize clerical and statistical records. Ability to maintain detailed and extensive records and to prepare reports from same. Ability to work effectively under time constraints to meet deadlines. Ability to provide superior customer service by communicating in a clear, professional, and courteous manner with patrons who are at times frustrated and upset. Ability to interpret and follow departmental procedures and guidelines. Skill. Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. Skill in the operation of all the above listed software applications and equipment. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please complete an employment application form. (Current employees are not required to complete an employment application form). Submit completed employment application form, resume and cover letter to with "Office " in the subject line and include your full name, address, phone number and email address on the cover letter and resume. Applications received prior to February 24, 2021 will receive preference. The Town of Yarmouth is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans/M/F. We encourage Veterans and those with Disabilities to apply. Applications are reviewed confidentially. Applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact us at (508) 398-2231 x1274 or email for assistance.