The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, Valuation and Customer Relations, has an excellent opportunity for a Property Inspector. Reporting to the Manager, Valuation and Customer Relations, the successful candidate will collect property data for the accurate valuation of property, the creation of assessment products, and to support customer inquiries.
In this position, the successful candidates will:
• Physically inspect, measure and photograph structures and land, to update property assessment records to the database;
• Use judgement in comparing structure and site data with other structures and properties, to determine accurate classification of properties and to identify other factors that may positively or negatively affect value;
• Retrieve information from other sources such as GIS maps, aerial photography, municipal building departments, , architect plans, builder sales brochures where applicable;
• Calculate and update area measurements;
• Convert metric measurements to imperial measurements on plans;
• Maintain data and tracking documents on internal database systems;
• Communicate with property owners, agents, occupants, tenants, builders, and municipal staff in person, over the phone and through electronic means, in a manner that meets customer service standard and protocols;
• Consult Manager for technical advice on unresolved or non-routine problems;
• Investigate property sales in accordance with MPAC guidelines for the purpose of determining suitability of a transaction for a sales analysis; Visit properties and record various details related to new construction, site and neighbourhood characteristics; update property records to determine accurate values and effective date of construction; process supplementary and omitted assessments and calculate apportionments;
• Visit properties to confirm the accuracy of property assessment data in support of inquiries, assessment appeals, Request for Reconsiderations, and municipal tax applications;
• Assist with processing senior and disabled exemption applications; Assist with special projects in support of the assessment function as assigned;
• To be mobile and assist in property data collection and updating of assessment records for all areas within Zone 7.
Location: Assessment Office #31 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
• Completion of a relevant college/university program is an asset;
• Completion or working towards the completion of certification in an assessment or valuation program such as IMA, AIC, IAAO or RICS is an asset;
• Demonstrated experience and/or training in the property assessment environment or a related field is an asset;
• Knowledge of the basic principles of the cost and comparative sales approach to valuation Knowledge of the relevant sections of the Assessment Act and the tax adjustment provisions of the Municipal Act is an asset;
• Experience with personal computers, mobile technology devices and a variety of software products such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, statistical applications (e.g. SPSS), and GIS programs
• Ability to understand surveys, subdivision plans, and builder plans is an asset;
• Capacity for arithmetic calculations;
• Effective customer service skills;
• Good verbal and written communication skills;
• A valid driver’s licence is required; and
• A valid pleasure craft license is an asset.
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To apply to this posting, click on the link provided below, followed by the “Apply Online” icon once within the job posting. Please use the Applicant Tracking System to create your Candidate Profile, upload your Resume and Cover Letter and apply to the posting by April 7, 2016. Please note, only applications submitted through the Applicant Tracking System will be accepted.
While MPAC thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised successful incumbent(s) who are not presently permanent MPAC employees may be required to undergo a criminal and drivers abstract check.
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is a non-share capital, not-for-profit corporation funded by all 444 municipalities in Ontario. As the largest assessment jurisdiction in North America, MPAC assesses and classifies nearly five million properties across Ontario with an estimated total value of $2.17 trillion. MPAC is committed to building better communities and its1,600+ employees work in a variety of roles across the province.
What We Have To Offer:
• Challenging work
• A professional & stimulating environment
• Opportunity for career advancement
• Work/Life balance
• Competitive salary, benefits, and an excellent pension plan (OMERS)
In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and MPAC's Accessibility Standards for Ontarians with Disabilities Policy, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.