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Title:  Property Valuation District Advisor

Application Deadline Date:  08/27/2019
Req ID:  2344
Department:  Taxes
Location: 

Home Based, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $23.35
Overview

Are you looking for an opportunity to use your background in real estate appraisal or assessment to improve both local and state government? The Vermont Department of Taxes, Division of Property Valuation and Review is seeking a qualified individual to serve as a District Advisor to provide training and technical assistance to municipal officials relative to real and personal property assessment. Other responsibilities include Grand List maintenance, use of the Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) program and compliance with State requirements and programs. This person will also conduct detailed analyses of municipal assessment practices, all in support of implementing the statewide education property tax system. The District Advisor operates primarily from a home office or Montpelier-based, works and travels extensively within a geographic district and occasionally travels to other locations within Vermont. Applicants should have a bachelor's degree and a strong background in the real estate assessment/appraisal field. Excellent communication and computer skills plus knowledge of local government is crucial. This position will be assigned a region of the state depending on their home location. District Advisors should live in the districts in which they are assigned.

Who May Apply

This position, Property Valuation District Advisor (Job Requisition # 2344), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

 

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Christie Wright at christie.wright@vermont.gov.

 

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Class Definition

Technical, advisory and training work for the Property Valuation & Review Division of the Department of Taxes involving the provision of assistance to municipal listers and assessors in the appraisal of real and personal property in an assigned geographic area. Duties include assistance with reappraisal, grand list preparation, use of the Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) system, compliance with State requirements and programs, appraisal of special properties and appeals. Work is performed under general supervision of the Property Valuation District Advisor Supervisor.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in the individual municipalities in the district to which assigned. An incumbent will be required to speak at public meetings which may be scheduled in the evenings with municipal and city managers, selectmen, listers and school board members present. Extensive travel is involved for which private means of transportation must be available. An incumbent is expected to deal constructively with irate taxpayers and public officials. The Advisor will be required to dedicate a portion of his or her residence to field office work.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or higher AND three (3) years or more of experience at or above a technical level in property assessment, property tax administration or real estate appraisal.

OR

High School diploma or equivalent AND five (5) years or more of experience at or above a technical level in property assessment, property tax administration or real estate appraisal.


Special Requirement: Employees who have not completed an advanced appraisal course approved by the Property Valuation and Review Division are required to complete it within two years of appointment.

An incumbent must be prepared to live within his/her assigned district.

Total Compensation
As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.