The Residential Appraiser I is a junior position requiring first-level certification, responsible for appraising residential property.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following duties are representative of the work required for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
- Reads maps and locates property.
- Measures and sketches buildings.
- Enters data into software system.
- Talks with property owners about property value.
- Makes field appraisals, with supervision, using the most appropriate of the three approaches to
- Experience performing title and/or deed research considered a plus.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
The Residential Appraiser I must be knowledgeable of the following principles, procedures, and concepts:
- Ability to learn and perform the more routine technical work in the appraisal of residential property for assessment purposes.
- Ability to learn and perform assigned tasks, including reviewing maps and photography; locating property and gathering all information necessary to determine value; performing basic research on building costs and sales data; computing appraisal values for residential property.
- Knowledge of mass appraisal techniques.
- Ability to implement office procedures and techniques related to the appraisal/assessment process.
- Ability to deal effectively with the general public and with other governmental agencies.
- Knowledge and ability to interpret applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
- Knowledge of local government organization and administration.
- Ability to resolve problems in a timely, efficient and effective manner.
- Knowledge of and proficiency with the use of computers, including software programs (Word, Excel).
- Knowledge of methods and techniques of research, statistical analysis and report preparation.
- Ability to plan, coordinate and organize work; set priorities and meet critical deadlines.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Ability to meet necessary requirements of Appraiser as mandated by the Georgia Department of Revenue.
MINIMUM EDUCATION, TRAINING AND/OR EXPERIENCE TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The Residential Appraiser I must be at least 21 years of age, possess a high school diploma or GED; and be in good physical and mental health. Any equivalent combination of education and experience deemed sufficient.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Must have taken Courses I and Course IA, and a passing grade of 70 or better on the Appraiser I Exam to receive the designation of Appraiser I or achieve within twelve (12) months.
- Possession of a valid Georgia Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.