State of Washington Classified Job Specification
REVENUE FORESTER 4
Hires and trains professional foresters for positions in the field or in staff positions in the headquarters office;
Represents the Department in settlement of disputed tax liability with major taxpayers and their representatives;
Coordinates assignment and use of division motor pool vehicles;
Develops and implements timber valuation policies and tax reporting procedures; supervises the semi-annual development of stumpage valuation schedules used by major timber companies in reporting timber excise taxes;
Develops policies and procedures for uniform administration of state and local property taxes on classified forest lands throughout the state;
Oversees county assessors in the classification, grading and valuation of private forest lands;
Advises and assists county assessors with evaluation of forest management plans and forest land uses for classification and de-classification of forest properties;
Assists in developing standards and procedures for measuring performance and work accountability;
Represents the Department in meetings with taxpayers, other state agencies and county officials, as required;
Performs other duties as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Ability to: lead and/or supervise professional staff and to represent the Department in sensitive negotiations with taxpayers and other government agencies.
Three years of experience as a Revenue Forester 3 or equivalent.
A Bachelor's degree in forest management, forest engineering, forest economics or forest science and four years of professional experience in forest tax administration.
Note: Prior to appointment to this class, incumbents must complete the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) course in market valuation of real property or a minimum of three credit hours of related course work from an accredited technical or vocational institution.
Note: Employees must possess a valid State of Washington driver's license within 30 days of appointment.
Class Specification History
Revises definition: 10-12-90
Class code change (formerly 6131): 7-1-91
Revised definition: 12-11-92
Revised definition and minimum qualifications: 4-21-00
Revised new class code: (formerly 95330) effective July 1, 2007