The ultimate goal of the Chief Appraiser is to produce a Tax Digest approvable by the Board of Assessors and acceptable by the Georgia Department of Revenue. This position performs management, supervisory, and technical appraisal duties in directing the work of the Tax Assessors Office. Applicant is preferred to be certified as an Appraiser IV by Georgia Department of Revenue along with at least five years’ experience in appraising real property. An Appraiser III will also be considered. Prior experience as a Chief Appraiser or experience in an appraisal supervisory position is preferred. The ideal candidate should possess familiarity with the WinGAP software. Applicant must be able to represent the Board of Assessors in Board of Equalization hearings and to testify in Superior Court on appeals. This person must possess strong interpersonal skills and an ability to relate to a wide variety of people.
Applicant must have and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license and pass a physical, drug screening, and background check.
Dependent on Qualifications and experience, and a complete benefit package is available.
- Trains, directs, assigns, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines appraisal staff
- Researches market trends through valuation/sales analysis.
- Assists the public with complex tax questions and information requests regarding real property, including property ownership, value, legal description, purchase price, date of purchase, and other related information.
- Reviews methods and procedures to assure correct appraisal values for all types of property.
- Organizes Board of Assessors meetings and presents information in a structured and professional manner.
- Represents Board of Assessors in tax appeals to Board of Equalization and to Superior Court.
- Represents Board of Assessors in audits by State Revenue Department.
- Hires, evaluates, directs, trains, mentors, advises, counsels, approves time sheets and guides employees.
- Compiles annual budget for department; monitors expenditures for adherence to established budgetary parameters; reviews previous yearly expenditures and determines budgetary needs for staffing, equipment, and services.
- Approves continuing education for department personnel and Board of Assessors.
- Prioritizes work assignments.
- Directs preparation of the annual tax digest: manages property appraisal activities, develops and analyzes annual ratios studies on residential, agricultural, commercial and industrial properties; reviews and makes recommendations regarding homestead, Conservation Use, Forest Land Protection Act and personal property exemption applications; reviews and makes recommendations for appeals.
- Provides information/assistance regarding the appraisal process; responds to questions or complaints; researches problems/complaints and initiates problem resolution.
- Prepares documentation of unit needs as requested by the Board of Tax Assessors.
- Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable property tax laws/regulations.
- Reviews mobile home digest consolidation.
- Signs all documents authorized by the Board of Assessors.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY POSITION:
- Standard management and supervisory practices.
- Appraisal practices and standards as per the Appraisal Procedures Manual.
- County fiscal and budgeting policies and procedures.
- Various types of computer hardware and software.
- Skill in interpreting complex information and in conveying it to others in an accurate, complete, and understandable manner.
- Skill in researching, interpreting, and compiling complex data and other information into useful product.
- Skill in public and interpersonal relations, as well as oral and written communication skills.
TO APPLY: Interested applicants will need to complete an application form which may be accessed via this link, a resume, and contact information for three references should also be included. Resumes will not be accepted without a completed application. Applications should be turned in to the Greene County Board of Commissioners’ office, 1034 Silver Drive, Suite 201, Greensboro, GA 30642. Applications will be accepted until February 28, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.
Part-time Economic Development Director
The Greene County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for a part-time Economic Development Director. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, and possess a valid Georgia Driver’s License. Desirable applicants would preferably possess the minimum of a bachelor’s degree, preferably with specialization in economic and community development or a related field, or have comparable and relevant background for the position sought.
This position will perform professional and administrative work in the planning, directing and supervising of activities involving the creation and implementation of economic development strategies. The Director will be expected to research and formulate long-range goals for the community and develop policy, procedures and position papers in coordination with specified government officials, nonprofit agencies, the private sector, and economic development counterparts at the local, regional, and state level. The Director will lead and coordinate marketing efforts to attract new businesses to Greene County, as well as support efforts of existing industry to bolster work force training and employment opportunities relevant to Greene County citizens. Results of the Director’s efforts must be communicated to both the Greene County Board of Commissioners and the Greene County Development Authority regularly. The Director will report to the County Manager.
The ability to prepare and analyze reports and data is essential experience. To that end, the Director must be proficient with office productivity applications (including Microsoft Excel or equivalent), social media platforms and website content management. Previous knowledge of business development, economic development, zoning laws, infrastructure planning, and planning programs are highly valued. The Director must be able to communicate effectively with diverse groups of stakeholders that may include engineers, architects, contractors, developers, and the general public. Salary will be based on qualifications and the current county pay scale.
Applications are available at the Greene County Commissioner’s Office, 1034 Silver Drive, Suite 201, Greensboro, GA 30642 or may be accessed and printed via this link. Applications should be turned in to County Manager Byron Lombard at the Commissioners’ Office and will be accepted through Monday, February 27, 2017. Resumes will not be accepted without a completed application.