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PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION
The purpose of this classification is to perform under supervision and direction, common types of work functions
associated with the appraisal of real and/or personal property for assessment purposes and assist superiors in the
supervision and direction of Property Appraiser I personnel. This position reports to the Chief Property Appraiser.
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.
Other duties may be required and assigned.
Performs desk audits on personal property from personal property reporting forms; interprets returns using various
pricing valuation methods; correlates reported values with fair market values; researches discrepancies in information;
performs site inspections as needed; appraises fair market value of taxable personal property including boats ,airplanes,
automobiles, real and prebill mobile homes ; adds information to tax digest.
Locates and identifies real property, referring to various maps, property indexes, directories and other documents.
Conducts field reviews of residential, commercial, rural, and industrial property; measures property size, shape, and
square footage; collects and records data, type of construction, age, and other conditions effecting values; makes
calculations and applies such data to appraisals of specific buildings.
Reviews various records and documentation in association with determining appraised values; researches public
records of sales, leases, assessments and other transactions to verify sales data; maintains equalization of comparative
properties; verifies ownership for proper classification of property; interprets statistical data.
Identifies other factors impacting value of existing properties, such as remodeling, new features, or changes in
classification; takes such factors into consideration in determining appraised values.
Collects data relative to land valuations and applies such data in appraising specific parcels of land.
Prepares statistical analyses from sales records.
Discovers taxable property not on tax digest.
Defends appraised values to taxpayers and the Board of Assessors.
Provides assistance and information to taxpayers, attorneys, surveyors, realtors, or other individuals regarding appraisal
data, appraised values, and ownership records.April 2021
Reads and interprets maps, diagrams and blueprints. Inputs and maps new subdivision plats and property splits filed
with the Clerk of Courts office. Enters parcels into appraisal system and hand draws plats, splits or recombinations on
office working maps.
Compiles and/or monitors various administrative and statistical data pertaining to departmental operations; performs
research as needed; makes applicable calculations; analyzes trends; prepares or generates reports; maintains records.
Processes a variety of documentation associated with departmental operations, per established procedures and within
designated timeframes; distributes documentation or retains records as appropriate.
Assists in preparing/processing bulk mailings of tax reporting forms and notices.
Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, appraisals, personal property reports, assessment notices,
statistical analyses, or other documents.
Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, personal property reporting forms, financing statements, asset
listings, balance sheets, appeal letters, permits, deeds, photographs, pricing guides, property listings, tax digests, tax
maps, plats, manuals, code books, directories, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes,
processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.
Receives, reviews and processes all applications for the Conservation Use Program. Reports to the Board of Assessors
with all pertinent information received or discovered during review for final approval/denial. Maintains files of all
Conservation Use covenants and notifies all covenanters of appropriate renewal periods or any potential violations
within the covenant.
Operates a computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data; verifies accuracy of entered data and makes corrections
as appropriate; utilizes word processing, database, or other software programs.
Maintains file system of departmental records.
Performs research functions as needed.
Answers the telephone; provides information, guidance and assistance; takes and relays messages or directs calls to
appropriate personnel; returns calls as necessary.
Responds to complaints and questions related to department operations; provides information, researches problems, and
initiates problem resolution.
Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, officials, Board of Assessors, Board of Equalization,
appraisers, surveyors, title searchers, attorneys, accountants, taxpayers, the public, and other individuals as needed to
coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
Adheres to all county Safety Policies and Procedures.
Performs other related duties as required.
High school diploma or GED; supplemented by course work or vocational training in property appraisal; supplemented
by one (1) to two (2) years previous experience and/or training involving real property appraisal and personal property
appraisal; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisiteApril 2021
knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must be 21 years of age or older. Per Georgia Law, must successfully
complete appraiser exam for this level and maintain valid Appraiser II certification. Must complete forty hours of
prescribed continuing education in the field every two years. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.