Tax Collector for the Town of Westerly, RI.  

“A Positive, Exemplary Community”

Tax Collector

Starting Salary: $60,000 - $70,000

The Department


The Tax Collector's Office is responsible for collecting Real Estate Tax, Personal Property Tax, Motor Vehicle Tax, Water and Sewer payments.  We also sell town beach passes seasonally (May - September) and process Municipal Lien Certificates.


The Tax Collector’s Office is comprised of 4 staff. The Tax Collector, Accounts Receivable Coordinator and two Tax Clerks..

The Position

Reporting to the Director of Finance, this position is responsible for the collection, care and custody of all revenues, accounting records on taxes and assessments.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate is a professional who is open, honest, of strong moral character, promotes transparency, and has excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The ideal candidate must  have the ability to analyze problems, identify solutions, make recommendations, encourage a creative, balanced approach to solving challenges – the ideal candidate asks how we can, not why we can’t.

Qualifications Education, Experience and Skills

Candidates must:

Compensation & Benefits

The salary for this at will position will be between $60,000 - $70,000, dependent upon qualifications. Additionally, the selected candidate will enjoy excellent benefits including vacation, medical insurance, life insurance, paid holidays, and retirement benefits.  The Town currently contributes 10% of salary (with a 6% match) to a 401(a) retirement plan.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should apply by October 31, 2016. Electronic submittals are required and can be sent to HR@westerly.org and should include the following:

A comprehensive interview process is expected to occur in November and it is anticipated a selection will be made in December. Top candidates may be asked to complete a written supplemental questionnaire to elaborate on areas of expertise and demonstrate their ability to communicate effectively.