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Board Member Recruitment

Applications Accepted Until 11:59pm July 26, 2021

The King County Board of Appeals & Equalization (BoAE) is an independent body comprised of seven citizen members.  The Board generally hears appeals of assessment value determinations made by the Assessor, but also has authority to hear other issues as specified by ordinance.  The Board’s goal is to provide an impartial hearing environment that protects each party’s due process rights and results in a fair decision.

The BoAE is currently seeking an outstanding citizen to fill a Board Member position. Board members typically work six-hours per day, two days per week (more or less, depending on availability) Monday through Thursday and are paid a per diem allowance of $300 per day.

Our Ideal Board Member Candidate Will:

  • Exhibit objectivity, proficiency, efficiency, and professionalism when reviewing confidential case documents; determining appeal outcomes; and interacting with taxpayers, assessors, and other King County employees.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of, or ability to learn, real estate appraisal concepts; relevant assessment and property tax rules and regulations; and relevant King County rules and regulations.
  • Possess a background in one or more of the following areas of expertise: finance, accounting, real estate valuation, administrative law, property tax administration, mediation, construction, or land use.

Summary of Schedule and Compensation:

Board members typically work two six-hour days per week (more or less, depending on availability), Monday through Thursday, and are paid a per diem allowance of $300 per day in accordance with KCC 2.34.050.  50% to 90% of the hours can be completed remotely.  Board members are also required to attend occasional trainings sponsored by the Department of Revenue.

How to Apply:

Please email a completed application and resume to michelle.geiger@kingcounty.gov or mail to 500 Fourth Avenue, Suite 510, Seattle, WA 98104.  You may also provide a cover letter if desired. Applications can be mailed to you upon request. 

The BoAE is committed to upholding and promoting equal opportunity.  The BoAE encourages people of all backgrounds, cultures, and religions to apply, including veterans, people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities. 

If you are interested in applying, please submit your application materials to michelle.geiger@kingcounty.gov or call 206-477-9362 for further information.  This recruitment will be open until July 26, 2021.