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Property Appraiser I

Augusta-Richmond County


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DESCRIPTION

Locates and appraises tangible and personal property in Richmond County subject to ad valorem taxation, adhering to Georgia laws governing same, Department of Revenue regulations and applicable appraisal procedures. Reports to Assistant Deputy Chief Appraiser or other designated staff member. Works with corporate and individual taxpayers, general public, attorneys, elected officials, law enforcement and co-workers to provide accurate and accessible records.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conducts routine property appraisals: performs basic level appraisals of real, personal, 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, with supervisory oversight.
  • 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; may interpret deeds, transferred property and/or homestead exemptions.
  • Performs field inspections: visits properties; verifies and audits reports versus actual property for errors and problems; and verifies data for new construction 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 routine 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.

POSITION SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES MIGHT INCLUDE:

  • Locates and appraises tangible and personal property in Richmond County subject to ad valorem taxation, adhering to Georgia laws governing same, Department of Revenue regulations and applicable appraisal procedures.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education:    High school diploma or GED.

Experience:  Two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience in property appraisal.

  • Must not be less than 21 years of age, as mandated by the Georgia Department of Revenue.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 

  • Familiarity with State and county laws, ordinances, rules, regulations and departmental policies governing ad valorem taxation of tangible and / or personal property valuation methods and accounting procedures. 
  •  Proficiency in, record keeping, reading and interpreting maps and deeds, producing detailed building drawings and classifying property.
  • Proficiency in computer use, calculator, measuring devices and standard office equipment.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.

 Certification:   

  • Must successfully complete at least 40 hours of training during each two years of tenure (specified by the Department of Revenue).
  • Must possess or have ability to pass the Appraiser I examination as established for this level and to be certified by Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) as an Appraiser I within the development period of 18 months.

Licensing Requirements (positions in this class may require):

  • A valid driver’s license with good driving history or have ability to obtain a valid operator/driver’s license for the type vehicle or equipment operated.  If State license is other than Georgia or South Carolina, applicant must obtain a license in Georgia or South Carolina within 30 days of employment.

Listing ends on:

6/20/2022