Tax Administrator

County of Onslow
April 27, 2022
234 NW Corridor Blvd., Ste. 310, Jacksonville, NC
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234 NW Corridor Blvd., Ste. 310, Jacksonville, NC 28540
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Performs complex professional and administrative work planning, organizing and directing the tax collection, listing, assessing and land records program for property tax purposes, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the general direction of the Assistant County Manager. Departmental supervision is exercised over all personnel within the department.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function 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 the essential functions. 

  • Planning, coordinating and directing the collection of property taxes; planning, coordinating and directing the appraisal, assessment and reassessment of property in the County.
  • Assisting citizens with real estate and personal property assessment, and current and delinquent tax problems.
  • Preparing and maintaining tax payment, records and reports.
  • Plans, directs and coordinates the collection and accounting of current and delinquent property taxes.
  • Supervises the preparation and mailing of delinquent tax notices.
  • Manages subordinate supervisory staff in listing, appraisal, land records, and tax collection.
  • Administers North Carolina property tax laws relating to real estate and personal property in Onslow County.
  • Reviews, analyzes, revises, and compiles real estate Schedule of Values for countywide revaluation.
  • Generates correspondence to and/or confers with taxpayers, other department heads, Commission members, legislative members and state agencies dealing with the implementation, interpretation and administration of property tax laws.
  • Reviews and implements legislative changes affecting property taxes.
  • Serves as Clerk to the Board of Equalization and Review.
  • Serves as County Damage Assessment Officer.
  • Prepares departmental budget and monitors expenditures.
  • Oversees departmental personnel matters.
  • Performs assigned functions as a Disaster Ready Team (DRT) member, if appointed or volunteer.
  • Performs related tasks as required.


$3,492.89 - $4,540.76 Biweekly
$90,815.22 - $118,059.68 Annually


Comprehensive knowledge of the North Carolina Machinery Act; comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices and relevant laws of property appraising for assessment purposes; comprehensive knowledge of governmental accounting procedures and fiscal management; ability to develop and implement an effective system for the collection, receipting and reporting of large sums of money; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with County officials, the general public and associates; ability to communicate ideas effectively both orally and in writing; ability to prepare detailed reports.
  • Bachelor's degree with coursework in business, accounting, or related field
  • Extensive experience in tax appraisal, assessments, and collections, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements

Special Requirements

  • Acquire Tax Assessor certification issued by the North Carolina Department of Revenue, as prescribed by the North Carolina Machinery Act within two years of appointment.
  • Acquire Tax Collector certification from the North Carolina Tax Collectors Association within four years of appointment.
  • Valid driver's license.