Job Description

***NOTE*** To be considered for this position, please apply at the Skagit County Job Opportunity site:


The position is primarily responsible for assisting the public with inquiries and phone reception for the Assessor’s Office. The position is responsible for assisting in processing real estate excise tax affidavits and assisting with administering the senior citizen and disabled persons tax exemption and deferral programs. Assists in processing a variety of transactions involving real estate or personal property in Skagit County. Enter information and update Assessor’s Office computer database and files.


– Salary upon hire is  $22.07 to $23.64 per hour (step 1 through 3) depending upon qualifications.

 – Progressive increases are based upon years of service with Skagit County, up to step 8 (top step is $28.10/hr.). The Office Assistant III (Assessor) is Range 9 of the District Court, Courthouse & Parks Teamsters Union salary schedule.


Assist in the processing of real estate excise tax affidavits.

Receive and review applications for senior citizen/disabled person’s tax exemptions.

Provide reception service by answering all incoming phone calls.   Assist the public with property information and exemptions.

Open and distribute incoming mail and provide responses to general inquiries or routes to appropriate staff members.

Update Assessor’s files.

Maintain and update Assessor’s maps.



This position has no supervisory responsibilities.



Perform related duties as assigned. Related duties as assigned are duties that may not be specifically listed in the position description, but are within the general occupational series and responsibility level typically associated with the employee’s classification of work.


***NOTE*** To be considered for this position, please apply at the Skagit County Job Opportunity site:


High school diploma or GED.  Specialized training in legal descriptions and current use programs helpful.

Three (3) years’ experience in real estate, accounting, or related areas or combination of education and experience to provide the skills, knowledge and ability to perform the work.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted which provides the skills, knowledge and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position.


Requires knowledge of:

Familiarity with different types of measurements, such as rods, chains, links, and how to calculate these into feet and inches.

Terminology and methods involved in real estate transactions.

Basic accounting procedures.


Requires the ability to:

Breakdown Assessor’s section maps.

Perform accurate mathematical calculations.

Use tact, discretion, and courtesy when working with the public.

Understand and follow verbal and written directions.

Operate standard office equipment, including computers.

Type 65 words per minute.


Licenses and/or Certifications:

Valid Washington State driver’s license.


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