State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $38,988.00-$61,649.00 Yearly




An Assessor I, Real Property is the entry level of work performing real property assessments for tax assessment purposes. Employees in this classification do not supervise.

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

Assessor I, II and III, Real Property are differentiated on the basis of the degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees. Assessor I, Real Property learns to perform duties under close supervision. Assessor II, Real Property performs duties under close supervision at times and under general supervision at other times depending on the complexity of the specific duty being performed. Assessor III, Real Property performs the full range of duties under general supervision.


Learns to inspect real property to determine the appraisal value;

Learns to analyze existing market data and to apply standard appraisal procedures to determine the value of land or buildings;

Learns to prepare, present, and defend determinations of value at all levels of the appeal process;

Learns to determine the value of auxiliary items to the property, such as but not limited to: paving, underground utilities, outdoor lighting, and landscaping;

Learns to appraise and record costs relating to the physical condition of the property, and to the depreciation, and economic or functional obsolescence of real property;

Learns to record technical details of the property which may affect costs, such as but not limited to: size of the building; specifications, grade and quality of construction materials;

type, grade and quality of building facilities, mechanical equipment, plumbing, heating, air-conditioning, electrical systems, and other structural components;

Learns to determine building cost estimates based on analysis of building construction costs reported by contractors or property owners;

Learns to review land records to determine legal title to the property;

Learns to record and plot deed descriptions;

Performs other related duties.


Ability to learn methods involved in the valuation of real property;

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

Ability to organize and complete work assignments;

Ability to communicate effectively.


Education: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: None.

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 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 Established

Jul 1 2004 12:00AM

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 003310; EST: 7/1/2004; REV: ;

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