Tax Administrator

Craven County
August 9, 2021
406 Craven Street, New Bern, North Carolina
Billing Address
406 Craven Street, New Bern, NC 28560
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Open Until FIlled


The Craven County Tax Administrator performs managerial and administrative work appraising, listing and mapping of property for tax and collection purposes as the combined functions of the statutory positions of the County Assessor and Tax Collector.

Essential Functions:

  • Plans and supervises the evaluation process of real and personal property which is subject to taxation and collection.
  • Manages staffing, organizational structure and delegation of work; recruits; hires; coaches; evaluates performance; and takes disciplinary action including dismissal, in consultation with the HR Director and County Manager.
  • Supervises staff responsible for appraising property, listing taxes, preparing tax records, preparing and mailing tax bills, handling appeals, discovering unlisted property, maintaining land records and maps, mapping, collecting funds and handling a variety of records, files and information.
  • Plans and monitors operating budget; authorizes purchases and expenditures within the approved budget.
  • Supervises appeals process and handles highly controversial situations with taxpayers.
  • Explains tax laws, policies and procedures to property owners, attorneys, real estate specialists, and the general public.
  • Assures all required notices, postings, deadlines, and other guidelines are met in the tax appraisal and collection system.
  • Serves as clerk to the Craven County Board of Equalization and Review.  Schedules and publishes the required notices of its meetings, records its minutes, and gives property owners notice of its decisions as required by law.
  • Compiles from various internal reports the annual TR-1 report for Craven County as well as the TR-2 reports for the county’s eight municipalities.  Once compiled, these reports are transmitted to the Local Government Division of the North Carolina Department of Revenue.
  • Compiles fiscal year-end collections to provide to county auditors and to the Craven County Board of Commissioners.  These include the tax collection settlement and the tax collection percentage for Craven County and its eight municipalities.
  • Prepares annual report of fire department valuations that is sent to the Office of the State Fire Marshal.




Bachelors degree with a major in business, economics, public administration, or related field and considerable experience in property appraisal, real estate, or related field including two years of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must attain certification as an assessor by the Local Government Division of the North Carolina Department of Revenue within two years of appointment.

Thorough knowledge of State laws governing the administration of taxes on real and personal property and the collection of taxes.
Thorough knowledge of accepted practices in assessing real and personal, residential, commercial, and industrial property.
Considerable knowledge of modern office practices and procedures required in a tax office.
Considerable knowledge of the organization and functions of government.
Ability to plan and manage the tax functions and a staff of employees; to establish priorities to meet guidelines and deadlines set by the State.
Ability to evaluate and appraise a wide variety of real and personal property.
Ability to handle sensitive and controversial tax appeals and other situations; to deal tactfully and courteously with the public.
Ability to interpret and explain laws, policies, and procedures relating to listing and assessing property and collection of taxes.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with State and County officials, other departments, employees, and the general public.

Special Requirements

May be required to serve during times of disaster.
Assists with listing and collecting taxes as necessary.
Performs related duties as required.
Craven County residency is required to be obtained and maintained within one year of hire.