Data collectors are currently being hired for the upcoming Schuylkill County property tax reassessment.
Vision Government Solutions has an active listing at Indeed.com looking for data collectors to participate in the reassessment. This is the company that Schuylkill County Commissioners have tapped to conduct the property tax reassessment.
Jobs, according to the online listing, are starting at $17 per hour. Full- and part-time work is available. The company is offering benefits, too.
But what the company isn’t providing is interesting, considering the song-and-dance we heard when Schuylkill County’s Chief Tax Assessor was pleading with Commissioners a few months ago.
People hired by Vision Government Solutions won’t be provided with a brand new Subaru, complete with GPS technology.
Remember, the County agreed to buy 3 Subaru cars at a cost of nearly $100,000 from a Berks County dealership at the request of Chief Assessor Kent Hatter.
At the time, Hatter said government employees who might need to conduct some field work as it relates to the reassessment would need to be safe when doing that job.
“It’s a different time,” he said. “They’re out there with the public.”
And a new car – equipped with GPS – was necessary because apparently he believed the general public getting their properties assessed might become unhinged.
He painted a picture where a property owner gets upset … “They could be out there, the homeowner doesn’t like what they have, and the next thing … something happens to the vehicle,” he said at the time.
Schuylkill County Property Tax Assessors Being Hired
Well, for the folks hired by Vision Government Solutions, it’ll be like entering Thunderdome, apparently. Because that company isn’t providing anyone with a new Subaru.
Everyone will be out there in their own vehicle, which is another reason Hatter wanted the Subarus, to provide some sort of uniformity to the process. But at least those hired will get mileage reimbursement.
The company says the data collectors they hire will be “a highly visible member of the team, responsible for inspecting, verifying, and recording the physical description of real estate properties.”
They say it’s a “perfect job” for college students, retirees, and stay-at-home moms.
Applicants must live in or near Schuylkill County and have a valid driver’s license. They must also be willing to work outdoors, have reliable transportation, and the ability to climb stairs with up to 10 pounds of equipment.
Real estate experience is not required, they say in the job description.