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Appraiser

Posted: 06/22/2022

$57,740.80 - $95,409.60 Annually

Minimum Qualifications of Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, real estate, or related field. 
OR
Combination of education and experience equivalent to four (4) years of experience in a similar position as listed in the work functions.
 
Required Special Qualifications: 
Certified Minnesota Assessor (CMA) certification from the Minnesota State Board of Assessors is required within two (2) years of employment. As a condition of continued employment, persons with a CMA certification must obtain and keep licensure as an Accredited Minnesota Assessor (AMA) within five (5) years of having become licensed as a CMA.
 
Regular and reliable attendance is a necessary component of job/position. Individuals required to use County vehicles and equipment must have a valid driver’s license and be free of any major traffic violations for the last three (3) years.

Nature of Work

Under general supervision, appraises residential, agricultural or other property for tax assessment purposes. Participates in appeals or requests for changes of valuations and/or classification and administration of property tax programs.  

Examples of Work
  • Classifies and appraises residential, agricultural, manufactured homes, or other property according to proper assessment procedures; including compiling and analyzing data and inspecting property
  • Locates, measures, collects data, classifies, analyzes and interprets an estimate of value through the various approaches to value
  • Performs a variety of clerical duties in verifying, compiling and entering appraisal and assessment information, prepares property splits, map descriptions and administers various property tax programs
  • Receives and responds to inquiries and complaints concerning assessments, meets with taxpayers and attempts to settle disputes; attends Board of Appeal and Equalization meetings; interprets tax laws and regulations
  • Conducts property research, reviews and verifies sales for inclusion in sales ratio studies and market modeling; prepares special reports and conducts special assessment studies
  • Classifies and appraises mobile homes and other personal property
  • Estimates values from blueprints for new construction
  • Investigates, prepares analysis and recommends settlements on residential, agricultural or manufactured home tax court petitions, applications for abatements or reduction of assessed valued
  • Keeps abreast of local property value trends, maintains current valuation indexes and formulas in accordance with established standards
  • Performs other duties as required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
  • Knowledge of real estate appraisal principles, methods, techniques, procedures, laws and regulations pertaining to the administration of Minnesota property tax and property tax classification system
  • Knowledge and ability to reach a credible value opinion of value utilizing the three approaches to value
  • Skill in the use of computers and technology
  • Ability to understand appropriate mass appraisal statistical measures and analytical techniques
  • Ability to analyze factors which influence the value of property and to exercise sound judgment in determining property values
  • Ability to independently perform logical and accurate field appraisal duties
  • Ability to guide, train and review the work of other property appraisers
  • Ability to make arithmetical computations and tabulations with speed and accuracy
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and to address the public in a courteous and pleasant manner
  • Ability to effectively communicate in both verbal and written form
  • Recognizes opportunities for system and process improvement.  Makes recommendations and participates in development, testing and training
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff and internal/external customers on the telephone and in person and maintain effective working relationships
Persons with disabilities: the above is a general listing of job duties. Essential and non-essential functions may vary by individual position. Reasonable accommodations may be available for both essential and non-essential job duties.
 
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