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Property Appraiser III (Auditor)

Augusta-Richmond County Government

Posted: Nov. 2, 2018

End Date: Oct. 31, 2019


AUGUSTA-RICHMOND COUNTY 
invites applications for the position of:
 

Property Appraiser III (Auditor)

SALARY: $37,571.00 Annually 
OPENING DATE: 09/12/18
CLOSING DATE: Continuous

DESCRIPTION:
Maintains accurate and equitable valuations of personal property in Augusta-Richmond County within the guidelines of Georgia laws pertaining to taxation and valuation of personal property, generally accepted accounting principles, standard operating procedures, and instructions from the supervisor. Reports to the Assistant Deputy Chief Appraiser (Personal Property) or other designated person and works with taxpayers, businesses, professionals, employees, co-workers, and the public to provide accurate and accessible records.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Audits business returns and financial documents; performs random audits
  • Reviews amendment accounts to ensure eligibility and updated values
  • Prepares cases and defends values to Board of Equalization
  • Determines property eligible to be taxed and verifies eligibility and value of tax exemption requests
  • Classifies personal property by category and by estimated useful life class
  • Assists the public by answering questions concerning the valuation of personal property. Assists in gathering data to complete a property digest
  • May supervise and/or train designated personnel

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

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

Experience: Five (5) years of experience in personal property auditing and appraisal usually associated with completion of apprenticeship/internship
 
Preferred Qualifications:  Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or a related field of study and three (3) years of experience
 
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 
  • Considerable knowledge of Georgia law pertaining to taxation of personal property, accepted accounting principles, and procedures used to determine valuations of personal property
  • Familiarity with state and county rules and regulations and departmental policies and procedures
  • Proficiency in record keeping
  • Mastery of computer use and standard office equipment
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
 
Certification:  
  • Must successfully complete at least 40 hours of training during each two years of tenure (specified by the Department of Revenue)
  • Must 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 (DOR) as an Appraiser III within 36 months
Licensing: 
  • 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*
OTHER:
This position requires travel from office to other locations.  Percentage of travel involved is 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.

DISCLAIMER
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.

**To apply for this position, please visit www.augustaga.gov and click "Career Center"**