State of Maryland

ASSESSOR MANAGER, REAL PROPERTY (#003031)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $54,279.00-$87,106.00 Yearly


GRADE

18

CLASS ATTRIBUTES

SKILLED SERVICE      BARGAINING UNIT: M

NATURE OF WORK

An Assessor Manager, Real Property is the managerial level of work performing real property assessments for tax assessment purposes.  Employees in this classification supervise Assessor Supervisors, Real Property or manage a team of Assessors, Commercial and Industrial.

Employees in this classification receive managerial supervision from an Assessments Assistant Supervisor or Supervisor of Assessments.  The work may require travel throughout Maryland.

Positions in this classification are evaluated by 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 Manager, Real Property and the Assessor Supervisor, Real Property are differentiated on the basis of the scope of supervisory responsibility.  The Assessor Manager, Real Property manages the work of lower-level Assessors through the direct supervision of Assessor Supervisors, Real Property and Assessors, Commercial and Industrial while the Assessor Supervisor, Real Property has supervisory responsibility for lower-level Assessors, Real Property. 

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Manages, through Assessor Supervisors, Real Property, the activities of one or more teams of Assessors, Real Property performing real property assessments, directs the activities of either a local assessment office's residential appeals or Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) functions, or manages a team of Assessors, Commercial and Industrial;

Plans, coordinates and supervises the work of Assessor Supervisors, Real Property;

Supervises the work of a group of Assessors 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;

Manages the training of Assessors involved in all three levels of the residential appeals process;

Manages a CAMA system, and provides technical support to the Assessor Supervisor and support 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, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of the methods involved in the valuation of real property;

Knowledge of the income approach to valuation for commercial and industrial properties;

Knowledge of building specifications and construction materials used in real properties;

Knowledge of the principles of supervision;

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 supervise and schedule work assignments for a group of employees;

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

Ability to communicate effectively.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:   A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and 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: Five 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.

Notes: 

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.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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: 003031; EST: ; REV: 1/22/2021;

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