Municipal Assessment Review Officer
City of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON
Position: Municipal Assessment Review Officer

Competition Number: 2019-EX-EN-52722235-01

Competition posting date: 2019.11.20

Competition closing date: 2019.12.03

Finance Services Department, Revenue Service, Billing, Assessment & Tax Policy Branch
1 or More Full-time Continuous Positions - 35 hours/week
1 or More Part-time Continuous Positions - 21 hours/week
Affiliation: CIPP
Salary: $70,947.24 to $86,326.24 annually (2019 rates of pay)
Location: 100 Constellation, Nepean

Category: Current Opportunities
Employment Group: Accounting/Finance

Job Summary

The Municipal Assessment Review Officer supports the overall property assessment review function for the
City of Ottawa. The Review Officer is responsible for delivering technical and expert advice on assessed
values, property classification and other assessment attributes as provided under various acts and
regulations. Main responsibilities include presenting valid and convincing arguments and assisting the City's
legal counsel and/or external consultants in defending them in assessment appeal proceedings before an
assessment tribunal in support of the prevention of undue assessment erosion, as well as reviewing the
assessment roll, supplementary/omitted assessments and assessment decisions handed down by the
Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) or the Assessment Review Board (ARB) to ensure all
taxpayers are assessed and taxed in a fair and equitable manner.

Education & Experience

Three (3) year degree or diploma in Real Property Administration (Assessment and Appraisal), Finance,
Commerce, Business Administration or related field of study

Five (5) years progressively responsible experience in municipal assessment working in either in a municipal
setting or in a real estate/property assessment environment

  • Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for
stipulated academic requirements.

Language, Certificates & Licenses

  • AIMA (Associate Member of the Institute of Municipal Assessors) OR MIMA (Accredited Member of the
Institute of Municipal Assessors) OR equivalent property assessment certification is required

  • AMTCO (Association of Municipal Tax Collectors of Ontario) Municipal Tax Administration Program
(MTAP) certification OR AMCTO (The Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of
Ontario) Municipal Administration Program (MAP) certification is to be completed within twenty-four
(24) months of starting date

A valid Ontario unrestricted "G" class driver’s license (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerit
points accumulated.

The successful candidate will be required to complete a Criminal Record Check to the City of Ottawa’s


English oral, reading, writing required


  • Municipal finance, assessment and property tax legislation
  • Assessment tribunal rules and practices
  • Computer literacy with advanced knowledge of MS Office in a Windows environment
  • Assessment principles and methodologies
Competencies & Skills

  • Interpret, understand and explain legislation, provincial statutes, municipal by-laws and policy
  • Research, data collection and analyses methodologies
  • Sound independent decision-making and exercise discretion in decision-making
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office Suite in a Window environment including use of macros in
word-processing and spreadsheet applications
  • Write effectively in a clear, concise manner
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with management, elected officials and the public
  • Organizational skills
  • Work within time constraints
If this opportunity matches your interest and profile please apply online by using the "Apply"
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We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected to continue in the selection process
will be contacted.

The City of Ottawa is committed to providing quality services by establishing a qualified workforce that
reflects the diverse population it serves. The City encourages applications from all qualified individuals.

Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the
HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.