JOB TYPE: Regular Full Time
LOCATION: Grant County Courthouse 35 C St NW Ephrata, WA. 98823
SALARY:$3,434.00 - $3,636.00 Monthly
OPENING DATE: 09/27/13
CLOSING DATE: 10/11/13 05:00 PM
This position serves as a highly skilled Administrative Support Specialist involving maintenance and tracking of all changes to the certified rolls of the Assessor’s Office. All certified roll year records and accounts have restricted access except for the Deputy Assessor IV position. All roll corrections, adjustments, segregations and merges are managed and controlled by the Deputy Assessor IV and this position serves as GIS liaison for the department and is responsible for the creation and maintenance of the County Parcel Layer and all related data.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
The following examples of duties and accountabilities illustrate the general range of tasks assigned to the position but are not intended to define the limits of required duties. Other essential duties may be assigned consistent with the general scope of the position. Employee must comply with all County and department policies, procedures, WAC’s, or other regulatory bodies.
Segregation: When assigned to this function, incumbents perform such tasks as: reviewing and entering data on changes in land ownership, land segregations, annexations and boundary changes; making changes in the County’s comprehensive computerized map system including making changes in boundaries and ownership of parcels of land; drawing land boundaries on maps; calculating acreages using dimensions, calculator and basic geometry; and maintaining land ownership/deed reference systems. Tasks also include entering data in taxpayer accounts to reflect changes in taxable property, tax valuations and changes in levy codes for changed properties. In addition, incumbents transmit these changes electronically to the County’s comprehensive GIS records to assure that they are accurate and consistent.
Property Valuations and Assessments: When assigned to this function, incumbents perform such tasks as: entering complex and coded information into a computerized appraisal system such as types of structures, class, condition and improvements; maintaining computerized tables for calculating all property values as well as computer screens for entering specific data on properties; generating reports for use by field Appraisers; preparing reports on values of all properties for tax roll purposes and entering changes in legal ownership.
Assessment Year Certifications and Balancing: This function requires all divisions of work to report any changes to the assessment rolls to submit their work for validation and balancing. All communication of this type with the public and other offices are completed through this position. Supplements and Cancels in value, destroyed or moved buildings and structures, new construction and segregations of existing properties are worked and balanced on a daily basis and a clear and accurate audit record is created and indexed for each transaction. Clear and concise communication to the public and other offices is completed in a timely manner.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
· High School Diploma or GED;
· Two years’ experience using Computer Aided Drafting tools (i.e. CADD, ArcInfo, etc.);
· Two years’ experience mapping/drafting boundaries;
· Two years' experience working with property assessment and appraisal records.
· AA Degree in CADD or related Discipline.
· Previous work in an Assessor’s Office
These skills and abilities typically are acquired through a combination of experience and training, which would include two or more years of college-level education or training in the operation of computer assisted drafting systems as well as the use and application of legal descriptions and appraisal terminology, extensive experience working in an assessment or appraisal office with a strong understanding of taxable value as it relates to assessment value, frozen value and exemption value to allow for equitable balancing of all certified assessment rolls. Incumbents may be required to obtain and maintain accreditation from the Washington State Department of Revenue in real property appraisal.
This position classification encompasses a group of responsibilities requiring substantial skill in operation of personal computers and specialized software for the purpose of mapping and recording boundaries and ownerships of land, entering records and valuations of all properties, balancing and maintaining all certified assessment years and making changes to assessment and appraisal rolls. In mapping and recording boundaries and ownership of land, incumbents use computer assisted drafting software as well as specialized software to link ownership and geographic data to the County’s Geographic Information System. When maintaining ownership records and entering coded data, incumbents operate a computerized assessment and appraisal system, using complex codes and appraisal terms relating to such factors as condition and age of properties. When maintaining certified assessment years, incumbents utilize knowledge and skills relating to complex data analysis and balancing techniques regarding assessment values, taxable values, frozen values and the like to determine appropriate levels of assessment and taxation with regard to lawful exemption statuses and taxation.
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