Tax Administration Manager

Open Date:June 25, 2020
Salary Range:$28.35 - $43.81/hour (salary commensurate to qualifications)
Number of Openings:1
Employment Type:Full-Time

Open Until Filled.  First round of application reviews will be July 2, 2020.

Position may be underfilled at a lower grade depending on the number of qualified applicants.

Job Description

General Purpose

Under general guidance and direction from the elected Clerk/Auditor or Chief Deputy, Clerk/Auditor, provides supervision to Tax Administration personnel and performs various tax related duties, including property tax valuation/equalization appeals, property tax exemptions, abatements, deferrals, and adjustments, delinquent property tax sales, and tax rates.

Example of Duties

Provides daily supervision to department personnel; hires new employees in compliance with the County’s Merit System Ordinance and all applicable employment laws; provides training for new employees; assigns and monitors work; approves leave requests. Evaluates performance in compliance with all County policies, procedures, and practices; addresses performance problems in a timely manner and reports performance concerns to the administrative authority; and initiates disciplinary action as necessary or as directed.

Manages and directs operations of the Board of Equalization, including the appeal and hearing processes. Reviews and evaluates property tax appeals for timeliness and sufficient evidence and makes recommendations to the Board of Equalization regarding such issues. Reviews and evaluates applications and supporting evidence for property tax exemptions, abatements, deferrals, and adjustments and makes recommendations to the Board of Equalization regarding such applications.  Prepares written notices and written correspondence addressed to taxpayers and applicants for tax relief. Receives notices of appeal from persons dissatisfied with decisions made by the Board of Equalization and files the appropriate documentation with the Utah State Tax Commission for such notices of appeal. Confers regularly with the Attorney’s Office, Civil Division, on the above matters.

Communicates with program applicants and provides excellent customer service. Develops public outreach programs, addresses accessibility issues, and revises forms, letters, and processes for ease of understanding and statutory compliance.

Oversees the annual delinquent property tax sale, including ensuring that notifications and processes are compliant with state statute. Communicates with delinquent tax payers to assist with the redemption process.

Manages the annual certified tax rate process; processes tax payer liens; proofs and verifies data on annual valuation notices.

Assists with entry and reconciliation of Community Reinvestment Areas; verifies parcel/business and valuation data; reviews interlocal agreements and coordinates new projects with the Utah State Tax Commission and other Davis County departments.

Recommends, develops, and implements policies and procedures; interprets and enforces County policies and procedures; ensures Tax Administration personnel are operating under the most current state and local statutes and standard operating procedures.

Communicates verbally and in written form with the Davis County Commission. May communicate with other elected officials, their staff, and other government entities.

Coordinates with the Information Systems department regarding the development and implementation of the County-wide Tax program; ensures that the program is compliant with current statutory requirements; and provides recommendations for program improvements.

Participates in the solicitation and hiring of hearing officers and ensures that hearing officers receive the required training from the Utah State Tax Commission.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience


*This position my be under-filled at a lower grade depending on the number of qualified applicants.*    

Minimum Qualifications - Tax Administration Manager:

- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, public administration, statistics, economics, or a closely related field

- Six (6) years of closely related full-time experience, one (1) year of which must include supervisory experience.  

- An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.  

- Preference for state or local government experience.


Under-filled Qualifications:

- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, public administration, statistics, economics, or a closely related field  

- Four (4) years of full-time progressively responsible experience in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or a closely related field.

- An acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.


Special Qualifications

Must pass a criminal history background investigation.

Must possess a valid driver license. New employees with an out-of-state license must obtain a valid Utah Driver License within sixty (60) days of hire date (exceptions for military personnel and their dependents). 

Employees driving a personal vehicle while on county business must maintain the minimum vehicle liability insurance as specified in the Utah Code.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Working knowledge of:  State tax laws, rules, and regulations; real property appraisal principles, practices, and methods; principles and practices of effective supervision; statistical analysis and reporting; accounting concepts.

Skill in:  composing documents; operating all applicable computer hardware and software including Microsoft Excel and Word.

Ability to:  exercise reasonable independent judgment and make sound decisions; assign, supervise and evaluate the work of others; address performance problems; initiate disciplinary action as necessary; interpret, explain and comply with applicable laws and County policies and procedures; efficiently analyze and solve complex problems; make decisions and work effectively under pressure; coordinate multiple tasks efficiently; maintain confidentiality; compose correspondence, reports and other documents using proper grammar, punctuation and spelling; work for sustained periods of time maintaining concentrated attention to detail; perform complex mathematical computations; lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects weighing up to 30 lbs.; follow written and oral instructions; communicate effectively (orally and in writing); establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, employees, other departments, other agencies, and the general public.

Important Information

Davis County is a drug-free workplace. Must pass a criminal history background investigation and a drug screen prior to employment.

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