City Treasurer - City of Port Huron

Published Mar 1, 2018




GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:  To supervise and coordinate the collection and custody of city funds; to protect the city's assets and conserve its cash; to supervise the preparation, distribution and collection of tax rolls and bills; to perform related accounting and administrative work.  To supervise and perform work primarily involving billing, collecting and record keeping operations of the water office; to prepare correspondence and reports and perform related work as required.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Director of Finance.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:  Supervision is exercised over employees assigned to assist the City Treasurer.

TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK:  An employee in this class may be called upon to do any or all of the following:  (These examples do not include all of the tasks which the employee may be expected to perform.)

  • Plan and supervise the collection of funds received in payment of taxes, special assessments, utility bills and other revenue.
  • Supervise the preparation, distribution and collection of tax rolls and bills.
  • Collect personal property taxes and follow-up on delinquencies through court action, seizures and sales.
  • Explain tax bills and resolve complaints from individual customers.
  • Oversee changes to TIFA, LDFA, DDA, Brownfield and similar tax rolls.
  • Prepare correspondence, records and reports.
  • Perform the banking and bookkeeping duties for the Blue Water Area Transportation Commission as well as preparing their financial reports.
  • Supervise the preparation, distribution, and collection of water and sewer billings.
  • Supervise the distribution of work orders to servicemen engaged in repair, installation and maintenance of meters, reading of meters, and the repair and maintenance of the water service system.
  • Explain water billings and resolve complaints from individual customers.
  • Supervise the investigation and collection of delinquent accounts.
  • Supervise the keeping of accurate customer records and accounts.
  • Oversee the preparation of monthly and annual reports on water and sewer billings and collections.
  • Balance Rental Inspection billing and prepare delinquencies for the tax roll.
  • Perform related work as required.


  • Considerable knowledge of financial accounting principles, practices and procedures.
  • Considerable knowledge of general business, accounting and statistical procedures.
  • Considerable knowledge of governmental accounting practices, property tax laws, and of the organization and functions of municipal government.
  • Considerable knowledge of modern office practices and procedures, including office equipment operation.
  • Ability to prepare financial records and reports.
  • Extensive knowledge of computer functions and operations and an in-depth ability to program and maintain spreadsheets.
  • Ability to organize and supervise the work of others.
  • Good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness.
  • Ability to work effectively with other officials, employees, and the general public.
  • Good management skills.

An employee in this class, upon appointment, should have the equivalent of the following training and experience:

  • Associate’s Degree required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred in Accounting, Business, Public Administration or a related field preferred.
  • Several years of experience in performing responsible bookkeeping, accounting or related work.
  • A minimum of three (3) years experience in an administrative/supervisory position preferred.
  • Municipal accounting experience preferred.

Working Hours:  Monday – Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Salary Range:  $52,000 - $62,000 annually

Benefit Package, including: 

  • Paid vacation leave, sick leave, personal days and holidays
  • Healthcare, dental, life and optical insurance
  • Disability income plan
  • Pension program
  • Deferred compensation plan (457)
  • Healthcare savings plan.


Date Posted:  Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Application Deadline:  Friday, March 30, 2018


To Apply: 

  • Job applications can be obtained from the Human Resources Department or downloaded from

  • A resume must accompany the completed job application.
  • If mailed, it must be postmarked by the deadline date listed above.
  • Original job applications will be accepted in-person or by mail at:

City of Port Huron
Human Resources
100 McMorran Blvd.
Port Huron, MI  48060