IC Valuations Junior Analyst

at Cook County Assessor's Office in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Job Summary
Reporting to the assigned Manager of Commercial Valuations or Manager of Special Properties, the Industrial Commercial (I/C) Valuations Junior Analyst is responsible for determining the assessed value of industrial and commercial properties in Cook County and analyzing and making determinations on appeals and Certificates of Error related to the valuation of those properties. The I/C Valuations Junior Analyst is responsible for performing all duties in a uniform and timely manner to meet the assessment deadlines of the Cook County Assessor’s Office (CCAO). The I/C Valuations Junior Analyst also provides good customer service.
Essential Job Duties

Collects, analyzes and evaluates data to determine the assessed value of industrial and commercial property.

Researches and uses information submitted on behalf of the taxpayer and data collected from the internet, CoStar, other data platforms, CCAO systems and databases, and other office technology to make valuation and assessment decisions.

Ensures that industrial and commercial property is fairly and uniformly assessed, applying appropriate rules, regulations, policies and other guidelines in making assessment decisions.

Reviews data and information in the analysis, review, and processing of applications for appeal and certificates of error.

Conducts field research on triennial towns as assigned and reports updates to Valuations Department management for use in assessing property values.

Works at the direction of the assigned Group Leader processing files in a manner to ensure that the Department meets its designated assessment cycle deadlines.

Uses discretion in carrying out assignments and completing tasks to an effective outcome, resolving any minor problems in accordance with CCAO’s policies and guidelines.

Communicates any lack of understanding of a particular property to the assigned Group Leader and/or applicable Manager, as appropriate.

Collects, analyzes and summarizes information on comparable properties for Property Tax Appeal Board appeals, as assigned.

Reviews and processes industrial and commercial permit properties, as requested.

Performs other duties and assignments, as required, to achieve the overall goals of the
Valuations Department.

Works extended hours and overtime, as needed.
The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee’s normal line of work.
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED certificate.

One (1) year experience in property taxation, assessment administration, or real estate appraisal or valuation of industrial and commercial properties.

Graduation from an accredited college and/or university with a bachelor’s degree.
Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in finance, business administration, real estate, mathematics, or related field.

Proficiency with Microsoft Excel.

Two (2) years or more experience in property taxation, assessment administration, or real estate appraisal or valuation of industrial and commercial properties.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of CCAO operations, function, activities and the property tax system, as well as a thorough knowledge of CCAO’s procedures, policies, guidelines and other applicable rules and regulations related to valuation of real property, or the ability to quickly gain such knowledge.

Knowledge of the assessment cycle, assessment valuation standards, practices and techniques, and the three approaches to value.

Ability to meet CCAO and departmental deadlines, production goals and effectively utilize time with limited oversight.

Knowledge of materials, software, and equipment utilized by CCAO, or the ability to quickly gain such knowledge.

Ability to adjust to new techniques and procedures.

Ability to converse knowledgeably and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to work with others; excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with co-workers.

Ability to coordinate and carry out instructions.

Must be computer literate, with skill and efficiency in entering and retrieving data, and have the ability to work with CCAO systems and databases, CoStar, other data platforms, Microsoft Word, Teams and Excel.
Physical Requirements

Visual acuity to review and edit written and electronic communications for long periods of

Repetitive use of hands to handle and/or operate standard office equipment.

Regular use of a telephone to communicate.
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Posted On: Apr 08, 2024

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