Department: Mapping & Appraisal
The Real Property Appraiser discovers business personal property, as directed, and performs physical inspection to ensure the accurate and lawful valuation and collection of tax revenue within tax jurisdiction. Assists in the auditing of businesses.
• Performs a variety of duties involved in the discovery, administration and appraisal of personal property with the County tax jurisdiction.
• Identifies all businesses within the taxing jurisdiction using all available sources
• Complies and maintains and accurate listing of all businesses within the taxing jurisdiction.
• Ensures that each business is mailed a Business Personal Property Return.
• Receives and batches returns received.
• Mails notices to all taxpayers not filing by December 31st of each year.
• Calculates the market value of personal property as outline in the Alabama Personal Property Appraisal Manual.
• Performs audits and physical inspections of businesses.
• Performs review audits on every return filed each year and telephone audits, as needed.
• Complete physical inspection and detailed on-site audits of businesses.
• Performs on-site physical inspections of assets located at each business.
• Compares reported taxpayer assets on Personal Property Return with assets as observed during inspection.
• Calculates market value and compares to Personal Property Return.
• Defends values during informal hearings, if protested.
• Gathers necessary information to accurately list all observed assets.
• Makes appropriate adjustments so that all assets are correctly assessed.
• Notifies taxpayers in writing of findings of audits and of any taxes due for escaped assets.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.
• Regular work hours Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm.
• Prefer associate degree in business administration, accounting, taxation, law, property valuation or a related field.
• Knowledge of mathematics to calculate data such as personal property market values.
• Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles and procedures.
• Knowledge of electronic accounting processing systems.
• Knowledge of standard business and financial records.
• Knowledge of Alabama Personal Property Appraisal Manual.
• Ability to detect accounting and reporting irregularities.
• Ability to read and comprehend legal documents, state and federal laws and regulations, court decisions, and business records.
• Ability to communicate in writing to include proper usage of English, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and business writing to prepare letters, memoranda, reports and forms.
• Ability to communicate orally with individuals in order to obtain and provide information.
• Ability to prepare audit reports for businesses.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with taxpayers and co-workers.
• Ability to operate standard office equipment.
• Ability to operate computer and software such as database, spreadsheet and word processing as needed to compile and analyze data.
• Ability to operate a motor vehicle and must possess a valid State of Alabama driver's license and a driving record suitable for insurability.
• Must complete within a specified period of time all requirements for designation as an Alabama Certified Appraiser through the Alabama Department Revenue Property Tax Education and Certification Program.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Interested individuals may apply for this position in person at the Covington County Commission Office located at 260 Hillcrest Drive in Andalusia, AL. Office hours are Monday thru Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Applications will be accepted through Friday, September 29, 2023.
The Covington County Commission has the following immediate job opening:
Full-Time Emergency Management Deputy Director: Must have a Bachelor's degree in Emergency Management, Communications, Business or Public Administration or closely related field and two years of experience developing local disaster preparedness. Experience may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
The Deputy Director will be responsible for assisting in maintaining the County Emergency Management/Homeland Security Program. Employee shall be able to conduct public awareness activities, respond to the scene of emergencies and coordinate efforts. Employee shall be able to maintain related records and prepare and submit all agency reports. Employee shall be willing to work non-standard hours to provide 24 hour emergency response coverage and training sessions. Job duties may include but are not limited to maintaining of the County Emergency Operations Plan; maintaining budget requirements; maintaining working relations with various public safety organizations and public officials; maintaining emergency warning and communications systems, etc.
Interested individuals may apply for this position in person at the Covington County Commission office located at 260 Hillcrest Drive, Andalusia, AL. Office hours are Monday thru Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, October 11, 2023. The Covington County Commission is an equal opportunity employer and provides a drug-free workplace. All employees are subject to drug and alcohol testing.