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Board Member Recruitment

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.

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 $375 per day in accordance with KCC 2.34.050.  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 or mail to 516 Third Avenue, Room 1222, 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 or call 206-477-9362 for further information. Your application will be reviewed when our next vacant position occurs.