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Appraiser I
January 2001; June 04; January 2007, February 2017
Class Specification
Class Title: Appraiser I
Department: Assessor’s Office
Reports To: Chief Appraiser
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Prepared Date: January 2001; June 2004; January 2007; February 2017

Under general supervision this position performs a variety of technical duties associated with the collection and analysis of descriptive data relating to small to medium size commercial, residential, and agricultural properties and bare land; conducts property valuations for assessment purposes, including the classification, inspection and valuation of agricultural land and improvements. Performs a variety of complex appraisal duties, including collection and analysis of field and market data in order to determine property values. The Assessor reserves the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of this job at any time.

- Conduct appraisals of vacant, commercial, residential and agricultural properties within Grand County. Visit, inspect, and measure property sites to ascertain stage of development. Take detailed notes on quantity, quality, and composition of construction materials used. Record and/or draw property exteriors, improvements and site boundaries. Indicates area dimensions and calculate square footage. Photograph existing property improvements.

- Examine maps, legal descriptions and building permits to determine and verify property locations and addresses.

- Compare field data with existing real estate records. Update records and property appraisal cards to reflect additions, completions and site changes.

- Conduct property valuation research. Collect and analyze field, market, cost, and income data. Contact developers, municipal departments and other individuals to gather information. Assist in the re-evaluation process.

- Conducts studies of current market data, time adjustments, sales ratios, sales verification, and depreciation.

- Prepares abatements, proration, and Treasurer’s assessments including research of prior values, purpose for the abatement or proration, and recommendations regarding approval or denial.

- Identify and record value estimates and adjustments for properties affected by fire damage, demolition, and other structural or functional problems leading to depreciation. Prorate taxable value of incomplete or damaged property.

- Process and review objections to assessment valuations from property owners. Prepare cases defending value of property. May represent the Assessor’s office as an expert witness before various boards and in District Court in necessary.

- Provides support for Appraiser II or III

- Responds to inquiries from the public concerning appraisals, explains and discusses applicable laws, codes, and procedures with property owners and/or their representatives; may assist the public in completing appropriate forms. Process various appraisal forms and documentation.

- May work with State Auditor to verify real property values.

- Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required.

Any combination of education and experience or equivalent to High School diploma or GED equivalent. Additional course-work or training in real estate assessment and/or construction experience OR any equivalent combination.
Appraiser I
January 2001; June 04; January 2007, February 2017

- Interpersonal communication skills and ability to establish effective working relationships with County Staff and officials and the general public

- Physically inspect property sites

- Basic knowledge of computer software, including file management, internet and e-mail use. Able to learn computer systems related to appraisal. Able to solve practical problems by appropriately choosing from a variety of mathematical techniques. Expresses ideas and facts to individuals or groups in a succinct and organized manner, listens to others and facilitates an open exchange of ideas.

- Sets well-defined and realistic individual goals, displays a high level of initiative, effort and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely, accurate manner, is motivated to achieve, demonstrates responsible behavior. Identifies problems, determines accuracy and relevance of information, uses sound judgement to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

- Contributes to maintain the integrity of the organization, displays high standards of ethical conduct and understands the impact of violating these standards on an organization, self and others, is trustworthy.

- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

- Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, property owners, and the public.

- Ability to apply mathematical processes of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and to calculate areas and volumes, percentages and similar processes.

- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

- Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal 
with several abstract and concrete variables.

- Specialized skills include, accounting, appraisal skills, time management skills, basic mapping skills, mathematics/statistics, verbal and written communication, and basic to intermediate computer skills.

- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, the public, supervisors and other County officials.

A valid Colorado driver’s license with a safe driving record is required
Must obtain Colorado Ad Valorem appraisal license within 2 years of hire
Ability to regularly sit and walk extensive distances.
Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
Ability to use close vision, distance vision, depth perception.
Ability to adjust focus.
The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places and in and around construction sites; and outside weather conditions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Falling is a hazard.
The employee is required to travel frequently with some trips to locations outside the County with required overnight stays.
Appraiser I

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