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Assessor
County: Municipal District of Taber
Location: Taber, Alberta
Closing Date: 7/7/2017

The Municipal District of Taber is cultivating a succession plan for the Assessment Department resulting from the planned retirement of a valued member by actively recruiting the position of:

 

ASSESSOR – FULL TIME POSITION

 

You are an individual who is seeking both a challenge and an opportunity.  You recognize the value of living in an area that blends the amenities of urban convenience with a rural lifestyle with an organization that offers:

       A salary that reflects your unique combination of experience and education

       An exceptional benefit plan

       Hours of work that allow for a healthy work / life balance

       An opportunity for advancement in the organization

       A communicative work environment that encourages growth and development and celebrates team work

 

Responsibilities: 

       To work under the supervision of the Director of Assessment to gain experience on the unique assessing challenges within the M.D. of Taber.

       Communicate tactfully and supply information to municipal staff and council, the general public, citizens, appraisers, realty agents, other municipal governments and the provincial government.

       Perform site inspections of residential, non‑residential, and farm properties to gather and verify assessment data. 

       Ensure information collected is updated and validated on the CAMA system including digital photographs and diagrams. 

       Assist to establish market value assessments in a mass appraisal environment by the application of property appraisal and assessment theory and principles.

       Assist to establish regulated property assessments by the application of Statutory procedures. 

       Interpret land titles and all associated registered documents, including sales verification. 

       Provide support in the analysis and reporting requirements of the Provincial Assessment Audit process for ASSET & provide information to the Provincial Assessor, as necessary.

       Assist with preparation and presentation of evidence to defend assessments as required before the Local Assessment Review Board, Composite Assessment Review Board, and/or Municipal Government Board.

Qualifications:

       Superior communication skills, advanced conflict resolution skills. 

       Diploma or degree in property assessment or appraisal related field from a recognized post‑secondary institution. 

       Designation from a recognized professional assessment or appraisal organization (AMAA, CAE, AACI) or working towards such a designation, with membership in good standing.

       Minimum 2 years of experience

       Excellent computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office, Bellamy Taxation System, CAMAlot CAMA software, Apex, Matrix, Spin II, Milenet, and Marshall & Swift Valuation Service. 

       Understanding of mass appraisal and application of cost, direct sales comparison and income approaches to value.

       A suitable understanding of the Statutes and Regulations applicable to property assessment and taxation in Alberta.

       A valid class 5 driver’s license. 

This is a permanent full time position (37.5 hours per week), a 6 month probationary period is applicable for this position. 

 Interested individuals are invited to submit a resume to:

Municipal District of Taber
C/o Patrick Hanson, Director of Assessment

4900B 50St Taber, AB T1G 1T2
                                             
Email: phanson@mdtaber.ab.ca
                                                               Phone: 403-223-3541

Resumes will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. 

We thank all applicants; however only those invited for an interview will be personally contacted.

This employment opportunity has been circulated by the Society of Local Government Managers of Alberta. The Society has been providing this service to all municipalities and its members since 1993.

The cost for a single job posting is $157.50. If multiple postings are submitted within 24 hours then the cost structure would be:

  • First Post: $157.50
  • Second Post: $141.75
  • Third, Fouth, Fifth, etc. Post(s): $131.25