Municipal Affairs is looking for individuals to join our team to assist in the assessment process for designated industrial (DI) property. Recent changes to legislation have expanded the assessment function of ASB with the creation of a new class of property called designated industrial (DI) property (e.g., linear properties, oil/gas wells equipment, compressor stations, gas plants, and heavy oil extraction plants). This legislative change transfers the responsibility for the assessment function of those properties to the Provincial Assessor in Municipal Affairs. In order to accommodate these legislative changes, a number of exciting career opportunities exists in the branch.
- The Centralized Industrial Property Assessment (CIPA) unit is responsible for the assessment of all designated industrial properties in the Province, other than linear property. The Major Plants team works with DI properties assessed using cost renditions while the Industrial Sites team has the responsibility of assessing all non-linear designated industrial property (machinery and equipment, buildings and structures, and land) across the province that are assessed using ministerial rates.
- The Linear and Data Management Unit (LADM) has the responsibility of assessing all linear designated industrial property, as well as management of assessment data, systems and processes Linear property includes wells, pipelines, telecommunication, electrical power systems and railway.
As an Industrial Property Assessor, you will be responsible for:
- Assist in the preparation of the designated industrial property assessment roll and notices.
- Assist in the development of the annual Request for Information (RFI).
- Communicate and develop a working relationship with all property owners and/or their representative to improve the annual reporting through the RFI process.
- Provide assistance in the preparation of complex data analysis for the preparation of the designated industrial property assessment as well as inspections of property sites.
- Provide assistance in the defending designated industrial property assessments complaints before the Municipal Government Board (MGB) on behalf of the provincial assessor.
- Assist in reporting impact analyses for implementation of the accepted and proposed definitions as well as the annual updated rates for the Assessment and Property Tax Policy (APTP) Unit.
- Assist in the preparation of education and information seminars on the assessment and taxation of designated industrial property.
- Assist in the preparation of action requests, briefing notes and other documentation as required.
- Exercising judgement when gathering internal and external data and then converting the data into meaningful information and reports in support of designated industrial property assessment.
Successful candidates will be joining a highly specialized team to ensure that assessments for all designated industrial properties are completed with accuracy and integrity. Your knowledge and understanding of assessment and taxation issues with DI property and their stakeholder groups is essential. Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills will ensure your success in meeting the challenges of this position. Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills will aid in maintaining positive relationship with staff and clients.
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