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Job Title: Office Specialist - Yakima County Assessor's Office - Yakima, WA

Posted on January 26, 2018

Employer: Yakima County - Assessor's Office

Job Description:
The Yakima County Department of Property Assessment is seeking an OFFICE SPECIALIST to join their team!

This position is responsible for providing customer service and technical assistance to the public and others in person or over the phone.

Salary: $2,667 per month, working a 7.5-hour/day work schedule

Minimum Qualifications:
◾High School Diploma PLUS three (3) years of general office experience, education or training; OR
◾An equivalent combination of education and experience which provides knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential duties of the job.
◾Successful completion of a keyboarding (typing speed/accuracy) test with a minimum score of 35 net wpm. Visit our website to view the full job position details and requirements to apply at

Preferred Qualifications:
◾Bilingual in Spanish and English
◾Experience or training that demonstrates the ability to use Microsoft Office Products such as Excel and Word
◾Customer service experience, including the use of a multi-line phone
◾Use of personal computer and scanning equipment
◾Experience with cashiering and operating cash registers

Essential Job Functions:
◾Assists public by phone and in person. Greets visitors at counter, answers questions, directs them to appropriate parties.
◾Researches land and legal records, including plat maps, microfiche and computer records for questions regarding ownership and/or parcel characteristics. .
◾Takes payment for copies and maps and uses cash register.
◾Responsible for balancing the cash drawer and preparing funds for deposits.
◾Work with departments to ensure understanding of and compliance with regulations, standards of accreditation and the accreditation process.
◾Processes current use exemption applications, audits of current use properties to ensure continues qualification in exemption program. Calculates removal fees when property is removed.
◾Processes Real Estate Excise Affidavits. Verified legal descriptions of transferred property. Ensures current owner and grantee match. Determines final name(s) to enter as new owners along with percent of ownership if relevant. Creates sale record when indicated by procedure and forwards to appraisers.
◾Processes Senior Citizen and Disabled Person exemption applications and renewals by verifying income levels from IRS filings and other income forms; Verifies address, parcel number and other required information. Make calls or send inquiry letters to obtain additional information.
◾Maintains filing system for physical and electronic records by scanning files into document imaging system, assigning document type, subtype and associated parcels or document numbers. Maintains physical files of building permits for appraisers and Open Space documentation.
◾Other duties as assigned.

How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please complete the on-line application at: by the close date of the recruitment on Thursday, February 8, 2018 by 11:59 pm.
In addition, please report to Human Resources at 128 N. 2nd St. Rm. B27, Yakima, WA 98901 to take the typing test requirement.


Contact Person: Elise Benitez
Phone: 509-574-2210
Location: Yakima, WA
Application Method:
Base Pay: $2,667 per month

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