City Assessor - Grade 24

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The City of Mandan North Dakota is currently accepting applications for the position of: 

City Assessor - Grade  24

Salary Range: $58, 359.00  - $89,727.00 per year, DOE

Applications without a resume will be disqualified.

The position will remain open until 5:00 pm, June 22, 2018.



1.1. General Statement of Duties:This position involves directing and overseeing the functions and operations of the Assessor’s office; performs supervisory, technical and administrative work in the assessment of real property for taxation. Plans, organizes, and conducts the annual assessment reports as required by the North Dakota State Supervisor of Assessments (Office of State Tax Commissioner). Ensures that all real properties are assessed and fairly equalized for taxation purposes. Must be certified by and maintain continuing education credits that are approved by the North Dakota State Supervisor of Assessments.

1.2. Supervision Received:Works under the broad policy guidelines of the Director of Finance with considerable independence within established laws, policies, and procedures, and is reviewed based on results obtained. 

1.3. Supervision Exercised: Exercises supervision over departmental staff.

2. EXAMPLES OF WORKPlans, organizes, prioritizes, and directs the activities of the department; assures the total operational effectiveness of the department. Establishes and implements operational policies, goals and objectives for the department. Prepares and presents the annual department budget, determines resource needs and financing requests, oversees departmental budgetary administration. Plans and participates in technical and administrative studies and reviews reports of program needs and accomplishments. Inspects properties taking note of type of construction, interior systems and other details; takes measurements of buildings or additions to determine the total amount of square footage; prepares field sketches, takes photos of property as needed; enters information into valuation software database. Reviews sales ratio analysis; analyzes current market and economic data to develop cost schedules and depreciation tables for property appraisals. Reviews taxpayer requests for abatements of their property values and makes recommendations, prepares and presents agenda documents to support department values/present findings. Maintains records and prepares reports on a variety of subjects. Evaluates the work of department staff; identifies training needs; provides on the job training and job counseling as needed. Establishes and maintains good working relationships with community groups and agencies, interprets property assessment ordinances, standards, policies and procedures. Participates on various city and community committees, task forces and the like; attends hearings, meetings and seminars as needed. Prepares a variety of reports related to the work. Remains current in the N.D.C.C. for property tax changes. Performs related work as specified by the North Dakota State Supervisor of Assessments and NDAAO guidelines and work procedures.


3.1. Education and Experience: Possession of a bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance banking, economics, or related field supplemented by course work in appraisal methods and five years of experience in property appraisal or related work, with at least two years in a governmental position with residential, land and commercial evaluation experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

3.2. Special Requirements: Possession of a valid North Dakota driver’s license. State Certification for Class I City Assessor or ability to obtain with 18 months.

3.3. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of building materials, construction practices, and terminology. Experience working with computer assisted mass appraisal software. Creating spreadsheet applications. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of real property appraisal and assessment. Thorough knowledge of the state laws governing the property assessment process. Thorough knowledge of the geographic layout of the city. Ability to delegate authority and responsibility. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of personnel. Ability to operate drafting equipment, measuring equipment, camera and all office equipment. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, municipal officials, and the public. Ability to exercise independent judgment. Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing. Skill in communications, interpersonal skills as applied to interact with co-workers, supervisor, and the general public. Thorough knowledge of general departmental operations and organization. Ability to understand and analyze state laws governing the property assessment process, government regulations, considerable knowledge of proper grammar, syntax, style, spelling, punctuation, and arithmetic. Considerable knowledge of office management practices, procedures, and ability to maintain office records and to prepare accurate reports.

3.4. The physical activities of this position are: Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, using feet and legs, and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.

Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces. This factor is important if the amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance or body equilibrium.

Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.

Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.

Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.

Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.

Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.

Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.

Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.

Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sound with no more than a 40 db loss @ 500 Hz, 1,000 Hz and 2,000 Hz with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when making the fine adjustments on machined parts.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

3.5. The physical requirements of this position are:

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.  If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work

3.6. The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision for this position are:

MACHINE OPERATORS (including inspection), INSPECTION, CLOSE ASSEMBLY, CLERICAL, ADMINISTRATIVE:  This is a minimum standard for use with those whose work deals largely with preparing and analyzing data and figures, accounting, transcription, computer terminal, extensive reading, visual inspection involving small parts, operation of machines (including inspection), using measurement devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes.

3.7. The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position are: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions: Activities occur indoors and outdoors. The work requires the use of protective devices such as hard hats and/or safety glasses. 

The worker is subject to extreme cold: Temperatures below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour.

The worker is subject to extreme heat: Temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour.

The worker is subject to noise: There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.

The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals, human waste or other body fluids.

None: The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

Location: Mandan, ND
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