Appraiser II (or III) - Residential

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The Assessor's office at Arapahoe County Government has a new opening for an Appraiser II orIII in our Residential Division.
Appraiser II: Performs a variety of technical duties associated with the collection and analysis of descriptive data relating to residential property; conducts property valuations for assessment purposes.
Appraiser III: This positionwill work in a team environment to analyze, appraise and author appraisals for all classes of properties appealed beyond the local level to the Board of Assessment Appeals, District Court or Arbitration. The position requires knowledge of all areas of the assessment process, familiarity with Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) software, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) assessment, and with digital photo technology. The position requires understanding of Standards 1 and 2 of the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice. Testimony associated with appraisals will be required at the CBOE level for local appeals and at the advanced levels of appeals.
Anticipated hiring ranges:
Appraiser II - $1,495.10 - $1,772.04 biweekly
Appraiser III - $1,649.25 - $2,030.88 biweekly
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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.
For an Appraiser II:
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.
Assists tax payers with issues, during the statutory protest period, through the use of maps, field reviews, sales analysis, and automated data.
Prepares cases for senior appraisal staff to present to the Board of Equalization and the Board of Assessment Appeals, at all levels of the appeals process.
Performs property research and land analysis in preparation for court defense of valuations.
Conducts studies of current and pastmarket data, time adjustments, sales ratios and sales verification.
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 personnel.
Performs various field audits on small to mid-sized residential and multifamily establishments to gather data for input into assessment processes.
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 assists with the 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.
Participates in the processes of reevaluation 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.
For an Appraiser III:
The Appraiser III will be responsible for the valuation of complex residential and apartment style properties for Notice of Valuation assessments. The Appraiser III will be responsible for working knowledge of developing and applying a gross rent multiplier (GRM) for apartment property valuation and the Economically Derived Market Adjustments (EDMA) for the valuation of rent restricted apartment properties.
Additional essential job functions and knowledge based appraisal skills include:
Prepares abatements, prorations, and Treasurer's assessments including research of prior values, purpose for the abatement or proration, and recommendations regarding approval or denial.
Conducts studies of current market data, time adjustments, sales ratios, sales verification, and depreciation.
Provides Training to entry-level and development personnel.
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.
Works directly with the public dealing with taxpayers' appeals during appeal period and on a daily basis as required.
Defends values at Assessor and County Board of Equalization and Arapahoe County Commissioner levels; engages in scope of work and prepares narrative appraisal documents that meet the national Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice requirements at the Board of Assessment Appeal, District Court and Arbitration. Prepares rebuttal analysis for hearings.
Performs extensive property research and land analysis in preparation for court defense of valuations.
Valuation of multiple classes of properties in Arapahoe County for Notices of Valuation and for properties appealed beyond the local level to advanced appeal level venues.
Reviews deeds and sale information to determine market trends and appropriate comparable sales.
Researches files to ensure correct property characteristic listings and reviews previous appraisals for accuracy.
Performs field reviews of properties with outstanding building permits to establish market value changes resulting from changes in building characteristics.
Performs field reviews of properties appealed at advanced level of appeal venues.
Makes all updates required and performs appropriate scope of work for appraisals for CBOE level appeals and appeals at the advance level in an accurate and timely manner.
Makes phone call inquiries to petitioners, or appropriately appointed representatives of petitioners, of properties appealed to advanced levels of appeal beyond the local level.
Collects physical characteristics in the field and establishes a basis for market valuations of residential property which include photographing, inventorying property characteristics, measuring and drawing buildings and other appropriate structures and other field and data entry procedures associated with the assessment process.
Determines types and quality of construction and gathers information from builders on costs of new and remodeled buildings.
Confirms sales for all sold properties according to established procedures.
Appraiser II:
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.
High School Diploma required; Bachelor's degree preferred.
Must have, at the minimum, any level appraisal license.
One (1) year of experience as an Appraiser I (Data Collector).
(An equivalent combination of education and work experience that satisfy the requirements of the job may be sufficient).
Appraiser III:
High School Diploma required; Bachelor's degree preferred.
Must have, at the minimum, a Certified Residential or Certified General Appraiser's License.
Four (4) years of appraisal experience.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Considerable knowledge and skill in operation of personal computers and software.
The ability to manipulate property characteristic information and sales information specific to appraisal and assessment work.
Considerable knowledge of buildings, construction materials, practices and terminologies of appraisal and assessment.
The ability to read and interpret directives, manuals and other guides.
Working knowledge of assessment law and practices and principles of real property appraisal.
The ability to appraise real property with accuracy.
The ability to prepare and maintain accurate records.
The ability to read and interpret legal descriptions.
Assessor's Reference Library Volumes 1, 2 and 3
Assessment and Property Tax Laws
Administrative and Assessment Procedures
Appraisal Procedures and Instructions
ECS reference manuals
Public records booklet
Abstract of Assessment
Assessment calendar
Colorado Revised Statutes
Supplemental Information:
Must possess a current, valid driver's license.
This position requires successful completion of pre-employment background and motor vehicle checks.
Real Estate License.
Completion of Colorado State Division of Property Taxation "Appraiser II" 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. Appraisals are checked upon completion, and impact of errors should be minor, requiring minimal time to trace and correct. Responsible for the safe operation of a County vehicle.
This is the developmental level within the Appraiser series, and is distinguished from the Data Collector (Appraiser I) level by the assignment of more complex appraisal duties and independence of action.
Works under the general supervision of the Division Appraisal Supervisor. Work is performed under established guidelines determined by the Assessor and Deputy Assessors.
May act as leadworker to entry level and clerical personnel.
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 judgment.
Generally, 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 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.
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, dolley, 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.
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.
Job Title: Appraiser II (or III) - Residential
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Salary: $1,495.10 - $2,549.86 Biweekly $38,872.60 - $66,296.36 Annually
Job Type: Full-time
Location: 5334 S. Prince St. Littleton, 80120, Colorado fede26f834ab4d74b719c3c8ff83eb54

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