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TAX ABSTRACT CLERK
02180
(Competitive)


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for the review of pertinent legal documents and forms to determine whether school, county or state taxes are due against a particular
piece of property. Work is carried out according to established and accepted procedures and techniques. Work is performed under the general supervision of the County Chief Fiscal Officer or Director of Real Property Tax Services with leeway allowed for independent judgment in carrying out the details of the work. The incumbent is also responsible for preparation and maintenance of legal records associated with delinquent tax auctions and real estate transactions. An employee in this class typically does not exercise supervision. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Reviews legal records pertaining to parcels of property inclusive of deeds, mortgages, liens, court proceedings, and so on to determine taxes due.
Compiles abstract sheet by converting such data as real property description and location and status of payment to enable the calculation of taxes due.
Prepares and maintains all legal records associated with the delinquent tax auction and real estate transactions.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of procedures and techniques used in abstract searching.
Good knowledge of legal terminology, documents, and forms.
Good knowledge of arithmetic.
Ability to read and understand legal documents and forms.
Ability to interpret real property descriptions and locate real property as described.
Ability to figure arithmetic computations.
Ability to keep records pertaining to abstract searches.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Four (4) years of full time work experience, or its part time equivalent, in abstracting real estate title searches or in dealing with real estate foreclosures or liquidation proceedings or real estate law. A combination of any of the experience stated above will be considered as qualifying.