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Settled in 1852 by a small group of devout Swiss Mennonites, Berne is located in the heart of Adams County, home to a vibrant and extensive Amish community. Berne has the largest outdoor museum in northern Indiana in Swiss Heritage Village, the newly constructed, massive, Berne Clock Tower and Muensterberg Plaza, our annual Swiss Days Festival Celebration, and many other local and area attractions.

Conveniently located near several major roadways, Berne is only 35 miles south of Fort Wayne, and 90 miles north of Indianapolis. In today's hectic world, Berne has retained the charm and ambiance of small town Americana while embracing our Swiss roots.
We invite you to visit Berne and discover for yourself why Bloomberg Business Week 2011 rated Berne the second best community in Indiana in which to live and raise a family.


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Job Opening in the City of Berne

The City of Berne has a full time opening for a Utility Billing Clerk and will be accepting applications from July 23rd to August 6th.   Applications may be picked up in the city building, 158 W. Franklin Street Monday-Friday between the hours of 8 am-4:30 pm.   To download an application and policy information click here.    For a detailed list of the functions and  requirements of this job opening, click here.

Brief Description 

The Utility Billing Clerk performs administrative duties under the direction of the Clerk-Treasurer inclusive but not limited to the following:

Supervise the daily operations of utility billing.

Have the ability to assist with customer billing adjustments, assist and troubleshoot customer inquiries, and be able to facilitate in assisting clerk to resolve all citizen inquiries.

Balancing and posting of daily cash receipts for all aspects of City operations.

Responsible for the daily opening of cash drawers and the preparation of bank deposits.

Assist the Clerk Treasurer in keeping and filing records of public meetings.

The position requirement includes but are not limited to the following:

Incumbent must have a High School Diploma or GED Equivalent

Incumbent must have a minimum of two years of accounting experience.

The City of Berne (“City”) is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin or any other legally-protected status, unless such status constitutes a bona fide occupational hqualification.  The City will comply with its legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and for religious beliefs.