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Property Appraiser II - (Mobile Homes)

Augusta-Richmond County


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DESCRIPTION

Locates and appraises 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 Deputy Chief Appraiser (Personal Property) or other designated staff member. Works with corporate and individual taxpayers, public, attorneys, elected officials, law enforcement and co-workers to provide accurate and accessible records. Incumbents in this class focus on the collection of data and routine appraisals, but with a higher degree of independence.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conducts routine property appraisals: performs appraisals of Pre-bill mobile homes, marine and personal properties; creates or verifies data for existing and/or new businesses; and uses department procedures and current data to establish fair market values.
  • Collects property data: compiles data specific to personal property to determine values; conducts audits and appraisal data on mobile home and personal property. Reviews personal property returns to include businesses;
  • Performs field inspections, including visual inspections: visits properties; verifies and audits reports versus actual property for errors and problems; and verifies data for business personal property, marine equipment and business returns.
  • Prepares appeal data: gathers information and documentation; verifies records; conducts additional research and field reviews; and prepares related data for appeal hearings; reviews taxpayer appeals and defends valuations in hearings.
  • Assists property owners, tax representatives, and the 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; reviews and inspects non-returned business returns.

POSITION SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES MIGHT INCLUDE (based on area of assignment):

  • Locates and appraises Pre-bill mobile homes 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.
  • Coordinates with the Tax Commissioner’s Office staff for evidence of Pre-bill mobile home tax payments, assists with quarterly analysis of the same; provides management with listings on all delinquent accounts for determining “failure to post decal” violations.
  • May supervise and/or train designated subordinate personnel.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education:    High school diploma or GED

Experience:   Three (3) years of experience in property appraisal, Real Estate, Accounting or Finance.

Knowledge

  • Familiarity with State and county laws, ordinances, rules, regulations and departmental policies governing ad valorem taxation of personal and tangible property valuation methods and accounting procedures

Skills:

  • Proficiency in basic mathematic calculations, 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

 Licensing/Certification:   

  • In-house applicants must be certified as an Appraiser II prior to applying. New hires must be certified by the Department of Revenue as an Appraiser II within 24 months.
  • Must successfully maintain at least 40 hours of certification training during each two years of tenure.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license with good driving history.  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