Property Data Specialist I or II

Deschutes County
September 15, 2022
Bend, OR
Job Type


To provide quality customer service through the appraisal and assessment of all taxable property as mandated by the State of Oregon in a manner that merits the highest degree of confidence in our integrity, efficiency, and fairness.

We know where you choose to live, work and play matters. Deschutes County is one of the largest employers in Central Oregon and the largest municipal government in the region. Our dedicated and passionate workforce of more than 1,100 employees provide County services in a number of departments, divisions, and offices.

Located in the heart of Central Oregon, between the towering Cascade Mountain Range to the west and the high desert plateau to the east, Deschutes County is the outdoor recreation capital of Oregon. We enjoy a renowned quality of life, with big-city opportunities and small-town neighborhoods.

We hope you'll consider joining our talented team.

This position performs clerical and technical work activities in support of the Assessor's Office. Incumbent will coordinate and process a wide variety property assessments, work within data systems, perform customer service and technical support for department staff; and complete special projects and research as assigned.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Performs clerical and technical duties in accordance with County policy and procedures, including data entry, record keeping, basic accounting, and document processing.
  • Provides customer service, information, and assistance to visitors and others having business with the County; responds to requests for information within the scope of authority and training.
  • Assists customers with requests, applications, government forms, and other documents, such as questions regarding State of Oregon property tax laws and how they apply to individual properties, ownership research, tax deferrals, and tax exemptions. .
  • Updates and maintains database information and a variety of electronic and paper files, records, reports, and documents; processes records, collects statistical data, and compiles data for reports.

What You Will Bring:
Knowledge of or experience with:

  • Basic property appraisal principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Methods and techniques for compiling and evaluating data.
  • Principles of record keeping, case files, and records management.

Skill in:

  • Performing a variety of technical functions to support property appraisal operations.
  • Compiling and reviewing technical data.
  • Understanding and explaining government rules, regulations, codes, laws, and ordinances.
  • Maintaining accurate records, and performing mathematical calculations.
  • Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software.
  • Entering information into a computer system with speed and accuracy.

*This job posting is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function.

Notification to all candidates will be sent via email only. Please check your email for recruitment information and your account for application status.

Review the full job descriptions by clicking HERE.

This position is under review. Changes to job duties and requirements may occur.
Property Data Specialist I - $3,662.04 to $4,907.51 for a 172.67 hour work month.

Property Data Specialist II - $4,037.40 to $5,410.49 for a 172.67 hour work month.

Excellent County benefit package when eligible. This union-represented position is available immediately. Placement in the position and range is dependent upon education, training and experience.

Our robust health plan is offered at a minimal cost of $90 per month, which includes an innovative on-site clinic, pharmacy, and wellness and wellbeing services. Additionally, we include life insurance, retirement (PERS), generous paid time-off (14-18 hours/month to start, pro-rated for part-time), holidays, and professional development opportunities. Please click HERE for full benefit details.

This position has been re-opened until filled. Applications will be reviewed on October 4, 2022.
Minimum Qualifications
Property Data Specialist I

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent;
  • AND two (2) years of clerical and customer service experience;
  • OR any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills and knowledge to perform the job.

Property Data Specialist II

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent;
  • AND three (3) years of clerical and research experience in a customer-service oriented office environment dealing with real property transactions, such as local government, title companies, or real estate organizations;
  • OR any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills and knowledge to perform the job.

Preference will be given for:

  • Prior experience dealing with real property transactions such as local government, title companies or real estate appraisal organizations.

Necessary Special Requirements
Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver's license within 30 days of hire date. The employment offer will be contingent upon presentation of an acceptable and verifiable driver's license, pre-employment screening for criminal history, driving history, and controlled substances (NOTE: Positive test results for marijuana use may result in rescission of a contingent offer of employment). This screening must be completed with satisfactory findings in order for a formal offer of employment to be extended.

Excellent County benefit package when eligible.
Deschutes County offers eligible employees a comprehensive health care package that covers medical, prescription, dental, and vision coverage for employees and their eligible dependents at a minimal cost of $90 per month. Coverage becomes effective the first of the month following 1 month of employment. Included in the health care package is the Deschutes Onsite Clinic (DOC), which provides a wide range of health, wellness, and primary care services to employees and their dependents. The DOC offers convenient hours and no out-of-pocket costs to patients. The DOC Pharmacy is a full service pharmacy available to employees and dependents to have their prescriptions filled at a discounted co-pay. In addition to the health care package, Deschutes County provides a generous and comprehensive benefits program to eligible employees.

Employer paid benefit offerings include:

  • Life Insurance for employee and dependents
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Retirement Program through Oregon PERS
  • Time Management Leave

Employee paid voluntary benefit offerings include:

  • 125 Flexible Spending Program
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Program
  • Supplemental Life and Accident Insurance

To learn more about Deschutes County's generous benefit offerings, please visit and click on Employee Benefits.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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