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This position is responsible for the appraisal of real property. Assists with compiling and analyzing sales ratio studies to determine fair market values. Defends valuations at Board of Equalization hearings; explains assessment rules and regulations and uses ratio studies and property sales to validate and substantiate property values. Locates, measures, and describes new construction by conducting on-site reviews; measures structures to determine square footage; observes quality of materials; checks for permits. Conducts on-site inspections of existing real estate for any unreturned properties, including mobile homes; notes materials used, quality of labor, amenities, road conditions, utilities, and other improvements. Assists taxpayers and other interested parties by explaining property valuation, describing potential exemptions, explaining tax assessment rules and regulations, and defending or justifying assigned property values. Processes real property tax returns. Processes appeals by reviewing taxpayer statements and assertions of value; conducts desk or on-site reviews. Records mapping and address changes. Processes homestead exemption applications and exemptions; processes and resolves motor vehicle appeals. Performs related duties.p >