Richland Township has an immediate need to appoint a Tax Collector due to a vacancy in the position of Tax Collector and seeks resumes or letters of interest from interested candidates. A successor appointed by the Richland Board of Supervisors shall hold office until the first Monday in January after the next municipal election (which should occur in November of 2025).
The Tax Collector is not a township, county, or school district employee. The Tax Collector’s compensation is fixed and paid by the taxing districts (school, county, and municipal). No benefits are provided. The Tax Collector generally works out of their own residence or business location. Expenses for maintaining an office are paid out of the tax collector’s compensation. The Local Tax Collection Law requires the Tax Collector, or some other duly authorized person, to be available to receive and receipt taxes at their office. The duplicates of the Tax Collector’s records are open to inspection by any taxing district at any time.
- Richland Township registered elector and who has resided in the Township and for at least one year and continue residency during term of office
- Hold no other elective municipal office
- Collect real estate and per capita taxes levied under the municipal codes
- Attend training and complete testing to become qualified tax collector (Act 48-2015 requirement – https://dced.pa.gov/local-government/training/act-48/ – https://www.patraininghub.org/)
- To provide a surety bond with a surety company authorized to act as a surety
- Keep correct account of all funds collected
- Must file a Statement of Financial Interest before taking oath of office
Please reference the PA Tax Collector’s Manual (dced.pa.gov/download/tax-collectors-manual) for additional Tax Collector information.
Interested candidates should submit a resume or letter of interest by 4:00 PM on January 25, 2024, to:
322 Schoolhouse Road, Suite 110
Johnstown, PA 15904