Job Details

Commercial Appraiser 1 and 2

Multnomah County, Multnomah Building

Job - Government

Close Date: 03/15/2019

Pay Range: $30.71-$37.75

Multnomah County's Department of County Management Division of Assessment, Recording and Taxation (DART) is seeking an experienced Commercial Property Appraiser 2 to join it's team.  We are looking for someone that has previous experience using all three (3) approaches of value to appraise buildings, structures, and commercial properties for ad valorem taxation. You have a proven track record of assisting with the implementation of goals and objectives, and you want to help serve the public by carrying out all mandated functions with integrity, accountability, accuracy and effectiveness while providing the highest standards of customer service.

In this role you will:

* Research and compile sales data, rental/lease information, and other pertinent appraisal facts from owners, agents, brokers, tenants, and associated parties.
* Research and analyze data on office, warehouse, multi-family, retail, special purpose and other commercial properties.
* Applying GIS and CAMA systems to value commercial real estate.
* Prepare narrative appraisal reports for and testify at Board of Property Tax Appeals, Department of Revenue, and Tax Court hearings.
* Prepare and submit appraisal valuation conclusions in records and reports.

Multnomah County uses a Competency Model that applies to all employees in all departments to ensure consistency and clear expectations:

* Building Relationships: Creates mutually beneficial relationships with co-workers, customers, community members, and/or clients based on understanding and respect.  Is mindful of the feelings and expectations of others and uses tact and self-awareness to navigate conflict effectively and to foster social harmony.
* Racially Just: Committed to specific actions aimed at promoting respect for racial differences and eliminating prejudice and implicit bias. Whenever possible acts as a champion and ally in racial justice work and strives to eliminate oppression and white privilege in the workplace and the community. Is sensitive to subtle expressions of bias and discrimination (microaggressions) and interrupts them. Educates others when discrimination and bias are recognized .
* Promoting Equity: Sustains policies and practices that advance equity. Deconstructs barriers to equity. Creates effective, responsive strategies to promote safety, belonging, and trust, both within the workforce and within communities. Cultivates work environments that value truth telling, courage and vulnerability, space to think and reflect, community-mindedness, shared power, hope, and openness to difficult conversations.
* Acting with Integrity: Acts in a manner that is consistently truthful, reliable, trustworthy and transparent in words and actions. Shows high regard for Multnomah County's Code of Ethics and the values that inform government service. Actively seeks consultation when resolving ethical dilemmas. Speaks candidly and honestly about complex ethical issues and makes tough decisions based on the best interests of the County and its community members.
* Outcomes Oriented: Strives to fulfill commitments and responsibilities and holds self accountable for successful outcomes. Describes specific, measurable outcomes that indicate success and negotiates realistic time frames to complete work, projects, initiatives, and/or strategies. Keeps others informed and pro-actively negotiates timelines or outcomes if circumstances change.
* Leadership: Demonstrates understanding of the culture, political nature and interpersonal relationships that drive success at the County. Leads by example and moves work forward through personal actions and collaboration. Provides meaningful feedback regarding the nature, design and intended outcomes of work in relation to the needs and demands of the County and the communities it serves. Shows respect and appreciation for others' contributions and offers help willingly. Shows resilience, can bounce back from stressful challenges, and uses constructive outlets for tension and frustrations.
* Communication: Clearly and effectively shares information and encourages conversation with and information flow to employees, partners and community members. Provides timely information necessary for others to make informed decisions and to avoid surprises.
* Creativity and Innovation: Seeks, advocates for, and implements improved methods, systems, and approaches to meet changing organizational needs. Encourages a work environment of imagination, critical thinking, and innovation. Encourages new ideas and bold thinking and demonstrates a willingness to learn from mistakes. Understands industry best practices and champions efforts to continuously update and expand knowledge. Whenever possible, listens to and incorporates the voices and perspectives of service users and community members.
* Navigating Change: Adopts new competencies and techniques as needed to respond to a complex, uncertain, and sometimes volatile environment. Accepts change as an inevitable part of work and adapts plans as needed. Demonstrates self-awareness and emotional self-regulation under pressure and readily offers support and encouragement to others. Tolerates ambiguity and stress, takes appropriate care of self, and asks for help when needed.
* Learning Agility: Consistently shows an awareness of changing workplace trends and the ability and desire to adapt skills and knowledge, and encourages others to do the same, in order to stay current. Identifies issues and educates self and others regarding paths to problem resolution. Actively seeks additional knowledge for self or others in order to understand and obtain relevant information, and improve work outcomes.

