Job Details

Property Appraiser I/II

Washington County, Hillsboro

Job - Government

Close Date: 04/28/2019

SALARY:
Hourly $28.62 - $34.78

OPENING DATE: 04/13/19
CLOSING DATE: 04/28/19 11:59 PM

THE POSITION:
JOB #2019-117
Do you possess a strong, professional career background in the fields of property appraisal, administrative, financial or similar analysis? Do you enjoy working with statistics AND people? Then Come Lead with Us in a culture that fosters growth and continuous training in the field of County Appraisal!

Washington County's Assessment and Taxation Department is seeking creative, collaborative, passionate, and effective Property Appraiser II candidates for their existing and future vacancies. The County's diverse community of residents and businesses help to enrich the quality of work-life of County employees, which in turn, allows us to provide top-notch, quality services necessary within our community.

Washington County's Property Appraisers are responsible for adding value to the annual tax base. Every year property tax revenue alone accounts for significant revenue to many of the 62 local jurisdictions of Washington County. This revenue funds crucial county services like public health, police, fire, education, libraries, mental health, veteran and senior services, as well as many other public services.

Through the dedicated work of the county, the local jurisdictions have experienced continued increases in the local assessment base over the past few years. This is due in part to strong growth in the real estate market, additional construction across Washington County, and our office's efforts in increasing efficiency. In recent years, we have taken significant steps toward modernizing our operations, including the unveiling of a new property tax system to create a better, more convenient way of managing the county's property files and documents and to safeguard our information.

In this position, you will have the unique opportunity to interact daily with our vibrant and dynamic community by providing a variety of appraisal services through partnerships and outreach utilizing the highest professional standards to gain the public's confidence and trust. Many appraisers spend well over 50% of their time out in the field conducting inspections and meeting with a variety of professionals and the public.

Candidates applying for this position may be referred out for other positions in the same job family. Since this position allows for flexible staffing, this position may be under-filled at the Property Appraiser I level.

• Property Appraiser I: $24.66 - $29.98 Hourly
• Property Appraiser II: $28.62 - $34.78 Hourly

INFORMATIONAL Q & A SESSION (Optional): All candidates are invited to participate in an (optional) Informational Q & A Session. During this informational session, you will have the opportunity to meet our Washington County Appraisal team, learn about a day in the life of an appraiser and what you can expect as an employee in this role. The last ½ hour will be dedicated to those interested in how to apply online through our Government Jobs portal website. We will offer suggestions, best practices and tips to the hiring process.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 beginning promptly at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Washington County Department of Assessment and Taxation, 155 N First Ave., 1st Floor – Room 140, Hillsboro 97124.

Washington County offers employees a collaborative culture, work-life balance, and a comprehensive benefits package. Working within Washington County provides daily opportunities to serve and build communities now and into the future. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
Duties may include:
1. Provides public service through extensive public interaction and customer service in both formal environments and field locations.
2. Provides information for public inquiries, education, confidence, and trust.
3. Performs extensive fieldwork, with or without appointment, related to on-site property inspections (interior and exterior). Inspections are conducted to observe, measure, and account for all elements contributing to or detracting from value for diverse property types, interim construction levels, local and remote locations, and varying terrains.
4. Develops contacts and conducts interviews with property owners, representatives, tenants, realtors, and contractors to obtain market data relating to sales, listings, or other factors affecting valuation.
5. Researches computer data sources including residential and business multiple listing services, subscription databases, publications, GIS/satellite/aerial imagery, professional memberships, and regulatory agencies/jurisdictions/municipalities.
6. Derives property values for residential, rural, commercial, industrial, business personal property, or machinery and equipment.
7. Prepares valuations in compliance with Oregon Revised Statutes and Oregon Administrative Rules.
8. Ascertains values for "General On-Going Maintenance" and "Exception" for statutory compliant allocation for tax purposes.
9. Maintains complete and accurate inventory database of land/structures and notates influences on value from zoning, land use restrictions, ordinances, availability of utilities, busy roads, view, topography, shape, wetlands, and any other factors. Notates building materials, quality, classifications, attributes, features, measurements, scale diagrams, descriptions, and notes.
10. Collects, verifies, and analyzes sales, rents, and other market information as a basis for valuation.
11. Performs comprehensive market analysis and recalibrates tables, depreciation, and adjustment factors to comply with statutory ratio quality standards and statistical tolerances.
12. Maintains data integrity with consistent data collection and verification techniques.
13. Performs as an expert witness for contested appeals at the Board of Property Tax Appeals, Department of Revenue, and Tax Court (Magistrate and Regular Division).
14. Prepares and submits written reports, evidence, discovery, and oral testimony compliant to statutes and court procedures.
15. Manages, organizes, and plans an appeals caseload.
16. Administers specially assessed, deferral, or exempt programs as assigned.
17. Maintains official records and documents in accordance to Oregon Administrative Rules for retention, discovery, and destruction.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Education and Experience:
A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Property Appraiser II
• Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in accounting, business administration, public administration, finance, statistics, or a related field that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities; AND one (1) year of professional work experience in property appraisal, administrative, financial, or similar analysis; OR
• Possession of an Associate's Degree in accounting, business administration, public administration, finance, statistics, or a related field that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities; AND three (3) years of professional work experience in property appraisal, administrative, financial, or similar analysis.

Property Appraiser I
• Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in accounting, business administration, public administration, finance, statistics, or a related field that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities; OR
• Possession of an Associate's Degree in accounting, business administration, public administration, finance, statistics, or a related field that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities; AND two (2) years of professional work experience in property appraisal, administrative, financial, or similar analysis.

Additional licenses, certificates, physical abilities and specialty requirements:
• An active Appraiser Registration under ORS 308.010. at time of appointment.
• A valid driver's license and have an acceptable driving record per Washington County policy.

Washington County organizes its positions into classifications. Classification descriptions are typically written broadly. To review the required knowledge, skills and abilities for these classifications (positions), please use these links: Property Appraiser I and Property Appraiser II.

If you have completed education in a college or university outside the United States and are using this education to meet the minimum qualifications, you must provide documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received within the United States' accredited college or university system or your application will not be accepted.

NOTE: COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER REGISTRATION IS DIFFERENT THAN THE CERTIFICATION FOR FEE APPRAISERS. The appraisal certification does not substitute for Washington County property appraiser registration. You must apply to the State to take the County property appraiser test and receive notification of registration. For additional information regarding the test, which is required to obtain the Registered Appraiser certificate, refer to the Department of Revenue website by clicking here: Appraiser Registration or for questions, contact (503) 945-8272.

Please be clear and specific in the applicable sections of the employment application about how your background is relevant. This information must also be consistent with your supplemental question responses if applicable. Please note: Answers to the supplemental questions are typically evaluated separately from your application.

Background Investigation:
This position requires that candidates successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation.

Department of Motor Vehicle Records (DMV) Requirement:
Driving a motorized vehicle is an essential function of this position. Successful applicants must possess a valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record. To review the Driver's License and Record Policy for Washington County and instructions for submitting appropriate DMV documentation, please use this link: Driver's License & Records Policy.

Complete details: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cowashingtonor