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Posted: 2021/10/05
Member type: AACI Member
Employment type: Permanent Full Time
Salary range: $100,000+
Closing Date: 2021/10/17
Contact Name: Leslie Habke
Website: View Website
Contact Address: 262075 Rocky View Point
Contact City: Rocky View County
Contact Province: Alberta
Contact Postal Code: T4A 0X2
Contact Email:

Job Description:

Rocky View County

Senior Assessor

Job Type:                             Permanent Full-Time

Job Number:                      J0921-1694

Location:                              Rocky View County, AB

Salary Range:                     $92,536 – 108,730/year

Reporting to the Manager Assessment Services, the Senior Assessor assists in establishing and maintaining the assessment and taxation base for all real property in Rocky View County. This position involves coordinating, developing and monitoring work plans and strategies to comply with legislative requirements and successfully accomplish goals and objectives.

The Senior Assessor assists the Manager in monitoring and ensuring quality control and reviewing processes and procedures. They record and analyze progress on audit and equalization requirements, special projects and the effects of proposed regulatory, legislative and technical changes impacting the department.

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Core Accountabilities

§  Communicates 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).

§  Provides data quality control to ensure market value changes are reasonable.

§  Interprets provincial legislation and applies it to the factors, principles, practices, and procedures used in the assessment of land and improvements on all property classes.

§  Represents the County with professionalism and integrity at the Assessment Review Board.

§  Coaches and assists Assessors in case preparation and presentation defending assessed values before the Assessment Review Board.

§  Analyzes trends in sales prices, construction costs, and rents to determine property values and/or the accuracy of property assessments.

§  Analyses, researches and verifies market transactions to support values for assessment/appraisal purposes.  

§  Interprets and analyzes property documents including financial statements, income and expense statements and property leases to develop market rental rates for investment properties.   

§  Interprets all types of construction blueprints, plans and cost summaries and determines how they contribute to the value of the property.

§  Collects data through field inspections to update and classify inventory for all property classes following procedures and legislation in order to maintain an accurate and equitable assessment base.

§  Assists the Leads and Manager in the preparation and creation of the Assessment Roll.  

§  Assists the Leads in developing, completing and reporting the annual changes to the municipal assessment base and fulfilling the Provincial Equalization and Audit requirements.

§  Prepares special reports and participates in team reviews of complex administrative, legislative, and technical or valuation issues.  

§  Conducts site specific valuations for other Departments. (e.g. Municipal sales and purchases, etc.).

§  Performs computer aided mass appraisal functions including CAMAlot and Marshall Swift, a building permit system (Cityview) and a geographical information system (ArcMap, GISmo).

§  This position may be eligible for remote work on an ad hoc basis.

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Position Requirements

Completion of a degree or diploma in a related field along with a minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in the property valuation field with at least five (5) years of mass appraisal related experience.

§  Accreditation as a Municipal Assessor of Alberta, possessing the AMAA designation.

§  Accreditation in site specific appraisal or mass appraisal through the Appraisal Institute of Canada – AACI or CRA designation; or through the International Association of Assessing Officers – CAE or RES designation or equivalencies.

§  Completion of the Certificate in Real Property Assessment Program offered through the University of British Columbia. Equivalencies will be considered.

§  Where necessary, has met all ongoing requirements for professional association re-certification.

§  Well-developed communication and interpretation skills with the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team.

§  Skilled in conflict resolution, time management, problem solving and decision making.

§  Ability to perform independent physical site inspections on all property types, including gathering of property data, utilizing sound judgment and meeting appropriate safety standards.

§  Ability to effectively apply varied technical knowledge and innovative solutions to solve complex assessment issues.

§  Flexibility to adapt to meet critical deadlines and frequently changing work situations.

To apply:  rockyview.ca/careers