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Excise Specialist

There are many specific skills required for the Excise Tax Specialist position and prior experience is preferred. The Treasurer’s office has a training program that uses hands-on methods of teaching skills, knowledge, and competencies needed for employees to perform a specific job within the workplace.

Snohomish County Treasurer’s Office promises professional opportunities and exciting challenges. Our employees play a key role in the County Treasurer’s management of taxes and collection and they have an opportunity to make a difference in the county’s growing and thriving community. The Treasurer’s Office is committed to continuous improvement, while maintaining excellent customer service and an efficient, productive workplace that allows employees to take pride in meeting the goals of the department.
About us:
 The Snohomish County Treasurer's office is responsible for billing, collecting, distributing and investing property taxes, special assessments, surface water fees, gambling taxes, excise taxes and miscellaneous receipts. We also account for all funds and deposits of revenue for the State, County, Cities and special purpose taxing districts (e.g. schools and fire, drainage and diking districts). We value honesty, professionalism, cooperation, accountability and a positive attitude.
Snohomish County:
 Snohomish County is located in northwest Washington between the Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountains. Within 20 miles of Seattle, the county is rich in scenery and has a thriving economy. It is a great place to live, work, raise a family and play.
 About you:
 You are a highly skilled multi-tasker who embraces continuous improvement and change. You thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, demanding, high volume customer service setting and are excited about providing outstanding customer service and showing our taxpayers' courtesy and respect. You enjoy working in an office environment and have a keen eye for detail. You develop positive working relationships in a collaborative team environment. You maintain your focus and continue to give your best while quickly shifting priorities in a constantly changing environment. 
Position purpose:
 Provide front line customer service assisting the public with detailed questions about excise tax transactions, as well as responding to a high volume of taxpayer phone calls. Accurately process a high volume of Real Estate Excise Tax Affidavits while simultaneously completing other detailed clerical tasks and balancing your drawer in a timely manner at the end of the day. 


   To examine, evaluate and process Real Estate Excise Tax Affidavits and collect excise tax.