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Wausau, WI - City Assessor


City Assessor, Wausau, WI (pop. 39,160). Progressive, mature, full-service city with a lively downtown, Wausau is 95 miles northwest of Green Bay in Marathon County. Located on the shores of the Wisconsin River, Wausau is a friendly community known for its beautiful neighborhoods, vibrant corporations, dining and shopping opportunities, and abundant year-round recreational activities.

The City seeks an experienced leader to serve as City Assessor. This is a complex managerial and administrative position working closely with the Mayor, Assessor’s Office staff, and other City Departments to develop and maintain accurate and timely property value information for tax purposes, and to serve as a focal point linking many aspects of the City’s property-related information systems.  The City Assessor must possess strong and proven leadership competencies.

The City is a Class 2 city, its equalized value is $2.6 billion and there are approximately 15,300 parcels. The City also provides assessment services for the adjoining city of Schofield, with an equalized value of more than $209 million.

The ideal candidate will possess, or have the ability to quickly obtain, State of Wisconsin Department of Revenue Assessor II certification.  

The City is seeking:

  • An energetic, ethical and experienced leader.
  • Strong technical and interpersonal skills.
  • A commitment to high professional standards is required.

Candidate must have:

  • An inclusive managerial style.
  • Clear, concise, and open communication skills.
  • The background and knowledge to lead staff and collaborate with other City Departments regarding property-related information systems of the City. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in real estate, appraisal, public administration or accounting.
  • 10 or more years of experience in commercial and residential valuation is required.

Starting salary: $79,353 (midpoint) +/- with excellent fringe benefits/pension package. Candidates should apply online by April 5, 2017 with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to the attention of Lee Szymborski, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel:  847-380-3240. The City of Wausau is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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