Property Appraiser 2 – Rural

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The Marion County Assessor’s Office is seeking applicants to fill a vacant Property Appraiser 2 position in rural appraisal. Experienced candidates are encouraged to apply. Practical experience is a definite plus, however, candidates with the right combination of post-secondary education and a solid work history in real estate or closely related field may be considered to underfill the position as a Property Appraiser 1, with the potential of advancing to the Property Appraisal 2 level upon meeting the necessary training criteria.GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES FOR PROPERTY APPRAISER 1Assists as a trainee in the appraisal of real or personal property; performs other duties as required. Upon satisfactorily meeting the experience, knowledge, training and special requirements of the Property Appraiser 1 classification, the employee may be promoted to the classification of Property Appraiser 2. SUPERVISION RECEIVEDWorks under the close supervision of the Appraisal Supervisor, a Senior Appraiser or the County Assessor, who creates work assignments, reviews work through reports, and observes work performance.GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES FOR PROPERTY APPRAISER 2Appraises real or personal property for tax assessment purposes; performs other work as required. SUPERVISION RECEIVED Works under the supervision of the Appraisal Supervisor, a Senior Appraiser or the County Assessor, who creates work assignments, reviews work through reports, and observes work performance. SUPERVISION EXERCISED FOR BOTH CLASSIFICATIONS Supervision is not a responsibility of positions in this class; however, may be assigned to train individuals of a lower classification within the same series.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES

Duties for Property Appraiser 1 – Under the supervision of Section Supervisor or Lead, over the course of approximately 2 years of progressive responsibility.Locate properties in a variety of specific geographic locations.Inspect & measure properties on various types of terrain and in all weather conditions.Document field information for entry into computer database.Draw building diagrams.Respond to property owner’s concerns and questions in the field, in the office, at the counter, and on the telephone.Process current information using a computer database.Participate in pre-appraisal set-up.Comply with all departmental and county procedures and policies.Assist in the appraisal of urban, rural, industrial, commercial or personal property for tax assessment purposes.Review property descriptions and verify by a field inspection.Assist in making calculations and office studies pertaining to the valua­tion of real and personal property. Calculate figures, percentages, area and circumference using basic math, algebra and geometry.Assist in conducting sales studies; assist in gathering and assembling basic valuation data for the use by supervisor and assist in making appraisals of land, buildings, or personal property.Prepare detailed reports on inspection activities or assist in preparing appraisal reports.Learn to respond to questions regarding special assessment programs and program requirements.Learn the basics of Measure’s 5 & 50 and be able to describe what tax implications these measures may have for property ownersLearn to use the Assessment & Taxation system and other software including, but not limited to; MS Office Suite, Geographic Information System programs, web based sites such as Multiple Listing Service(s), Marion County Intranet & Assessor Dashboard pages.May be required to testify in Tax Court, Magistrate Court, Department of Revenue or Board of Property Tax Appeals hearings.Attend meetings, training seminars, computer based training, and other continuing education opportunities as required. Successfully completing (passing) any testing or associated assignments.Duties for Property Appraiser 2Locate properties in a variety of specific geographic locations.Inspect & measure properties on various types of terrain and in all weather conditions.Document field information for entry into computer database.Draw building diagrams.Respond to property owner’s concerns and questions in the field, in the office, at the counter, and on the telephone.Process current information using a computer database.Participate in pre-appraisal set-up.Comply with all departmental and county procedures and policies.Assist in the appraisal of urban, rural, industrial, commercial or personal property for tax assessment purposes.Review property descriptions and verify by a field inspection.Assist in making calculations and office studies pertaining to the valua­tion of real and personal property. Calculate figures, percentages, area and circumference using basic math, algebra and geometry.Assist in conducting sales studies; assist in gathering and assembling basic valuation data for the use by supervisor and assist in making appraisals of land, buildings, or personal property.Prepare detailed reports on inspection activities or assist in preparing appraisal reports.Learn to respond to questions regarding special assessment programs and program requirements.Learn the basics of Measure’s 5 & 50 and be able to describe what tax implications these measures may have for property owners.Respond to property owners’ concerns & questions in the field, in the office, at the counter and on the telephone.Ability to prepare appraisals of real property and present and defend the conclusions in Board of Property Tax Appeals hearings. May testify in Tax Court proceedings.Attend meetings & training seminars as required, and engage with other appraisers, to facilitate understanding of processes, approaches, data sources, and best practices.Learn to use the Assessment & Taxation system and other software including, but not limited to; MS Office Suite, Geographic Information System programs, web based sites such as Multiple Listing Service(s), Marion County Intranet & Assessor Dashboard pages.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

