Texas City ISD - Assistant Tax Assessor-Collector

Job Details

Region: 4
School District/Employer: Texas City ISD
District Category/Employer: Central Office
Position:
Assignment Level: Area
  • Business/Finance
Job Title: Assistant Tax Assessor-Collector
School: Texas City ISD
Campus Description:
Date Posted: 10/11/2018
Deadline: Until Filled
Openings: 1
Commitment: Full Time
Description/Notes: Primary Purpose:

Serve as assistant chief administrator of the tax office. Assist the Tax Assessor-Collector to carry out the legal duties assigned to the assessment and collection of taxes for the school district. Assist the Tax Assessor-Collector and Assistant Superintendent of Business in the administration of the district’s property tax business. Perform general bookkeeping and maintain district tax records.



Qualifications:

Education/Certification

High school diploma or GED

RTC or RTA certified by and in good standing with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

or Acquire Registered Texas Collector (RTC) or Registered Texas Assessor-Collector (RTA) License

Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable





Special Knowledge/Skills

Knowledge of the property tax system and calendar preferred but not required

Knowledge of accounting principles and practices

Ability to use calculator (10-key by touch)

Ability to use personal computer and software to develop spreadsheets and do word processing

Proficient skills in typing, keyboarding, and file maintenance

Ability to work with numbers in an accurate and rapid manner to meet established deadlines



Experience

One-year property tax related experience preferred but not required



Major Responsibilities and Duties:



Tax


1.Assist in establishing and administering a program for collection of current and delinquent property taxes.
2. Assist in performing school property tax assessment procedures in a timely manner in accordance with the Texas Property Tax Code. Assist in the calculation the effective tax rate and rollback tax rate to submit to the school board.
3. Assist calculating the tax levy on each property by applying the adopted rates to the appraised value.
4. Assist in the preparation and mailing of a tax bill to each person, or authorized agent, in whose name the property is listed on the tax roll.
5. Assist in preparation of a current and cumulative delinquent tax roll each year and deliver proper notices.
6. At the request of any person, issue a certificate showing the amount of delinquent taxes, penalties, and interest due to the district on a property according to the district’s current tax records.
7. At the request of a property owner, or his or her agent, issue a receipt showing the amount of taxes Imposed by the district in the year(s) for which information is requested and the amount of taxes paid.
8. Act as the District’s liaison to the Galveston Central Appraisal District, by monitoring activities of the central appraisal district and work with representatives on appraisal of properties in the district.
9. Assist in the calculation and publishing of all Truth in Taxation information in accordance with the Property Tax Code, Education Code and Texas State Comptroller Property Tax Division.
10. Act as liaison to and provide information to the delinquent tax attorney to assist in collection of current and delinquent taxes.
11. Assist in the resolution of taxpayer problems and complaints in accordance with the Texas Property Tax Code.
12. Assist in working with the accountant for the school district and bank officials to make inquiries and resolve discrepancies in tax office depository account and tax office escrow account records.
13. Assist in refund process for overpayments, erroneous payments or duplicate payments of taxes as provided by law and inform School Board of Trustee according to the Property Tax Code.
14. Ensure property taxation is fair and uniform and apply all laws, rules, methods and procedures in a uniform manner to all taxpayers.
15. Alternate District liaison to the Inter-local Property in Trust committee (PIT).
16. Give bond to board of trustees conditioned on the faithful performance of duties.
17. Reapply returned items according to policy and inform taxpayer of item returned.
18. Act as liaison with the 3rd party company that processes all credit card, debit card and echeck transaction to ensure correct posting of payments.
19. Load and balance all information received from the county appraisal district including certified tax roll, supplemental to the tax roll and name/address changes.





Records


1.Provide for safekeeping, accounting and timely deposit of tax receipts to the district’s depository.
2. Assist in preparation and submitting all property tax-related reports to the Board of Trustees, District Administration, the Texas Education Agency and the State Comptroller as required by law.
3. Retain property tax records in accordance with the law.



Other


1.Assist the Election Official for the School District with elections in accordance with the Texas Election Code and applicable Federal law.
2. Adhere to rules and regulations outlined by the board of trustees, in areas of assignment and help executepolicies involving these directives.
3. Maintain a positive and effective relationship with the superintendent and board of trustees.
4. Work with the community, organizations and governing bodies to provide information about Property taxation in the district.
5. Use professional information discreetly and judiciously
6. Support administrative policies
7. Maintain a sincere, friendly attitude toward patrons to insure communication
8. Perform other duties as needed and assigned.
9. Maintain supplies and other items in the Tax Office Budget.



Personnel Management:


1.Assist in the development of training options and improvement plans for department staff to ensure the department’s Effective operation.
2.Assist in the evaluation of job performance of department staff to ensure effectiveness.
3.Assist in the recruitment, selection and training of personnel and make sound recommendations relative to personnel placement, transfer, retention and dismissal.



Supervisory Responsibilities:



Assist in supervising and evaluating the performance of tax office staff.



Equipment Used:

Personal computer, typewriter, printer, calculator, copier, telephone, scanner and fax machine.



Working Conditions:



Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:



Maintain emotional control under stress.



Frequent district-wide and state-wide travel; occasional prolonged and irregular hours.



Repetitive hand motions; prolonged use of computer; standing for prolonged period of time; disruptive people.




Qualifications:
Salary Range: Min: $52,450
Mid: $63,989
Benefits: TRS
How To Apply:
https://tcisd.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=258

Contact Person:

Name: NaTaja Smith
Email: nsmith@tcisd.org
Address: 1700 9th Avenue North
City: Texas City
State: TX
Zip: 77590
Phone: (409) 916-0181
Fax: (409) 942-2655

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