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Job Posting 11-16-2018

Lake Villa Township: Deputy Assessor

The Lake Villa Township Assessor’s Office is seeking an individual to serve as a Deputy Assessor. The position is available immediately. For more information, see the description below.  Applications will be accepted until December 17, 2018.

To apply, please forward your resume, references and previous work history along with a cover letter to Assessor@LakeVillaAssessor.org.

Position Type: Full-Time with Benefits

Pay Rate: Competitive depending on experience and qualifications.

Summary of Essential Duties and Responsibilities.

Assist in the coordination of the day-to-day operations of the Township Assessor’s Office including mass appraisal of all property subject to valuation. The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Communication and Public Interaction.

Assist taxpayers, government agencies or any party with any inquires via in-person, phone or email.  Polite, courteous, knowledgeable responses are imperative. Effectively communicate in writing and verbally. Establish successful working relationships.  Determination of exemption eligibility and administration of any forms required. Perform related duties as required.

  • Computer Skills

Ability to enter data into automated valuation software.  Utilize appraisal tools to compute and analyze property valuation. Update Assessor files and records affecting the outcome of property assessments. Utilize statistical information to establish valuations and assure equity of valuations. Utilize Microsoft Office programs both create and maintain to assist in property valuation.

  • Property Inspection

Measurement and inspection of all buildings subject to taxation. Ability to observe, understand property characteristic needed to determine valuation.  Read construction plans and specifications. Determine land measurements. Read and understand legal descriptions. Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

  • Valuation Complaints and Appeals.

Receive and respond to inquiries and complaints from property owners by explaining how property values were established and informing property owners of appeal procedure. Prepare and testify in local Board of Review hearings and Property Tax Appeal Board hearings as to accuracy of valuations.

Education and/or Experience

Four-year college degree or HS graduate/equivalent plus experience in appraisals, assessments, construction or real estate. Knowledge of real estate terminology and instruments of transfer.

Ability to represent the office in an honest, trustworthy, polite and professional capacity.  Ability to establish effective working relationships with co-workers, real estate agents, and the general public. Ability to work as a team or independently as needed.

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as reductions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and advanced statistical analysis; apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry; calculate figures and amounts using fractions, decimals, and percentages; set up high level spreadsheet formulas. Understanding of database structure and reporting via creation and utilization of existing reports.  Familiarity with the following: Microsoft Window 10 or higher, Microsoft Office.

Ability to analyze factors relating to the appraisal of property. Ability to read and follow land descriptions, plats, mortgages and contracts. Ability to maintain records, gather data and prepare appraisal reports.

Knowledge of laws pertaining to assessment of property and laws pertaining to tax exemption. Knowledge of local government practices for assessing purposes. Knowledge of rights of taxpayers and property owners/public relation principles.

Ability to drive an automobile. Ability to make on-site property inspections.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of the job, the employee may be required to sit or stand for extended periods of time, to reach with hands and arms; stand, walk and use hands and fingers, to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls, including reaching and lifting objects up to 25 pounds. The employee must have the ability to hear clearly and understand normal conversation and the ability to speak clearly and distinctly.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties are performed in an office and at property sites. Work at property sites is performed daily and typically involves standing, walking, and bending as required to measure and appraise properties. Work at property sites involves travel in normal seasonal weather and may involve exposure to hazards at building sites if reasonable caution is not exercised. The employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions and may be exposed to wet, humid, hot and/or cold conditions. May also include contact with angry and potentially dangerous people and animals.

Contact for Lake Villa Township Assessor’s Office

Lake Villa Township Assessor

Jeffrey A. Lee
37850 N. IL Rte. 59
Lake Villa, IL 60046

Phone: 847-356-2383
Email: Assessor@lakevillaassessor.org

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Lake County Web site – www.lakecountyil.gov