Rocky View County is committed to providing our employees a respectful and stable work environment, unique benefits that promote work/life balance, and opportunities for professional learning and personal growth. We seek individuals who thrive on challenge and will contribute their positive energy, innovation, and service mindset to making a difference and contributing meaningfully to the vibrant community of 40,000 people who call Rocky View County home.
Reporting to the Manager, Assessment Services, the Assessor assists in establishing and maintaining the assessment base for all real property in Rocky View County. This position is responsible for providing assessments on all property types. Additionally, the Assessor assists the Manager, department Leads, and Senior Assessors in completion of various assessment duties related to annual assessments, tribunal defense and special projects.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Collect data through field inspections in order to update and classify inventory for all property classes with a diverse urban and rural scope following procedures and legislation in order to maintain an accurate and equitable assessment base.
Effectively communicate with external stakeholders about specific property assessments and assessment legislation, to promote increased understanding of property assessment.
Provide data quality control to ensure market value changes are reasonable.
Research, analyze and verify market transactions to support values for assessment purposes.
Interpret all types of construction blueprints, plans and cost summaries and determine how they contribute to the value of the property.
Apply provincial legislation to interpret the factors, principles, practices, and procedures used in the assessment of land and improvements on all property classes.
Interpret and apply legislative parameters such that statutory requirements are satisfied.
Communicate with stakeholders, including residential and farm property owners, commercial and industrial property owners, property tax agents, and other industry and government officials, in a variety of situations (open house, telephone inquiries, and field inspections).
Provide research and assistance to the assessment team, such as market value studies and sales comparisons, for Assessment Review Board preparation.
Represent the County with professionalism and integrity at the Assessment Review Board.
Analyze trends in sales prices, construction costs, and rents to determine property values and/or the accuracy of property assessments.
Conduct analysis and valuations for other departments
Perform complex computer aided mass appraisal functions ranging from interaction with elaborate cost systems (Camalot and Marshall Swift), to a tax system (Great Plains), a building permit system (Cityview) and a geographical information system (ArcMap, GISMO).
Completion of Real Property Assessment Certificate, Real Property Valuation Certificate, Real Property Administration (Assessment and Appraisal) Diploma, or degree or diploma in Business, Commerce, Economics or a related discipline.
AMAA, AACI, CRA or CAE or equivalent designation, (or working towards the education and experience equivalency).
Meets all ongoing requirements for professional associations and continuing professional development.
Possess a good working knowledge of land values, general housing and development trends - including the construction market, and the rental values of commercial and industrial property.
Experience in mass appraisal, property valuation or related field considered an asset.