The Town of Yarmouth is accepting applications for an InformationThe Town of Yarmouth is accepting applications for an InformationTechnology Specialist.
The Town of Yarmouth recognizes our employees as our greatest resource in our organization. We are committed to the investment in our people. We seek candidates with knowledge and expertise in their field as well as individuals with a collaborative approach to working with others. We offer diverse career opportunities with competitive salary and benefits packages.
All employment opportunities within the Town of Yarmouth will be posted here as they become available.
The Mariners Centre, Southwest Nova Scotia's
The Accountant II is responsible for all water/sewer and tax billing records and procedures, preparation of financial audit working papers, reviewing procurement documents, and providing general support to the finance department as well as external customers.
- Bachelor of Commerce or Business Administration degree
- A minimum of two years financial accounting experience
- Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office as well as previous experience with accounting software programs
- Ability to review and analyse data
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a team environment
- Strong time management skills, to manage changing priorities while maintaining accuracy and meet deadlines
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Generates and distributes property tax bills and water/sewer bills in accordance with the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board and Municipal Government Act;
- Prepares financial audit working papers regarding property taxes, water, sewer and capital assets;
- Reviews procurement documents to ensure compliance with Town policy and Provincial Regulations;
- Generates miscellaneous invoices as required;
- Manages and administers all Town Tax Rebate/Phase-in programs;
- Imports and reconciles the PVSC annual assessment roll to TownSuite accounting software;
- Reviews the Detail Trial Levy document to verify accuracy before billing;
- Updates property tax, garbage, water and sewer rates in TownSuite;
- Posts property tax adjustments from PVSC's filed roll changes;
- Responds to inquiries from property owners, law firms, financial institutions and real estate agents regarding property tax, water and sewer accounts;
- Imports ownership changes and mailing address changes on a weekly basis as well as updating property owner's contact information for property tax and water/sewer billings;
- Issues tax certificates as requested by law firms;
- Electronically transfers the water meter reading from the Meter Reader's handheld to Townsuite;
- Compares property owners' current reading to their previous reading and identifies issues consumption charges (e.g. leaks, stopped meters);
- Updates water account information based on completed work orders (e.g. meter installation and removals);
- Sets up new water and sewer accounts;
- Reviews the Trial Meter Invoices document to verify accuracy before billing;
- Generates final water/sewer bills for properties being sold;
- Ensures water service contracts are completed by property owners when a property is purchased;
- Posts water / sewer adjustments as needed;
- Provides advice and assists other Town departments and the general public when requested;
- Provides information on any of the above to citizens and staff as required;
- Provides back up support to Accounts Receivable Clerk as required;
- Other duties as assigned.
This is a temporary 20 month position filling a leave of absence.
We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Planner is responsible for the development and amendment of planning documents that will guide and regulate development activities in the Town of Yarmouth. He/she will communicate with members of the public, the Planning Advisory Committee and Council regarding recommendations and identify how land use policy may affect the overall direction of growth and development in the Town.
- Bachelor's Degree in Planning or a related field
- Experience as a Planner
- Well developed interpersonal and public relations skills. This includes the ability to facilitate, negotiate and resolve conflict
- Ability to interpret planning and development legislation and regulations within the Municipal Government Act
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite Software
- Experience with mapping and utilizing GIS and graphic software
- Ability to perform under high pressure in a deadline oriented environment and manage multiple projects
- Eligibility to become a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners
- Possess a valid driver's license
- Prepare and present reports and recommendations for CAO, Council, Planning Advisory Committee and other committees on a wide range of planning and development matters.
- Negotiate the terms of development agreements and site plan applications with prospective developers and prepare draft agreements for discussion and consideration by the Planning Advisory Committee and Council.
- Manage the processing and administration of planning applications, including development agreements, and amendments to the Municipal Planning Strategy, Land Use By-Law, and Subdivision By-Law. This includes coordinating the public participation programs, organizing public information meetings, public hearings, etc.
- Ensures planning documents are regularly updated and kept current.
- Undertake and coordinate special research projects on planning and development matters/issues.
- Address public, realtor, developer, and Council inquiries regarding planning and development issues and provide assistance as necessary. This position also deals with escalating issues regarding planning activities with members of the public and developers.
- Provide assistance to other Departments in relation to by-law or policy interpretations, various projects and policy initiatives.
- Review policies and comments on provincial consultation documents pertaining to planning related issues.
- Prepare Request for Proposals pertaining to planning activities.
- Attend seminars, conferences, course and training sessions which relate to planning and development activities.
- Work with the management team on issues that cross technical or departmental boundaries.
- Provide key messages for initiatives of the Department, to be utilized by the Communications Coordinator and the Mayor.
- Perform other related duties as requested by the CAO.
This is a 1 year term position with the possibility of renewal.
We thank all candidates for their interest; however. only those selected for an interview will be contacted.