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Recruitment #20-003301-0001


This is a position specific recruitment limited to candidates willing to work in Baltimore City.  The resulting list of eligible candidates will be used to staff this position or function only.  This list will be maintained for one year for future recruitments of this job classification.




Business Personal Property

301 W. Preston Street, Room 804

Baltimore, Maryland  21201

Main Purpose of Job

An Assessor I, Personal Property is the entry level of work appraising the value of the personal property of businesses for property tax purposes. Employees in this classification examine and analyze the personal property tax returns and other records of businesses operating in Maryland. The work requires the application of accepted assessing and appraisal methods and entails an understanding and use of accounting principles and practices. Employees in this class do not supervise.


Analyzes personal property returns and supporting schedules for accuracy and completeness by using departmental procedures.

Assesses personal property of businesses for tax purposes in accordance with laws regulations, policies and procedures that govern the assessment process.

Learns and provides explanations of personal property laws, procedures and policies to taxpayers, local tax officials, tax preparers and the public.

Provides assistance to the public in need of telephone or walk-in service.

Composes clear and succinct correspondence for additional information, responds to inquiries and appeals by using departmental procedures.


Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: None.

Note: Appraisal experience involving the valuation of personal property of businesses may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.


Relevant Coursework in Math, Engineering, Business.

Experience reviewing and processing business personal property documents.


Must be willing to work in Baltimore City.


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. Employees are prohibited from participating in an 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 eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Assessments and Taxation, Human Resources Division, 300 W. Preston St., Room 511, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the Department of Assessments and Taxation, Human Resources Division at or 410-767-1140, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.