Recruitment #20-S2-0261

Job Description

The Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue is currently seeking applicants for a Tax Exemptions and Deferrals Specialist II. The successful candidate must have great organizational, time management and customer service skills with ability to manage a high volume of applications and work under deadlines. The Specialist II’s scope of work will focus primarily on administering the Land Use Assessment Program and will join a team of four other program specialists responsible for administration of the following County exemptions and deferrals programs: tax relief for elderly and disabled, tax exemption programs for disabled veterans and surviving spouses of members of the armed forces, tax exemptions for revitalized real estate, tax exemptions for solar equipment and land use assessment. Responsibilities: • Guides property owners through the entire pre-screen, application, qualification determination and recertification process, advises on rollback taxes, value in use, production levels and qualifying uses. • Ensures the equitable treatment of all property owners applying for, or potentially entitled to, a tax deferral or exemption from real or personal property taxation and in collaboration with the Division Deputy, interprets and applies laws, regulations, and opinions from the Virginia Tax Commissioner and Attorney’s General in compliance with Virginia State Code and County Ordinances. • Maintains, updates, and improves the online access to land use documentation, applications, and information that is provided to county officials, taxpayers and the general public in accordance with state and local laws. • Responds to inquiries in person, by telephone, e-mail, and in writing as needed in a friendly, informative, accurate, and timely manner (i.e. to general public, property owners, potential sellers and purchasers, real estate agents and settlement attorneys). • Maintains knowledge and assists with the administration of the other tax exemption and deferral programs administered by the Division.

Job Requirements

• Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of experience in Real Estate, Finance, or related field. Knowledge of real estate, assessment principles along with local taxation are highly desirable. • Knowledge of agriculture, land conservation and/or farming could be beneficial to the position, but not required. • Strong analytical skills (research skills). • Attention to details. • Customer service and team work. • Planning and organization. • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, specifically Excel. • Solid written and verbal communication skills to interact with business owners, their accountants and attorneys. • Must be flexible and have the ability to independently exercise good professional judgment.

Special Requirements

• Valid driver’s license required. • Be able to conduct field visits and inspections of properties as needed

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

Successful candidate will undergo a criminal background, credit and DMV record check. All applicants seeking employment with the Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue are expected to comply with tax obligations. Failure to do so may impede consideration of your application.