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Property Appraiser III (Commercial)

Augusta-Richmond County Government

Posted: Nov. 2, 2018

End Date: Jan. 31, 2019

invites applications for the position of:

Property Appraiser III (Commercial)

SALARY: $37,571.00 Annually 
OPENING DATE: 09/11/18
CLOSING DATE: Continuous

Maintains accurate and equitable valuations of commercial and industrial property in Augusta-Richmond County within the guidelines of Georgia law, generally accepted accounting principles, standard operating procedures and instructions from the supervisor.  Reports to the Assistant Deputy Chief Appraiser (Real Estate) or other designated person.  Works with corporate and individual taxpayers, attorneys, elected officials, co-workers and the general public to provide accurate and accessible records.

  • Formulates estimates of value of residential, commercial and industrial property.
  • Inspects commercial and industrial buildings, prices and grades property, audits commercial and industrial property records, and determines ownership and leasehold status of property
  • Prepares cases and defends values to Board of Equalization
  • Reviews appraisals, maintain appraisal records and/or classifies property by category and estimated useful life
  • Advises owners concerning methods and procedures used in determining property values, answers questions relative to property values and appraisal techniques, and furnishes information, assistance, and advice on matters of property ownership, Ad Valorem taxes, the assessment process, and exemptions.
  • Serves as resource to subordinate personnel
  • Performs field inspections
  • May supervise and/or train other designated personnel

Education:  High School diploma or G.E.D.

Experience: Five (5) years of experience appraising commercial and industrial properties
Preferred Qualifications:  Bachelor's Degree in Real Estate or a related field of study and three (3) years of experience
  • Considerable knowledge state and county laws, ordinances, rules, regulations and departmental policies governing ad valorem taxation of tangible property valuation methods and accounting procedures, advanced valuation techniques, methodologies and market trends
  • Proficiency in statistics and other quantitative tools of data analysis, interpreting mathematical concepts, organizing and rendering technical and interpretive judgment concerning property values
  • Proficiency in comprehending construction diagrams and blueprints; and understanding corporate financial records
  • Proficiency in computer use and standard office equipment
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Possess or have ability to pass the Appraiser III examination as established for this level and to be certified by the Georgia Department of Revenue as an Appraiser III as prescribed by law within 36 months.
  • Must successfully complete at least 40 hours of training during each two years of tenure as staff appraiser (specified by the Department of Revenue).
  • Possess a valid driver's license with good driving history or have ability to obtain a valid operator/driver's license for the type vehicle or equipment operated.  If State license is other than Georgia or South Carolina, applicant must obtain a license in Georgia or South Carolina within 30 days of employment. *This position requires driving a county vehicle)
This position requires travel from office to other locations.  The percentage of travel is less than 50%.

Physical Requirements:
Positions in this class typically require: walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. Work is performed in an office setting.
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.  If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.