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Chief Appraiser-Tax Assessor

Meriwether County Board of Commissioners

Posted: Apr. 23, 2018

End Date: May. 31, 2018

Job Summary: The purpose of this job is to manage the daily operations and functions of the Tax Assessor’s Office and to supervise assigned personnel. Duties and responsibilities include supervising staff as they conduct appraisals of real and personal property for the purpose of compiling an equitable tax digest, and performing additional tasks as assigned.
Essential Functions:
Supervises, evaluates, and provides training and guidance to assigned staff, including handling all employee concerns, directing work assignments, counseling and disciplining employees when necessary, and completing annual performance evaluations.
Directs the operation of the Tax Assessor’s Office to achieve goals established by the Board of Tax Assessors, including the preparation of the tax digest by the assigned date of each year.
Manages and directs the appraisal staff in order to achieve goals established by the Board of Tax Assessors and to ensure an equalized appraisal of all property contained in the Tax Digest.
Develops, plans, and implements procedures and schedules for timely valuation of real and personal property in Meriwether County at fair market value.
Communicates with taxpayers, department supervisors and Directors, and elected officials to ensure a positive image for the Tax Assessor’s Office.
Approves pricing schedules and monitors implementation to ensure property is appraised within the parameters established by the Department of Revenue.
Prepares an annual budget for the Tax Assessor’s Office and reviews this budget with the Board of Assessors before submission to the County Administrator and Board of Commissioners.
Monitors the budget expenditures.
Signs all purchase orders, check requests, and budget transfers for the office.
Works with the Georgia Department of Revenue to achieve statutory requirements for the Office.
Acts as custodian for all appraisal records, tax maps, and related data contained in the assessor’s office.
Testifies as expert witness in court as needed.

For additional information contact a.stephens@meriwethercountyga.gov