Division Chief – Office of the Assessor Annual salary range: $142,102 to $182,134 Filing deadline: Open until filled. First review of resumes: Wednesday, December 16, 2020.
Santa Clara County, sometimes referred to as “Silicon Valley,” is unique because of its combination of geographic attractiveness and social diversity. With its numerous natural amenities and one of the highest standards of living in the country, it has long been considered one of the best areas in the United States to live and work.
The Division Chief, Office of the Assessor, working under general direction from the Assistant Assessor, plans, organizes, coordinates, and directs the activities of the Standards, Services and Exemptions Division. The position recommends, develops, implements, and evaluates goals, objectives, policies, and procedures related to those operations; manages the activities of professional and clerical staff; coordinates systems, activities and procedures with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies; and provides assistance to the Assessor. We are seeking a results-oriented leader with proven change management experience transforming internal and public- facing operations. Specific experience within an Assessor’s Office is not required. Management experience in finance, real estate, government operations administration, may be helpful.
The Division Chief also:
Develops, assesses, and implements strategies to enhance divisional performance. Manages change, improves processes, redesigns organizational structures, and clarifies roles and accountabilities
Consults with and assists the Assessor and Assistant Assessor in the development, revision, and implementation of department policies and procedures, and directs related studies, including written policy and procedures development
Prepares or assists with the preparation of the divisional budget
Responds to complex inquiries from the public regarding assessment, auditing, and appraisal practices
Analyzes new and revised statues and proposed legislation to determine effects on the department and/or the County
The Assessor’s Office, under the direction of the elected Assessor, Lawrence E. Stone, is responsible for the annual assessed valuation of all real and business personal property within Santa Clara County. Based upon the total net assessed valuation, the County of Santa Clara is the fourth largest county assessment jurisdiction in California with an annual assessment roll of $551 billion. The office employs 274 people and has a budget in excess of $41 million.