THIS IS A DEPARMENTAL PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITY. ONLY CURRENT EMPLOYEES OF THE HAMILTON COUNTY PROPERTY ASSESSOR'S OFFICE WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.
Under general supervision, oversees and ensures accurate and thorough processing of tangible personal property reports for all businesses in Hamilton County to be used as the basis of ad valorem taxation by the state formula for the county and municipalities.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)
Oversees personal property technicians and related staff in the performance of field audits; ensures all facets of the assessment process are completed in an accurate and timely manner; verifies audit work completed by outside auditors and staff, corrects any errors to taxpayers’ previous assessments based on the audits; handles the more complex assignments; prioritizes, schedules and assigns work; reviews work during and upon completion for accuracy and professionalism.
Trains staff on policies, procedures and internal controls; reviews new state and county rulings or court opinions; follows state laws and guidelines in establishing standards; approves sick and vacation leave; conducts semi-annual evaluations; provides information to businesses on personal property assessments and year end reporting; meets with business owners and/or their tax representatives to discuss audits.
Contacts the State Comptroller’s Office/Property Assessment Division in regards to specific questions that may need interpretation, researches and responds to technical inquiries from staff; prepares or assists in the preparation of quarterly and annual reports to be submitted to the state; completes correspondence and reports in a timely manner; prepares documents for public boards and hearings; performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics
Knowledge of state and county laws, rules, regulations, codes and resolutions related to personal property assessment.
Knowledge of supervision methods and practices.
Knowledge of computer hardware, software and peripherals.
Knowledge of basic auditing and accounting practices and procedures.
Knowledge of research and analysis of financial records and reports
Knowledge of personal property valuation methods and practices.
Skill scheduling, assigning, reviewing and evaluating work.
Skill utilizing verbal and written communication in the development of reports, presentations and training.
Skill conducting complex personal property assessments.
Skill utilizing computerized informational databases to enter, retrieve and analyze financial information.
Skill utilizing customer service techniques when responding to inquiries and complaints.
Skill establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
A High School Diploma with ten (10) years of progressively responsible personal property experience and successfully completed IAAO Assessment of Personal Property Course 500. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Work requires sitting for extensive periods of time with attention to financial details and overseeing employee’s work that requires accuracy and timely production.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Any overtime hours offered in this position are not guaranteed, are an estimate, and are subject to change.
All positions within Hamilton County Government are considered work in-person and require regular and punctual attendance.
All positions within Hamilton County Government may require work on Holidays or weekends. Additionally, irregular hours and shift work may be required, including possible extension of shift hours, at times with short notice.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Hamilton County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services. A copy of Hamilton County's Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP) & Utilization Report is available on the County’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Office home page.