Deputy Assessor

Lake County Government
 Leadville, CO

Hiring Range: $61,000-$70,000

FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Summary

The Deputy Assessor is responsible for the supervisory role of the office, especially when Assessor is absent. The Deputy Assessor is the main contact for state reporting, yearly audit, value setting and other managerial level roles and responsibilities. Supervises and is the first point of contact for all assessor’s office staff to handle personnel and appraisal related problems. Is responsible for analyzing data to set values. Also responsible for timely reporting to Colorado Department of Property Taxation when necessary, sending certification of values, setting goals for team members and assigning tasks, answering taxpayers’ questions, attending leadership meetings, working with other county departments to distribute necessary data, and other supervisory responsibilities as needed.

General Duties and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions

  • Must possess Colorado Ad Valorem Appraisal License OR other Colorado appraisal license
  • Determines the market value of assigned properties by using the appropriate approach- cost, market, or income approaches.
  • Educates taxpayers in the assessment process and procedures used to arrive at actual and assessed values.
  • Attend leadership and informational meetings as relevant to the assessor’s office
  • Analyze sales data to accurately set values for Lake County
  • Supervise assessor’s office team members, assign tasks, and ensure completion of tasks
  • Complete biannual evaluations of team members, suggest pay raises when appropriate, coach team members, set goals
  • Create and maintain a work audit plan at least once per year
  • Complete all tasks related to the yearly audit
  • Report to Colorado Department of Property Taxation as required
  • Send certification of values to all taxing entities twice per year
  • Be familiar with the Assessor’s Reference Library manuals
  • Be aware of legislative changes that will affect the assessor’s office
  • May be required to site visits on occasion
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Duties subject to change

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • May be required to supervise Assessor’s Office staff, including appraisers and administrative staff.
  • May be required to supervise and take ownership of all Assessor’s Office work products.


  • Preferred bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Must hold a Colorado Appraisal License
  • Travel to conferences or events within and outside of the state of Colorado may be required.

Lake County Benefits - Full-Time Employees

As a reflection of the value we place on the contributions of our employees, the County offers a competitive benefits package for full-time employees. Please review the 2023 Benefits Guide for full details. The Guide provides information on Lake County Government's benefit offerings, including:

  • Employer-Sponsored Medical and Dental Insurance Plans
  • 100% Employer Paid Vision Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Reimbursement Account
  • Employer-Sponsored Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • 100% Employer Paid Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • 100% Employer Paid Term Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance Plans
  • 401(a) and 457(b) Employer Matched Retirement Plans
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Leave, Personal Days and Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Public Health Emergency Leave
  • Discounts on concerts, major sporting events, electronics, travel, cars and more!

Lake County Benefits - Part-Time Employees

Lake County is also proud to offer paid sick time off, Public Health Emergency Leave, and flexible work schedules for our part-time employees.

EOE Statement

Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. Assistance or accommodation during the application process due to a disability is available upon request.

Notice of Emergency/Disaster Responsibilities

All Lake County Employees may be required to work as a Disaster Service Worker when a local declaration of emergency or disaster is declared by the Board of County Commissioners.

Other Duties

Please note that this job description does not intend to cover or contain a full comprehensive list of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.