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Personal Property Tech

Marion County
Job Description

Personal Property Tech



$21.93 - $29.38 Hourly


Salem, OR

Job Type

Full-time Regular

Job Number



Assessor's Office


Valuation and Appraisal

Opening Date


Closing Date

11/6/2023 11:59 PM Pacific



Bargaining Unit




To perform technical analysis, research and a variety of professional accounting functions involved in the valuation of assessable real or personal property, in compliance with Oregon Revised Statutes.
Works under the supervision of Appraisal Supervisor and/or the County Assessor who assigns work and reviews results for conformance to department policies and standards.


Typical Duties - Duties include, but are not limited to the following


  • Assist with technical analysis, research and a variety of professional accounting functions involved in the valuation of assessable personal property in compliance with Oregon Revised Statutes, Oregon Administrative Rules and Marion County Ordinances and policies. 
  • Contact problem taxpayers to solve assessment problems and respond to property owner’s concerns and questions in the field, in the office, at the counter, and on the telephone.
  • Review and process Personal Property return forms submitted annually per ORS 308.290 by a variety of business enterprises for the purpose of tax assessment.   Evaluate annual renditions of personal property for completeness and accuracy. 
  • Apply valuation schedules to reported property and calculate the annual market value and assessed value.  
  • Complete field and office procedures necessary to discover new business and track the movements of existing businesses, ensuring that all known taxpayers are being accurately assessed at the proper location.
  • Verify specific account data in the field and make corrections as necessary.  
  • Identify and help evaluate a wide range of machinery and equipment as to manufacturer, make, model, capacities, features, and condition in order to arrive at a fair market value.
  • Represent Marion County at various levels of appeal per ORS 305.280 and ORS 305.501. 
  • Tracks appeals at all levels: reviews, BoPTA, magistrate and trial courts.  
  • Works with supervisor to ensure all deadlines associated with appeals are met.
  • Attends meetings and training seminars as required.
  • Other duties as assigned. 


Requirements for the Position


  1. Associate degree with major course work in accounting, real estate or a related field; AND
  2. One year of technical/appraisal, research/analysis experience or professional fiscal management or accounting experience; OR
  3. Any satisfactory combination of work, education, training, or experience relevant to the position, as determined by Marion County.
  • The finalist for this position will be required to pass a criminal history background check; however, conviction of a crime may not necessarily disqualify an individual for this position.
  • Must possess a current driver's license in the applicant's state of residence and an acceptable driving history. Marion County will obtain a copy of the driving record for all qualified applicants from Driver and Motor Vehicle Services and review the driving record according to the Marion County policy and procedure for Driving on County Business. The policy can be found at:
  • Must possess and maintain proof of personal automobile liability insurance, at a minimum, in the amount required by Oregon Law [ORS Chapter 806].
  • Required to use personal vehicle for business use.
  • This position is represented by a union.
  • This is a full-time position, which is eligible for overtime.
  • Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday, days, with flexibility depending upon the needs of the department.

Considerable knowledge of basic principles, practices and procedures of personal/real property valuation; ORS regulations and guidelines and County ordinances that apply; principles, practices and procedures of accounting, fiscal management and mathematics; modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment; principles and procedures of financial record keeping and reporting; personal and real property assessment processes and procedures.
Substantial skill and ability to read and interpret maps and blueprints; compile data from various sources; analyze data and prepare accurate statements or reports; process data at a speed necessary for successful job performance; operate electronic calculating machines at a speed and accuracy level necessary for successful job performance; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; prepare clear and concise reports; work with considerable independence.

Drives a motor vehicle; stands; sits; moves about the work area; bends forward; stoops; climbs stairs; turns neck 90 degrees in either direction; twists waist 90 degrees in either direction; walks; reaches overhead; lifts and carries up to 20 lbs. for 300 feet; uses hands and fingers to feel, grasp and handle objects; operates a keyboard; rapid mental/eye/hand coordination; speaks clearly and audibly; reads an 8 pt. font; distinguishes shades; sees with depth perception; hears a normal speech level; exposure to all weather conditions while performing services in the community; traverses wet and uneven areas; exposure to office cleaning chemicals and toners; may climb ladders and scaffolds.; possible risk of exposure to blood/body fluids. 


Marion County is a qualifying public employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.  Through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, full-time employees working at the County may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan.  Questions about your loan eligibility should be directed to your loan servicer or the US Department of Education.

Applicants are eligible to use Veterans’ Preference when applying with Marion County in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230, and 408.235 and OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015.  Preference will be awarded only if the applicant meets the minimum requirements of the position and attaches the required documentation at the time of application.


  • One of the following:
    • MEMBER COPY 4 of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215); OR
    • Letter from the US Department of Veterans Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension; OR
    • Certification that discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions will take place not later than 120 days after the submission of the certificate.
  • In addition to one of the above documents, Disabled Veterans must also submit one of the following:
    • A copy of their Veterans disability preference letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs; OR
    • Certification that medical separation from active duty under honorable conditions will take place not later than 120 days after the submission of the certificate.

You can request copies of your military service record through the National Archives website at

Marion County is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Veteran and Disability employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.

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