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Assessor Technician

Meeker County
Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the general direction of the County Assessor and/or the Deputy Assessor, the Assessment Technician is responsible for having a detailed working knowledge of the computer resources used to support the assessment and the ability to accurately perform various processing functions related to data base building, maintenance, and reporting activities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. Performs telephone and counter work; answers/responds to incoming telephone calls; assists the public in filling out various applications and forms; responds to questions/inquiries regarding assessment laws and procedures.
  2. Generates various electronic and manual assessment reports from both the tax and CAMA systems which are used internally by the county and externally by the Department of Revenue, other government agencies, and the public.
  3. Develops and maintains a detailed working knowledge of the assessment support programs.
  4. Enters assessment data into the tax systems, the Computer Aided Mass Appraisal (CAMA) system, APEX and Land Calc with a high degree of accuracy,
  5. Processes equalization notices, real estate transfers, certificates of real estate value, local board of appeals and equalization changes, County Board of appeals and equalization changes and State board of equalization changes.
  6. Reviews assessment records for completeness and accuracy in regard to coding, linking, and the taxable market value to ensure the correct calculation of tax capacity values.
  7. Reviews computer printouts for errors and checked against different assessment sources of information, determines processing required and takes necessary action in accordance with generally accepted assessment rules, procedures, and practices.
  8. Performs full scope of multi-variable data processing work associated with the annual assessment on the AS400.
  9. Participates in the testing of some new assessment programs and the training of others.
  10. Coordinates with and assists other staff member in completing assigned assessment work and special projects.
  11. Must be familiar with the use of the AS400, PC, copy machine, fax machine, and office postage machine.
  12. Responsible for cooperating with the county safety program so that the operations may be carried on in such manner as to ensure the safety; of the employee and his/her fellow employees. Employee’s responsibility is to be consistent with county employee handbook, countywide safety rules, department safety rules, and specific job training.
  13. May perform assessment clerical duties as assigned.
  14. Perform other work-related duties as apparent or assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:
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.
Possess considerable knowledge of modern office practices, procedures and equipment; specifically, working knowledge of personal computers and software including Windows, Word, Excel, AS 400 and GIS software. 
Must be able to work and maintain a high degree of professionalism under stressful situations.
Must demonstrate the ability to work well with others, be courteous and helpful.
Must possess the ability; and willingness to follow rules and policies.
Must have the ability and willingness to follow directives from supervisor/department head.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Must be a high school graduate or equivalent (GED) post- secondary training.  Computer training and programs, office equipment, and secretary skills a must. Strong math skills, knowledge of the operation of the AS400 computer programs, and experience in the assessment field are highly desired.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

  1. Ability to write legibly.
  2. Ability to read and interpret legal descriptions. 
  3. Use good oral and written communication skills in order to communicate and deal effectively with a wide variety of people.
 
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
1.         Ability to work with numbers over a sustained period of time with a high degree of accuracy.
2.         Ability to accurately transcribe figures and perform arithmetic calculations,
3.         Ability to operate a calculator efficiently.
 
REASONING ABILITY:
Exercise independent judgement and work independently while carrying out department functions.
 
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
None
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The occasional stooping and lifting of up to 20 pounds, when working with assessor’s field books and other manuals within the office.  Duties include being able to perform the following movements on an occasional to continuous basis: walking, bending, reaching, turning/twisting, sitting, standing, or grasping.  Corrective eyesight to proof read and work with small figures which are contained within the assessor’s field books and other documents.  Motor skills sufficient to work with telephone, calculator, personal computer, printer, copier and other general office equipment.
 
  1. The ability to extensively and proficiently use the keyboard and view screen for data entry.
  2. The capability of lifting up to 40#.
  3. The personality to perform under constant interruptions from personal or phone contacts.
  4. The capability of inspecting and measuring property in the field with accuracy. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  1. The interior environmental condition consists of an air-conditioned office setting.  Work tasks involve prolonged sitting at a desk and/or work station.  Occasional stooping and lifting of up to 20 pounds when working with assessor’s field books and other manuals within the office.  Duties include being able to perform the following movements on an occasional to continuous basis: walking, bending, reaching, turning/twisting, sitting, standing, or grasping.  Corrective eyesight to proofread and work with small figures which are contained within the assessor’s field books and other documents.  Motor skills sufficient to work with telephone, calculator, personal computer, printer, copier and other general office equipment.
  2. The exterior conditions – depends on weather and construction site conditions.
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