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compensation: Hourly: $42.21 - $56.98
employment type: full-time

Clackamas County employees work to serve the public and enrich our community.  In that spirit, we pledge to hold ourselves to these standards at all times in our interactions with customers and one another

Service. Professionalism. Integrity. Respect. Individual accountability. Trust.

By incorporating all of these into our daily routines, we can better serve our customers, ourselves and our projects. We're always looking to improve. That's the Clackamas County SPIRIT.

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This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on January 28, 2019.



Annually:  $82,316 - $111,127

Hourly:     $42.21 - $56.98



In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package for employees in regular status positions.

This is a full time non-represented group 1 County position.

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Clackamas County's office of Assessment and Taxation is recruiting for the position of Deputy Assessor. The person in this role is responsible for leading and managing the preparation, compilation, and processing of the County's Assessment and Tax rolls. The administration and oversight of cartography, property records, tax collection and distribution.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Significant experience in the fields of assessment, taxation, cartography, and/or appraisal
  • Demonstrated experience successfully leading, supervising, hiring, and evaluating performance of staff
  • Knowledge of the laws regulating assessment and taxation
  • Demonstrated experience working with and resolving the various issues that arise in an assessment and taxation office
  • Experience planning, budgeting, and examining policy and procedure for improvements
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Work with highly varied and complex systems requiring knowledge of Assessment and Taxation specific processes and methods
  • The ability to work under pressure and handle challenging situation
  • Confidence, drive, and enthusiasm

This position requires a resume and cover letter.  Please see the "Other Information" section of this job posting for detailed information on what to include in the resume and cover letter and details on the screening process.

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

  • Bachelor's degree or the equivalent experience and training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills (7 to 10 years).
  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years of responsible leadership experience in management or supervisory positions.
  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years direct work experience in Oregon's Property Tax System (within the past 10 years).
  • Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.  Learn more about the County's driving policy.

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

  • Appraiser Certificate issued by the State of Oregon.
  • Experience planning, budgeting, and examining policy and procedure for improvements.
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and other related statistical applications.
  • Working knowledge and experience with SQL.
  • Familiarity with the use of GIS tools like ArcGIS online.
  • Computer system/software implementation experience.

*For Veterans qualified for Veteran's Preference:  If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.





Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

1.Plans, formulates, recommends and implements new and revised policies and procedures to facilitate office operations and to comply with State statutes, rules and timelines; confers with other department/division managers to coordinate work flow and data collection/analysis and budget considerations .

2.Oversees the preparation and compilation of assessment and tax rolls, the processing of the public utility roll, state industrial property returns, business personal property returns, and property tax exemptions; the collection of taxes and the distribution of funds; ensures the accurate recording and accounting of property assessments and tax receipts.

3.Reviews and approves or denies budget and levy requests from taxing districts; examines requests for compliance with applicable statutes; computes district tax levy rates; compiles consolidate levies; apportions tax levies to other counties within the taxing district.

4.Hires and directs supervisory, technical and clerical staff to provide quality service to citizens and County staff; prepares performance evaluations; recommends and administers progressive discipline; conducts and/or facilitates staff training and development programs; promotes cooperative team efforts among staff and with other County departments.

5.Confers with officials of other counties and the State to coordinate programs and review information on property tax laws and opinions; represents the County Assessor as required.

6.Provides information and assistance to the public, taxpayers, title companies and agency officials regarding property assessments, taxation, exemptions and tax district budgets; responds to public complaints.

7.Provides administrative direction to division managers and supervisors during County Assessor's absence; consults on appraisal projects as necessary.



Thorough Knowledge of: State and local laws, regulations and procedures governing the assessment and taxation of real and personal properties, the preparation and maintenance of tax and assessment rolls, tax collection and the valuation of real and personal property for assessment purposes; laws, regulations and procedures pertaining to the preparation and processing of taxing district levies and budgets; laws, rules and regulations pertaining to deferrals, annexations, parcel divisions/adjustments, exemptions, mobile homes and special assessed properties.

Working Knowledge of: Principles and practices of public administration, including personnel management; participative management theories; data processing techniques and functions related to assessment and tax collection; principles and practices of public accounting and reporting; deeds and other legal instruments affecting property titles; quantitative analysis.

Skill to: Interpret and apply laws, regulations and procedures pertaining to assessment, valuation, tax collection and district levies; organize and complete work in compliance with strict time requirements; perform calculations to determine accurate tax rates; organize and supervise recordkeeping functions in conformance with state rules and regulations; explain assessment and taxation methods and regulations to staff and the public; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; direct staff in continuous efforts to improve quality productivity and effectiveness; incorporate team participation in decision making; respond to changes desired by citizens and County staff; establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public; agency officials and County employees; prepare clear and concise reports; plan and direct the work of assigned staff through subordinate supervisors.



This position is included in the County's alternate workweek program, working 37.5 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Thursday (Fridays off). Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.



Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 400,000 citizens.

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The Assessor and Tax Collector's office is responsible for the mapping and appraisal of all property in Clackamas County, the preparation of the property assessment and taxation rolls, and the collection and distribution of property taxes. Our office provides services to all government jurisdictions in the County, including schools, cities, and special tax districts.

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Clackamas County only accepts online applications.

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If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or e-mail us.  Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).


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Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.


Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace.  All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date.  You may request an accommodation during the online application process.



To apply, please complete the on-line application and attach a resume and cover letter to the on-line application system.

Resume:  covering relevant experience, education, and work history including dates of employment, number of employees under your supervision, and a brief summary of your responsibilities. 

In the cover letter, please expand on your resume by assessing your strengths and describe how your experience and skill set align with the minimum and preferred qualifications listed.

The Selection Process: 
We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows:

1.  Initial Cover Letter and Resume review determining minimum qualifications.  We may conduct a more thorough review of all remaining applications to identify the most qualified candidates.

2. There will be a supplemental question review based on the open ended questions included in the application.

3. The top candidates will undergo an interview process, this may include a panel interview(s), a hiring interview, and/or additional exercises to determine the best candidate for the position.

4. Reference checks: All finalists will require references and a criminal conviction disclosure.

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