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COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP (Van Buren County) is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as Assessor.
Applicants must have:
  • At least 3 years’ experience in assessing.
  • A valid Michigan Driver’s License
  • Michigan Certified Assessing Officer certification.
Columbia Township has 2,859 real parcels and 69 personal property parcels with an Assessed Values of $194million.

The assessor is responsible for overall management of Township’s property assessment process, which includes identifying, inventorying, determining market values and calculating assessed valuation for all Township properties in accordance with the State Tax Commission regulations, methods and procedures to ensure fair and equitable assessments. Maintenance of accurate principal residence exemption, veteran exemption, poverty exemption, and property ownership/transfer information in compliance with applicable State laws.

● Possess and maintain a Michigan Certified Assessing Officer certification.
● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to deal effectively with Township office staff at all
levels, taxpayers, State and local government representatives, attorneys, realtors, and the general public
while effectively managing departmental operations.
● Hands on computer proficiency to facilitate preparation of reports and process information; including
computerization of property records and data entry into appraisal software system (proficient in BSA,
APEX, MS Office and GIS).
● Ability to plan, organize, schedule, and complete personal work assignments on a timely basis in an
environment where interruptions may occur; requires a high level of analytical skill as well as ability to
comprehend, interpret and process detailed information and data.

Applications will be accepted until May 6th, 2024. Initial interviews will be held the week of May 13th.
Please email with your resume, proof of certification, and references.
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