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Is accepting applications for a part-time Utility Clerk. This position will serve as the primary billing and collection contact for the Bessemer Township Utility Department.

Are you detail oriented and have previous billing/spreadsheet experience?  Then this may be an opportunity for you!

Applications and a full job description are available upon request at the township office located at:

  • N10338 Mill Street
  • Ramsay, MI 49959
  • 906-667-0423

(please call for hours)

Debbie Janczak,

Bessemer Township Clerk

Bessemer Township is an equal opportunity employer





This job description is for the title; Bessemer Township Utility Clerk, who will report to the Township Treasurer and the board and includes, but is not limited to, the following:


The Utility Clerk performs the duties of billing and collecting of water/sewer bills throughout the township.  Working with the public as well as with the Treasurer and Township board is integral to the success of this position.  Skilled in data entry, understanding billing processes and being detail-orientated is essential.

Current position would require 10-15 hours per week in the office.

Current pay would be at $15.00/per hour; no benefits would be included in this position. (Breakdown: $15,600/yearly – $7800.00 paid by water; $2600.00 paid equally between the three sewer funds)


Enter usage numbers as provided by the DPW employers.

Keep current on ownership changes/address updates.

Print and mail out quarterly utility bills.

Accept and receipt resident payments.

Prepare and mail out past due account letters.

Present accounts of receipts, past due, payment plans and other reports to Township Bard.

Attend Township Board meetings as requested.

Prepare list for shut-offs to be given to DPW.

Keep a past due list.

Enter payments in to the BS & A program.

Aid in the preparation bank deposits.

Maintain current knowledge regarding related technology and programs necessary to keep utility accounts up to date.



Minimum of 2 years prior experience in accounting/data entry type of profession.

Good communication and interpersonal skills to deal effectively with the general public, government officials and the Township Board.

Ability to plan, schedule and complete work in a timely manner.

Possesses high level of analytical skill as well as ability to comprehend, interpret and process detailed information and data.

Hands on computer proficiency to facilitate preparation of reports and process information; ability to learn and utilize BS & A software.

The Bessemer Township Board Reserves the right to modify this job description as required or deemed necessary.


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