- Local Assistance Representative I (Tax Commission)
- What will I be doing?
- Do I qualify?
- Can I be successful?
- How do I apply?
This is entry-level professional work in the State Tax Commission providing assistance and services to county assessor offices and/or performing residential, agricultural, or commercial property appraisals in an assigned geographic area of the state.
Receives formal and/or on-the-job training in State Tax Commission policies, procedures, rules, regulations, appraisal techniques, and technical aspects of the county assessor offices.
Performs physical inspections of assigned properties (predominantly rural locations); measures and plots land and structural dimensions; and takes photographs and draws sketches to illustrate property dimensions.
Provides limited technical assistance and guidance to county officials in the development and implementation of assessment maintenance plans.
Collects, analyzes, tabulates, and verifies data on sales, rentals, and cost of real properties for economic and cost studies.
Trains county officials and staff in assessment procedures, including appraisal techniques, mapping, data collection, property transfers, and sales analysis.
Serves as liaison between State Tax Commission and the assigned county assessor offices explaining statutory obligations, legislation, and State Tax Commission guidelines.
Obtains and analyzes soil survey information on agricultural properties and determines land grade based on productivity factors such as terrain, vegetation, and water resources.
Calculates appraised values and determines fair market value for properties by applying cost, making sales comparisons, analyzing data, and identifying similar properties.
Confers with supervisor regarding appraisal assessment issues and work assignments; attends staff meetings to obtain information concerning new or revised policies and procedures.
Monitors assigned county assessor office operations to ensure that assessments are processed accurately, and that objectives and deadlines are in compliance with established maintenance plans.
Monitors and assists assigned county assessor offices in maintaining the accuracy of ownership maps to ensure correlation with property transfer deeds.
Monitors and assists assigned county assessor offices in the development of forms, manuals, and procedures.
Assists and advises assigned county assessors in the administration of office operations, including staffing, budgeting, purchasing, data processing, recordkeeping, and related functions.
Prepares and submits itineraries, work projections, and activity reports.
Prepares restricted appraisal reports and related records and confers with supervisor as needed.
Participates with supervisor in meetings with county officials to gather information regarding disputed appraisal values.
Receives close supervision from Local Assistance Supervisor or other administrative supervisor; exercises increasing independence and initiative in the performance of assignments within established policies and procedures as experience is gained;
Performs other related work as assigned.
(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 24 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Agriculture, Land Surveying, Drafting, Engineering, Architecture, Finance, Economics, Real Estate, or Statistics.
(Experience in a county assessor’s office working with property assessment records, maps, and/or related materials; residential, agricultural, or commercial appraisal work; land surveying; drafting; engineering; architecture; mortgage lending; finance;, auditing; real estate; property insurance; or construction inspection may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required college education.)
Ability to provide a home office with all office equipment, high speed internet, phone, and furniture necessary to conduct business with the public.
Access to a personal vehicle.
Possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license.
Ability to successfully complete formal training sessions as prescribed by management or fulfill continuing education requirements, if applicable.
Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.
Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?
Introductory knowledge of the principles and practices of appraisal and property assessment techniques, including cost, sales comparisons, and income approaches to valuing property, as well as multiple appraisal systems.
Introductory knowledge of property tax laws and regulations.
Introductory knowledge of standard office practices, procedures, and equipment.
Ability to provide training and technical assistance.
Ability to perform property appraisals and use computers, various software applications, camera, and applicable measuring devices.
Ability to read and interpret aerial, topographical and cadastral maps, deeds, and related legal property records.
Ability to perform physical inspections of properties and adapt to a work environment which may include rough terrain, inclement weather, dangerous animals and insects, hazardous materials, high crime areas, and inquisitive property owners.
Ability to make accurate mathematical calculations.
Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with county officials, property owners, co-workers, and the general public.
Ability to travel extensively, including overnight travel, in the performance of assigned duties.
Ability to schedule time, work activities, and travel to perform multiple assignments and achieve established goals.
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