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Property Assessment Practices Specialist Journey

Are you ready for a challenge? Are you a team player who can also work independently? Join our Assessment Practices team in a challenging and rewarding position as our Assessor Certification Coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Revenue's State and Local Finance (SLF) Division.

We are looking for an innovator who excels at process improvement, likes to make a difference and wants to learn something new every day. This is an excellent opportunity to join a team that promotes strong collaboration and provides opportunities for personal growth and professional challenge.

Would you like to learn more about the position and what it is like to work for the Division of State and Local Finance in the Department of Revenue? Join our Position Discussion Virtual Event.

It's your opportunity to interact with the team and ask questions related to the position. We will start at 3:30p.m. Make sure to log on promptly since there is a lot to cover. Make sure to log on promptly. You will learn about the role, what impact you can make, and what a typical workday day looks like. We look forward to meeting you.

Tuesday, February 6, 2024, 3:30:00 p.m. CST - Click here to join  Audio Only:  1-608-571-2209; Phone Conference ID: 126 426 543#

We invite you to discover what makes DOR such a great place to work

  • Join a team that promotes strong collaboration and provides opportunities for growth and professional challenge
  • Enjoy a robust training culture with a focus on professional development and career enhancement
  • Work independently with opportunities for collaboration with other members of leadership and staff
  • We support a healthy balance between your personal and professional life, including a flexible work schedule and the opportunity for a blend of in-office and remote work schedule after probation

About Us 

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue's (DOR) mission is to strengthen Wisconsin through fair tax and lottery administration, while educating and serving the public, our customers, and communities. The Division of State and Local Finance (SLF) supports the mission by ensuring uniform and accurate property assessments, as well as providing essential funding/relief to local governments and their communities. We strive to be the premier agency in providing innovative, accessible resources, with exceptional customer service built on a foundation of trust, inclusivity, and creativity. Our team values integrity, knowledge, innovation, empathy, inclusivity, and security. 

While working at DOR, you’ll enjoy impactful and fulfilling work, along with:

  • 40-hour work week, Paid Time Off (PTO) vacation, paid holidays, and ample sick leave
  • Access to amazing health care benefits
  • 4 hours of professional development time each month to learn and grow
  • One of the best retirement systems in the country State Pension Funding
  • Employee Assistance Program: Provides State of Wisconsin employees and their household family members FREE and confidential support 24 hours a day, seven days a week for a variety of issues.
  • You may also qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.
  • General Information about Jobs in WI State Government.

All materials must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 23, 2024.

Position Summary

As the Assessor Certification Process Coordinator, you will help implement the assessor certification program and review assessor practices. The position provides investigatory research/analysis of processes and practices, and works with diverse groups including taxpayers, local assessors and local officials. This position also assists in the coordination, development and presentation of training materials and certification requirements for the division, assessors and local officials.

Salary Information

Starting salaries for Property Assessment Practices Specialist (PAPS) 07-04 pays between $27.50/Hour/$57,200 annually and $29.50/hour and $61,360 Annually. PAPS-JRNY 07-03 pays between $29.00/Hour/$60,320 Annually and $31.00/Hour/$64,480 Annually depending on qualifications. Current state employees’ pay will be based on the rules of the State Compensation Plan. A 12 Month probationary period will be required.

Job Details

The Department of Revenue will conduct criminal background, tax compliance checks and fingerprint checks on all finalists. 

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.  The Department of Revenue does not sponsor work or student visas, either at time of hire or at any later time.

Interview results may be reused in accordance with the State of WI interview reuse policy.

Remote/Telework up to 60%. Note: During probation you can gradually increase up to 60% based on performance and workload needs. (i.e., working remotely three (3) days per week and will report to the office building two (2) days per week)

Please reference General Information about Jobs in WI State Government.  

For information on state benefits click here

  • PAPS - Must attain Wisconsin Assessor Certification at the Assessor II level within six months of an employee's initial appointment into one of the PAPS classifications.
  • PAPS Journey - Must possess the Wisconsin Assessor Certification at the Assessor II level at the time of appointment.


Please address the following in your cover letter and/or résumé:

Minimum Qualifications: 

  1. Experience with using computer software for creating documents and presentations (Microsoft Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet)
  2. Experience developing and delivering training programs
  3. Experience writing and editing complex, technical documents for multiple audiences

Well qualified candidates should have the above plus the following:

  1. Knowledge of Wisconsin statutes governing municipalities and counties
  2. Knowledge of research and analysis techniques and methods
  3. Knowledge of Wisconsin statutes and administrative rules pertaining to property assessment and property tax administration and procedures
  4. Knowledge of methods and techniques used to develop property values
  5. WI Assessor Certification Assessor II level

Special Requirement: Must have the ability to travel to the required sites (with or without an accommodation).

Apply online at wisc.jobsClick “Apply for Job” to start the application process. Then, you will access your existing account or to create a new account if you don't have an account. Once you are logged in, click "Apply for Job". Follow the steps outlined in the application process and submit your application.

You will be required to attach your current résumé and a Letter of Qualifications in a Word or PDF compatible format.  To create your letter of qualifications, it is recommended that you copy the bulleted points above in the "qualifications" section into a Word document and then address each bullet point with your specific qualifications. For tips on developing your resume and letter of qualifications, click here

Your résumé and letter of qualifications will be evaluated by subject matter experts to determine your qualifications as they relate to job qualifications listed. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.  Failure to submit all required materials will result in an incomplete application and ineligibility for this position.

If you are invited for an interview, you will be contacted via email. Make certain your contact information is correct and check your email regularly. 

DOR is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce.

Questions about this position can be directed to Wanda Anthony, Human Resources Specialist Senior, via email at

Deadline to Apply

All materials must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 23, 2024.