The Property Tax division of the Land Information and Tax Services department is seeking to fill a Real Estate and Tax Specialist III position. This position will review, process, record, and maintain real property and tax records. A Real Estate and Tax Specialist III must possess and demonstrate expert customer service skills and knowledge of complex property tax or real property records processes and policies. 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 visit employee referral program.Location and hours: This position is hybrid and will be performed both on-site at the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis at 300 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55487 and remote as job duties require. Work hours will be Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., with flexibility. While this position is designated as hybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside in or relocate to Minnesota or Wisconsin. New employees who are hired into remote or 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 a Real Estate and Tax Specialist III.Clickhere to view the job classification specification.In this position, you will:
· Process tax court orders, homestead adjustments, valuation, penalty abatements, and canceled payments.
· Review and determine whether penalty waivers will be granted following established policies.
· Perform complex tax calculations and manage specialized tax programs; calculation of payoff amounts for deferred taxes such as Green Acres/Open Space programs; special assessments; transmission line credits; and property tax overpayments.
· Respond to inquiries from taxpayers, attorneys, and mortgage companies regarding all aspects of the abatement process.
Need to have:
· One of the following:
o Three years or more of clerical experience processing and maintaining financial and/or legal documents.
§ Note: Business or other related education may be substituted for experience on a semester basis.
Nice to have:
o Working as a Real Estate and Tax Specialist I and/or Real Estate and Tax Specialist II.
o Providing customer service in-person or over the telephone.
o Working with complex math, such as calculating interest and tax amounts.
o With Minnesota state statutes and/or real estate terminology in a work setting.
o Using Microsoft Office Suite products.
· Ability to work independently and meet objectives under limited supervision.
About the department:
Land Information and Tax Services is a department within the Resident Services Line of Business of Hennepin County that covers foundational responsibilities of government: land surveying, land recording, property tax collection and distribution. We also provide critical infrastructure and innovation support to departments throughout Resident Services.
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. 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 posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies.Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience.