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The Public Service Commission (PSC) Tax Division Assistant Director is responsible for developing and managing the tax assessment program to determine taxes owed to

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Special Job Requirements:

Occasional in and out-of-state travel is required.

Typical Functions:

Manages the activities of a professional and administrative support staff through lower-level supervisors, including interviewing and recommending for hire, assigning work, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Conducts studies, develops valuation analysis and appraisal techniques, and implements policies and procedures for the assessment of utilities and carriers. Performs cost of capital analysis for utility and carrier appraisals, including determining cost of equity, using various methods and statistical procedures and determining cost of debt to determine the overall cost of capital. Values utilities and carriers operating in the state using research and analysis of financial and economic data and statistics on utilities and carriers to perform valuation through cost approach, stock and debt approach, and income approach. Researches and analyzes financial and economic data on utility and carrier industries and compiles statistical reports for use in valuation and assessment of utility and carrier companies to determine property taxes. Participates in formal and informal hearings with utility and carrier personnel and reviews and analyzes capitalization rate studies, appraisals and other information on utility and railroad values. Coordinates and plans response to discovery request, testimony, exhibits, and other matters related to tax division litigation and testifies as an expert witness in tax appeals and litigation. Performs related responsibilities as requested or assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of laws, rules, regulations and Commission precedent related to unit valuation and assessment, and property taxation and equalization of utility and railroad property. Knowledge of standards and methodology of unit valuation/assessment and property taxation. Knowledge of research, analysis, and investigatory techniques. Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Ability to organize information, develop long range plans, and execute the plans in compliance with statutory requirements. Ability to conduct research and compile data in report form. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written information and reports. Ability to testify as an expert witness. Ability to analyze documents to determine compliance with rules, regulations, and procedures. Ability to plan, organize and oversee the work of others.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, or a related field; plus five years of experience in financial analysis, evaluation, or a related field, including one year in a supervisory or leadership position.

Required Certificates:

Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.


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