Real Property Appraiser
White County will be accepting applications for the position of Real Property Appraiser in the Tax Assessors Office. This position is open until filled. Complete job description and applications are available during working hours at the White County –Board of Commissioners Office, 1235 Helen Hwy, Cleveland, Georgia (706) 865-2235 or by accessing www.whitecountyga.gov. Position requires valid Georgia Drivers License with acceptable driving record. Position has comparable wages and full benefits. Candidates must be able to pass a background check / drug screen. Applications are subject to open records law. White County is an equal opportunity employer.
This position is responsible for the appraisal of real property. An incumbent in this position may be designated "Real Property Appraiser II, III, or IV."
- Accurately and uniformly appraises the value of real property in White County.
- Visits properties to measure construction, calculate square footage, determine quality of materials, take photographs, and prepare sketches; enters data into computer software; visits properties to discover unreturned construction, including manufactured homes.
- Reappraises the value of existing real properties based on taxpayer returns, appeals, property sales, and property splits.
- Researches building costs for specific types of construction; researches sales information; researches and applies dollar values for properties based on physical description, cost of materials, and the market value of similar properties.
- Responds to taxpayer questions by explaining property valuations, potential exemptions, and tax assessment guidelines; assists other county personnel, taxpayers, surveyors, attorneys, appraisers, and real estate agents with property information.
- Receives copies of monthly building permits, enters into database, and verifies permit information.
- Maintains and updates property records.
- Visits properties to review conservation program applicability.
- Prepares documents and gathers evidence to defend value upon appeal; attends Board of Equalization meetings.
- Performs related duties.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE`POSITION
- Knowledge of the procedures and techniques used to determine fair market value of real property.
- Knowledge of the tools used for measuring and valuating property.
- Knowledge of trends in the real estate market.
- Knowledge of relevant federal and state laws, county ordinances, and department policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of general budding and construction practices.
- Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.
- Skill in maintaining accurate records.
- Skill in collecting and recording data.
- Skill in reading and interpreting maps, deeds, and costing manuals.
- Skill in using measurement tools and equipment. Skill in problem solving.
- Skill in prioritizing and planning.
- Skill in interpersonal relations.
- Skill in oral and written communication.
The Chief Appraiser assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results.
Guidelines include the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, the Appraisal Procedure Manual, Department of Revenue regulations, and department and county policies and procedures. These guidelines are generally clear and specific but may require some interpretation in application.
COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK
- The work consists of related real property appraisal duties. Strict guidelines and the need for accuracy contribute to the complexity of the position.
- The purpose of this position is to perform appraisals of real property in the county. Successful performance helps ensure the fair and accurate valuation and taxation of property.
- Contacts are typically with coworkers, business owners, contractors, real estate appraisers, property owners, tax representatives, attorneys, other county employees, and the general public.
- Contacts are typically to exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, or to justify or settle matters.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT
- The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, walking, or stooping.
- The work is typically performed in an office, vehicle, and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust and dirt, and machinery with moving parts.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY
- Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
- Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
- Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
- Ability to meet necessary requirements of Appraiser I as mandated by the Georgia Department of Revenue.