The Hennepin County Assessor's Office is seeking to fill an Assessment Programs Specialist position. This position will provide administration and oversight of all assessment related tax programs, including making decisions regarding eligibility and compliance of the program requirements as well as ensuring process adherence to the governing laws and statutes. Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visitemployee referral program. Location and hours: This position is hybrid and will be performed both remotely and on-site up to 50% of the time at the Hennepin County Government Center, 300 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55487, or other County facilities, as job duties require. This position has a primary schedule of Monday – Friday, with core hours between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. with some flexibility. Some evenings and/or weekends will be required as needed. While these positions are designated as hybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside in Minnesota or Wisconsin. Note: Initial training for these positions will be held in person.New employees who are hired into hybrid positions between January 2, 2022, to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable upon completion of 6 months of employment.About this position type: This is a full-time, benefit earning position. This position is internally classified as an Administrative Assistant. Click here to view the job classification specification.In this position, you will:
· Provide general administration and oversight of all assessment related programs including homestead, veterans, tax exemption, and more.
· Investigate, respond & recommend action about questions & concerns pertaining to program applications and assist in resolving issues by managing external and internal communications channels.
· Support and attend community engagement efforts with a priority on maximizing enrollment and identifying and removing barriers to racial equity in the programs.
· Review monthly audit reporting and ensure compliance in how you have administered the work.
· Research, analyze and interpret current and proposed laws, rules, and legislation.
· Document and manage the process documentation for department business and keep channels updated with current processes, applications, and supporting documentation.
· Serve on external committees for legislative, communications, diversity and inclusion, and business information office solutions or information technology related projects.
Need to have:
· One of the following:
o Four years or more of experience in general administrative work related to the management of departmental/organizational operations or in a specialty area appropriate to the position.
o Bachelor's degree or higher in public administration, business administration, or another field appropriate to the position.
Nice to have:
o Working as an Assessment Programs Specialist or Assessment Technician in an Assessor’s Office.
o Working in a county recorder’s office, service center, real estate and/or property tax field.
o Advancing equity and reducing disparities in the community.
o Building community connections with a wide variety of organizations to collaborate, develop, and deliver programs or services.
· Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with municipal and county staff and the general public.
About the department: The Hennepin County Assessor’s Office is responsible for the fair and equitable assessment of the real and personal property in Suburban Hennepin County. The Office is diligent in its approach to accurate valuations, property classifications, and tax programs within Hennepin County by supporting strategic objectives through leveraging technology, effective management of financial and human resource systems and services, as well as Hennepin County's commitment to equal opportunity, affirmative action, diversity, and inclusion. About Hennepin County:
Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile. Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at The Bridge (select Guest). Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community. Your future. Made here.
This position may have access to systems or other documentation that contains HIPAA data.
Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. Final candidates may be required to complete a background check.