Assessor/deputy assessor exams set for October

Statewide examinations for the positions of deputy assessor and assessor have been scheduled for October, according to Courtney M. Kay-Decker, Director of the Iowa Department of Revenue. The examination for deputy assessor will be held at 8:30 a.m., Oct. 14, and the examination for assessor will be held at 8:30 a.m., Oct. 21 in the fourth floor conference room of the Hoover State Office Building in Des Moines.

Under Iowa law, a person wishing to become eligible for appointment as an assessor or as a deputy assessor must successfully complete an examination and be certified by the Director of the Department of Revenue. Local officials can appoint only those persons certified by the Director of Revenue.

Applications for the examination may be obtained from city and county assessors, county auditors, or from the Department of Revenue — Property Tax Division. The examinations are given approximately every six months.