Position available in the Division of Real Estate Assessments. Responsible for estimating market value of residential real estate in York County, for the purpose of determining accurate and equitable tax assessments. Gathers property data for each individual parcel. Contacts property owners; sketches and photographs structures, helps senior appraisers determine size, type of construction, grade of materials, quality of workmanship, and other related data needed to appraise each parcel of real estate in York County. Must exercise tact and courtesy with property owners, contractors and the general public.
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in real estate, finance, or a related field, and some (6 months to 1 year) experience in real property appraisal.
Licensed/Certified Residential Appraiser in the State of Virginia or Residential Evaluation Specialist through the IAAO preferred.
Must possess a valid driver's license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia with good driving record mandatory.
Personal computer experience using Microsoft Office software required.
Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal System experience desirable.
DMV records check conducted prior to employment.
This position is considered an Essential Position (County designation as ALPHA) which requires the employee to report to work during inclement and extreme weather conditions, often outside normally scheduled work hours, or as notified by a supervisor.
Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including an automobile, tape measures, camera, engineer’s scale, and office equipment, etc. Work is more physically demanding than typical office jobs. Requires frequent walking and standing while performing appraisal work. Bending and stooping occurs while taking measurements, and there is climbing of stairs to reach portions of parcels that are on property with a steep grade. There may be some limited crawling to observe structural items. Carrying of a number of light weight objects (such as tape measure, camera, clipboard, writing tools, measuring wheel, and a cellular phone) occurs while doing appraisals. Reaching over one’s head is sometimes needed to clear obstacles when measuring a structure.
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