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Personal Property Appraiser
Reports to: Chief Appraiser Department: Tax Assessor
This position is responsible for locating and appraising personal property in order to assist with the development and documentation of the county tax digest and assisting the Chief Tax Appraiser with the appraisal of real properties for the purposes of assessment. The position requires both field and office work.
Conduct the review of annual applications for Freeport Inventory for approval/denial by the Board of Tax Assessors.
Process and supervise the administration of appeals for personal property and motor vehicles; defends valuations.
Conduct audits or unreturned new personal property accounts of existing accounts.
Prepare monthly presentation of personal property issues to include recommended audits and completed audits for approval by the Board of Tax Assessors.
Processes abatement/refund requests for personal property and motor vehicles.
Administers personal property Leasehold Tax Abatements.
Assists the public with questions on property valuation and related tax questions as needed.
Performs public service programs for civic clubs, schools, and other public functions.
Performs other related duties as required and assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for Job Performance
High School Diploma or GED and be at least 21 years of age.
Certification at an Appraiser II level preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of the Assessor’s office functions desired.
Knowledge and the ability to use statistical calculations as required in the Assessor’s Office.
Possess a valid driver’s license.
Must be computer literate and efficient in utilizing standard and customized software applications to include Meriwether County’s CAMA software (WinGAP), Microsoft Office Suite, web publishing’s and techniques, and document imaging concepts, etc.
Must be able to speak and write in the English language.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands
This work is typically performed in an office setting using maps, computers, calculators, and other business machines. This position may require walking, standing, bending, stooping, pushing, feeling, seeing, hearing, repetitive motions, and lifting weights up to 50 lbs. without accommodation. Most physical demands are compared to those needed for light to medium work assignments. A physical exam may be required annually.