About Us:

At the Department of County Management, the work we do is essential to the operation of Multnomah County as a government, as well as an employer.  And as a team, we are committed to being good stewards of public resources. Multnomah County Assessment, Recording and Taxation (DART) strives to be a well-managed, professional organization, while meeting its mandated responsibilities, using public resources prudently with excellent results, using best business practices and innovative technology, actively partnering with internal and external customers, valuing and respecting its diverse workforce and providing opportunities for development and professional growth, in a safe and positive work environment.  DART serves the public by carrying out all mandated functions with integrity, accountability, excellent customer service, accuracy and effectiveness, while prudently managing public resources.

To Qualify

We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant.

Commercial Appraiser 2 Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills:

* Equivalent to a four-year degree from an accredited college with major coursework in real estate, appraising, business, accounting or a related field.  Note: Relevant experience can substitute for education.
* Two years of real estate appraisal experience to include the 3 approaches to value: income, cost, and sales comparison.   
* Oregon State Appraiser Registration, or the ability to obtain the registration within 90 days of hire or as soon as reasonably possible.
* A valid driver's license.
* This position requires the appraiser to use their own vehicle to perform field inspections; their vehicle must must be properly insured.
* Ability to pass a criminal background check.

Commercial Appraiser 1 Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills:

* Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. 
* Education/Training/Experience: Training and experience for entry level, paraprofessional classifications are typically equivalent to an associate's degree and up to one (1) year of experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position (Equivalency 2-3 years of qualifying training and/or experience).

Preferred Qualifications/Transferable Skills: You do not need to have the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills to qualify. However, keep in mind we may consider some or all of the following when identifying the most qualified candidates. Please clearly explain on your application how you meet any of the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills.

* Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures associated with  commercial or industrial property appraisals.
* Working knowledge of building architecture, skilled at reading blueprints, and ability to understand construction components.
* Thorough knowledge of the application of Department of Revenue (DOR) market-related cost approach to mass appraisal and the DOR's classification system application.
* Skilled in addressing complex issues such as vacancy rates, multi-jurisdiction land use regulations, finance arrangements, and occupancy rate.
* Experience building models for use in an CAMA system.
* Project management experience.

Screening and Evaluation

The Application Packet:
* A completed online application.
* A resume covering relevant experience and education. Please be sure your resume includes the following for each employer: name of employer, location, dates of employment, your title, a brief summary of your responsibilities, the number of employees under your supervision.
* A cover letter that expands on your resume, addresses why you are interested in this position and demonstrates how your experience and skill set align with the minimum and preferred qualifications listed. Also please indicate whether you are applying for the Commercial Appraiser 1 or Commercial Appraiser 2.

Note: The application,  resume and cover letter should demonstrate your work experience/skills and how it is related to those shown in the Overview and To Qualify sections of the job announcement. Please be thorough, as these materials may be scored and determine your eligibility for an interview.

The Selection Process: For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page. We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows:

* Initial review of minimum qualifications: We may do an additional preferred review and/or send out additional supplemental questions to identify those highest qualified.
* Consideration of top candidates: We will consider qualified candidates in order of rank and score from the list of eligible candidates. This may include panel interview(s), a hiring interview, and/or additional testing to determine the best candidates for a position.
* Background check and reference checks: All finalists must pass a thorough a criminal records check and reference check.


This recruitment may be used to fill full-time, part-time, temporary, limited duration and on-call positions. Currently the department has two (2) vacancies and may use this recruitment to under-fill for Commercial Appraisal 1.

Type of Position: This hourly union-represented position is eligible overtime.
Location: 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 97214
Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm. There is some flexibility with the start and end times and a possibility of a 9/80 schedule

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference. Multnomah County is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We request priority protected veteran referrals.

Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility and how to apply. Note: Veterans' Preference does not apply in a transfer process.

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.

Questions? Please contact the recruiter.

Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.

Disclaimer:This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

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