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Property Appraiser I, II, III or IV

Tax Assessors


Listing Summary

Position Information

The Property Appraiser position is responsible for appraising property values via mass appraisal for the purpose of assessing taxes.
Depending on experience and certifications, candidates may be hired as a Property Appraiser I, II, III or IV. Minimum requirements and licenses/certifications vary by level.
Property Appraiser I - $16.93 – 27.09 Hourly
Property Appraiser II - $17.70 - $28.32 Hourly
Property Appraiser III - $41,614.02 - $66,583.24 Annually
Property Appraiser IV - $44,813.70 - $71,702.93 Annually

Essential Functions

Conducts property appraisals: performs basic to advanced level appraisals of real, commercial, and exempt property; creates or verifies data for existing and/or new construction; and uses department procedures and current data to establish fair market values.
 
Collects property data: compiles data specific to each property; measures, sketches, or photographs new property, additions, and renovations to determine property values; compiles sales information; and audits existing appraisal data.
 
Performs field inspections: audits reports for errors and problems; and verifies data for new constructions and additions or renovations.
 
Prepares appeal data: gathers information and documentation; verifies records; conducts additional research and field reviews; and prepares related data for appeal hearings.
Assists property owners, tax representatives, and the general public with tax-related matters: and provides information and answers questions regarding appraisal methodology, appeals process, parcel ownership, parcel mapping, land characteristics, physical improvement data, and current or historical valuation.
 
Additional Functions for Property Appraiser III and IV 
Assists in responding to formal appeals related to property valuations: provides information and documentation; verifies records; conducts additional research and field reviews; attends meetings, conferences, hearings, and court as needed to testify regarding valuation processes and procedures.

Additional Functions for Property Appraiser IV 
Assists with complex/problem situations, and provides technical expertise: assists with training and instructing co-workers regarding operational procedures and proper use of equipment and systems; and assists with supervision of co-workers by reporting employee problems and providing input on disciplinary action and employee performance evaluations.
 
Assists supervisors in developing and implementing methods to ensure uniform appraisals: applies cost, market, and income approaches to determining value; assists in the preparation of procedures; and trains lower-level appraisers in application of procedures.
 
Conducts complex or difficult appraisals: identifies problem areas and works with supervisor to develop effective solutions; appraises properties throughout the County, including historical properties, renovations, additions, remodeling; and appraises properties involved in division or combination, including new properties; and appraises properties of unusually high value.
 
Updates County data: performs data collection to record map changes, property splits or combinations, and new construction; updates property descriptions; measures new construction and additions or renovations; reviews and verifies property sales, including field work to develop sketches or photographs; and assists in compiling annual Tax Digest.
 
Assists in responding to formal appeals related to property valuations: provides information and documentation; verifies records; conducts additional research and field reviews; attends meetings, conferences, hearings, and court as needed to testify regarding valuation processes and procedures.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
 
Appraiser I 
High School Diploma or GED required with previous experience in property appraisal and assessments preferred; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Appraiser II 
High School Diploma or GED required, with Bachelor's degree preferred; supplemented by two years of experience in property appraisal and valuation; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Appraiser III 
High School Diploma or GED required, with Bachelor's degree preferred; supplemented by three or more years of experience in property appraisal and valuation; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Appraiser IV 
Associate Degree in Accounting, Real Estate, or related field required; supplemented by five years of progressively responsible experience in assessing and appraising property and seven years of experience in the field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Licenses and Certifications

 

Appraiser I 

Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License; Requires certification as an Appraiser I by the State Revenue Department at the time of hire or within eighteen months of assignment to the position.

Appraiser II 

Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License; must possess and maintain Appraiser II certification.

Appraiser III 

Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License; must possess and maintain Appraiser III certification.

Appraiser IV 

Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License; must possess and maintain Appraiser IV certification.

 

Physical Abilities

Tasks require the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-20 pounds).

Sensory Requirements

Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, odor, depth, and texture. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors

Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, animal/wildlife attacks, or rude/irate customers.

Agency

Cobb County Government

Address

100 Cherokee Street
Suite #200
Marietta, Georgia, 30090

Phone

770-528-2541

Website

http://www.cobbcounty.org

Listing ends on:

9/12/2021