City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
March 2, 2023
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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The Development Services Department seeks a Senior Business Tax Specialist!

The Senior Business Tax Specialist performs advanced business tax duties and functions including management and maintenance of specialized accounts.

This position starts at $21.64 per hour!

The City of Fort Lauderdale employees possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers.

The City offers a wide variety of benefits to employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which offers an investment option and a pension option, and requires a 3% contribution from employees. New hires are automatically enrolled in FRS.

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NOTE: The duties of this position will include all duties set forth in the official job description.

This job classification is included within the bargaining unit represented by Teamsters Local Union 769 and therefore is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769.

"In accordance with Article 24 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769, for posting purposes this open-competitive job posting shall be considered as a simultaneous internal and external posting (it is open to both internal City employees and external applicants)." Additionally, this job classification is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769.

Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.

  • Maintains various business tax records including but not limited to League of Cities payments, sidewalk caf├ęs, insurances, special events, fertilizer affidavits, refunds of credits and lien searches
  • May train, plan, assign and lead the work of business tax specialists
  • Updates the Business Tax website as needed
  • Receive and process local business tax applications for compliance with state and local codes; collects payments assist customers with inquires and issues
  • Provides customer service by answering telephones and responding to inquiries.
  • Identify, research and resolve more complex problems via phone, email, and personal contact
  • Provides billing information in compliance with federal, state, and local laws and ordinances
  • Verifies accuracy and completeness of all data/information received
  • Researches and provides verification on information requests
  • Performs daily accounting tasks related to work performed, which may include calculating, billing, receiving various fees and payments and balancing daily revenues
  • Receives, processes and distributes division mail, and prepares forms, letters, and parcels for mailing
  • Performs a variety of clerical duties by filing, entering information into databases, generating and submitting reports
  • Performs related work as required

High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalencyThree (3) to five (5) years performing clerical work. Additional completion of coursework at an accredited college or university in a job related field, may substitute on a year-for-year basis for up to two (2) years of the required experience. Notary Public is required within six (6) months of employment. Preferences:
1. Accounting/Bookeeping/Great Math Skills;
2. Great Customer Service on the phone and in person;
3. Great organizational skills;
4. Intermediate skills with Microsoft Word AND Excel;
5. Able to research information online;
6. Accurate typing speed of at least 35/40 wpm.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Non-Essential Employees will not be required to work during a declared emergency but may be required to work in some capacity after the declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine when the employee will be required to work.

The position is generally sedentary. Employees sit most of the time, but may walk or stand for brief periods of time.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Depending on the number of applications and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination to qualify. All successful applicants will be required to pass a medical examination, including drug screening, prior to appointment.

An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form ( J-204) .

The City of Fort Lauderdale offers a comprehensive benefits package to all regular full-time employees including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability insurance.

Click here for an overview of employment information including our benefits package.

Closing Date/Time: 3/7/2023 11:59 PM Eastern

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