Tax Division Supervisor, Durham County (closes 6/3/21)

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Closing: 6/3/2021
Salary Range: $46,395 – $83,511 annually

Job Description:

The work performed includes responsible administrative and technical work supervising one or more divisions in the Tax Department. Work is performed under general supervision. Supervision is exercised over subordinate tax personnel.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the NC Machinery Act, NC Revenue Act and County Tax laws pertaining to the essential functions of the position;
  • Knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting, clerical and cashiering procedures and systems, including account balancing and reconciliation and bank deposit preparation;
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of interpreting legal documents, deeds and other land records;
  • Knowledge of customer relations and conflict resolution techniques;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with the public and other employees;
  • Ability to demonstrate required computer literacy skills;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of management information and decisions;
  • Ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinates;
  • Ability to read and comprehend general business, accounting and tax regulations and procedures; ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.


Requires any combination of education or experience equivalent to an Associate’s Degree in Accounting, Business, Paralegal, or related field, and five years of experience in business management, ad valorem tax, appraisals, assessments, accounting, bookkeeping, paralegal, and collections or other related field and one year of supervisory experience.

Certifications, Licenses, and Special Requirements:

  1. Must complete training and obtain certification as follows in appropriate tax area from the North Carolina Tax Collectors’ Association or North Carolina Department of Revenue within two years of employment:
  • NCTCA Deputy Tax Collector or NCDOR County Appraiser certification required, as appropriate for position.
  • Regardless of position assignment, incumbent must be certified both as a Personal Property Appraiser and as a Real Property Appraiser by the North Carolina Department of Revenue if assigned to the Appraisal or Listing division.
  • The highest level of NCDOR certification is required for Personal Property if assigned to the Listing division, and for Real Property if assigned to the Appraisal division.

2.  Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina and an acceptable driving record.

Preferred: Paralegal experience