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Dundee Township Assistant Assessor
Office hours our Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Dundee Township, which includes the Village of Dundee contains 4500 parcels including Cabela’s and FCA.
- Administers the property assessment laws of the State of Michigan as they apply to the Township.
- Provide administrative and technical support to the Assessor and Board of Review.
- Process principal residence exemption affidavits, property transfer affidavits, deeds, and other assessing paperwork.
- Mail provisional PRE’s to the state
- Assist with establishing and maintaining neighborhood ECF's (economic condition factors) and neighborhood land values
- Issues new parcel number
- Ensures all applicable information is sent to the County for GIS processing
- Field Work – Export/Import Building permits, visit construction sites, measure, take photos and sketch
- Input field work data into database and ensures new property record cards have been completed
- Personal Property Statements – process, stuff and mail
- Prep assessment notice mailing
- Board of Review – schedule and attend meetings, contact Board of Review members, schedule appointments for appearance at the March Board of Review, assists taxpayers in filling out Board of Review appearance forms, input petitions and mail petitions when complete.
- Create zoning maps for rezoning requests
- Maintains the IFT files for future reporting
- Special assessments
- Prepares letters and reports, file and other assessing duties as assigned.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Michigan Certified Assessing Officer (MCAO) or Michigan Certified Assessing Technician (MCAT) preferred. Technical training in real estate, finance, or assessing work with experience in the appraisal of land, residential, commercial, and personal property. Computer training and experience in data processing programs and spreadsheets. Should possess reasonable knowledge of accounting processes and procedures.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
All of the following functions, qualifications, knowledge, skills, abilities and duties are essential. An employee in this class, upon appointment, should have the equivalent of the following:
- Knowledge of basic laws, ordinances and regulations affecting the operation of municipal government within the State of Michigan.
- Knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques of real and personal property appraisal and assessment.
- Knowledge of the laws, rules, and regulations governing real and personal property appraisal and assessment, and keep up with education and training, as well as the changes in property tax laws.
- Knowledge of the township's economic and geographic base.
- Knowledge of the practices and materials used in the construction of various types of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.
- Knowledge of Land Division Act, and the ability to interrupt the Township’s land division ordinance.
- Knowledge on legal descriptions, tax descriptions and the ability to read and review these descriptions.
- Knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping practices, knowledge of basic office procedures, knowledge of keeping accurate files/records, knowledge of business arithmetic, knowledge of property tax settlements.
- Ability to deal effectively with conflict on a daily basis.
- Ability to give effective presentations to the Township Board and Public
- Ability to read and interpret aerial maps.
- Ability to read and understand construction plans.
- Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records and reports.
- Ability to assemble data and to effectively organize and present information and recommendations.
- Skill in the use of office machines, skill in performing advanced accounting and bookkeeping tasks, skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the general public and other employees.
- Data entry and retrieval via computer, ability to explain budget and audit procedures to board, ability to justify investments of township funds, attend meetings outside of immediate office.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:
- Hearing, speaking, seeing, reading, having contact with professionals (i.e. bankers, investment professionals), decision making.
- Physically examine the interior and exteriors of single and multi-story buildings, which have no accommodations for the handicapped and which at the time of inspection, may be under construction.
- Able to physically inspect building sites
- Able to read and comprehend building blueprints, draw and input building information into a computer, and read legal descriptions and identify respective properties to which they refer.
- Reading, writing, communications, having contact with taxpayers regarding taxes, assessments, etc.
This page last updated on 8/21/2018.