- Tax Commission Manager
- What will I be doing?
- Do I qualify?
- Can I be successful?
- How do I apply?
This is administrative and management work in the direction, planning, analysis and coordination of statewide property assessment/valuation programs and services for the State Tax Commission.
This classification is found in the broad banded management service. An employee in this class is responsible for directing or assisting in the overall planning, direction and coordination of statewide property assessment/valuation services and programs. Duties may be in areas such as monitoring and providing guidance to county officials in the development and implementation of property assessment maintenance plans; directing residential, commercial and agricultural property appraisals and conducting statistical studies to measure assessment accuracy in each jurisdiction; or in determining the valuation of centrally assessed property held by public utilities, railroads, freight line companies, airlines and related entities. Positions have program management and decision-making authority, and usually have policy, planning, budget and/or supervisory responsibilities. Direction is received from a designated administrative superior who reviews work through conferences, reports, and evaluation of operational results; however, the employee is expected to exercise considerable initiative and judgment in planning and carrying out assignments.
(This classification is part of the broad-banded management service.)
Directs or assists in the overall planning, development and administration of the assigned property assessment program or service; assists in the direction of the development and implementation of agency planning issues.
Directs or assists in the planning and coordination of the Ratio Study Section with responsibility for performing property appraisals and conducting statistical studies to measure assessment accuracy for each jurisdiction within the state.
Directs or assists in the planning and coordination of the Technical Assistance Section with responsibility for monitoring and providing guidance to county officials in the development and implementation of assessment maintenance plans.
Directs or assists in the planning and coordination of the Original Assessment Section with responsibility for determining the valuation of centrally assessed property held by public utilities, railroads, freight line companies, airlines and related entities.
Directs or assists administrative personnel in general management aspects of policy development and program planning and coordination as related to assigned responsibilities; assists in the evaluation of the effect of policy and/or organizational changes and new programs.
Reviews and/or revises programs in area of responsibility to ensure compliance of operations with laws, regulations, policies, plans and procedures.
Selects, trains, directs and evaluates staff in area of assigned responsibility.
Participates in the development, implementation or interpretation of new or revised program, agency or legislative initiatives.
Participates in conferences, training sessions and meetings relating to areas of assigned responsibility.
Participates in the development of budget requests and the monitoring of expenditures according to budget allocations/appropriations and recommends and/or initiates cost saving measures.
Conducts investigations, institutes special studies, and prepares and/or reviews reports and related information to evaluate existing organizations, policies, procedures, and practices as related to the assigned program.
Represents and/or serves as a liaison for the assigned area of responsibility; maintains contact, cooperates with, and addresses state, local, and community organizations and other interested groups pertaining to the assigned programs.
Negotiates or administers contracts with state, local and community organizations.
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.) (More specific qualifications may be required for particular positions allocated to this class depending on the assigned duties and responsibilities. This may include specialized and/or additional education, experience, and/or licensure/certification not stated in the minimum qualifications.)
Four years of professional or technical experience in property assessment, appraisal, finance, auditing, accounting or economics; and graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with specialization in finance, accounting, economics, business or public administration or a closely related area. (Graduate work in the specified educational areas may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of two years of the stated experience. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the stated education.)
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?
Thorough knowledge of property tax laws and regulations.
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of appraisal techniques, including cost, market and income approaches to valuing property.
Thorough knowledge of applicable statistical concepts and methods used in the development of the ratio study.
Considerable knowledge of governmental budgeting, fiscal management and contract management.
Considerable knowledge of a designated specialty area; e.g. original assessment, ratio study or assessment maintenance.
Considerable knowledge of current property valuation, assessment and taxation issues and theories.
Considerable knowledge of managerial techniques and administrative practices.
Ability to review, analyze, interpret and/or prepare state laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures as related to the assigned program.
Ability to testify as an expert witness.
Ability to develop, implement and administer the assigned program or service.
Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with agency officials, legislators, county officials, industry representatives, taxpayers, staff associates, the general public and others.
Ability to analyze and evaluate policies and operations and formulate recommendations.
Ability to prepare and interpret complex financial and statistical reports.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to provide leadership and supervision to professional, technical and related program staff.
Ability to manage change, provide program management and achieve results.
Ability to develop short and long-range plans that meet established objectives and contribute to the overall goals and mission of the agency.
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