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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 1345 - Assistant Supervisor of Assessments

Job Description

GRADE: 315

Under general supervision; performs work of considerable difficulty in assisting in the administration of the Assessment Department in accordance with State statutes and established procedures; performs related work as required.

This is highly responsible technical, administrative and supervisory work in assisting in the direction of the department's activities. The Assistant Supervisor of Assessments is the assistant director of the department. General supervision is exercised over all departmental activities.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Assists in the preparation of the annual instructions to the Township Assessors per statue and correlates their efforts
• Provides technical and administrative assistance to the Assessors and their staff
• assists in the preparation of the budgets for the Board of Review, Property Record Card System and Supervisor of Assessments office
• Assists in the Statistical analysis of assessment data to provide recommendation of equalization of assessments to the Board of Review and to justify the position of the County at the State of Illinois Equalization hearing
• Confers with taxpayers, their attorneys and/or agents
• Consults with County's legal officer in preparation of presentations before courts and boards
• Acts as Director of Property Assessment in absence of the Supervisor of Assessments
• Recommends hires and promotions, direct and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Building construction practices and building and land values
• Laws and regulations relating to property assessment
• Functions of the Assessment Department
• Effective supervisory techniques and practices
• Appraisal methods
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• Management and leadership principles
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

Skill in:
• Planning and supervising the work of others
• Analyzing reports and recognizing the various factors affecting the assessment program
• Analyzing and drawing conclusions from valuation indicators
• Planning, scheduling and supervising the work of others
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc.
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office

Ability to:
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Monitor and evaluate employees
• Prioritize and assign work
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality

Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility.

Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance and three years of experience in property appraisal or assessment including one year of experience in a supervisory or administration capacity; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position is typically office or administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

This position requires certification as an Illinois Assessing Officer.