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Class Title: APPRAISER I
DEPARTMENT: TAX ASSESSOR
Under direct supervision performs routine residential and personal property appraisals and data gathering functions used in determining tax assessments. Work includes review tasks necessary for the processing of appeals filed by taxpayers regarding tax assessments, to include presenting information to review boards in formal hearings. Essential functions as outlined herein are performed according to the assigned functional area, e.g., residential, personal.
The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
Carries out responsibilities in accordance with all federal, state, and local regulatory standards, ordinances, laws, and requirements.
Performs appraisals and re-appraisals on real and personal property by analyzing readily available data including, but not limited to, calibrating pricing schedules, reviewing financial data, and interviewing property owners, builders and developers.
Interacts with appropriate staff of other divisions and departments in order to collect and verify information used to determine appraisals of property.
Receives, processes, and analyzes personal property returns for timeliness, accuracy, addresses, ownership and supporting documentation; enters all pertinent data into department data management system(s).
Interacts with taxpayers to respond to technical inquiries and to discuss and explain changes in assessments; conducts in-depth research to ensure complete and accurate resolution to appraisal issues.
Researches sales on property in order to determine improved and vacant lot values and to assist in the appeals process.
Develops pricing schedules for land and property improvements; calculates relative values in reflections of market transactions.
Provides assistance and information to members of the Board of Assessors, Board of Equalization, managers, other appraisers, taxpayers and the general public regarding tax issues.
Performs field inspections to determine pertinent characteristics about property subject to valuation.
Enters and retrieves information using a computer in order to update records and to research information.
Processes appeals filed by property owners, including all necessary research and analysis required to ensure accuracy and equity of values; represents the County as expert witness to the Boards of Equalization, Superior Court, etc.
Attends meetings, training workshops and continuing education to maintain current knowledge of trends and developments in the field and to maintain certification status.
Maintains attendance and punctuality within customary tolerances for this position.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED:
Personal Computer Standard Office Equipment Standard Software Applications
Measurement Tools Vehicles
High School diploma or GED required, with Bachelorís degree and previous experience in property appraisal and assessment functions preferred; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Must be minimum age 21 and successfully pass a comprehensive criminal background check.
Requires certification as an Appraiser I by the State Revenue Department at the time of hire or within twelve months of assignment to the position.
Requires possession and maintenance of a valid Driverís License.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of property appraisal in the assigned functional area, e.g., residential, personal.
Knowledge of current property appraisal theory and concepts underlying the appraisal process.
Knowledge of intermediate math and the practical application of such to property appraisal, including ratios, percentages, decimals and planer geometry.
Knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local rules, regulations, ordinances, and other regulatory standards applicable to the work.
Skill in reading and interpreting property record data, property maps, legal descriptions, infrastructure documents, pricing schedules and related information and data.
Skill in researching, compiling, and summarizing statistical data and information materials.
Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communications with County employees and the general public.
Ability to organize work, establish priorities, meet established deadlines, and follow up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and lift and/or move up to 10 to 20 pounds.
While performing the essential functions of this position in an office environment, the employee is rarely exposed to disagreeable environmental factors.
While performing the essential functions of this position in the field, there is potential for exposure to disagreeable environmental factors, such as outside weather conditions, dampness/humidity, excessive noise, dust, fumes, and unrestrained animals.