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7150 - Program Manager - Unclassified (Property Assessment Litigation - Budget Division)

at Pima County

Posted: 11/15/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2603567

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Description

This position is in the Pima County Finance and Risk Management Department. OPEN UNTIL FILLED. 1st screening is November 1st, 2019. 

Salary Grade: U3

This position is located in the Budget Division of the Pima County Department of Finance and Risk Management. The successful candidate will work in a team environment, serving as an appraiser for a team processing litigation and other actions regarding assessment of real and personal property. This position will work with the Pima County Attorney's Office in preparing responses to property tax litigation, which includes current valuation on properties and research of all other issues addressed in the litigation. This position presents detailed analysis regarding valuation and property tax impact as well as recommendations on litigation settlements to Pima County Finance Administration and the Pima County Attorney's Office. In addition, this position conducts special projects, studies and analyses relating to property valuation or taxation issues for Pima County management. We are looking for a person with a positive attitude and who is passionate about their work to join our Budget Division team. This classification is in the unclassified service and is exempt from the Pima County Merit System Rules.

Proof of education will be required at time of interview.


(Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)
Develops program goals, objectives, policies, and procedures, and establishes short- and long-range program performance plans subject to management review;
Manages and administers program activities and evaluates program effectiveness and success;
Manages the activities of professional staff and evaluates their performance;
Develops, negotiates, monitors, and administers contracts, intergovernmental agreements, and/or financial and service agreements for the program managed;
Monitors program contract compliance and takes corrective action as required;
Performs as a program representative within the community, delivers informational news releases, serves as a program contact person, and participates in community awareness activities;
Develops and maintains effective working relationships and coordinates program activities with other County departments, public and private agencies, organizations and groups to promote the program and its goals;
Analyzes local, state and federal legislation and ensures program compliance with applicable regulations and policies;
Directs organizational and management studies for the purpose of identifying problems and alternative solutions to the problems;
Develops, writes and administers the program's annual budget, prepares program-related financial forecasts, and identifies funding sources to support program activities;
Reviews and analyzes routine and special reports detailing the status and/or success of the program, prepares recommendations, and/or initiates corrective action;
Evaluates management problems and makes decisions regarding the proper course of action;
May make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors regarding program objectives;
May direct the preparation and submission of proposals and grant applications;
May access or maintain specialized databases containing program-specific information to review information or generate reports.
Knowledge of:

  • principles and procedures of public administration, management, and program planning, development, and evaluation;
  • applicable local, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations;
  • principles and practices of budgeting, accounting, purchasing, contracting, and financial management;
  • contract and grant application preparation, negotiation, and administration;
  • community agencies, organizations, and resources;
  • data and statistical analysis techniques and application to planning studies and projects;
  • principles and techniques of effective communication to include written composition and public speaking;
  • applications of automated information systems.
Skill in:
  • planning, developing, evaluating, and managing programs and projects;
  • preparing and administering budgets, grants, and contracts;
  • researching, analyzing, and reporting data;
  • presenting, explaining, and interpreting program goals, objectives, policies, and procedures to the public;
  • managing staff and planning, organizing, and coordinating program activities;
  • communicating effectively;
  • establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with service groups and organizations;
  • establishing, reviewing, and modifying procedural and technical guidelines to enhance program effectiveness;
  • use of automated information systems to maintain or produce data.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university plus, significant professional experience in management.

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application.  Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.
Preferred Qualifications (Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.): 

  1. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university (relevant work experience may be substituted).  
  2. Possess current Arizona Department of Revenue Level II Appraisal or Assessor Certification, and/or a current Arizona Certified General Appraisal License. 
  3. Experience in commercial and residential property appraisals, as a property tax agent, in tax appeals, construction, and/or real estate. (Acceptable construction experience includes estimating, obtaining building permits, and/or reading blueprints.) 
  4. Working knowledge of Arizona property tax statutes, procedures and policies. 
  5. Effective oral and written communication skills. 

Selection Procedure:
Pima County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates that meet the minimum/desired qualifications. All applications will be assessed based on an evaluation of the listed education and experience.  Candidates meeting the minimum/desired qualifications may be further evaluated/scored against any advertised Preferred Qualifications.   Additional assessments/testing may be required as part of the selection process.

Supplemental Information

Licenses and Certificates: Some positions may require specific licenses, or certifications required by law, statute, accrediting agencies or contract provisions.  Failure to obtain/maintain such licenses or certifications may be grounds for termination. Valid driver license is required at time of application.  Valid AZ driver license is required at time of appointment. The successful applicant will be subject to a 39-month DOT Motor Vehicle Record review to determine applicant's suitability to operate county vehicles in accordance with Pima County administrative procedures.  Failure to obtain and maintain the required licenses and certifications shall be grounds for termination. Any offer of employment resulting from this recruitment is contingent upon Fleet Services' review and approval of the candidate's driving record. 
Special Notice Items: The County requires pre-employment background checks. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include verification of work history, education and criminal conviction history.  A prior criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify a candidate from employment with the County.This is classification in the Unclassified-series and is exempt from the Merit System Rules.
Physical/Sensory Requirements:  Physical and sensory abilities will be determined by position.

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