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Chief County Assessment Officer
Coles County

Coles County will be accepting applications for the position of Chief County Assessment Officer through Friday, September 29, 2023 4:00 p.m. The Coles County Chief County Assessment Officer is responsible for the county-wide property assessment process upon which property taxes are based, directly supervising staff and overseeing the work of appointed, elected and contracted township assessors. The CCAO position is a four-year appointment by the County Board Chairman with the advice and consent of the County Board, and the CCAO works under the general supervision of the County Board.

Minimum education requirements include:

  • graduation from a high school or
  • GED equivalent 

as well as possession of:

  • Certified Illinois Assessing Official (CIAO) certificate or 
  • Certified Assessment Evaluator (CAE), Mass Appraisal Specialist (MAS), or Assessment Administration Specialist (AAS) designation from the International Association of Assessing Officers or 
  • Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI), Residential Member (RM), Senior Real Estate Analyst (SREA), Senior Real Property Analyst (SRPA), or Senior Residential Analyst (SRA) certificate from the Appraisal Institute or its predecessor organizations.

Applicants are also required to have at least two (2) years' experience in the field of property sales, assessments, finance or appraisal and be either a current Supervisor of Assessments or have worked in an IL County Assessment Office in a management/supervisory assessment for at least three (3) years. Experience in Commercial/Industrial Assessments and Assessment related Computer Hardware/Software applications a plus. Applicants must have successfully passed an examination conducted by the Illinois Department of Revenue to determine competence to hold office. For those that haven’t passed the exam, a test will be held on Thursday, September 7, 2023 in Hardin, IL (additional information on this test can be found on the Coles County website). It is possible that a test will be held in Coles County at a future date.

Salary level dependent on qualifications and in accordance with applicable IL State Statutes.

Interested applicants should submit short cover letter, resume and copies of the above described Assessor related certifications no later than Friday, September 29, 2023, 4:00 p.m. to: Viki Beabout, Administrative Assistant, Coles County Board, 651 Jackson, Room 326, Charleston, Illinois 61920.

Coles County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Send cover letters, resumes, and certifications to Viki Beabout (

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