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Douglas County  9010
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Salary Range EO54

INTRODUCTION This position serves as County Assessor and plans, organizes, directs and evaluates the activities of the appraisal, cadastral and clerical support divisions of the department as prescribed by Oregon Revised Statute. This is an elected position and as such is directly responsible to the electorate.

EXAMPLES OF PRINCIPAL DUTIES (Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples.)

1. Develop, implement and evaluate programs for departmental operation; establish and maintain departmental policies and procedures.

2. Prepare departmental budget and present for approval to the Board of Commissioners; monitor and manage fiscal operations of the department.

3. Direct activities of the appraisal, cadastral and clerical support divisions to ensure compliance with Oregon Revised Statute and Department of Revenue policies and procedures.

4. Represent the Assessor's Office at meetings and conferences; promote programs of the department and interpret State statutes and County policies to employees and the public.

5. Monitor and direct work performance of departmental employees; maintain standards of efficiency and morale among departmental employees; confer with Chief Deputy Assessor and supervisors regarding personnel concerns and final approval of all new hires, transfers, promotions, layoffs and terminations.

6. Answers inquiries from the public regarding complains, problems and requests for information.

7. Meet with legislators and provide input to legislation.


Knowledge of: Thorough knowledge of state and local laws and regulations governing the activities of the Assessor's Office; considerable knowledge of the principles of taxation and of the tax structure of the County; reasonable knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of property appraisal; reasonable knowledge of principle, methods and techniques of effective administration including public relations, personnel management and fiscal management to develop, implement and evaluate activities of the office.  Ability to: Make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and procedures and establish new policy when applicable and use initiative and judgment in completing duties and responsibilities; supervise departmental staff; courteously meet and deal effectively with Board of Commissioners, federal, state and local officials, County department heads, other employees and the public.

Qualifications - Qualifications for the position are established by Oregon Revised Statute 204.016, 204.020, 235.210; Oregon Constitution VI §8.


The Assessor is elected by and serves at the pleasure of the electorate.  The Assessor exercises supervision over departmental employees with final responsibility for work performed by the department.


Work is performed within federal, state and county rules and regulations. Guidelines and deadlines established by the State must be followed explicitly and new legislation implemented as required. As a department head, establishes or revises departmental policies and procedures.


Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed primarily in an office environment; work is generally sedentary and requires hearing voice conversation and keyboarding; infrequent field inspections may require walking uneven terrain and climbing. A considerable amount of driving is required.

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