Property Appraiser II

Website Buncombe County Government

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Buncombe County is a caring community in harmony with its environment where citizens succeed, thrive, and realize their potential. Our mission is to promote a healthy, safe, well-educated, and thriving community with a sustainable quality of life; to provide effective and efficient government our citizens can trust; and to deliver needed service through a responsive work force committed to excellence, integrity, and teamwork.

This position is posted until filled, and could come down at any time. Please apply now if you are interested!

Purpose of the position:

The primary purpose of this position is to perform moderately complex appraisal work in connection with examining, analyzing, and evaluating improved and vacant residential, commercial, industrial and special use properties to determine the fair value of, and assess taxes on real property in the County.

Minimum Education, Training and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field including or supplemented by courses in appraisal work and a minimum of two (2) years of experience in real property appraisal; or an equivalent combination of experience and training.

Additional Training and Experience: Preferred successful completion of IAAO courses 101- fundamentals of real property appraisal, 102- income approach to valuation, 112- advanced income approach to valuation, 300- fundamentals of mass appraisal, 311-residential modeling concepts, 312- commercial modeling concepts and North Carolina Machinery Act. Considerable knowledge and experience working with software and databases related to excel, access, crystal reports, PowerPoint and ArcMap.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation: Must be able to obtain certification as a real property appraiser from the North Carolina Department of Revenue within one year of employment. Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license. Licensed as a certified or general appraiser by the North Carolina Appraisal Board preferred.

Essential Functions of the position:

  • Collect data and perform more specialized appraisal related work in determining the taxable value of real property in the County for tax purposes.
  • Assist Tax Assessor and/or Chief Appraiser with training and other duties as needed.
  • Assist the Present Use Value/Exempt division with the collection of data, requesting information from property owners and processing new applications and/or requalifications.
  • Resolve and process valuation complaints and/or appeals and assist taxpayers in correcting real property data.
  • Evaluate land records data related to ownership, subdivisions, plats, land splits and combinations.
  • Analyze selling price of vacant land and improved parcels and maintain property transfer (sales) records which are used to perform county-wide revaluations.
  • Develop, apply, defend and explain property values to the public.
    Perform specialized appraisal analysis as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques used in real property appraisal work including appraising improved and vacant residential, commercial and industrial properties.
  • Knowledge of current construction costs, including building materials and land value.
  • Knowledge of the geographical layout of the County.
  • Knowledge of the methods and procedures of the County Assessor Department’s appraisal division.
  • Knowledge of the three approaches to market value (cost, income and market) of real property.
  • Knowledge of appraisal statistics.
  • Knowledge and mastery of mathematics.
  • Ability to use independent judgement and initiative in correctly evaluating a variety of properties and accurately collect appraisal data.
  • Ability to plan, assign and review the work of subordinate personnel.
  • Ability to make accurate computations with or without a calculator.
  • Ability to navigate and drive to all areas of Buncombe County as directed.
  • Ability to physically navigate in and around active & non active construction sites in all types of terrain and weather situations while collecting and recording data.
  • Ability to use a computer and learn specific computer programs associated with daily assignments.
  • Ability to develop, apply, defend and explain property values to the public.
  • Ability to defend property values for both formal and informal appeals, this includes writing, preparing and presenting the case before the Board of Equalization and Review.

Department:Tax Appraisal

Location: Asheville, NC

Job Posting End Date: July 31, 2022

Salary Range: $23.32 – $27.22

Buncombe County Government realizes the importance of a diverse professional workforce and the need to foster a responsive and innovative organizational culture, one that fully engages all of our employees, honoring and building on each employee’s unique experiences, opinions, and perspective.

It is the policy of Buncombe County to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected class under federal or NC State law. In addition the Agency expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment or discrimination.

Applicants for employment are invited to participate in the affirmative action program by reporting their status as a protected veteran or other minority. In extending this invitation, we advise you that: (a) workers (applicants) are under no obligation to respond but may do so in the future if they choose; (b) responses will remain confidential within the human resource department; and (c) responses will be used only for the necessary information to include in our affirmative action program. We are a company that values diversity. We actively encourage women, minorities, veterans and disabled employees to apply. Refusal to provide this information will have no bearing on your application and will not subject you to any adverse treatment.

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