Specialist I, CAMA
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Stillwater, OK 74075
- Job Summary
The Center for Local Government Technology (CLGT) provides education, training, research, technical assistance, and customized services to local, state, and tribal governments, and other public and private entities through multiple programs funded by state appropriations, grants, and cooperative agreements. The Valuation Training Assistance Program (VTAP), located at CLGT, provides education, training, support, and technical assistance to County Assessor and County Treasurer offices in Oklahoma. The candidate functions as support staff to the CAMA Sr. Specialist and the CAMA Specialists II within the Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) division. The candidate is responsible for CAMA software implementation, training and support and assisting with real and personal property appraisals and cadastral mapping. The candidate provides orientation, training and on-going assistance to County Assessors and their deputies in all phases of CAMA and cadastral mapping systems, the coordination of specific mapping projects, and assisting in assessment appeals or other proceedings to substantiate appraisals. The candidate attends relevant conferences to make presentations and provide training on property valuations, appraisals, and the CAMA system and attends professional development training to better serve client base. The candidate will develop an annual work plan and will discuss and establish annual performance goals and measures with his/her supervisor that are subject to change from year to year. The candidate will be expected to perform other duties as assigned, and when necessary, adjustments will be made to the annual work plan and the performance goals. Employment for all CLGT employees is contingent upon continuous funding and revenue.
Position is home based (not required to report to office on daily basis). Position requires continual availability by cellular device for program-related business. Due to communication expectations of the position, the incumbent will be required to maintain a cellular or other electronic communication device.
Requires extensive travel in-state to county government offices, occasional travel out-of-state, occasional necessity to work nights and weekends, and performing duties in excess of 40 hours per week. Expected to represent CLGT and the University at all times when working as a team member and as an individual with professional demeanor and actions.
Ability to lift fifty (50) pounds including student manuals and presentation equipment.
Typing on a personal computer.
- Position Qualifications
High School diploma/GED and three (3) years of prior successful work experience including real estate appraisal, working in or consulting with a County Assessor’s office, using or training on a CAMA software, or relevant management experience; post-secondary education may be substituted for work experience.
Valid Driver’s License
Knowledge of the Oklahoma Ad Valorem Tax Laws and Oklahoma Tax Commission Rules and Regulations.
Understand cadastral mapping and its relation to mass appraisal and assessment administration practices in County Assessors’ offices, including but not limited to, tax levies, exemptions, freezes and caps, reports to be generated, and budgeting.
Able to travel extensively to consult with County Assessors, Boards of Equalization and to provide training and technical assistance to CAMA users.
Knowledge of property and land valuation methods, approaches to value including the three accepted approaches to valuation, appraisal theory, and appraisal techniques for urban and rural properties as well as knowledge of Mass Appraisal theory and techniques.
Able to communicate the ad valorem process to county officials and public with written information and with multimedia presentations at local, regional, and state conferences, seminars, workshops, and classes.
Possess intermediate skills in the use of Microsoft Windows, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel and Adobe Acrobat.
Able to operate personal computers, projectors, and other office equipment.
Able to travel with overnight stays ranging from one to five nights per week.
Valid driver’s license and be able to legally drive passenger cars, light trucks, and vans.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Accounting, Economics, Mathematics, Real Estate, Finance, Business Administration, or another related field and three (3) years in using or training on a CAMA software OR in-lieu of a degree, high school diploma/GED and three (3) years of real estate appraisal experience, seven (7) years experience of either working in or consulting with a County Assessor’s office, and three (3) years experience in using or training on a CAMA software.