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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 1347 - Supervisor of Assessments

Job Description

FLSA STATUS:    Exempt
GRADE:    317

Under direction; performs work of considerable difficulty in administering the Assessment and Board of Review Departments; performs related work as required.

The employee in this class is responsible for directing the functions of the department as required by the Illinois Property Tax Code. Work requires significant understanding of legislation that impacts departmental activities and resources.  Direction is received from the County Board Chairperson, the County Board and the County Administrator.  Management direction is provided to approximately three department managers and supervisors.

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.

•    Plans, supervises and coordinates the functions of the Assessment and Board of Review Departments
•    Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
•    Provides annual instructions to Township Assessors according to statute and correlates their efforts
•    Edits the assessment roll and publishes the changes
•    Supervises the collection of and analyzes real estate transfer declaration data to be used in sales ratio studies for level of assessment estimates and intra-county equalization
•    Administers various homestead exemptions and preferential assessment types
•    Supervisees the docketing, recording and execution of all Board of Review actions including assessment revision petition decisions
•    Files annual abstract reports to the Illinois Department of Revenue
•    Functions as a member of the County’s management team to resolve issues and implement plans of action
•    Designs and institutes assessment forms
•    Makes quasi-judicial interpretations of the Illinois Property Tax Code
•    Confers with State and local governmental agencies in property tax matters
•    Confers with taxpayers, their attorneys and/or agents
•    Consults with County's legal officer in preparation of presentations before courts and boards
•    Appears as an expert witness in court actions
•    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
•    Laws and regulations relating to property assessment
•    Functions of the Assessment Department
•    Effective supervisory techniques and practices
•    Appraisal methods
•    Information technology methodology as related to the dissemination of real estate assessment databases between Township and County real estate tax officials
•    Current office practices, procedures and equipment
•    County policies and procedures
•    Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

Skill in:
•    Analyzing reports and recognizing the various factors affecting the assessment program
•    Analyzing and drawing conclusions from valuation indicators
•    Planning and supervising the work of others
•    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 six years of  experience in property appraisal or assessment including three years of experience in a management level position; 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 Illinois Assessing Officer and/or other qualifications as prescribed by 35 ILCS 200/3-5.