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Certified Residential Appraiser

Description : Class Title: CERTIFIED RESIDENTIAL APPRAISER
Department-Tax Assessor’s Office
Position Type: Full Time  
Pay Grade-
Salary-TBD

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The purpose of the class is to appraise residential property to determine fair value for Pickens County, to maintain accurate and up-to-date appraisal records, and to perform related work as required. The class works within a general outline of work to be performed, and develops work methods and sequences under general supervision.

ESSENTIAL TASKS
The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary.

Conducts field investigations of residential and commercial properties within Pickens County; inspects, measures, calculates square footage, and classifies new and existing structures to determine market values.

Determines land values for property.

Adjusts property records as a result of property splits, merges or sales; corrects data that affects property addresses, ownership or tax information.

Identifies, plots and measures property improvements to determine effect on value; reviews photographs and real estate documents for changes and locations of property improvements; prepares drawings of improvements for documentation.

Obtains additional needed information through interviews with owners, contractors, realtors and others.

Calculates replacement costs, obsolescence, construction costs, resale value and other pertinent factors.

Prepares reports of determination for public record.

Researches, gathers and analyzes sales, cost and income information to support appraisal values.

Reviews property appraisals with property owners or agents.

Processes special assessment applications and makes appropriate adjustments to property value determinations or assessments.

Prepares cases and defends appraisals before court and/or local and state assessment appeals boards.

Provides a variety of information to the public regarding property appraisal procedures, policies and methods.

Maintains a variety of logs and records related to work assignments and inspection activities; prepares special and periodic reports as required by the County and other agencies.

Assists co-workers with appraisal work as required.

Performs work in accordance with safety policies and procedures.

Performs general administrative / clerical work as required, including but not limited to preparing correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data, copying and filing documents, answering the telephone, etc.

Attends training courses and seminars to maintain state licensing requirements and to enhance job knowledge and skills.

INVOLVEMENT WITH DATA, PEOPLE AND THINGS
DATA INVOLVEMENT:
Requires gathering, organizing, analyzing, examining or evaluating data or information and may prescribe action based on such data or information.

PEOPLE INVOLVEMENT:
Requires giving information, guidance or assistance to people to directly facilitate task accomplishment; may give directions or assignments to helpers or assistants.

INVOLVEMENT WITH THINGS:
Requires handling or using machines, tools or equipment requiring brief instruction or experience, such as computers for data entry, fax machines, copiers, calculators, telephones or similar equipment; may service office machines, including adding paper and changing toner.

COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS
REASONING REQUIREMENTS:
Requires performing skilled work involving rules/systems with almost constant problem-solving.

MATHEMATICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Requires using mathematics involving the practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions; or measurements, logarithmic or geometric construction. May use algebraic solutions of equations and inequalities; descriptive statistics; deductive geometry, plane and solid, and rectangular coordinates; mathematical classifications or schemes.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:
Requires reading technical instructions, procedures, manuals and charts to solve practical problems; composing routine reports and specialized reports, forms and business letters with proper format; speaking compound sentences using normal grammar and word form.

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
Requires doing specialized technical or entry-level professional work requiring general understanding of operating policies and procedures and their application to problems not previously encountered; application of specialized technical or professional principles and practices or the use of a wide range of administrative methods in the solution of problems; requires normal attention with short periods of concentration for accurate results and occasional exposure to unusual pressure.

VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE PREPARATION
VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION:
Requires high school diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by formal training, special courses or self-education that is equivalent to satisfactory completion of one year of college education or specialized advanced training in real estate appraisal or a closely related field.

SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:
Must possess a valid state driver’s license.
Must possess state certification as a residential real estate appraiser.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Requires over two years and up to and including four years.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT REQUIREMENTS
PHYSICAL AND DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS:
Requires light work that involves walking or standing much of the time and involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a recurring basis, or skill, adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation of mechanical or electronic office or shop machines or tools within moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy.

ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS:
The job risks exposure to extreme heat and/or cold, dusts and pollen, animals / wildlife, traffic hazards, construction site hazards.

SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
The job requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking ability, depth and texture perception, and color perception.

JUDGEMENTS AND DECISIONS
JUDGEMENTS AND DECISIONS:
Responsible for guiding others, requiring frequent decisions affecting co-workers and others who depend on the service or product; works in a somewhat fluid environment with rules and procedures but with many variations from the routine.

ADA COMPLIANCE
Pickens County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Contact : If you are interested in any of the following job openings,
please apply in person or by mail at the Human Resources Office,
222 McDaniel Avenue, B-14, Pickens SC 29671.

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled

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