Property Appraiser I or II
Deschutes County - Bend, OR

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Position primarily conducts routine residential appraisals, but may also include appraisals of urban, rural, industrial or commercial properties for tax assessment purposes. Duties include, but are not limited to, reviewing property values, verifying the information by performing field inspections; inspecting land, buildings and other improvements to obtain data; gathering construction details and assembling valuation data to ascertain factors influencing property values; preparing detailed reports on valuation; conducting field investigations and sales studies; and, making adjustments for location, characteristics and depreciation to assemble appraisals with supporting documentation. Performs other duties as required.

Compensation:
Property Appraiser I: $3,138.24 to $4,293.87 per month for a 172.67 hour work month.

Property Appraiser II: $3,563.77 to $4,879.02 per month for a 172.67 hour work month.

Salary normally starts on the first step. Classification placement is dependent upon education, training, and experience. Excellent County benefit package when eligible. This is a union represented position. Position is available immediately.

Interviews will be conducted the week of January 21, 2013.

Minimum Qualifications:
Incumbents typically have completed the courses required for state registration offered by the Department of Revenue or a private appraisal institute, or have attended a four-year college program with an emphasis in business administration, agriculture, engineering or allied fields. Possession of or ability to become registered as a qualified appraiser per ORS 308.010.

Requires knowledge of modern property appraisal principles and practices, including land mapping, property description and measurement, construction principles and practices, and contracts and conveyances. Knowledge of real estate law, financial arrangements, zoning regulations and development of subdivisions.

Must have some aptitude for mathematical and statistical calculations.

Must have knowledge of, or the ability to learn, modern principles of real property law; the ability to prepare clear and concise reports and make recommendations relating to appraisals and other activities; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, assessment officials and the public at all times.

Preference will be given for the following :
Possession of a Bachelor's degree with major coursework in business administration, forestry, agriculture, engineering or a related field;
Possession of an Associate's degree in property appraisal or real estate technology;
Three years of experience affording knowledge of land values;
Three years of responsible experience affording knowledge equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in business administration, forestry, agriculture, engineering or an allied field;
Have current appraisal registration or certification with one year of experience in real property or timber appraisal for market value.

Necessary Special Requirements:
Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver's license within 30 days of hire date. The employment offer will be contingent upon an acceptable and verifiable driver's license and driving history.

Possession of or ability to become registered as a qualified appraiser per ORS 308.010 within 30 days of hire date.

Computer literacy and strong keyboarding skills to prepare detailed reports on inspection activities, and the ability to assemble data from online sources and programs.

Must have the physical ability to perform field inspections of land and buildings.

Must be willing and able to drive throughout Deschutes County in sometimes adverse weather conditions.

Final candidate selected for position will be required to pass a drug screening and a thorough employment and criminal history investigation.

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