Title: Deputy Treasurer
Department: Treasurer Updated: 02/2018
Division: Treasurer FLSA Status: Exempt
Bargaining Unit: CANUE Wage Range: Not Available

Under the direction of the Treasurer, but with the ability to make independent decisions, responsible for the management of all operational activities of the Treasurer’s Office.


·         Ability to perform all duties of Deputy Clerk II, III, and Assistant Deputy.

·         Make recommendations to management concerning such issues as personnel matters, procedural changes, long-range goals and strategic planning of the Department.

·         Provide employees with training and guidance in handling difficult or complex problems or in resolving escalated complaints or disputes.

·         Record, report and monitor payroll and employee attendance.

·         Assist in the development of an annual budget and ensure department adheres to it.

·         Document findings of studies and prepare recommendations for implementation of new systems, procedures, or organizational changes.

·         Manage and direct overall department operations, including budgeting, planning and personnel activities including evaluating performance, hire, discipline, terminate employees as needed.

·         Set department goals and objectives, measure success and generate and present status reports.

·         Monitors employee interactions with customers to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction.

·         Support and promote the organization's mission and values and represent the organization to the public.

·         Comprehensive understanding of all County and Statutory laws that impact the duties of the Treasurer’s office.

·         All duties related to the responsibility of the County Treasurer pursuant to the General Property. Act, the Tax Reversion Act, or any other applicable Public Acts.

·         Authorized to act on behalf of and exercise all powers and duties of the County Treasurer.

·         Other duties as assigned.


Work is performed under the general supervision of the County Treasurer.


Supervision is to be exercised over office staff, as directed by the Treasurer, including having the authority to hire, transfer, suspend, lay off, recall, promote, discharge, assign, reward, or discipline employees, or responsibly to direct them, or to adjust their grievances, or effectively to recommend such action requiring the exercise of independent judgment.


·         This is a political appointment, strictly at the choice and discretion of the County Treasurer.

·         Considerable knowledge of banking procedures.

·         Ability to research, prepare and maintain complex information and statistics in accurate departmental records, correspondence and reports.

·         Considerable knowledge of legal terminology involving real estate and ability to read and interpret legal descriptions.

·         Considerable analytical ability and knowledge of modern governmental accounting systems, fiscal, budgeting and auditing principles, practices and procedures.

·         Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Governmental Audit Standards, U.S. Office of Management and Budget Circular A-133, and the pronouncements of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board.

·         Manage and direct departmental operations, including budgeting, strategic planning. Knowledge of and interpret applicable federal, state and local regulations. Develop, apply and explain department and County procedure and policies. Plan and coordinate work staff activities, prioritize, instruct, set deadlines, objectives, measure success, and make recommendations and resolve issues. Methods of research, planning, conducting and implementing major studies or projects. Design and recommend new forms, reports or procedures. Ability to understand and work in complex data processing system, analyze data and exercise sound financial judgment. Analyze administrative problems, evaluate alternatives and implement sound solutions. Prepare and present reports, speeches or training programs to groups. Provide training and guidance in handling difficult or complex problems or resolving escalated complaints or disputes. Work independently with limited direct supervision. Coordinate activities with other departments.      

·         Complex accounts receivable/payable practices, banking procedures, third party billing and private pay processes.  Proficient in accounting software, i.e. Bi-Tech or One Solution. Ability to reconcile financial reports or records; process department payroll; prepare and reconciled journal entries; purchasing procedures. Knowledge of accounting principles, audit standards, budgeting; annual financial reporting; and IRS practices for Federal, State and Local. Knowledge of liability coverage and claims procedures.

·         Writing, reading, mathematical principles; proficient computer skills-Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook; exercise sound judgment and decision making in accordance with policies and procedures; ability to research and problem solve independently; knowledge of County operations and functions; ability to prioritize and time manage; handle stressful situations, provide effective and friendly customer service; support the County's mission and values; ability to think critically where necessary.    

·         Knowledge or understanding of basic administrative tasks: operate standard office equipment; document management; prepare and maintain records, various correspondences and reports; answer general inquiries and refer as necessary; answer telephone calls, process mail, order supplies/equipment; prepare meeting agendas, attend meetings, record/transcribe/distribute minutes; entering, transcribing, recording, storing or maintaining information in written or electronic form with speed and accuracy; maintain calendars, arrange meetings, schedule rooms and equipment as necessary.             

Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with management, co-workers and clients; obtain and communicate accurate information; apply common sense understanding to complex instructions and respond accordingly;  communicate complex ideas through graphs, charts, presentations, reports or other professional correspondence.      

·         Ability to demonstrate predictable, reliable, and timely attendance.                

·         Ability to read, write & communicate in English; follow written and verbal instruction and understand basic mathematics and figure checking.              

·         Ability to interpret and apply procedures, rules, technical information, instructions, manuals to complete tasks accurately and on schedule.                                     

·         Ability to learn from directions, observations, and mistakes; and apply procedures using good judgment.                                                                        

·         Ability to use discretion and maintain sensitive and confidential information.     

·         Ability to work independently or part of a team; ability to interact appropriately with others such as County officials, employees, vendors and the general public.

·         Ability to work under supervision, receiving instructions/feedback, coaching/counseling and/or action/discipline.                                             

·         Adaptability to change in the work environment, managing competing demands and ability to deal with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events.

·         Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction

·         Proficient skills using Microsoft Office programs including, but not limited to: Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook required.  Proficiency may be tested.      


  • Prior to starting employment, the candidate must complete a satisfactory background check.  The background check is understood to encompass all forms of pre-employment screening, including but not limited to: drug screen, physical, criminal background, driving record, sex offender registry, education, training and licensing verification, employment history, credit check, and professional and personal references.
  • Must possess a valid State of Michigan operator license and maintain this license throughout employment in this position.
  • Must actively pursue and obtain certification as a Notary Public within six months of appointment and maintain this certification throughout employment in this position.
  • Take the Constitutional Oath of Office and be satisfactorily bonded.

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 with or without accommodations.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

·         Speak, hear and understand information through spoken words and sentences.

·         Read and understand documents such as safety rules, instructions and procedure manuals. 

·         Sit, stand and walk.

·         Lift, move and carry boxes, equipment and supplies weighing up to 25 pounds;

·         Push or pull carts, reach above and below shoulder level with hands and arms, and bend or stoop in an ergonomically correct manner.

·         Specific vision requirement includes close vision, color and depth perception.

·         Use hands to operate a computer, handle materials and operate equipment.

·         Generally works in a normal office environment from 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.

·         The noise level in the work environment is moderate with many interruptions.





Disclaimer: The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job requirements or duties performed.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.




It is the policy of St. Clair County not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability that does not prevent performing essential job functions or because he or she is a protected veteran.