State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $47,795.00-$76,513.00 Yearly




An Assessor Supervisor, Real Property is the supervisory level of work performing real property assessments for tax assessment purposes. Employees in this classification supervise a team of subordinate Assessors or direct the activities of either a local assessment office's residential appeals or Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) functions.

Employees receive general supervision from an Assessor Manager, Real Property, an Assessments Assistant Supervisor or Supervisor of Assessments. The work may require travel throughout Maryland.

Assessor Advanced, Real Property and Assessor Supervisor, Real Property are differentiated on the basis of supervisory responsibility. Assessor Advanced, Real Property does not have supervisory responsibility and Assessor Supervisor, Real Property supervises lower level Assessors. Assessor Supervisor, Real Property and Assessor Manager, Real Property are differentiated on the basis of the scope of supervisory responsibility. Assessor Supervisor, Real Property is a first line supervisor of lower-level Assessors. Assessor Manager, Real Property manages the work of lower-level Assessors through the direct supervision of Assessor Supervisors, Real Property.


Supervises, reviews and evaluates the work of Assessors who are performing real property appraisals for tax assessment purposes; Schedules the activities and assignments of a team of Assessors;

Supervises the inspection of property to be appraised and the recording of technical details such as: type, grade and quality of building facilities, mechanical equipment, plumbing, heating, air-conditioning, electrical systems and other structural components;

Trains and supervises Assessors involved in all three levels of the residential appeals process;

Oversees, maintains and operates a computer assisted mass appraisal (CAMA) system, and provides technical support to the Assessor and clerical staff, within an assessment office;

Oversees the appraising and recording of costs resulting from the site improvements, physical condition of the property, depreciation and economic or functional obsolescence;

Answers questions from subordinate Assessor staff and other parties regarding assessment methods and procedures, the residential appeals process and CAMA functions;

Consults with State Law Department representatives and the Supervisor of Assessments regarding assessment challenges;

Testifies before the Maryland Tax Court;

Substitutes for lower level Assessors as required;

Performs other related duties.


Knowledge of the principles of supervision;

Knowledge of the methods involved in the valuation of real property; Knowledge of building specifications and construction materials used in real 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 complex appraisals of real properties;

Ability to plan and direct the activities of subordinate employees and instruct them in their duties and responsibilities;

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

Ability to communicate effectively.


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

Experience: Four years of professional 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 which 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 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

Oct 1 1996 12:00AM

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 003030; EST: ; REV: 10/1/1996;

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