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Assessment & Taxation Specialist 2

Assessment & Taxation Specialist 2

Job ID: 106742

Location: Oregon City, Oregon

Full/Part Time: 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 these values 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.

Clackamas County is committed to building a community where people thrive, have a sense of safety, connection, and belonging, so that everyone is honored and celebrated for the richness in diversity they bring.
We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds and lived experience to apply.


This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on February 1, 2023.


Annual Pay Range: $46,833.58 - $59,061.12

Hourly Pay Range: $24.017222 - $30.287756

Salary offers will be made within the posted pay range and will be based on a candidate's experience (paid or unpaid) that is directly relevant to the position.

Clackamas County proudly offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including competitive wages, cost-of-living adjustments, merit increases (for eligible employees), and a robust sick and vacation plan for regular status employees.

We encourage and support employee health and wellness by offering, health and wellness classes and events, and alternative care benefits, so you can customize your wellness needs to fit your lifestyle.

Employee benefits become effective the first of the month following an employee's date of hire.

Attractive benefits package and incentives for employees in regular status positions are detailed below.

Generous paid time off package, including:

• 12 hours of vacation accrued per month
• 8 hours of sick accrued per month
• 10 paid holidays and 1 personal day per year

Other Benefits:

• Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP):
• Employer paid 6% PERS retirement contribution (The county currently pays the employee's share of the retirement contribution.)
• ORSRP members get vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65

• A Choice of Medical Plans that include chiropractic coverage, alternative care, vision, and prescription drug coverage
• A Choice of Dental Plans
• Robust EAP and wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes
• Longevity pay
• Other retirement Savings Options that allow for additional retirement funds savings, including an option to contribute a portion of employee earnings on a pre or post-tax basis to a 457b Deferred Compensation Plan
• A variety of additional optional benefits (see links below for additional information)

This is a full time County position represented by the Employees' Association.


The Clackamas County Assessor's Office is seeking a detail-oriented and positive individual to work in the Assessment and Taxation Department. This is a fast-paced, public service environment that demands accuracy, good computer skills, excellent customer service, and communication skills.

The Assessment and Taxation (A&T) Specialist 2 is the second working level of the A&T Specialist series. The A&T Specialist 2 has lead responsibility for an assigned specialized property tax function. Incumbents will, under general supervision, perform a variety of complex record keeping tasks in support of Assessment and Taxation functions and laws. This includes compiling and maintaining assessment and taxation records using sophisticated software applications; the ability to lead assigned staff within their specific program; work with other sections within the department such as cartography and appraisal; and provide customer service via telephone or in person regarding Assessment and Taxation records in accordance with department procedures, regulations, and laws governing real and personal property.

Competitive candidates will have experience within the last five years working in an assessment and taxation department or closely related business performing a variety of complex record keeping tasks. This position requires skills to independently and accurately perform tasks and duties following established procedures, policies, and guidelines; effectively lead support staff; perform arithmetic calculations with speed and accuracy; effectively operate office equipment including personal computers and software applications; effectively communicate technical information, both orally and in writing; provide assistance and information to customers; work effectively in a multi-task and deadline driven environment; establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, title companies, government agencies, staff and other County employees. This position also requires the ability to work well within a team and be a positive influence.

The Assessment and Taxation Office maintains a conflict of interest policy regarding active real estate licenses.

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• A minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience in specialized, increasingly responsible technical, data system and/or office experience in property, assessment and/or taxation or closely related field, to include the application of laws, policies and procedures and direct customer service.

• Education may not substitute for the required relevant experience.

• A minimum of two (2) years of experience in customer service (this includes face to face and by phone).
• A minimum of two (2) years of work experience retrieving and entering data in a proprietary computer system.
• A minimum of one (1) year of experience providing property or real estate information.
• Experience within the past 5 years working in an assessment and taxation department or closely related business.
• Experience using Microsoft Office Suite.
• Driving may be necessary for County business. For position(s) with occasional/incidental driving, incumbents must possess a valid driver's license. Accommodation requests for an acceptable alternative method of transportation will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation. For position(s) with regular driving, incumbent(s) must also possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• Intermediate level proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
• Intermediate level proficiency in Microsoft Access.
• On the job experience prioritizing assignments and assigning work to staff.
• A minimum of one (1) year of experience working with property record keeping.
• Some experience working with property ownership records.
• Some experience working with processes associated with property tax collection and distribution.

*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:

• Provides technical information related to property assessment and taxation, and specific property tax function; advises and provides direction to A&T Specialist 1's when assigned to function to perform cyclical support work; receives and responds to requests and questions from the public, related business agencies, internal customers, other County departments, and government agencies via the telephone, in person and on-line; answers questions regarding assessment and taxation departmental procedures and regulations according to established guidelines, regulations, instructions, and statutes; provides information contained in the assessment and taxation records.
• Performs a variety of record keeping and quality control activities for an assigned specialized property tax function such as tax exemptions, deferrals, permits, property boundary changes, ownership and addressing, manufactured structures, sales confirmations, bankruptcies, delinquent tax collections, tax warrants, tax refunds, foreclosures, value appeals supports, business personal property records, etc.; navigates, reviews, creates, calculates, documents, and modifies data using several complex software applications.
• Provides technical information and explains program and eligibility functions and procedures; examines records and conducts research; verifies filing requirements; determines if qualifications are met; conducts site inspections as needed.
• During predicted cyclical work activities or for a defined project, trains, assigns and reviews work of A&T Specialist 1 staff assigned to assist within specialized function; prioritizes and monitors cyclical support assignments typically involving coding and entering data into a variety of software applications; provides guidance and direction; oversees large and complex mailing processes for a variety of assessment and tax processes.
• Performs variety of complex tasks including calculations for taxing purposes and review of eligibility requirements; verifies compliance with Oregon Revised Statutes.


Working Knowledge of: Assessment and taxation laws, rules, and regulations governing real and personal property; public and customer service techniques; office operations, procedures and equipment; business math; cash handling procedures; documents and records relating to property ownership; lead work techniques; English spelling, punctuation, grammar and composition.

Skill to: Independently review, verify and make decisions regarding specialized function; accurately perform work following established procedures, policies, and guidelines; perform data entry and arithmetic calculations with speed and accuracy; effectively operate office equipment, personal computers and software applications including databases, spreadsheets, word processing, and imaging software; effectively communicate technical information, both orally and in writing; work effectively in a multi-task, and detail and deadline driven environment; establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, title companies, government agencies, staff and other County employees; provide assistance and information to customers; handle a high volume of customers via telephone, in person and on-line.


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.

This position is designated as on-site/in-person. It is expected that the selected candidate will perform duties at the specified on-site work location.


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 420,000 residents.


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.


Clackamas County only accepts online applications.

Help With Your Application:

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



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.


Lindsay White, Recruiter

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