The responsibility of the Tax Equalization Director, also called the Assessment Officer, is to appraise all taxable property at a fair and equitable value. They also conduct educational campaigns to fully acquaint constituents with provisions of the property tax laws and responsibilities. See below for an introduction to the basics of the office, created by the ND Tax Department.
Exact duties of the office are spelled out in NDCC Chapter 11-10.1, which you can read at the link below.
Certification requirements and for Assessment Officers, and the law that created those requirements, can be found at the following links:
ND Tax Dept. Local Government Resources page: www.tax.nd.gov/local-government
Please take a few minutes to view the videos below. The first was created to educate new county officials about the duties of the Tax Director. The second is a welcome and introduction from the ND Tax Department.