Employment Opportunities



Salary: $4,457.74 – $4,683.41 monthly plus comprehensive benefits package. Full earning potential for the selected candidate is $4,457.74 – $6,597.45 monthly.
Open Date: 8/1/2014
Closing Date: 9/12/2014
General Information: Lincoln County invites applications for the Director of Equalization.  The Director has the overall responsibility for valuing all real property in Lincoln County including residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural classes of property.  This position leads a staff of over ten individuals to ensure accurate property appraisals are conducted and assessment records are maintained in accordance with South Dakota regulations. This is an appointive position; the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the Board of County Commissioners pursuant to SD state law.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, mathematics, statistics, or a related field plus five years of progressively responsible technical and administrative work in the appraisal of real property for tax purposes. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Possession of a Certified Appraiser Assessor certification or ability to obtain certification within one year. Must have a valid driver’s license and maintain a safe driving record with Lincoln County. Thorough knowledge of and prior training in methods, techniques, and procedures utilized in mass appraisal of property for tax assessment purposes.  Knowledge of current state laws governing the assessment and collection of real property taxes.  Ability to maintain organized records and reports. Strong mathematical aptitude. Ability to gather and interpret survey/land measurements, and real property descriptions.  Ability to use complex computer appraisal software along with the necessary office equipment to complete essential functions of this position. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the public. Ability to maintain professional appearance and demeanor.

Preferred Qualifications: Possession of a Certified Appraiser Assessor (CAA) certification as well as a Certified South Dakota Assessor (CSDA) certification. Knowledge of computer valuation appraisal software. Previous supervisory and budget management experience preferred.

To Apply: Submit completed application, resume and cover letter by September 12, 2014 to: Lincoln County Human Resources
104 N. Main Street
Suite 140
Canton, SD 57013

Applications available on Lincoln County’s website under “Employment” at:  www.lincolncountysd.org.  Please call (605) 764-6609 for questions on application process.  All applications must be postmarked by September 12th, 2014 to be considered.