Recruitment #23-119-4212

Job Description

The Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue is seeking a Real Estate Appraiser I to perform a variety of professional residential real estate appraisals of low to moderate complexity for real property taxation purposes.

Responsibilities to include the following: Perform professional work in the appraisal of homogeneous residential properties within assigned groups in accordance with Virginia Code and professional standards; performs field inspections of single-family residential real property and ancillary structures to establish a basis for property valuations, review assigned properties to ensure accurate up-to-date information in the County's mass appraisal system; review and analyze real property sales; ensure all construction permits are managed according to department standards and assessed accordingly; provide customer service to property owners or representatives regarding the assessment process, valuation or other real estate assessment related issues; defend assessed values at Board of Equalization hearings or other administrative hearings as assigned; participate in professional training to remain informed of federal, state, and local tax laws and professional appraisal standards.

The successful candidate will provide excellent taxpayer service in a challenging and fast-paced work environment while managing the valuation of properties. Must interact with property owners, or their representatives to ensure local tax compliance and defend assessments when necessary.

Hiring salary commensurate with experience.

Job Requirements

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree and at least one (1) year of real estate appraisal or assessment experience is required.

Familiarity with Virginias local tax structure and sound knowledge of appraisal practice and principles with proven aptitude in the fundamentals of mass appraisal. Practical application of assessment ratio studies and statistical analysis. Basic understanding of concepts, materials and terminology related to building construction, zoning codes and regulations. Should possess knowledge of computer applications related to assessment (Microsoft Office, CAMA, Pictometry, Multiple Listing Services, GIS), and basic concepts and terminology related to real property appraisal and taxation including knowledge of real estate markets, trends, and transactions. Core skills: analytical and critical thinking, planning, and organizing with good verbal and written communication skills.

Special Requirements

Ability to work in various outdoor weather conditions, traverse undeveloped land and tour construction sites. Occasional bending, stooping and light lifting may be required.

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

Successful candidate will undergo criminal background, credit, and DMV record checks. Must maintain a valid driver's license in Virginia or regional state of residence. Employees are prohibited from participating in any outside activity, including private appraisals, which may be deemed a conflict of interest by the Commissioner of the Revenue. All applicants seeking employment with the Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue are expected to comply with tax obligations. Failure to do so may impede consideration of your application.