Recruitment #2009-3028-001


**The eligible list resulting from this examination may be used to fill similar City of Milwaukee positions.**


The College Intern assigned to the Appraisal and Administrative Divisions of the Assessor’s Office will assist staff with research projects, develop reports, and provide departmental support services by collecting, analyzing, maintaining, and presenting research data and information related to residential and commercial property values and adjustments.

The College Intern will work between 10- 20 hours per week, while enrolled in an accredited college or university.

Essential Functions

  • Assist with analytical studies related to assessed values. 
  • Create documentation related to internal business processes.
  • Gather comparative operations data from the assessor’s offices of similar municipalities to generate reports intended to improve quality and efficiency in the Milwaukee Assessor’s Office operations.
  • Review web pages of assessor’s offices from similar municipalities, compile information and make recommendations regarding ways to improve the information provided to the public through the Milwaukee Assessor’s office web pages.
  • Assist with the creation of bi-annual city-wide trend reports, such as neighborhood trends, increasing and decreasing sales values, investment amount by geographic area, or similar analysis relating to real estate values.
  • Assist with data collection for the reports listed above, which may include visiting property sites, title companies and various archiving and reference entities.
  • Provide information and/or reports relating to property sales, assessments, appraisals and valuations for assessment managers, relators, title companies, appraisers, City departments, and the general public.
  • Review and proofread mathematical computations on personal property statements for accuracy.
  • Assist with exemption applications by checking applications for accuracy and completeness; perform field reviews for current use of properties.

Reasonable accommodations requested by qualified individuals with disabilities will be made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

Conditions of Employment

  • College Interns must be able to physically able to lift and move up to 10 pounds unassisted on occasion.
  • College Interns must maintain enrollment in an accredited college or university in order to retain eligibility in this title.
  • Based upon each department’s responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and the needs of each department, employees may be expected to work from home intermittently or continuously.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Current enrollment in an accredited college or university, including coursework in business, data analytics, geographic information systems (GIS), real estate, urban planning, statistics, information systems, public administration, economics or a closely related field.  

IMPORTANT NOTE: To receive credit for college, transcripts are required and must be received by the application period closing date. College transcripts should be attached to your online application. Applications without transcripts attached will be considered incomplete and will be rejected. Your transcript must be legible and include the following information:  the university or college name, your name, the degree completed (if applicable) and the date the degree was completed.  Student copies are acceptable.

Knowledges, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics

  • Knowledge of descriptive statistics used for reporting findings.
  • Knowledge of or the ability to learn and discern a variety of documents such as Pictometry data, personal property statements and building permits.
  • Ability to read and interpret work-related documents such as Wisconsin State Statutes, Wisconsin Property Assessment Manual (WPAM), and Basic Real Estate Theory.
  • Ability to learn and use job related technical tools and resources such as the Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA), geographic information systems (GIS) and Microsoft Office programs.
  • Oral and written communication skills, including the ability to produce correspondence and reports.
  • Ability to build and maintain good working relationships with diverse groups.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and fairly with people whose backgrounds may differ from one's own. 
  • Ability to perform job related mathematical calculations accurately.
  • Analytical, problem-solving, and data interpretation skills.
  • Ability to follow through on assignments and long-term projects.
  • Strong attention to detail and demonstrated proofreading skills.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and a strong sense of integrity.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to organize assignments and manage time to complete tasks based on departmental deadlines.
  • Ability to be professional, dependable, flexible, and adaptable.
  • Ability to be detail- and quality-oriented.
  • Proficient with word processing and spreadsheet software as well as the Internet.

Current Salary

The current starting hourly rate for the College Intern (PG 9IN) is $10.34, and incentive starting hourly rate for City of Milwaukee residents is $10.65. 

  • For students with junior status, the current starting hourly rate may be up to $11.97, and the incentive starting hourly rate  for City of Milwaukee residents is $12.33; subject to approval. 
  • For students with senior status, the current starting hourly rate may be up to $13.57, and the incentive starting hourly rate  for City of Milwaukee residents is $13.98; subject to approval.

Selection Process

THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral and performance examinations. Oral examinations may include written exercises. Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of the job.  

INITIAL FILING DATE - The examination will be held as soon as practical after Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Receipt of applications may be discontinued at any time after this date without prior notice.  However, recruitment may continue until the needs of the City have been met. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative test administration. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.

Additional Information

APPLICATIONS and further information may be accessed by visiting,

  • Applications and transcripts should be submitted no later than the deadline listed above.
  • If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or
  • The Department of Employee Relations is located at City Hall, 200 E. Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.


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