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Recruitment #19-003030-0001


This recruitment is for the State Department of Assessments and Taxation, Real Property Division, Worcester County Assessments Office.  The resulting eligible list will be used for the position within the above stated location only.  Interested persons will need to re-apply for future recruitments in this classification in other counties.




Worcester County Assessments Office

One West Market St., Room 1202

Snow Hill, MD 21863

Main Purpose of Job

The position's main responsibility is to supervise and train a team of residential Assessors in a local assessment office. Monitor, review, and approve the work of their team of residential Assessors. Complete property inspections and data entry of changes in the valuation of residential property. Conduct appeal hearings. Complete sales analyses to develop land rates and neighborhood adjustment indexes used in the valuation of Real Property. Generate and review database reports, edits, and errors. Provide assistance to the Supervisor of Assessment, Assistant Supervisor and/or Residential Assessor Manager in their various duties as another level of supervision.


Coordinate and monitor residential reassessment assignment for timely completion; Review and approve reassessment work logs and work samples completed by staff; Conduct inspections and process changes for accounts within the reassessment assignment; Coordinate, monitor, review, and complete reassessment sales analyses to establish land rates and neighborhood adjustment indexes within assignment; Ensure the reassessment of residential, exempt, and agricultural properties are valued uniformly at fair market value and ratios meet the requirements and objectives of the Department within the required deadlines; Generate and review database reassessment error, edits, and reports as directed by management.

Coordinate, monitor, and conduct residential appeals assigned by management; Evaluate and approve 1st level appeal recommendations made by staff; Conduct, review, and assist staff in their PTAAB and MD Tax Court case and appraisal preparation; Appeal hearings at various levels are to be completed so that they meet the requirements and objectives of the Department within required deadlines.

Coordinate and monitor residential new construction inspection cycles for timely permit processing assigned by management; Track and code permits scheduled for new construction within database; Review and approve completed new construction and work logs submitted by staff; Conduct inspections and process changes on residential new construction, demolition, or change in use permits; Ensure the valuation and completion of permits meet the requirements and objectives of the Department within required deadlines.

Coordinate and complete the review of database account edits, errors, and reports for the current tax year database as assigned by management to meet the requirements and objectives set by the Department within the required deadlines; Update database tables with neighborhood adjustment index and land rate changes accurately; Complete necessary DoIT forms as directed by management; Review property transfers for proper conveyance coding so that they meet the requirements and objectives set by the Department within required deadlines. 

Provide training, instruction, and feedback to residential assessor staff on job duties and use of the database valuation system assigned by management to meet the requirements and objectives set by the Department; Provide customer assistance to inquiries related to property valuations, credit programs, and special use assessments in compliance with department policies. Complete of other miscellaneous duties as assigned by management in order to meet the department objectives.

Coordinate and monitor processing of residential plats and other out of cycle account changes assigned by management; Review, approve, and complete the processing and valuation of these changes by staff so that they meet requirements and objectives of the Department within required deadlines. Administer HR responsibilities as assigned by management which include the approval of timesheets, leave, and completion of performance evaluations.


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

Note: Additional appraisal experience involving the valuation of real property may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.


Ability to lead/supervise subordinate assessors in the agencies mission and goals.

Knowledge and experience in holding appeals in Tax Court at all levels.

Knowledge and experience using the Microsoft Office suite and an automated assessment valuation system.

Knowledge and experience in new construction assessments.


Must be willing to work in Worcester County.


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.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.  Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified or Qualified and placed on the Employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this recruitment.  Applicants must meet all minimum qualifications to be considered and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire.  The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience as presented on your application as they relate to the requirements of the position.  The Supplemental questions will be used as part of the rating process.


Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.  Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If online access is not available, you may submit a paper application and resume to:  Department of Assessments and Taxation, Attn:  Human Resources Department, 300 W. Preston Street, Room 511, Baltimore, Maryland  21201.

Applications must be received by the closing date.  If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at 410-767-1140.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. 

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