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Chief Tax Appraiser

Newton County Board of Commissioners


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JOB SUMMARY:

Coordinates and directs the appraisal and valuation of real estate and personal property, including the production of the annual tax digest.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Directs the appraisal of real estate parcels and personal property accounts on an annual basis in order to formulate the official tax digest.

Plans, organizes, reviews, and directs the operations of the office of the Board of Tax Assessors.

Plans and directs the annual preparation of the County tax digest; plans, organizes, and directs the related activities of the County concerned with the appraisal and assessment of property.

Performs complex statistical analysis; interprets and implements government policies, ordinances, statutes, and regulations, and formulates office policies, procedures, and rules.       Instructs the staff in modern valuation and assessment techniques and procedures; coordinates the continuing education program.

Confers with State, County, and municipal officials and the public on matters relating to the assessment of property and digest preparation; represents the Board of Tax Assessors at various public meetings; represents the Board of Tax Assessors regarding departmental policies.

Designs programs and coordinates activities with other departments and public agencies; assists the Chamber of Commerce in their efforts to attract new industries to the area.

Prepares and administers the annual department budget. Stays abreast of legal and technical developments related to appraisal matters.

Carries out supervisory responsibility in accordance with Government policies, procedures, and applicable laws including: hiring and training in job skills; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

All candidates to fill a vacant position in this classification must submit to and pass a drug screening test after meeting the following minimum requirements:

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in Public Administration, Business Management, Economics, or other related field; and,    Five years of progressively responsible related experience; or,

Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job, but must, however, conform to the minimum requirements of Georgia Law and Regulations.

Licenses and Certifications:

State of Georgia certification as Appraiser IV, or the ability to obtain within one year.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:

Principles and practices of tax digest formulation.

Accepted personnel practices, procedures, and policies including supervision, training, and performance evaluation.

State tax codes and local tax laws relating to real estate and personal property.

General office procedures including filing, bookkeeping, and records maintenance.

Listing ends on:

2/25/2021