***Village offices will be closed on Monday, January 21st in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Trash & recycles will be picked up one day later.***

Welcome to the Village of East Alton, Illinois

.....the village of progress.
We are conveniently located 20 miles northeast of St. Louis. Established in 1893, our population has grown to nearly 7,000 citizens and we are home to hundreds of businesses.

Public Works Dept./Bookkeeper Needed

The Village of Bethalto has an immediate opening for Public Works Dept. Operator/Book Keeper. This is a full time position with benefits.

Essential Functions:

  • Process daily payments and post receipts on computer.
  • Work as customer contact point for:
    • Signing up new customers
    • Receiving payments
    • Perform additional duties as directed by supervisor
  • Answer phone calls and inquiries from customers pertaining to billing, trash pickup, locating of services, other sanitary sewer and water sub jurisdictions
  • Perform clerical duties associated with such equipment as listed but not limited to:
    • Fax machine
    • Ten key adding machine
    • Copier
    • Cash Drawer
    • Computers and Printers
  • Perform all duties pertaining to monthly customer billings such as but not limited to:
    • Calculate billings,
    • Balance billings
    • Print bills, disburse bills, process bills for all Bethalto residents and sub jurisdictions of which we provide service
    • Make billing adjustments when necessary
    • Handle refunds and apply deposits to final bills
    • Post penalties
  • Maintain file maintenance for all customer accounts as listed but not limited to the following duties:
    • Set up customer services,
    • Make changes to accounts as needed
    • Maintain meter changes
    • Maintain red tag and delinquent accounts
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as listed or directed by supervisor:
    • Print UCA end of month reports, save UCA files,
    • Report monthly and quarterly reports for East Alton
    • Process daily calendar
    • Bill other municipalities for fire hydrants and other miscellaneous services
    • Work to collect bad debt as deemed necessary and file liens on foreclosures and other needed delinquent payments

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • High School Graduate or GED
  • Must live in city limits
  • Background check


  • Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Basic Accounting
  • MSI Billing Software a plus

Please send resume to PO Box 133, Bethalto, IL 62010. NO OFFICE OR PHONE INQUIRIES. Deadline for applicants is January 16, 2019.

119 West Main Street | East Alton IL 62024
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