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Portland, Oregon

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General Information: 503-823-4000

E-mail: cityinfo@portlandoregon.gov

1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110, Portland, OR 97204

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Scott Ellertson, Tax Supervisor

Mentor Name:
Scott Ellertson

Occupation:
Tax Supervisor

Organization:
Revenue Division, Bureau of Revenue and Financial Services, City of Portland

Education:
B.A. Business Administration

Biography:
Raised in Cameroon and Central African Republic as the child of Lutheran missionaries.  Returned to the US in high school and lived in rural Washington.  After college began my career at Boeing, then to higher ed administration with a year at the U of MD - Munich Campus.  Returned to  Portland and switched to an accounting career which included three years at the NE Coalition of Neighborhoods.  First job with the City was as a crime prevention specialist, then on to a housing inspector & section supervisor.  For the last thirteen years I have been a tax supervisor with the Revenue Division with a current staff of 15 DCTU tax collectors.  I love my current staff - they are an impressive and diverse group.  

Passion(s)/Other:
Family, national parks, camping, kayaking.  Customer service, leadership, staff development

Technical Proficiencies:

  • Accounting
  • Budgeting
  • Conflict Management
  • Customer Service
  • Decision Making
  • Effective Communication
  • Financial Analysis/Reporting
  • Human Resources
  • Hiring Employees
  • Leadership
  • Listening
  • Performance Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Supervising Employees
  • Team Building

Occupational Experiences:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Maintenance
  • Management
  • Non-Profit