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Assessment Specialist

Min Hourly Max Hourly Min Monthly Max Monthly Min Salary Max Salary
$16.24 $22.74 $2,814.88 $3,941.52 $33,786.00 $47,300.00


Performs specialized work in the preparation of the assessment roll. Maintains real property records and calculates assessments and market values of property.


The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.
  • Receives general supervision from an administrative or professional-level supervisor.
  • Exercises no supervision.
  • Review, process, and analyze all deeds, assessment records, and documents dealing with property changes within the County and maintain various master property records.
  • Make decisions involving change of ownership and related property appraisal information.
  • Work closely with appraisers on valuations of specific properties.
  • Prepare computer-assisted drafting and computer-assisted mapping drawings of structures and provide GIS with mapping information.
  • Make corrections to certified tax rolls as needed, informing appropriate entities of corrected recorded documents.
  • Analyze and test computer programs, making recommendations to the programmers.
  • Research records and maps for new construction, remodels, and additions as requested by professional and technical department staff.
  • Calculate acreage on property splits and new subdivisions.
  • Provide GIS with building permit information and other updated documents for map preparation.
  • Create, compose, and process a variety of documents using technological equipment.
  • Provide front-line customer service in person as well as by telephone, referring customers to appropriate departments or staff to perform related work and assisting the public with individual issues pertinent to property taxation.
  • Perform monetary duties and associated bookkeeping entries recording the receiving of money, issuing receipts, making change, and balancing daily register transactions.
  • Provide technical information and/or instructions for completion of departmental forms.
  • Maintain archived legal description records for Assessor's Office.
  • Maintain data that directly affects property values and tax calculations for the Senior Tax Exemption.
  • Index photographs in Assessor's real estate appraisal programs.
  • Create geography data of properties for various construction, business, and/or land development permits.
  • Research past and current property owners, property boundaries, deed information, legal transactions, and values.
  • Provide information and instructions to the public for research using the County website.
  • Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Knowledge of multiple procedures and program requirements to respond to inquiries.
  • Read and comprehend department and County services, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, decision-making processes, and standard operating procedures.
  • Standard office practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of geographical interpretations.
  • Standard bookkeeping practices and methods so can interpret assessment information.
  • Colorado Revised Statutes as they apply to subdivisions.
  • Larimer County requirements for parcel splits and combinations.
  • Effectively respond to conflict situations and people in conflict.
  • Provide professional customer service to clients and public.
  • Accomplish assigned workload while balancing multiple projects and meeting timelines.
  • Interpret property maps and Internet websites.
  • Work with mathematical formulas, percentages, fractions, and interest.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing, in person as well as on the telephone, through e-mails, etc.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, surveyors, subdividers, real estate agents, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
  • Maintain continuing education hours annually or as required.
  • One year of experience comparable to that of an Assessment Technician II in Larimer County.
  • High School diploma or GED required with supplemental courses pertaining to Colorado tax laws and statutes, County-designated computer programs, and any other courses that would be beneficial to this position.

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