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Recruitment #24-003310-0004


This is a Position Specific recruitment for Prince George's County Assessments & Taxation Office. The resulting eligible list will be used to fill positions at the above locations only.  Persons interested in future vacancies in the Assessor I, Real Property classification, will need to re-apply.

You do not need to reapply if you have been interviewed or applied in the past six months.




Department. of Assessments and Taxation
Prince George's County Assessments Office 
14735 Main Street, RM #356B
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Main Purpose of Job

An Assessor I, Real Property is the entry level of work performing real property assessments. Employees learn to appraise residential real property at fair market value for use in the calculation of real property taxes. Employees in this classification do not supervise. *Property inspections are required in all weather conditions.


Inspects residential real property and records technical details of property to update and maintain departmental property records following established guidelines as defined in the Maryland Assessments Procedures Manual.

Prepares and conducts appeal hearings at the Supervisor, Property Tax Assessment Appeals Board and the Maryland Tax Court levels to defend the Department's estimate of value following procedures described in the Maryland Assessment Procedures Manual. 

Records technical data into the Assessment Administrator & Valuation System (AAVS) to maintain and update departmental property records in accordance with Departmental procedures. 

Analyzes existing market data and applies standard appraisal techniques to determine the value of land or buildings in accordance with the Annotated Code of Maryland Tax Property Article and the Maryland Assessments Procedures Manual. 

Interviews property owners by telephone and in person to gather and verify assessment related information following established procedures. 

Inspects residential new construction and records technical details of property for the purpose of adding new improvements to the assessment rolls following established procedures. 

Determines current and base full cash values for residential new construction following established procedures using the AAVS and other property valuation tools. 

Provides assessment related information to the general public to explain assessment valuation techniques, departmental and local office policies and legal mandates regarding property valuation. 

Performs other duties as assigned.


Experience: Four years of appraisal experience involving the valuation of real property.

Note: Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university for the required experience.


Relevant coursework in Math, Engineering, Business, or Real Estate.

A license in one of the following: Real Estate Sales License, Real Estate Broker License, or Appraiser License.


Must be willing to work in Prince George's 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 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.


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.



Health Benefits: Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Coverage, & Life Insurance

1. Personal - 6 days per year (prorated based on start date)
2. Annual - 10 days per year (increases every 5 years)
3. Sick - 15 days per year
4. Parental Leave - up to 60 days per birth or adoption

Local Mass Transit Benefits 


The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to:  Department of Assessments and Taxation, Human Resources Examination Services Unit, 700 East. Pratt Street. Suite 2300, Baltimore, Maryland 21202.

Or email Voice 410-767-1141. 

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, at 410-767-4850 or 

Do not submit unsolicited documentation.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay Services 1-800-735-2258.

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 applicants are encouraged to apply. 

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country and encourage them to apply.

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