Excellent place to work to gain knowledge.
Pros: excellent training in dealing with people, understanding how local government works.
Cons: limited pay for hours worked, no overtime pay.
A good place to get an understanding of how government works. Assessor's Office was a high paced, challenging environment. Every day was different and unique. As a manager, I tackled day-to-day issues as they arose, always striving to do the very best job to resolve them. My inter-personal skills helped me to deal with Administrators, associate managers, co-workers, staff, other department personnel and the public.
The hardest part of the job was the demanding work schedules to meet deadlines. I worked many overtime hours to oversee staffing to meet mandated deadlines each year.
I learned many things as a Manager, including developing good people skills, how the assessment process works, budgeting processes for the City of Detroit, computerization, appraising, time management, diplomacy, administrative controls, inter-personal skills, business writing skills, etc.
The most enjoyable part of this job was working with all types of people on different levels.