Performs a variety of administrative, supervisory and professional duties relating to the billing, receiving, accounting and financial reporting of City revenues and investment activities of the City. Pursuant to State of Idaho Statute, the City Treasurer shall be the custodian of all monies belonging to the City.
Pursuant to State of Idaho Statute, 50-204, Appointment of Officers, the City Treasurer position is an appointed position by the City of Idaho Falls Mayor and City Council and works under the direct supervision, guidance and direction of the Municipal Services Director.
Responsible for the supervision of City staff assigned to the Treasurer’s Office, Utility Billing and Credit Office (utility collections) work area supervisors.
Receives, processes, accounts and reports on all City revenue generated through a variety of City programs and services.
Responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of an effective revenue collection plan to improve the City’s collectability in utility services, ambulance services and other revenue accounts generated by the provision of City services.
Works with the City Controller’s Office to monitor the balances of City funds to insure availability of adequate funding to process City expenditures within annual budget allocations; the development, revision and testing of City internal controls related to cash and investment activities. Actively monitors and manages the processes and controls around cash handling activities of staff to prevent loss.
Responsible for the preparation and submittal of the monthly Treasurer’s Report pursuant to State of Idaho Statute 50-208, Duties of Treasurer.
Determines City financial needs and identifies idle funds; examines investment options and invests idle funds to maximize usage of such funds; monitors and executes long-term and short-term investment opportunities in compliance with City polices and investment objectives.
Meets with the Finance and Investment Committee on at least a quarterly basis or more frequently as needed; review and maintain investment reports; maintain investment policy documents; prepare and submit meeting minutes to committee for review and comment. Works collaboratively with the Committee and its members to implement changes or improvements in a timely manner.
Works collaboratively with the various City Divisions that have funds invested in order to transparently and accurately manage, track and report those specific Divisions invested balances and investment interest/gains.
Presents City investment position to Mayor and City Council during quarterly finance presentations along with the Municipal Services Director and Controller.
Serves as custodian of City Bond Register and records payment of all bonds and coupons; manages an office environment for the payment, deposit and recording receipt and investment of all City funds; Responsible for the accuracy of revenues received by Department staff, prepares deposits and deposits revenue at bank(s); as one of several authorized signers on all City bank and investment accounts to release funds for payment; prepares legal advertisements pertaining to Local Improvement Districts, Business Improvement Districts and other capital improvement programs; prepares tax deeds and posts tax deed notices; issues delinquent certificates.
Works in collaboration with and under the guidance of Idaho Falls Power and Public Works representatives in the daily activities of the utility billing, and collection functions, including the coordination of service disconnection and reconnection of delinquent utility accounts; oversees and provides direction of the collections of all City bills, such as parking violations, utilities, accounts receivable, annexation agreements, licenses, contracts, etc.; participates in quarterly meetings with Idaho Falls Power and Public Works representatives to review and implement resolution to utility customer complaints. Works with Idaho Falls Power and Public Works to develop, implement and train staff on changes and improvements to utility billing services and customer service.
Ability to address and resolve customer service concerns or complaints in a tactful and professional manner; ability to defuse tense customer and staff interactions in a calm and professional manner.
Provides leadership and trains Department personnel in policies, procedures and individual duties; cross-trains staff in office duties to provide job duty coverage; evaluates employee performance, makes recommendations concerning personnel actions, such as hiring, advancement, promotion, suspension, dismissal, or demotion.
Performs related duties as required.
Education and Experience:
Graduation from college with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, financial management, and/or municipal government investment experience; AND Three (3) to five (5) years of municipal government accounting, financial management and/or municipal government investment experience; OR An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Internal Number: 2018-0514
About City of Idaho Falls
The City of Idaho Falls sits in the heart of the Snake River Plain and is truly where adventure begins.
Idaho Falls offers the amenities of big city living while still embracing its small-town charm. As the regional center for healthcare, education, science and technology, shopping, arts, and entertainment, Idaho Falls is an attractive location for small and large businesses alike. It is home to a busy regional airport and the Idaho National Laboratory.
Year-round, the city and the region offer a multitude of outdoor activities. Whether it’s in town along the River Walk or taking advantage of the beautiful, surrounding mountains, deserts, waters, and National Parks that surround us, it truly is an outdoor playground that offers adventure for both the outdoor enthusiast and the city dweller looking for a change of venue.
Due to its relative economic vitality, high quality of life, and proximity to world-class outdoor recreation, Idaho Falls is often featured in various “best places to live” publications.
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