State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $70,280.00-$112,848.00 Yearly






An Assessments Assistant Supervisor, Class A is one of three administrative and supervisory levels of work in the field of real property and commercial property assessments for tax assessment purposes.  Employees in this classification serve as assistants to the Supervisor of Assessments in designated counties and assist in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the local assessment office.  Employees in this classification assist in the supervision of all professional, technical and clerical personnel.

Employees in this classification receive managerial supervision from the 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 Assessments Assistant Supervisor, Class A, B and C are differentiated from the Assessor Manager, Real Property in that the Assessments Assistant Supervisor, Class A, B and C are responsible for assisting the Supervisor of Assessments in managing the entire day-to-day operations of a local assessment office in a designated county while the Assessor Manager, Real Property manages lower-level Assessors through the direct supervision of Assessor Supervisors, Real Property and Commercial and Industrial Assessors.  The Assessments Assistant Supervisors, Class A, B, and C are differentiated from the Supervisor of Assessments in that the Supervisor of Assessments is responsible for managing the entire daily operations and staff of a local assessment office.


Assists the Supervisor of Assessments in the management of a local office of assessments;

Assists in the development and implementation of local office policy and procedures;

Assists in the preparation and maintenance of local property assessments records;

Prepares reports and estimates of the value of taxable property;

Assists in the planning and execution of a program of assessment and reassessment of taxable property;

Cooperates with appropriate related local officials, officers and departments;

Carries on a continuing program of public information to advise property owners of the activities and duties performed by the department that are required by law;

Answers questions from lower-level Assessor staff and other parties regarding assessment methods and procedures, the residential appeals process and Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) functions;

Acts as a back-up to the Supervisor of Assessments in the event of the Supervisor's absence;

Performs other related duties.


Knowledge of local real property administration and laws governing real property assessments;

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 prepare complex appraisals of real properties;

Ability to manage and supervise a local assessment office composed of professional, technical and clerical personnel;

Ability to prepare comprehensive reports and maintain confidential assessment records;

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, 102 and 300 or equivalent courses approved by the Department of Assessments and Taxation.

Experience: Six 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 non-commissioned officer in financial administration and program classification or financial administration and program specialty codes in the accounting and budget field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


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 29, 2021 

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 003032; EST: ; REV: 1/29/2021;

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