Job Details

Property Assessment Systems Specialist

This position is located in Nashville, Tennessee.

About Our Office

The Office of the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury is responsible for the audit of state and local governmental entities and participates in the general financial and administrative management and oversight of state government. The Office is led by Comptroller Justin P. Wilson, a constitutional officer who is elected by the Tennessee General Assembly. 

In the Comptroller’s Office, we strive to deliver on our mission to make government work better. We believe our success as an office depends on finding opportunities for employees to accomplish our office’s goals and answer challenges to make things better. 

We want every member of our team to be excited to come to work every day and be challenged. Through dedicated hard work and commitment, every Comptroller’s Office employee accepts personal responsibility to accomplish our mission and uphold it. 

Position

The Division of Property Assessments provides assistance, expertise, and oversight to the state’s property assessors and ensures effective administration of Tennessee’s property tax. The division also assists in reappraisal programs, provides technological services and administers the Tax Relief Program. Specialists work with management, staff, other state entities and local governments to provide support in the coordination and operation of division activities.  

To qualify for consideration, an applicant should have graduated from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree or higher.   Two (2) years of relevant experience is preferred.  Other combinations of education and experience, if evaluated as equivalent, may qualify an applicant for consideration.To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the competency, knowledge, skill, and/or ability required with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • The Assessment Systems Specialist should have the technical expertise and problem solving skills to track down potential data issues and the ability to communicate the cause and result to users.  
  • An effective employee in this role will have the ability to develop strong relationships with local government officials, coworkers and other stakeholders and maintain credibility.
  • Applicants should be detail-oriented, have strong organizational skills, and be comfortable working with a variety of personalities and organizational levels.
  • Successful Assessment Systems Specialists  demonstrate attention to detail, critical thinking, good communication, and proficiency in programs such as Excel, Access, SQL, Developer, Toad.
  • In-state travel may be required for this role and a valid driver license is required.

Major responsibilities for this position will include:

  • Review assessment records for accuracy in mapping, sales verification, and data quality.
  • Provide training and support in the appraisal of real and personal property for ad valorem tax assessment purposes.
  • Assist assessors of property in the equitable and uniform completion of reappraisal programs, ratio studies and current value updates.
  • Perform annual audits to ensure compliance with state law.
  • Researching issues and recommending data-driven solutions.
  • Interpret data and analyze results for various business units.
  • Collaborate with team members to accomplish large projects containing substantial amounts of data, such as tax billing.
  • Maintain strong working relationships through excellent customer service and open communication.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.