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Personal Property Appraiser

Rockdale County Board of Assessors

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Position Summary

This position is responsible for performing technical work of routine difficulty in gathering property appraisal information. Work involves preparing and posting tax returns; maintaining associated records; conducting simple appraisals, and assisting the public with appraisal and valuation inquiries. The employee in this class uses judgment in selecting appropriate guidelines and in applying general policies and procedures. The Assistant Deputy Chief Appraiser assigns work in terms of departmental goals and objectives. Detailed instructions are given on new or one-time activities.

Essential Functions

Essential Functions: These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of spec/fie duties does not exclude them from the position.

Assists in the collection of data for personal property discovery, through review and cross-reference of tax returns, aerial photographs, yellow pages, county directories, building permits, Department of Transportation (DOT) sign listings, Georgia Manufacturer's directory, financing statements, and other sources.

Assists in the preparation and mailing of personal property reporting forms to taxpayers. Prepares account for bulk mailing of pre-printed reporting forms to taxpayers.

Responsible for maintaining associated records, data entry, updating labels, and posting computer appraisal software values.

Process tax reports filed by taxpayers, including posting return dates in computer appraisal software, process mailing, and pulling account files.

Updates files on related accounts, including property description, year acquired, cost, depreciation code, assessment, and reason codes.

Appraises business and personal property, marine craft, and mobile homes to determine value. Assists in the processing of assessment notices.

Assists with correspondence and maintenance during audit periods.

Performs various clerical tasks including maintaining records; records address changes; handles phone calls and file preparation for appeals.

Drives a county vehicle in order to perform field inspections of property; conducts field Inspections for discovery, registration, measuring footage, and to collect data regarding the physical characteristics of personal property.

Provides customer service to the general public and department personnel, including greeting visitors, determining the nature of the visit, and providing general information.

Receives and responds to inquiries regarding assessment.

Additional Duties:

Employees in this classification may be expected to perform any related duties as required by proper authority.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques used in property assessment. Knowledge of guidelines and statutes affecting property assessment.

Knowledge of basic mathematics or accounting procedures.

Skill in operating modern office equipment including a personal computer. Skill in oral and written communication.

Ability to analyze and interpret the factors affecting property values. Ability to conduct research and prepare clear and concise reports. Ability to learn and apply laws/regulations relative to tax appraisal. Ability to explain tax laws and procedures to the general public.

Ability to operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner. Ability to maintain a variety of complex records.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, attorneys, realtors, and the general public.

Ability to work confidentially with discretion.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions. Ability to see.

Ability to perceive color and depth. Ability to hear.

Ability to sit, stand, bend, walk, crouch, crawl, and kneel.

Working Conditions

Most work is performed in an office environment; however, field inspection work is performed in order to determine personal property values.

Minimum Qualifications

1) High school diploma or equivalent.

2) Two (2) years of experience in appraising personal property.

3) OR have a combination of education, training, and work experience that is equivalent to #1 and #2 above that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

4) Must obtain Georgia Department of Revenue Appraiser I certification within six (6) months from date of hire, and must maintain a current and valid Appraiser I certification while employed in this job class. 

5) Current and valid State of Georgia driver's license.


1) Associate degree in business administration or a related field

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