Job Details

Tax Exemption Specialist

Multnomah County, Southeast Portland

Job - Government

Close Date: 02/13/2019

Pay Range: $28.13-$34.52
Does the following describe you? You are an experienced individual in real estate appraising, who enjoys conducting research to find out answers. You enjoy supporting customers by providing helpful information, answering questions and responding to complaints. You enjoy a fast pace and can quickly adapt. You are detail oriented and pride yourself on your skills of maintaining accurate records. If this sounds like you, we are looking for a Tax Exemption Specialist and encourage you to apply!
As the next Tax Exemption Specialist for the Department of Assessment and Taxation (DART) you will:
Review and process property tax exemption applications; determine eligibility for programs and notify applicants; research and apply Oregon Revised Statutes and related court rulings; determine and calculate nontaxable portion/percent of properties qualifying for exemption; collect and assemble supporting data.
Confer and correspond with property owners or their representatives regarding application process or results; explain rights and procedures; investigate complaints and determine and initiate corrections.
Prepare, process and review for accuracy the assessment roll to correct double assessments, omitted property, clerical errors from Department of Revenue (DOR) and Oregon Tax Court proceedings.
Research and review county records related to properties specially assessed, properties leased by government agencies to taxable parties and properties with exemptions to determine continuing qualifications for special assessment program.
Occasionally conduct field audits to verify property use and program eligibility; prepare detailed narrative reports to substantiate findings
Represent the County in appeals to the State Tax Court, Magistrate Tax Court and Department of Revenue; conduct complex research in preparation for appeals.
About Us:
At the Department of County Management, the work we do is essential to the operation of Multnomah County as a government, as well as an employer. And as a team, we are committed to being good stewards of public resources. Multnomah County Assessment, Recording and Taxation (DART) strives to be viewed as a well-managed, professional organization by which all other Assessment & Taxation organizations may be measured, while meeting its mandated responsibilities, using public resources prudently with excellent results, using best business practices and innovative technology, actively partnering with internal and external customers, valuing and respecting its diverse workforce and providing opportunities for development and professional growth, in a safe and positive work environment. DART serves the public by carrying out all mandated functions with integrity, accountability, excellent customer service, accuracy and effectiveness, while prudently managing public resources.
To Qualify
We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant.

Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills:
Equivalent to an Associate of Arts degree from an accredited college with major coursework in real estate appraising, real estate finance, business, accounting or a related field (Note: related experience can be substituted for education). AND
One year of increasingly responsible experience in real estate practices, assessment, taxation and appraisal methods.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate and valid driver's license.
Possession of, or ability to obtain within 60 days of hire or as soon as reasonably possible an appropriate and valid Oregon State Appraiser Registration (annual certification required).
Ability to pass a criminal background check.
Skill to operate computers and electronic calculators and effectively use software including database applications and word processing.
Ability to write clear, concise and comprehensive technical and narrative reports; and to effectively present complex ideas and concepts orally and in writing.

Preferred Qualifications/Transferable Skills: You do not need to have the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills to qualify. However, keep in mind we may consider some or all of the following when identifying the most qualified candidates. Please clearly explain on your application how you meet any of the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills.
Experience in commercial real estate appraisal is highly desirable.
Knowledge of the property tax exemption program in the State of Oregon, including Oregon Revised Statutes and Administrative rules that apply to assessment, appraisal and taxation.
Thorough knowledge of the application of Department of Revenue (DOR) market-related cost approach to mass appraisal and the DOR's classification system application.

Screening and Evaluation
The Application Packet:
A completed online application.
An uploaded resume covering relevant experience and education. Please be sure your resume includes the following for each employer: name of employer, location, dates of employment, your title, a brief summary of your responsibilities, the number of employees under your supervision.
An uploaded cover letter that expands on your resume, addresses why you are interested in this position and demonstrates how your experience and skill set align with the minimum and preferred qualifications listed.
Note: The application, resume and cover letter should demonstrate your work experience/skills and how it is related to those shown in the Overview and To Qualify sections of the job announcement. Please be thorough, as these materials may be scored and determine your eligibility for an interview.

The Selection Process: For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page. We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows:
Initial review of minimum qualifications: We may do an additional preferred review and/or send out additional supplemental questions to identify those highest qualified.
Consideration of top candidates: We will consider qualified candidates in order of rank and score from the list of eligible candidates. This may include panel interview(s), a hiring interview, and/or additional testing to determine the best candidates for a position.
Background check and reference checks: All finalists must pass a thorough a criminal records check and reference check.

This recruitment may be used to fill full-time, part-time, temporary, limited duration and on-call positions.

Type of Position: This hourly union-represented position is eligible overtime.
Location: 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 97214
Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm. There is some flexibility with the start and end times and a possibility of a 9/80 schedule.

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