Competition number 074-2019-EXT-TAX

Assessor II


Permanent Full-Time

Closing date

March 10, 2019

Competition status

  • Active: Accepting applications until 11:59 pm MST on the closing date.
  • Screening: Applications are under review.
  • Interviewing: Applicants have been selected for interviews.
  • Closed: A candidate has been selected and/or competition has closed.
  • Ongoing: Accepting applications, which will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.
  • Cancelled: The competition has been cancelled.



Assessment and Tax


35 hours per week

Pay range

$84,084 to $105,123 per year

Job Description

An Assessor II is responsible for preparing annual market/regulated valuation models for a complex cross section of properties.  This position contributes towards the economic sustainability of the organization and property taxation equity for property owners and directly supports the Assessment Manager.


  • Perform real property market value modeling to produce global and market area models for urban and  rural, residential and non-residential properties
  • Apply property appraisal and assessment theory and principles in a mass appraisal environment
  • Collect, interpret and analyze income and expense information in the application of the income approach
  • Develop policies, procedures and guidelines that are used in collecting, classifying and quantifying property data characteristics to ensure quality standards are met
  • Interpret and apply legislated and regulated guidelines and standards as they apply to property assessment and tax issues
  • Communicate assessment theory and policy to both external and internal customers with the goal of increasing understanding and support from all parties
  • Prepare and present evidence to the Assessment Review Board (ARB)
  • Mentor and provide assistance and direction to junior assessors, assessment technician and support staff

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal, listening, and written communication skills
  • The ability to work independently and have exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight time constrains


  • An assessment or appraisal designation from an affiliated organization (e.g., AMAA, CAE, AACI)
  • Minimum of 5 years of related work experience
  • A thorough understanding of appraisal concepts and the ability to apply that knowledge in a complex and changing marketplace
  • Comprehension of applicable legislation and the ability to incorporate it into the assessment process
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of statistical software, GIS, Microsoft Office suite, (knowledge of the CAMAlot CAMA system will be considered an asset)

Conditions of Employment

  • Submission of Satisfactory Criminal Record Check
  • Valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s licence and submission of a Driver’s Abstract with less than 7 demerits

Equivalencies of education and experience may be considered. In addition to providing a dynamic working environment, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package.  

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies for similar positions within the next 6 months.

Competition #074-2019-EXT-TAX closes March 10, 2019

Thank you for your interest in Strathcona County. We only contact candidates selected for interviews.

A cover letter must be submitted along with a resume describing the interest in this position.

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