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Posted by: Arlington County 
Hiring entity type: Government 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: US$49608 - 75732
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Administrative - Financial Processing
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Spanish - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 3318326 / Latpro-3843201 
Date posted: Nov-23-2021
State, Zip: Virginia, 22234



$49,608.00 - $75,732.80 Annually


Arlington *METRO-accessible*, VA

Job Type



Office of the Treasurer

Job Number



12/7/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

Position Information

The Compliance Division of the Tre asurers' Office is seeking an innovative and technologically savvy Research and Special Collections Coordinator .  As an elected official, the Arlington County Treasurer is accountable to the citizens of Arlington County. The primary function of the Compliance Division is to promptly and efficiently collect monies owed to Arlington County by investigating delinquent accounts and obtaining payment.
 Specific duties include:

  • Identifying, researching and resolving disputed accounts and complex collection cases;
  • Managing and coordinating collection efforts for County agencies;
  • Evaluating processes for efficiency and effectiveness;
  • Identifying training needs to include designing and implementing training ;
  • Creating, managing and testing system upgrades;
  • Communicating effectively and delivering excellent customer service, both verbally and written to taxpayers, staff and other County agencies;
  • Assisting with the management of Virginia Department of Taxation Set Off Debt Program;
  • Assisting the Research and Special Collections Unit; and 
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will complete tasks with minimal supervision, have strong interpersonal skills, and ability to deal with a diverse group of customers.
Selection Criteria


  • Bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration or related field; and
  • One (1) year of experience in public administration, including performing program support functions or duties directly related to program area.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Desirables:  Preference may be given to applicants with experience in one or more of the following:

  • Working directly with the public explaining policies and/or tax regulations to customers;
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish); and
  • Using Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.

Special Requirements

A pre-hire background check will be made on all candidates who are selected for employment. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

Additional Information

Work Hours:   Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., with some leave restrictions at peak collection times.
The official title for this position is Administrative Specialist.

Completion of the Supplemental Questionnaire is a requirement of the application process. Do not respond with "see resume" to any question. Incomplete applications will not be considered

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: (see application details)

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement:  a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457).  The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County.  You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan.  General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan. 

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan.  The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit.  New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above.  They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays. 

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments: 
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


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