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Competition ID:
J0722-0710
Job Title:
Assessor - Temporary
Job Type:
Temporary Full Time
Job Category:
Assessment
Open Positions:
1
Department:
Assessment Services
Date Posted:
July 15, 2022
Closing Date:
August 21, 2022
Salary:
$84,493.00 - $111,186.00/Year
Hours per Week:
37.5

Sturgeon County is recruiting for a temporary Assessor to join our team! The ideal candidate would be available to work for a minimum of 8 months, to maximum of 12 months (preferred). 

This position is responsible for assisting in the application of established formulas to the information collected in field investigations and data verification to determine assessments of residential and commercial properties. This work is completed in accordance with the Municipal Government Act and its attached Regulations, and Ministerial Guidelines.

Job Duties:

  • Determine assessability, use, and value of properties, using methods such as field inspection, structural measurement, and other field inspection and data gathering procedures. 
  • Complete regular, annual, and cyclical inspections of properties in Sturgeon County. 
  • Explain assessed values to property owners and defend market value assessment complaints at Assessment Review Boards.
  • Completes site inspections to Farmland, residential, and commercial properties to collect, verify, and analyze land or building characteristics, property use and ownership information.
  • Apply mass appraisal techniques to assist senior assessor with the mass appraisal valuation of all market value property within Sturgeon County.
  • Prepare and maintain data on each assessed parcel to accurately inventory land, structures, property characteristics, and any applicable exemptions. 
  • Complete preparation and maintenance of database of sales data on sold properties, evaluating information on transfer documents to ensure validity of transactions. 
  • Verify information on buyers, sellers, and other sales aspects by developing and reviewing self-reporting forms and applying appropriate adjustments as necessary to understand factors such as dwelling location, style, quality, and other factors that can affect market value.
  • Help analyze trends in sales prices, construction costs, and rents, to determine property values and/or the accuracy of assessments.
  • Determine priorities for property tax exemptions and/or deductions. 
  • Uses existing or helps to develop new benchmarked, uniform, and equitable procedures for assessing all classes and kinds of property. 
  • Conduct regular reviews (cyclical inspections) of property within jurisdictions to determine physical changes to properties.
  • Understands and can relate and/or calculate property tax information to rate payers as needed. 
  • Attend conferences, courses, and other training workshops to participate in the mandatory recertification program with the Alberta Assessor’s Association as per Municipal Assessor’s Regulation.
  • Complete special projects and other assessor duties as required.
  • Adhere to applicable responsibilities and accountabilities as outlined in the Sturgeon County Health and Safety Management System.


Job Skills:

  • Must have a complete understanding of and keep current with assessment and taxation legislation, mass appraisal and application of cost, direct sales comparison and income approaches to value. 
  • Knowledge of local, social, and economic factors affecting property values. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively using courtesy, tact and discretion in dealing with requests, complaints and clarification of information utilizing, strong oral and written interpersonal communication skills.  
  • Ability to apply mature judgment, initiative, and motivation.
  • Keen attention to detail and the ability to make decisions and accept responsibility for them is vital. 
  • Excellent computer skills with familiarity with Microsoft Office, GIS, taxation systems, CAMAlot software is preferred.
  • This job is performed both remotely, in a normal office environment, and requires regular site inspections to rural areas.

Job Qualifications:

  • As the ideal candidate, the incumbent must possess a two-year post-secondary diploma in property appraisal or equivalent and a certificate from UBC in Real Property Assessment with a minimum of four years of assessment experience in a municipal environment. 
  • The incumbent must also hold at least one professional designation with the Alberta Assessors Association (AMAA), or Appraisal Institute of Canada (CRA, AACI), or International Association of Assessing Officers (RES, CAE). 
  • Candidate must have a valid Driver’s License.