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Chief Appraiser

Rockdale County

Posted: Aug. 8, 2018

End Date: Aug. 22, 2018

Job Summary

This is responsible managerial, supervisory, administrative, and technical work planning, organizing and directing the activities of the Board of Assessors, which is responsible for the appraisal of real and personal property for taxation purposes.  Work involves supervising and participating in the determination of fair market values of all taxable property, the maintenance of tax records and maps, the preparation of annual assessment notices, coordinating with elected boards and officials, citizens, auditors and the attorneys.


Essential FunctionsThese are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.

Establishes overall goals and objectives for the Board of Assessors Office; performs administrative and supervisory work in carrying out the functions of the Board of Assessors Office; plans, organizes, schedules and assigns tasks necessary to carry out the overall functions and operations of the office; selects, trains, evaluates and monitors the performance of staff.  

Assists the general public by providing information on assessments and procedures used to arrive at assessments; receives and responds to general inquiries from the general public. 

Prepares the Board of Assessors’ annual budget; presents the proposed budget to the Board of Commissioners; monitors implementation of the budget. 

Supervises and participates in the appraisal of real property; appraises commercial and industrial properties for tax purposes; compiles and reviews statistical data to include tax returns, personal property report forms, sign permits and business licenses. 

Supervises and participates in the collection and analysis of valuation data; collects, verifies and analyzes sales data for each class, type and grade of property, collects and verifies cost data; collects and verifies income value data; develops valuation schedules in compliance with State of Georgia requirements.

Additional Duties:

The employee in this classification may be expected to perform any related duties as required by proper authority.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques used in property assessment. 

Knowledge of guidelines and statutes affecting property assessment. 

Knowledge of principles and practices of effective supervision. 

Skill in sketching and drawing designs of assessed buildings. 

Skill in performing basic arithmetical computations. 

Ability to analyze and interpret the factors affecting property values. 

Ability to conduct research and prepare clear and concise reports. 

Ability to meet and deal tactfully with the public. 

Ability to prepare reports and present facts clearly. 

Ability to give and carry out written and verbal instructions. 

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the public. 

Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. 

Ability to plan, supervise and evaluate the work of others.

Working Conditions

Most of the work takes place in an office environment. The individual in this position may also perform field site visits.
Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  1. Seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in real estate appraisal or a closely related field including supervisory experience. 
  1. Or have a combination of education, training and work experience that is equivalent to #1 and #2 above that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. 
  1. Georgia Department of Revenue Appraiser IV certification.  Must maintain a current and valid Appraiser IV certification while employed in this job class. 
  1. Current and valid State of Georgia driver’s license.