Towner County Job Listings

Listed June 2nd, 2021



Towner County is looking to fill the position of Director of Tax Equalization. Must be able to obtain certification as a Class I Assessor. Position is full time and salary is DOE. It includes full benefits including health, retirement, paid sick leave and vacation. Applications are available at the Towner County Auditor's office. Interested candidates may submit an application to the:


Towner County Auditor

315 2nd Street

Cando ND 58324

You may also remit applications by mail to:

Towner County Auditor

PO Box 603

Cando ND 58324

Or by email at

Position is open until filled.

Towner County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please click on button below for an Application for Employment:

Director of Equalization Duties


To promote fair and equitable assessments.


Obtain Certification as Class I Assessor, 180 hours state approved education.

-Recertification every 2 years upon completion of 20 hours approved continuing education.

Conduct Annual Sales Ratio Study

-Verification of arm length transactions to be included in study via correspondence or telephone.

-Includes Annual Sales Review with Vanguard Specialist to determine software table changes to maintain equitable assessments and ensure compliance with tolerance level set by the state.

Prepare Required Lists & Documents for Assessor Annual Work

Assist local assessors & township boards, upon request, regarding assessment guidelines & responsibilities of local assessor boards.

Act as assessor for districts contracting with County for assessment work and conduct local equalization meetings.

Enter all local changes approved by Local Boards of Equalization into Tyler Software in preparation for County Equalization.

Calculate necessary changes by classification or district based upon data input from changes in conjunction with the Sales Ratio Study to determine if Ag, Commercial, or Residential properties need to be adjusted and by what percentage for tolerance level compliance.

-Recommend aforementioned changes to the County Commissioners at County Equalization.

-Defend local assessments at County Equalization.

-Apply changes as determined by the County Board of Equalization.

Prepare & Submit Abstracts to State Tax Department via TAP:

-Mobile Home Abstract

-Disabled Veterans Abstract

-Exempt Property Abstract

-Supplementary Abstract

-Sales Ratio Abstract

Represent County at State Board Equalization

-Provide documentation supporting valuation appealed to State Board of Equalization.

Administration of Homestead and Veteran's Tax Credit

Administration of Farm Residence Exemption

Preparation of Mobile Home Tax Statements

Prepare Department Budget

Maintain data records within the CamaVision software

-Record sales information, etc.

Maintenance of parcels within Tyler and Sidwell Software

-Conduct splitting of parcels & required updates of legal descriptions.

-Submit required documents to Sidwell when splitting of Ag Parcels for valuation calculation and maintenance of GIS Soil Polygons.