Lea County
  • Lovington, NM, USA
  • 16.89 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Full Time


  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.

  • Under the direction of the Treasurer or Chief Deputy Treasurer, performs a wide variety of financial and general office duties, which include but are not limited to: answering telephone; filing documents and general office records; opening and closing office; typing documents and/or correspondence as needed; preparing files for new fiscal year.

  • Assists taxpayers in person or by telephone.

  • Processes tax receipts, both mail and counter.

  • Assists in correspondence and research in connection with taxes and co-related issues.

  • Balances cash and daily receipts.

  • Prepares and balances various monthly reports, balances distributions to reports, balances funds to cash accounts, balances taxes receivable, adjusts computer formats as needed.

  • Helps prepare current/delinquent tax bills for mailing.

  • Runs direct receipts monthly for interest on investments, direct receipts from any department if needed.

  • Runs all mail direct receipts for Oil & Gas, Gross Receipts, State Funds (i.e., gas, cigarette, MVD, etc.).

  • Pays all distribution to state and county entities on a monthly basis.

  • Balances and types remittance to the State Treasurer's Office for state and special taxes on a monthly basis.

  • Calculates and balances penalty and interest due Property Tax Division for delinquent taxes.

  • Reconciles three bank statements on a monthly basis.

  • Runs night work and posts direct receipts daily.

  • Balances daily receipts for entire office and prepares daily deposit.

  • Balances and receives county checks

  • Balances Treasurer's Report with Administrative Services Department

  • Balances monthly distribution

  • Runs all month end programs

  • Mails delinquent list to Property Tax Division on monthly basis

  • Receipts for interest on treasury bills

  • Mails reports to local government, Board of Education and Commissioners

  • Prepares interest ledger detailing all interest incomes for auditors.

  • Balances and pays all overpayments on a monthly basis.

  • Follows state statutes regarding storage and disposal of records as set forth by New Mexico Records & Archives.

  • Employee may be required to work irregular hours or overtime, attend job-related meetings, and perform duties with minimal supervision.

  • The duties of the accounting technician are not limited to those set forth above. The employee will perform such functions as are assigned by a supervisor, consistent with ability, background and expertise.



  • High school diploma or GED required

  • Some post-secondary training in accounting, bookkeeping, business or collections preferred.


  • One to three years in bookkeeping or accounting strongly preferred

  • Data processing, banking, real estate and/or word processing experience helpful.

Certification, Skills and Licenses:

  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing in English.

  • Must have good basic office skills, including knowledge of word processing, PC working knowledge

  • Must have a working knowledge of mortgages and deeds, legal descriptions.

  • Must have good basic math skills.

  • Must be bondable.
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