The County of Grande Prairie No. 1, located in northwestern Alberta, is one of the fastest-growing and vibrant economic regions in Canada. This resource-rich area features friendly communities; an array of cultural, recreational, business and educational opportunities; 6,000 square kilometers of vast and dynamic landscape; and an internationally-renowned dinosaur bone-bed and museum. The County of Grande Prairie serves a trade area of over 260,000 people, its diverse economy driven by agriculture, energy, forestry, manufacturing, tourism and commerce. As the first established county in the province, the County of Grande Prairie offers rural appeal and easy access to urban amenities.
The Assessment department provides accurate and equitable assessments that are used for the purpose of collecting taxes, which is the County’s primary source of revenue. Assessments are used to determine each individual property owner’s share of the total property tax pursuant to legislation, policies and guidelines determined by the Government of Alberta.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Are you methodical in your approach to analyzing data? Are you able to talk to people to explain the assessment process, make decisions about assessment and defend those decisions in front of a review board? We are looking for a full time experienced Assessor who will inspect and assess residential, commercial, and farm properties to determine market value. Your excellent oral and written communication skills, initiative, sound judgment, and attention to detail will be the keys to success in this position. As an Assessor you will drive throughout the County to inspect properties, and be given an opportunity to make informed decisions, as well as to coach and mentor junior staff.
The successful applicant will possess:
Post secondary educational institution diploma or degree in assessment or a related field;
Accreditation as a Municipal Assessor of Alberta (AMAA) designation or equivalent;
A minimum of 5 years experience including mixed evaluation experience;
A valid Class 5 driver’s license and acceptable driver’s abstract;
A willingness to travel, particularly in rural areas to conduct inspections;
Ability to occasionally work long and irregular hours to meet deadlines and/or attend meetings;
Ability to lift/carry files/boxes up to 40 lbs.;
Preference may be given to those applicants who have completed the UBC Real Property Assessment Certificate.
Candidates who do not hold AMAA designation or with less experience are invited to apply and may be considered at a lower classification and salary level.
Interested applicants are invited to apply via the Job Opportunities page on the County of Grande Prairie website at www.countygp.ab.ca
Additional Job Information:
Posted Date: Dec 21, 2018
Closing Date: Feb 01, 2019