Appraiser

  • MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ
  • Mohave, Arizona
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Accounting and Finance Real Estate
  • Salary: See Position Description USD

Job Description

Job Summary

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Mohave County Assessor's office is currently recruiting for an Appraiser II for the Lake Havasu City Field office.

While prior appraisal experience is not necessary, related experience and appraisal certifications will determine initial placement in an Appraiser I (Underfill), Appraiser I and Appraiser II position. The successful applicant will be fully trained and required to obtain Level 1 and Level 2 certification from the Arizona Department of Revenue if not currently certified.
May fill position as:
  • Appraiser I Underfill Range 11, Step 1: $16.85 (requires no certification)
  • Appraiser I Range 12, Step 1-2: $17.69 - $18.57 (Level 1 AZ DOR Certification Required)
  • Appraiser II Range 15, Step 1: $20.48 (Level 2 AZ DOR Certification Required)
Performs advanced level inspection work involved with appraisal and assessment of real and personal property for tax assessment purposes and for proper classification of taxable property and improvements. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the complexity of duties assigned. Incumbents perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties within the series. Incumbents at this level are required to be fully trained in all related procedures and must have met all current requirements of the State of Arizona, Department of Revenue and have obtained Level I and II Certifications.

Essential Job Functions

  • An employee of this class is responsible for collecting and analyzing data pertinent to the appraisal of real and personal property improvements and new constructions for the determination of tax assessment values. Certified Level II Appraisers are qualified to appraise all types of locally assessed land and improvements, including complex commercial/industrial properties and centrally valued properties at an equivalent level of responsibility (depending upon assignment by immediate supervisor and/or higher level of authority).
  • Collects pertinent county, city, neighborhood, site and improvement data relative to property value, such as economic and market conditions, descriptions of neighborhoods including property price ranges, income ranges, land descriptions, area size, availability of utilities, restrictions, improvement design and related data.
  • Reviews and interprets legal descriptions, maps, plats, building sketches, and other descriptive materials.
  • Develops value analyses through cost, income and market appraisal techniques including assessments of comparable recent sales of property, building costs, depreciation, income and related factors.
  • Measures and draws property to scale.
  • Calculates square footage and perimeters of property.
  • Classifies and grades assessment of property.
  • Prepares and presents appraisals in the administrative appeal process using commonly accepted valuation methods, including market, income and cost approaches to value. Residential, land or commercial appraisals may be prepared for presentation at the Assessor, Board of Equalization and Tax Court levels of appeal.
  • Meets with property owners to explain and outline specifically the taxation methods and procedures utilized in property assessment of the individual's property if petitioned or questioned. Communicates with the public on such matters as property values, ownerships, legal descriptions, widow and veteran's exemptions and statutory classifications. May meet with irate citizens when assessments are questioned or petitioned. Refers matters to higher level authority for further explanation or resolving of questioned or petitioned assessments.
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Communicates and acts in a professional manner with the public, co-workers, and work contacts.
  • Performs data entry in CAMA assessment software.

SECONDARY JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Performs special assignments as requested.
  • Exercise regular and predictable attendance and punctuality in accordance with Mohave County Personnel Policies and Procedures.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Level I and II Certifications as administered by the State of Arizona, Department of Revenue;
  • Eighteen (18) months or more of successful experience in the appraisal and assessment of real and personal property as an Appraiser I or when filled from outside, eighteen (18) months or more of experience as a certified journey Appraiser involving the appraisal and assessment of real and personal property for tax assessment purposes and for proper classification of taxable property and improvements.
  • An equivalent combination of experience, education and training may be considered in meeting the minimum qualifications.
  • Must possess a valid Driver's License for operation of motor vehicles on Arizona roads at the start of employment and maintain said license while employed in this position.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • Department policies, rules and procedures
  • Mohave County Personnel Policies and Procedures.
  • The principles, practices, techniques, guidelines and statutes utilized in property appraisal and assessment of real property including legal documents, titles, maps and plats and appraisal formats and procedures.
  • Appraisal information sources and local factors affecting real estate property values.
  • Real estate construction.
  • County departments and functions and City and State departments and agencies concerned with real estate transactions and property valuation.
  • Local, State and Federal laws and regulations pertaining to real estate transactions.
Skill in:
  • In the preparation of sketches and diagrams.
  • Communicating and maintaining professionalism with the public, co-workers, and work contacts.
  • Various aspects of data entry, including CAMA software, database, Excel or any other electronic tools necessary.
Ability to:
  • Make fair, equitable and objective value appraisals of a variety of unimproved and improved real property in whole or in part.
  • Apply mathematical computations in the measuring and calculating of square footage and perimeters of property.
  • Interpret legal descriptions and documents, maps, construction plans and other descriptive materials relating to real property.
  • Gather and to analyze appropriate relevant data and prepare and present logical, concise and complete reports and property value opinions.
  • Follow instructions and communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with associate personnel, County, City, and State agency personnel, contractors, builders, and property owners.
  • Comply with Mohave County Personnel Policies and Procedures, and Department Regulations.
  • Perform the essential functions of the job specifications with or without a reasonable accommodation.

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