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Appraiser I

Newton County

Listing Summary

Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this classification is to appraise property values via mass appraisal for the purpose of assessing taxes. Incumbents in this classification focus on the collection of data and routine appraisals.

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 routine 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: visits properties; verifies and audits reports versus actual property for errors and problems; and verifies data for new construction and additions or renovations.           

Prepares appeal data: gathers information and documentation; verifies records; conducts additional research and field reviews; and prepares related data for appeal hearings.    

Assists property owners, tax representatives, and the general public with routine tax-related matters: and provides information and answers questions regarding appraisal methodology, appeals process, parcel ownership, parcel mapping, land characteristics, physical improvement data, and current or historical valuation.

Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures: receives and reviews various documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate; prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, and other documentation; compiles data for further processing or for use in preparation of department reports; and maintains computerized and/or hardcopy records.

Operates a personal computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data, utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, Internet, e-mail, or other software; and operates general office or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions.

Communicates with supervisor, other County employees, builders, real estate agents, outside agencies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

Additional Functions:

Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or GED is required, supplemented by vocational or technical training in property appraisal preferred; supplemented by one year of experience in property appraisal; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required:  Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license. Must possess and maintain Appraiser I certification.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all County or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.

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