State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $50,971.00-$81,596.00 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 lower-level Assessors or direct the activities of either a local assessment office's residential appeals or Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) functions.

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

Positions in this classification are evaluated using the classification job evaluation methodology.  The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of the class specification.

The Assessor Supervisor, Real Property is differentiated from the Assessor Advanced, Real Property in that the Assessor Supervisor, Real Property has supervisory responsibility for lower-level Assessors, Real Property while the Assessor Advanced functions independently in determining market value indexes, recommending resolution of first level appeals or preparing and defending Property Tax Assessment and Appeal Board and Maryland Tax Court cases.  The Assessor Supervisor, Real Property is differentiated from the Assessor Manager, Real Property in that the Assessor Manager, Real Property has supervisory responsibility for Assessor Supervisors, Real Property.


Supervises, reviews and evaluates the work of lower-level Assessors, Real Property who are performing real property appraisals for tax assessment purposes;

Schedules the activities and assignments of a team of lower-level Assessors, Real Property;

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 lower-level Assessors, Real Property 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 lower-level 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 and completion of the International Association of Assessing Officers Courses 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.


1. Candidates may substitute additional appraisal experience involving the valuation of real property on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in tax examining classification or tax examining specialty codes in the accounting and budget group field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and 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 to positions, employees in this classification that possess a real estate broker or sales license, or a license to sell insurance, will be required to put the license in an "Inactive " status.

3. Employees in this classification 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.

This is a Skilled Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Skilled Service positions.  Some positions in Skilled Service classifications may be designated Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.

This classification is not assigned to a bargaining unit, as indicated by the designation of S (Supervisor), M (Manager), T (Agency Head), U (Board or Commission Member), W (Student), X (Used by Agency or Excluded by Executive Order), or Z (Confidential).  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.   

Date Revised

January 22, 2021

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 003030; EST: 10/1/1996; REV: 1/22/2021;

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