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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 1311 - EO Tax Revenue Specialist

Job Description

GRADE: 311

Under general supervision; performs work of considerable difficulty in preparing accurate and up to date plat books, tax books and tax bills; performs related work as required.

An employee in this class functions as a specialist in organizing, executing, and evaluating the Revenue Operation of the County Clerk's Office.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Coordinates parcel numbering of new subdivision and division plats with map department
• Assigns new legal descriptions and maintains work flow of deed transfers to update real estate file with new owners
• Maintains work flow of name and address changes received from County Treasurer's Office and assists County Treasurer personnel with delinquent and duplicate tax payments and tax bill division
• Represents County Clerk at annual tax sale
• Implements annexation and disconnection ordinances received from taxing bodies
• Alters plat book to indicate correct taxing body boundaries and updates real estate file with proper tax codes
• Abstracts real estate valuations from Assessor's books and assists in tax extension reports and preparation of Assessor's and Collector's real estate tax books for the current year tax cycle
• Assists taxpayers with various problems in tax divisions and combinations
• Clarifies and explains tax cycle for taxpayers
• Maintains history files of changes made to real estate files in order to explain at a later date why a change or correction was made
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.

• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• State and County regulations pertaining to real estate taxes
• Legal descriptions
• Title searching, subdivision plats, condominium declarations and other tax and real estate documents
• Record keeping and office practices and procedures
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

Skill in:
• Conducting tax and title searches
• Making mathematical calculations
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc.
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office

Ability to:
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality


Completion of two college level courses in real estate or accounting and two years in title search work; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position is typically office or administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.