County Assessor Rob Thomas has retired effective April 1. He provided 31 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Lincoln County.
Under Oregon law, the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will be appointing a qualifying person to serve as Lincoln County Assessor, a nonpartisan office, until the next general election on November 8 of 2016.
The Board will accept applications from qualifying persons. In order to meet the minimum necessary qualifications, the applicant must:
1. Be a citizen of the United States and elector under Oregon the Constitution, and
2. Be a resident of Lincoln County for a period of one year prior to appointment, and
3. Be qualified as a registered appraiser or as an appraiser trainee under ORS 308.015, and notwithstanding that
statute, become a registered appraiser within two years after taking office, and
4. Have either two years of office and accounting experience, including office management activities, or have
two years full-time employment in the office of a county assessor, and
5. Be determined by the Oregon Department of Revenue to meet the qualifications noted in paragraphs 3 and 4
above, and be issued a suitable certificate evidencing compliance with those provisions.
To be considered, applicants must submit to the Board of Commissioners a resume including letter of interest to be appointed as interim Lincoln County Assessor. Information provided should include the following:
• Applicant’s background, experience and qualifications for the position.
• An indication of whether or not the applicant desires to accept the interim appointment only, or will also stand
for election in November of 2016 for a full four year term.
• No less than three references who can comment on the applicant’s professional demeanor and management
• The letter must be accompanied by an Oregon Department of Revenue (DOR) certification that the applicant
satisfactorily complies with all the required qualifications for the office of county assessor.
The resume, letter of interest and DOR certification must be received in the Board of Commissioners Office, Lincoln County Courthouse, 225 West Olive St, Room 110, Newport, OR 97365 no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, April 29, 2016.
After the application deadline has passed, the Board will review all qualifying applications received and notify those applicants whom the Board desires to interview. Interviews will be held at a regular or special board meeting. After interviews are completed the Board will deliberate at a regular or special board meeting to determine whether or not to make an appointment.