Pay Range GC17
Assessment Database Technician provides technical assistance in,
analyzes, and facilitates the use of computer hardware and
software for the Douglas County Assessor department, including
creating, maintaining, troubleshooting and diagnosing assessment
applications, with an emphasis in Access and Excel based
programming, to ensure program quality, integrity and
performance; coordinates with supervisors, managers, and
assessment technician staff in providing daily support for
appraisal and data operations. The fast-paced working
environment requires strong proficiency in Access 2003 or newer,
MS Excel, knowledge in valuation techniques and procedures in
compliance with state law, rules and established guidelines, and
multi-tasking abilities. Incumbent works with minimal
supervision in an analytical environment, and may participate in
assigning and/or overseeing work and monitoring of the
department’s scanning and imaging quality and methods.
EXAMPLES OF PRINCIPAL DUTIES (Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples. Any one position may not perform all listed tasks.)
1. Provide technical assistance, maintenance, upgrades and
troubleshooting for the operations of the Assessor Department
computer system hardware and software programs and multiple
applications, including updating and/or creating complex
software applications and programs, as required by users to meet
2. Diagnose Microsoft Access database errors and
inaccuracies. Assist in the design of database and multiple
software applications as required by users, including problem
resolution to assure best use of automated systems;
3. Analyze and correct software utilization problems,
using departmental and industry standards. Track program area
problems and monitor systems for efficiency and effectiveness;
recommend procedural changes, and participate in system
4. Use mathematical techniques and statistical analysis
and procedures to calculate and compute necessary factors and
values, including preparation of charts, graphs, reports and
5. Prepare materials for defense of values, appraisals,
appeals and assessments at Board of Property Tax Appeals, Oregon
Department of Revenue and Oregon tax court.
6. Maintain and update user documentation including
creation and maintenance of policy and procedure manual
according to changes made by legislature, department of revenue
guidelines, administrative rules and case law and/or of user’s
procedures within the imaging department.
7. As needed, monitor and oversee work for the scanning
and imaging quality and methods.
8. Assist in research projects as necessary to develop
assessment data; assist auditor and/or appraisers in obtaining
information; and perform related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIRED BY THIS POSITION
operating principles, capabilities, and general uses;
recommended computer hardware, software and peripheral
equipment/software. Visual Basic of Applications (VBA).
Property valuation techniques and procedures. Knowledge of
Oregon Revised Statutes, Administrative Rules and Department of
Revenue guidelines, laws, regulations and ordinances relating to
property valuation. Mathematical practices and principles and
statistical analysis. Record keeping principles.
Strong proficiency in MS Excel, Access2003 or newer, database
design and development. Performing mathematical computations;
operation of all office equipment including calculators,
cameras, copy machine, microfiche reader and automated equipment
and systems; writing clear and concise records, reports,
procedure manuals and statistical data. Diagnosing and
correcting computer hardware and software problems; guiding and
encouraging computer system users and translating technical
instructions into understandable language for users.
Communicate effectively in both oral and written form; make
decisions independently in accordance with established policies
and procedures, recommend new procedures when applicable, and
use initiative and judgment in completing tasks and
responsibilities; make sound judgment in making decisions
regarding property values; utilize problem identification and
resolution techniques; establish and maintain records and
reports; assist support staff; be able to work independently and
meet established deadlines. Courteously meet and deal
effectively with other employees, property owners, boards, other
agency representatives, vendors and the public.
Education, experience and training:
Associates or technical
degree in computer science or related field and three years of
working experience in database analysis and data modeling with
high level of computer efficiency and systems knowledge OR any
satisfactory equivalent combination of education, training
and/or experience relevant to the position. Preference will be
given to working experience in an Assessor’s office. At the
time of appointment, must possess Oregon driver’s license.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS OF THIS POSITION
Work is performed under the general direction of the chief
deputy assessor, assessment database manager, or his/her
designee. Recurring routine assignments are independently
performed by employee on basis of past experience. The employee
receives general instructions regarding the scope and approach
to projects or assignments, but procedures and problem
resolution are left to employee discretion and interpretation
but must receive supervisor review of any decisions involving
monetary expenditures or those involving impact to production
systems, appraisals or assessments. Employee works
independently and resolves questions or problems on the basis of
past precedent and interpretation of policy or procedural
guidelines. Employee estimates and manages time efficiently.
Work is reviewed periodically to ensure determinations and
decisions are made in accordance to state and departmental
policies and procedures.
Work is performed under department policy and procedures;
federal, state and county statutes, rules and regulations;
assessment principles and practices. Manufacturer’s catalogs and
handbooks, sales and condition information, as well as valuation
factor tables are used in applying statistical data valuations.
The employee uses initiative, judgment, property valuation and
assessment experience to interpret and choose between
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
Regular and consistent attendance is required. Work is
performed in an office environment and in the field. Involves
extended periods of viewing computer monitors and may require
walking, sitting, standing, reaching, bending, climbing, hearing
voice conversations, keyboarding, and lifting up to 60 pounds.
Minimal amount of driving is required.