Property Assessment Specialist: Knoxville

Knoxville, TN
Full Time
Entry Level

Property Assessment Specialist

This position is located in Knoxville, Tennessee.

About Our Office

The Office of the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury is responsible for the audit of state and local governmental entities and participates in the general financial and administrative management and oversight of state government. The Office is led by Comptroller Jason E. Mumpower, a constitutional officer who is elected by the Tennessee General Assembly. 

In the Comptroller’s Office, we strive to deliver on our mission to make government work better. We believe our success as an office depends on finding opportunities for employees to accomplish our office’s goals and answer challenges to make things better. 

We want every member of our team to be excited to come to work every day and be challenged. Through dedicated hard work and commitment, every Comptroller’s Office employee accepts personal responsibility to accomplish our mission and uphold it. 

Position

The Division of Property Assessments provides assistance, expertise, and oversight to the state’s property assessors and ensures effective administration of Tennessee’s property tax. The division also assists in reappraisal programs, provides technological services, and administers the Tax Relief Program. Specialists work with management, staff, other state entities and local governments to provide support in the coordination and operation of division activities.  In state travel may be required.

Major responsibilities for this position will include:

  • Reviewing assessment records for accuracy in mapping, sales verification, and data quality
  • Providing training and support in the appraisal of real and personal property for ad valorem tax assessment purposes
  • Assisting assessors of property in the equitable and uniform completion of reappraisal programs, ratio studies and current value updates
  • Performing annual audits to ensure compliance with state law
  • Maintaining strong working relationships through excellent customer service and open communication

 

Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree or higher.
  • Valid U.S. Driver License
  • Two (2) years of relevant experience is preferred.
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with local government officials, coworkers, and other stakeholders
  • Comfortable working with a variety of personalities and individuals at various levels of an organization
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills 
  • Candidates should be able to perform well in a modern office environment.

Other combinations of education and experience, if evaluated as equivalent, may qualify an applicant for consideration.

Compensation

The Comptroller’s Office offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that includes twelve days each of annual leave and sick leave, insurance plans, retirement plan, 401(k), college fee waivers, and much more.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Pursuant to the Comptroller of the Treasury’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the Office is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the Comptroller’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, sexual orientation, transgender and gender identity status, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.

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