Account Clerk

Job Notice

The City of Ashland has openings for a full-time Account Clerk in Utility Billing.

Applications will be accepted online from January 3, 2021-January 16, 2021.  Applicants will be emailed a link to the Civil Service Test by the close of business on January 19, 2021.

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What  You'll Do:

  • Perform general accounting, income tax, billing, and clerical functions in order to assist with the efficient operation of the office; assist in the collection of data utilized in GAAP conversion
  • Maintain records on software programs
  • Perform cash counts and maintain cash drawer
  • Prepare receipts, purchase orders, and checks
  • Review tax forms and returns
  • Prepare and maintain billing system
  • Maintain accounts receivable files
  • Process outstanding debt procedures through collection
  • Perform general clerical tasks (answer telephones, respond to inquiries, greet and assist the public, prepare mailings, bank deposits, etc.)
  • Miscellaneous tasks as assigned 

We're looking for someone who:

  • Is "Dedicated to Service"
  • Will maintain absolute confidentiality
  • Is proficient in personal computer operations, especially spreadsheet software, plus the operation of modern business office equipment and software
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills with the public and co-workers
  • Is able to work independently or under close supervision
  • Is able to collect, analyze and interpret data

Compensation and Benefits


  • $15.15
  • Step and annual wage increases as outlined in the contract
  • Year round work, no furloughs
  • Pension through OPERS with the City contributing an additional 14% and employees contributing 10% of wages.
  • Available 457 plan

Insurance eligibility day one, no waiting period:

  • Major medical insurance (monthly premium is heavily subsidized by the City)
  • HRA provided by the City
  • $40k term life insurance (paid entirely by the City)
  • Voluntary term life insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision
  • FSA, medical
  • FSA, dependent care
  • Accident
  • Critical Illness
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability

Paid Time Off:

  • 10 paid holidays
  • Sick leave begins accruing immediately, plus the City accepts sick leave transfers from qualifying public employers
  • 2 personal days
  • 2 weeks of vacation, prorated at 1 year anniversary, and then the full 2 weeks every January 1 thereafter

How to Apply:

  • Submit an application by January 16,2021.

  • Complete the online Civil Service Exam. Keep an eye on your email; the City will send a link to you once your application is complete.


 Equal Opportunity Employer