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Assessor

Job Type: 
Management / Administration
Organization: 
Municipal District of Taber
Job Description : 

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. 

Closing Date: 
July 7, 2017
Application Return: 

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.