Clean and Green Specialist

Job Title:
Clean and Green Specialist
County Name:
Susquehanna County
TITLE:                           Clean and Green Specialist
DEPARTMENT:            Assessment
LOCATION:                Susquehanna County Assessment Office
REPORTS TO:              Director of Assessment
SUPERVISES:               None
POSITION STATUS:     Union Eligible, Full-Time                     
SALARY:                     $16.43 per hour; (with certification, $17.40 per hour)

The Clean and Green Specialist will serve as a subject matter expert on the law, rules, and regulations of Act 319, and application requirements and compliance issues with the Department of Agriculture.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Education equivalent to the completion of 12th Grade.
  • Office experience Preferred.
  • Strong computer-based skills with commonly used software and the ability to learn industry specific programs.
  • Deed or Real Estate experience preferred.
  • Any combination of education and experience, which indicates possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities, listed in the Required Knowledge and Skills
Required Knowledge and Skills:
  • Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships with the public, coworkers, and others.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions, function independently, as well as process and handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, handle multiple projects, and meet deadlines
  • Certification to be a Pennsylvania Evaluator (CPE) within 12 months of starting the role.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Establish a total-use value for land in agricultural use, agricultural reserve, or forest reserve by considering available evidence of the capability of the land for its particular use and information provided by the Department of Agriculture and other authorities on the subject
  • Educate property owners, taxing bodies, and others on program laws, rules, regulations, and violations
  • Assess program violations, calculate rollback taxes for violations to the program, and issues rollback tax bills to property owners
  • Reviews and approves/denies all applications for the Clean and Green program
  • Make recommendations related to County policies and procedures regarding the Clean and Green program
  • Amends County files with updated application information for enrolled properties that have undergone transfers, separations, split-offs, and/or use changes
  • Calculates and initiates disbursement of rollback tax funds to County, municipalities, and school districts
  • Conduct field visits to ensure program compliance and resolve mapping and classification issues
  • Creates and maintains computer files to monitor rollback tax records, acreage removed from program for state reports, rollback tax disbursements, parcel genealogy, Agricultural Reserve properties open to the public, deposit records, and other files as needed
  • Maintains accounting functions for Clean and Green monies
  • Testify in appeal hearings if it is a Clean and Green appeal
  • Attend meetings, training, seminars, and conferences as required
  • All other duties as assigned
General Office Duties:
  • Assist Assessment Office customers in person, by telephone, or by e-mail
  • Faxing, filing, and scanning
Special Requirements:
  • The employee must have passed the Susquehanna County Background Check with no record of criminal convictions
  • The employee must meet and comply with Susquehanna County’s Employment Policies
  • Part of the position functions involve the handling of confidential data, the disclosure of which is protected by law
  • The employee must be able to complete the requirements necessary to obtain certification by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a Certified Pennsylvania Evaluator. Certification must be obtained within a period of the first 12 months of employment. Completion of the certification increases the hourly grade for this employee
  • The employee must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License
Physical Requirements:
  • The employee must be able to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position in a normal office environment. This may involve long periods of sitting, standing, answering phones, etc.
  • Perform Field Work as required

Posting Date:
Friday, July 21, 2023
Expiration Date: