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The Assessment Coordination Department (ACD) Deputy Director is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the property assessment function of the agency with county administrators, school

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Typical Functions:

Provides direction to managers and administrative support staff by interviewing and recommending applicants for hire, providing training opportunities, and assigning and reviewing special projects and studies, and reviewing and approving management and staff recommendations and administrative actions. Identifies program needs, monitors and evaluates program or service delivery, and resolves problems as necessary. Develops operating budget based on current and projected expenses, monitors and approves expenditures, and identifies program, staffing, and facility budgetary needs and recommends reallocation of funds. Plans and directs the state-wide property assessment activities by recommending goals and objectives, short and long-range plans, and policies and procedures by identifying program needs and modifications, monitoring and evaluating program or service delivery, and resolving problems. Provides status reports to the Director regarding program or service delivery progress and problems. Coordinates agency activities by reviewing assessment ratios from each county and develops probable trends, investigating differences of opinions regarding assessment ratio information and determining problems and solutions. Speaks to legislative committees, Quorum Courts, county officials, school administrators, and others concerning legislation, reappraisal, interpretation of laws and various assessment matters, and acts for the Director in the Directors absence or as requested. Reviews reappraisal plans submitted by counties and contractors, estimates the possibility of successful outcome, confers with counties and companies regarding insufficiencies of plans, tracks regular progress reports of ongoing reappraisals, and prepares written reports on issues of insufficiencies and reappraisals and makes recommendations to the Director. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resource and organizational management. Knowledge of property assessment principles and practices. Knowledge of state laws governing property assessment activities. Knowledge of state budgetary, accounting, personnel, and purchasing policies and procedures. Ability to establish comprehensive organizational systems and programs and to direct operations through subordinates. Ability to interpret and apply the provisions of law, rules, or regulations to specific cases. Ability to assess the impact or effectiveness of programs, services, policies, or proposals. Ability to review and assess property appraisals and reappraisals. Ability to write technical documents or reports and to make verbal presentations to groups.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelors degree in business administration, accounting, mathematics or a related field; plus six years of experience in real estate, property assessment or a related field, including two years in a managerial or supervisory capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Required Certificates:

Must be certified as Appraiser by the Arkansas Assessment Coordination Department in accordance with ACA 26-26-503 or able to acquire the certification within two years of hire.


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