WAGESProperty Appraiser 1: $20.32 – $27.20Property Appraiser 2: $22.23 – $29.79MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR PROPERTY APPRAISER 1Must be a qualified Registered Appraiser in the State of Oregon, pursuant to ORS 308.010. Must provide with job application a copy of the Registered Appraiser certificate issued by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services; ORBe eligible to take the Registered Appraiser exam at time of hire based on one of the following criteria, and pass that exam within 6 months of hire: Have an associate in science degree (or higher) in property appraisal, real estate technology, building construction/inspection technology, engineering or forestry technology, business administration, or a related field; ORPossess any combination of experience or education equivalent to two years in a field that would demonstrate the capacity to work as a property appraiser. Examples include; property appraisal, public or business administration, real estate, finance, civil engineering, urban planning; ORHave previously completed an Oregon Department of Revenue approved appraisal training program or county approved appraisal training program; ORAny satisfactory equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience relevant to the position.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR PROPERTY APPRAISER 2 In addition to the requirements stated above, the Property Appraiser 2 must have at least: Two (2) years of experience in real or personal property appraisal; OR Any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training.NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTSMust possess a current driver’s license in the applicant’s state of residence and an acceptable driving history. Marion County will obtain a copy of the driving record for all qualified applicants from Driver and Motor Vehicle Services and review the driving record according to the Marion County policy and procedure for Driving on County Business. The policy can be found at: http://apps.co.marion.or.us/APAP/.Must possess and maintain proof of personal automobile liability insurance at a minimum in the amount required by Oregon Law [ORS Chapter 806].Required to use personal vehicle for business use. Must pass a criminal history background investigation; however, conviction of a crime may not necessarily disqualify an individual for this classification.Must adhere to Oregon Department of Revenue Administrative Rules 150-308.010-(A) which states: “(a) Registered appraisers are required to successfully complete 30 credits approved education every two years. Continuing education requirements shall apply to any registered appraiser whether or not currently employed by state or local government.””(b) Registered appraisers with less than three years of appraisal experience with either the Department of Revenue or county Assessor’s Office, or a combination of the two, must complete 60 credits of training within the first two calendar years following their registration.”Final candidates will be required to participate in a practical examination to assess job skills. Selected applicants will be contacted for an appointment to participate in the assessment.This assignment is represented by a union.This is a full-time position, which is eligible for overtime.Typical Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. May occasionally be required to work beyond the normal work schedule, depending upon the needs of the department. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITYConsiderable knowledge of principles of property appraising; considerable knowledge of how to read and use recorded instruments such as: deeds, mortgages, and contracts; ability to gather and record accurate information for appraisals; ability to make clear and concise reports and recommendations relating to appraisals and other activities; ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with other employees and the general public; ability to effectively communicate with co-workers and management; must demonstrate a conscientious effort towards self-improvement. BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONSProvides backup and support to coworkers; establishes and maintains professional and effective working relationships with customers, coworkers and other agencies; maintains punctual and regular attendance; complies with department and county policies, procedures and regulations; participates fully as a member of a team; participates fully as support to a service area or areas; participates in employee training and orientation; provides training to coworkers as requested; performs other job duties as assigned by supervisor.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSOperates a motor vehicle and maintains an acceptable driving history; sees using depth perception; stands; sits; moves about the work area; bends forward; stoops; climbs 1 flight of stairs; turns neck 90 degrees in either direction; twists at waist 90 degrees in either direction; walks; reaches overhead; lifts and carries up to 20 lbs. for up to 300 feet; pushes/pulls file drawers weighing 35 lbs.; operates a keyboard; uses rapid mental/eye/hand coordination; speaks clearly and audibly; reads an 8 pt. font; distinguishes shades of color; hears a normal speech level; works in areas exposed to all weather conditions; may be exposed to blood/body fluids. Daily or frequent exposure to common chemical elements such as those found in fabrics, carpeting, building materials, paints, solvents, finishes, fragrances, perfumes, toiletries, cleaning supplies, office supplies (including toner), animals or animal dander, and other organic or synthetic materials or compounds which may produce an allergic reaction in people with chemical sensitivities.

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