State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $46,942.00-$74,933.00 Yearly




An Assessor I, Commercial and Industrial is the intermediate level of work performing specialized commercial and industrial assessment work. Employees in this classification do not supervise.

Employees receive moderate supervision from an Assessor Manager, Real Property or other administrator. The work may require frequent travel in Maryland to perform on-site appraisals.

Assessor I and II, Commercial and Industrial are differentiated on the basis of the degree of supervisory responsibility exercised by the supervisor over these employees. Assessor I, Commercial and Industrial performs duties under close supervision at times and under general supervision at other times depending upon the complexity of the specific duty being performed, while the Assessor II, Commercial and Industrial performs the full range of duties under general supervision.


Inspects commercial and industrial property to determine the appraisal value;

Analyzes sales papers, existing market data, and applies appraisal procedures in order to determine the value of land or buildings;

Prepares, presents and defends determination of commercial value at all levels of the appeal process;

Determines costs to be added or eliminated, such as, but not limited to: taxes, insurance, maintenance, rental income and management costs;

Reviews financial reports, profit and loss statements, tax returns and other cost data in order to adjust appraisal values;

Consults with the Assessor Manager, Real Property or other administrators and specialists to determine assessment methods and procedures and to elicit evaluation opinions;

Contacts owners of property, corporate tax representatives, attorneys and accountants to obtain access to property, to gather data for the appraisal or to review the findings of the assessment;

May perform residential real property assessments;

Performs other related duties.


Knowledge of the methods involved in the valuation of commercial and industrial properties;

Knowledge of building specifications and construction materials used in commercial and industrial properties;

Ability to inspect and analyze the type, grade and quality of building facilities, mechanical equipment, plumbing, heating, air-conditioning, electrical systems or other structural components;

Ability to prepare appraisals of commercial and industrial properties;

Ability to read, interpret and understand tax maps, land records and other commercial and industrial property assessment data;

Ability to document appraisals in clear, comprehensive and concise reports;

Ability to organize and complete work assignments;

Ability to communicate effectively.


Education: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Completion of the International Association of Assessing Officers Courses 101, 102 and 300 or equivalent courses approved by the Department of Assessments and Taxation.

Experience: Three years of appraisal experience estimating the value of real property performed in accordance with the provisions of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice Code.

Note: Additional appraisal experience involving the valuation of Real property may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties that require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


1. Employees in this classification may be required to have daily use of a motor vehicle while on official State business. Standard mileage allowance will be paid for use of a privately owned vehicle.

2. Upon appointment, persons possessing a real estate broker or sales license, or a license to sell insurance, will be required to put same in an “inactive” status.

3. Employees are prohibited from participating in any outside activity, including private appraisals, which may be deemed a conflict of interest by the Director of the Department of Assessments and Taxation.


Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Date Revised

Jul 1 2001 12:00AM

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 001702; EST: ; REV: 7/1/2001;

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