Tax Analyst - Duluth (Auditor's Office) (Open)
St. Louis County, MN - Duluth, MN

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The salary range reflected above is the normal hiring range for 2014. The full salary range, including longevity pay, is $23.28 - $32.84 per hour.

Highly responsible technical work requiring an extensive knowledge of statutes, policies and procedures applied in preparing and assisting in the administration of property tax records and levies in the Auditor's Department; with responsibility for directing and supervising the work performed by assigned staff.

Distinguishing Features of Work:

An employee in this class serves as principal technical assistant to the Tax Division Manager in the County Auditor's records and levies function. Duties of the position include researching, interpreting and designing implementation of property tax law changes; applying and calculating levies for the County, local government units and taxing districts; directing and supervising assigned functional areas and staff in the preparation, maintenance and processing of Auditor's property tax records such as tax billing, tax collection and distribution, tax delinquency, receivables, and liens and forfeitures; and providing assistance to and coordinating relevant property tax matters with local taxing unit officials. The incumbent is responsible for assisting in the administration of inter-related departmental operations and projects, and within the limits of defined policy and practice, makes decisions impacting the operations and customer services of the Department. The work is performed under the direction of the Tax Division Manager.

Work Environment:

These work environment factors are general in nature and may vary depending on the specific position being filled. CONSTANT : Near vision; hear within 5 feet; use fingers; sit; talk/speak; work around others and work inside. FREQUENT : Midrange vision; feel; and work with others. OCCASIONAL : Hear up to 20 feet; grasp; handle; move about; reach; walk; work alone; customer/public contact; and clients with behavioral challenges.

Selection Process:

  • Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university degree program in information/database management systems, accounting, finance, business administration or a closely related field.
NOTE: Preference will be given in the rating of job experience to applicants who have substantial work experience with property records information systems.

EXPERIENCE & TRAINING ASSESSMENT (70% Supplemental Questionnaire, 30% Experience & Training):
Points will be awarded for job-related experience and education exceeding the minimum qualifications. Only experience occurring during the ten most recent years will be used in determining this assessment. Experience beyond ten years may be included on the application for purposes of meeting minimum qualifications or informing the hiring authority of your complete employment history.

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The essential functions for this position are listed under the "ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK" on the specification, available in the Human Resources Office or online at .

If you are eligible to apply for Veterans Preference, please attach to your application a copy of document(s) listed for the option that applies to you:
  • Veteran: DD214
  • Disabled Veteran: DD214 & compensable disability award letter issued within the last 6 months.
  • Spouse of Disabled Veteran: DD214 & compensable disability award letter issued within the last 6 months & marriage certificate. (Eligible only if Veteran is unable to qualify because of the disability.)
  • Spouse of Deceased Veteran: DD214, Marriage Certificate and Death Certificate.
Qualified applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Applicants selected must meet the physical requirements for the position.

Applicants selected for appointment must take and pass a drug test.

Applicants selected for appointment to a position with St. Louis County may be subject to a background investigation.

All new employees must submit documentation verifying identity and employment eligibility within three days of their first day of employment.

Appointees to the position must successfully complete at least a six month probationary period prior to being certified for permanent employment.

St. Louis County is an equal opportunity and veteran-friendly employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, disability, genetic information, veteran status or activity in a local Human Rights Commission or any other characteristic protected by law.