STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: CLERK, BOARD OF TAX AND LAND APPEALS
Class Code: 2058-27 Date Established: 02-12-87
Occupational Code: 7-5-5 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To develop and plan agency policies and operating objectives for the Board of Tax and Land Appeals in accordance with organizational needs and requirements, statutory procedures, and Board regulations.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Acts as the Board liaison with supreme and superior courts, lawyers, governmental officials and other interested parties in explaining and defending statutory authority, appeal and hearing procedures, and Board regulations and policies.
· Plans, organizes, and manages case processing, including analyzing staffing, developing work strategies and monitoring the status of cases before the Board.
· Assigns and evaluates work efforts of professional and administrative staff, including responsibility for training and performance appraisal.
· Accepts filings of Declarations of Taking and deposits of damages in eminent domain matters, issues orders of notice for service on all condemnings; holds deposit of damages and interest accounts, paying oversums to appropriate owners.
· Schedules all hearings, attends eminent domain hearings throughout the state, and prepares reports for the Board on eminent domain hearings held.
· Prepares agency budget by researching and projecting annual cost estimates, assessing agency service requirements and developing or revising fiscal policies as necessary.
· Monitors pending legislation and testifies at public hearings in defense of agency budget goals and objectives.
· Recommends changes in administrative, professional, and fiscal policy to the Board as necessary.
· Delegates supervisory and programmatic responsibilities to staff.
Skill: Requires skill in analyzing and interpreting data, policy and procedures OR in using equipment in order to arrive at logical conclusions or recommendations.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific understanding to analyze problems of a specialized or professional nature in a particular field.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving major aspects of long-range agency objectives by planning short- and long-term organization goals, reviewing recommendations for procedural changes, and developing or revising program policies. Errors at this level result in incorrect decisions at an administrative level, and are detected subsequent to implementation in an overall evaluation process.
Supervision: Requires direct supervision of programs or of employees doing work which differs from the supervisor, including disciplining employees, solving personnel problems, recommending hiring and terminating employees, and developing work methods. The supervisor in this position manages a working unit or section with responsibility for employee performance appraisal.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in a controlled environment with minimal exposure to disagreeable job elements and little risk of hazard to physical or mental health.
Physical Demands: Requires light work, including continuous walking or operating simple equipment for extended periods of time as well as occasional strenuous activities such as reaching or bending.
Communication: Requires reviewing summaries and reports and making management level decisions to solve problems or to achieve work objectives as well as articulating and expressing those solutions and goals. This level also requires formal presentations of solutions and goals to employees and the general public to increase the responsiveness of the agency toward the demands of its client system.
Complexity: Requires evaluating a combination of wide-ranging job functions to determine work procedures, to solve problems, and to reach conclusions by applying analytical, technical, or scientific thinking. This level also requires planning policies and long-term strategies, drawing conclusions based on available criteria, and evaluating the effectiveness of program objectives.
Independent Action: Requires independent judgment in planning and evaluating work procedures and in supervising the development of professional, technical and managerial standards under administrative direction and according to broad departmental guidelines.
Education: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university with a major study in business or public administration, pre-law, paralegal studies or a related field. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experiences.
Experience: Six years' experience in business management, paralegal or court related activities or related management experience, three years of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.
License/Certification: Valid New Hampshire driver's license.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Thorough knowledge of the statutory and administrative policies, rules and procedures for processing cases through a court or a board. Thorough knowledge of the procedures necessary for case scheduling and office management. Knowledge of the principles and practices of budgeting. Thorough knowledge of effective supervisory and management techniques. Ability to organize, supervise and coordinate administrative activities. Ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, court officials, attorneys and the general public. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 05/10/02