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Property Appraiser I

DeKalb County Government

Posted: Aug. 3, 2018

End Date: Sep. 7, 2018


The purpose of this classification is to appraise property values via mass appraisal for the purpose of assessing taxes. Classifications in this series are distinguished from one another by the level of State certification; positions in this class focus on collection of data and routine appraisals and receive direct oversight and supervision.

Essential Functions:

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Conducts property appraisals: Performs basic level appraisals of real, personal, commercial, and exempt property; creates or verifies data for existing and/or new construction; and uses department procedures and current data to establish fair market values.

Collects property data: Compiles data specific to each property; measures, sketches, or photographs new property, additions, and renovations to determine property values; compiles sales information; and audits existing appraisal data.

Performs field inspections: Audits reports for errors and problems; verifies data for new constructions and additions or renovations.

Prepares appeal data: Prepares data for appeal hearings.

Provides customer service: Provides information and assistance regarding appraisal process to the public, and to real estate and tax professionals as required.

Communicates with supervisor, other employees, the public, real estate and tax professionals, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED required, supplemented by vocational or technical training in real estate or a related field; supplemented by two years of experience in real estate.

Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license; must acquire and maintain state tax assessor certification within 12 months of hire.