Tax Assistant

Forsyth County, North Carolina Winston Salem, NC
General Statement of Duties Benefits Supplemental Questions

Forsyth County's Tax Administration Department is looking for a motivated individual for an open Tax Assistant position. Tax Assistants in the Records Management section must be able to provide assistance to property owners in the listing and processing of Personal Property, RMV's, and Real Property records. The Tax Assistant should be familiar with all aspects of the N.C.G.S. regarding the listing, valuation, and taxability of such property and how to process tax listings within the tax software system. A Tax Assistant in this section must be able to review and process monthly information resulting in the valuation and situs of registered motor vehicles. Tax Assistants must be able to defend personal property assessments and display good, sound, judgment, independently handle appeals, change of situs, and vehicle prorations. The employee should be able to perform real property ownership transfers, maintain mailing addresses, and other data related to real property records. A Tax Assistant must be familiar with the laws governing tax relief and answer general questions from citizens with minimal supervision.

Distinguishing Features:A successful candidate should posses the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

Working knowledge of the various functions within the Tax Assessor's office.

Working knowledge of appropriate office practices and procedures

Ability to operate office machines including a personal computer.

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Ability to operate various computer programs.

Ability to comprehend state property tax statutes and effectively apply them daily in the course of job duties.

Applicant should possess basic math skills.

Ability to comprehend legal deed descriptions and apply into tax data base.

Applicant should be able to multi-task and work effectively in a team oriented environment.

Minimum Education and Experience:Graduation from high school or GED plus two years of experience in clerical work, preferably involving public contact.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered for minimum qualification requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Reviews various documents, forms and printouts for accuracy and completeness.

Enters relevant information into a computer system; accesses information as needed.

Files listing cards and other documents as required.

Sketch codes residential property record cards.

Edits new property record cards for changes; checks for accuracy.

Prepares and processes tax listing forms for billing purposes.

Posts pertinent information to various records, using reference manuals, and established guidelines and procedures.

Greets and responds to inquiries from the general public regarding real estate records, tax listing, tax values; refers questions to appropriate staff on specialized areas.

Performs related work as required.

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