Full-Time Real Property Appraiser
POSITION: Real Property Appraiser
SALARY: $19.09 – $33.03/Hour (Starting salary commensurate with qualifications)
OPEN: February 2, 2018
CLOSES: February 16, 2018
JOB SUMMARY: Under general supervision from the Residential Property Team Lead, performs technical assessment work (including appraisals of vacant land, greenbelt, condominiums, improved residential parcels, income producing parcels and commercial parcels) within Davis County.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES (Any one position does not include all of the duties listed; nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class). Travels to property sites and obtains data to determine the standard and type of structure involved; performs physical inspection of exterior and interior of buildings, photographing property, and recording architectural quality and intended use of the property. Reviews plans and specifications as necessary. Accurately collects the data elements (including the economic, social, physical and environmental factors such as contamination) and record information on data input sheets. Accurately collects and analyzes sales and rental information for all types of properties to be used in the development of multiple regression valuation models. Appraises all types of real property including complex properties using current appraisal techniques and computer systems, methods, mathematical formulas and the various recognized approaches. Analyzes the various physical, economic, social and environmental factors which affect value and correlate the different approaches. Prepares complex narrative appraisals conforming to the “Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice” and the “Code of Ethics” as outlined by the licensing division of the Department of Commerce and the Federal Government; defends the appraised value before the County Board of Equalization, the Utah State Tax Commission and various levels in the Judicial Courts as an expert witness or an advocate. Uses computer programs to develop queries to locate appraisal problems and inconsistencies; uses financial and appraisal software and makes modifications to the queries for individual properties. Determines greenbelt land classifications and production requirements; audits the use of greenbelt properties on a periodic basis; prepares roll back taxes and appendixes. Assists in training new residential appraisers. Develops land tables with values for all classes of property, through collection and verification of vacant land sales and within geographic boundaries or neighborhoods. Responds to questions from property owners regarding appraisals and assessments. Operates a motor vehicle in a safe manner and in compliance with all Utah laws and regulations. Performs related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants will be considered for the highest level for which they qualify.
Education and Experience: Real Property Appraiser I: Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associates Degree, plus two (2) years of full-time experience as a real property appraiser, real estate agent or broker, or relevant experience in building construction management; or an acceptable combination of education and experience. Experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis. Preference given for a valid real property appraiser professional designation (i.e., RES, CAE, SRA, MAI, AFA) and/or a Bachelor’s Degree.
Real Property Appraiser II: Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate’s Degree, plus four (4) years of full-time experience as a real property appraiser, real estate agent or broker, or acceptable experience in building construction management, two (2) years of which must have been as a Real Property Appraiser; an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered. Experience may be substituted for college education on a year-for-year basis. Preference may be given for a valid real property appraiser professional designation (i.e., RES, CAE, SRA, MAI, AFA) and/or a Bachelor’s Degree.
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Must be licensed as a Certified Residential or Certified General Appraiser with the Utah Department of Commerce Real Estate Division. Must obtain Ad Valorem Real Property Appraiser Designation (Residential or General) by the Utah State Tax Commission within eighteen (18) months of hire date, and maintain designation thereafter.
Employees driving a personal or a County vehicle for job related travel must possess a valid driver license and must operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner; new employees with an out-of-state license must obtain a valid Utah Driver License within sixty (60) days of hire date (exceptions for military personnel and their dependents). Employees driving a personal vehicle while on county business must maintain the minimum vehicle liability insurance as specified in the Utah Code.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Davis County is a drug-free workplace. All successful applicants for positions in the County must successfully pass a drug screen prior to employment.