Job TitleAppraiser III - Residential Real EstateClosing Date/TimeSun. 07/16/17 11:59 PM Mountain TimeSalary$2,064.00 - $2,591.00 Biweekly$53,664.00 - $67,366.00 AnnuallyJob TypeFull-timeLocationArapahoe County, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, 80120, ColoradoDepartmentAssessor's OfficeThe Arapahoe County, Appraiser III - Residential Real Estate performs a variety of complex technical duties associated with the collection and analysis of descriptive data relating to residential property; conducts property valuations for assessment purposes.Apply today to join Colorado's First!We offer competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package! To learn more about our benefits, please visit http://www.co.arapahoe.co.us/DocumentCenter/View/2385 Duties:The following duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required. The County reserves the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of the job at any time. Responds to inquiries from the public concerning appraisals; explains and discusses applicable laws, codes, and procedures with property owners and/or their representatives; may assist the public in completing appropriate forms. Prepares abatements, prorations, and Treasurer's assessments including research of prior values, purpose for the abatement or proration, and recommendations regarding approval or denial. Prepares and presents cases, for the Board of Equalization and the Board of Assessment Appeals, at all levels of the appeals process. Performs extensive property research and land analysis in preparation for court defense of valuations. Conducts studies of current market data, subdivision discounting, time adjustments, land development, sales ratios, sales verification, depreciation, manpower, income and expenses, and cost development. Performs statistical validation studies to ensure that proper values are established, reliable and valid. Meets with supervisors and peers to discuss issues associated with changes and/or revisions to tax laws and codes, appraisal techniques, and departmental procedures. Provides training to entry-level and developmental personnel. Performs various complex field audits on residential, commercial, industrial, and multifamily establishments to gather data for input into assessment processes. Determines and utilizes a variety of mathematical and statistical appraisal models including income, replacement cost, construction costs, market values, and State Division of Property Taxation standards, to ascertain correct and uniform appraisals for use in the computation of assessed value. Interacts with builders, developers, and municipal departments regarding the costs of land development for various classifications of property. Records appraisal data, and develops final adjustments to determine equitable property values. Periodically updates field data to reflect additions, completions, and/or site use or zoning changes; may determine potential full value of site and then pro-rate to partial value for assessment purposes. Performs reevaluations in order to comply with changing state law, market data, and property classifications. Conducts sales verifications including interviews and deed research to qualify or disqualify sales as reflective of market value. Conducts various appraisal processes including posting appraisal information, posting sales on maps, compiling information and tabulated data, and performing mathematical computations to verify accuracy and completeness of the appraisal. Performs other duties as assigned.
Requirements:SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Extensive knowledge of property appraisal procedures, methods, and techniques; considerable knowledge of building design, construction, materials, cost and depreciation, and County land values, uses, and zoning. Considerable knowledge of existing assessment laws and regulations as they apply to appraisal techniques and valuations; ability to translate/apply laws and regulations to property assessment. Computer literacy involving mainframe and micro computer systems. Ability to read and interpret maps, blueprints, and legal descriptions. Ability to work under stress and to meet deadlines. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, property owners, professional representatives, contractors, developers, other employees, and the general public. EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree, emphasizing accounting, finance, economics, construction management, business administration, or a related field, or a year for year substitution for experience in the mass appraisal field. EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years experience as an Appraiser II (An equivalent combination of education and work experience that satisfy the requirements of the job may be sufficient). Supplemental Information:This is the full journey level within the Appraiser series, and is distinguished from the Appraiser II level by the assignment of the full range of appraisal duties and independence of action, and from the Deputy Assessor, Appraisal Division by the lack of responsibility to supervise and direct an entire section of the County Assessor's Office. Possession of a valid Colorado driver's license, or the ability to obtain within two (2) weeks of appointment. Certified Real Estate License. Completion of Colorado State Division of Property Taxation "Appraiser II" and "Appraiser III" courses or similar accredited courses. Work in this position is standardized and is characterized by a multitude of operations to achieve results; considerable analysis and correlation of facts is required. Work may be checked upon completion and impact of should be minor, requiring minimal time to trace and correct. Responsible for the safe operation of a County vehicle. This position requires successful completion of pre-employment background and motor vehicle checks. SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of the Division Appraisal Supervisor. Work is performed under established guidelines determined by the Assessor and Deputy Assessors. SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Trains or acts as a lead worker to less experienced appraisers, developmental and clerical personnel. Supervisory responsibilities may also include scheduling and assigning work, reviewing work, and maintaining efficient work flow through the department. INTERPERSONAL CONTACTS: Position requires daily contact with property owners, professional representatives, contractors, developers, supervisors, other employees, and the general public; information given and received is of a sensitive nature and requires considerable use of tact and good judgement. Contacts are with superiors, peers, subordinates, elected officials, users, and/or vendors. Contacts require the ability to exercise a high degree of interpersonal skills to influence persons at all levels. Incumbent is accountable for the results of the contact. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is generally performed in the field and requires moderate exposure to weather elements and the hazards associated with new building construction or land site development. PHYSICAL DEMANDS:The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position. Stands or walks 90% of the time while in the field. Utilizes full scope of visual capacity in order to conduct appraisal processes and operate automated equipment. Constant use of eye, hand, and finger coordination enabling performance of appraisal duties and the operation of relevant equipment. Spends 50% of the time sitting and 50% of the time either standing or walking. Occasionally lifts, carries, pulls or pushes up to 20 lbs. Uses cart, dolly, or other equipment to carry in excess of 25 lbs. Occasionally stoops, kneels, balances, reaches, crawls and crouches while performing office or work duties. Verbal and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication through automated devices, such as telephones, radios, etc. Constant use of eye, hand and finger coordination enabling the use of automated office machinery or equipment. Visual capacity enabling constant use of computer or other work related equipment._________Definitions:Occasionally: Activity exists less than 1/3 of the time.Frequently: Activity exists between 1/3 and 2/3 of the time.Constantly: Activity exists more than 2/3 of the time.