Apprentice Appraiser

internship - full time,

Douglas County Government
Castle Rock, CO
Closed
Posted 85 Days ago
Douglas County Government
Castle Rock, CO
internship - full time,
Posted 85 Days ago
Closed

Description

Temporary Apprentice Appraiser Salary $19.50 Hourly Location Castle Rock, CO Job Type Full-Time Temporary Department Assessor Job Number 3609P 04/19/19 Closing 5/3/2019 5:00 PM Mountain Description Work involves gathering and analyzing descriptive data to determine the classification and value of real property for assessment purposes, and is to be performed competently and in a manner that is independent, impartial, and objective. This is an entry-level position, which includes both training and qualification for higher levels of classification and to obtain licensure. Please note: This is a temporary position with limited benefits. The temporary position is expected to run for an undetermined amount of time, depending upon the workload needs and budget of our department. Examples of Duties (The following examples are illustrative only and are not intended to be all inclusive. The Assessor reserves the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of this job at any time.) Completes field work and input for tract housing, average to good quality, by using maps, legal descriptions, and building permits to verify site locations and addresses. Modifies model sketches; creates new model sketches for average and good quality tract properties. Creates and/or revises existing property sketches. Ensures accurate square footage calculations and flow into CAMA system. Provides support (via field inspection of property, and revision of CAMA data including sketch) for Appraiser I (or higher) in their sales verification workload. Reviews properties for omitted and incorrect characteristics on average and good quality tract homes. Performs maintenance work on less complex properties and for minor characteristic changes. Provides support (via field inspection of property, and revision of CAMA data including sketch) for Appraiser I (or higher) on Protest appeals; completes written Protest appeals as assigned. Provides support for Appraiser I (or higher) on abatement appeals. Support is in the form of property field inspections and work with Appraiser on characteristic changes and report creation. Works with customers to assess needs, provide assistance, resolve problems, and is committed to providing quality customer service. Performs other duties as assigned. SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Under close supervision, the employee receives training to develop skills and abilities in real property appraisal. The work product is subject to close, continuous inspection by a more highly licensed Appraiser and/or the Appraisal Supervisor. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None. CONSEQUENCE OF ERROR: Consequence of error may result in the incorrect assessment of property value resulting in loss of revenue to the County, or inequity to the taxpayer. Incorrect property values carry the added expense of defending values at all levels of appeal. Inaccurate property values adversely impact public perception of local government. INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT: Apply independent judgment to tasks based on knowledge, training, and past experience. CONTACTS: This position has daily contact with co-workers, supervisors and regular substantial contact with property owners and builders. Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION: Generally a high school diploma or GED equivalent, and the ability to meet continuing education requirements set by the state and the Douglas County Assessor's Office. EXPERIENCE: Knowledge: Knowledge of Real Estate principles, practices, markets and values. Skills: 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. Recognizes and uses correct English grammar, punctuation and spelling; produces written information that is appropriate for the intended audience. Abilities: 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 judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. Integrity / Honesty: Contributes to maintaining 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. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONS : A valid Colorado driver's license with a safe driving record is required. Obtain an Ad Valorem Appraiser License within two years of hire date. OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES : Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other employees, organizations and the public. Consistently demonstrates a level of proficiency performing the Essential Duties of this job classification. The ability to successfully complete pre-employment screening including but not limited to: reference checks, criminal background (to include fingerprinting through a national data base), motor vehicle record, and drug screen is required. Supplemental Information MATERIALS & EQUIPMENT : The employee is required to operate a computer, digital cameras, cell phones, laser measuring tools, tape measures, read and interpret maps and blueprints, and drive a County provided vehicle. PHYSICAL DEMANDS : This job regularly requires the employee to visit construction sites, negotiate rough terrain and climb stairs during on-site inspections in the field. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use office equipment, operate a motor vehicle. The employee is regularly required to talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. GENERAL WORK ENVIRONMENT : Work is performed in the field (including undeveloped vacant land, construction sites, and completed structures) and in a typical office environment. Field work requires exposure to weather elements, construction hazards and other adverse conditions. In the event of an emergency/disaster in or near the County, all County employees are expected to make every effort to be available to assist the County Manager, Elected/Appointed Officials and Department Directors to ensure the continued operation of any and all necessary County functions. This may mean being available to perform additional duties and hours beyond what is normally required. In the event that an exempt employee does work more than 40 hours a week in support of County operations during an emergency, such employee may receive overtime or other appropriate wage compensation in accordance with existing County policies or at the discretion of the County. Douglas County offers a limited benefits package for this temporary position. This position is eligible for medical insurance and paid County Holidays. Part-time employees receive a pro-rated benefits package. 01 Which of the following best describes your highest level of education achieved? Some High School High School or GED Some College Associate's Degree Bachelor's Degree Master's Degree Doctoral, Ph. D LL.B./J.D., Law 02 Do you have a valid Colorado Driver License and a good driving record, or the ability to obtain directly upon hire? Yes No 03 Do you have an Ad Valorem Appraiser License, or the ability to obtain within two years of hire? Yes No 04 Tell us why you believe you would be the best candidate for this position. Please be specific. Required Question Agency Douglas County Government (CO) Address 100 Third Street Castle Rock, Colorado, 80104 Phone 303-660-7427 Website

Skills

real estate, real estate transactions, negotiation, real property, vacant land, new homes, closings, customer service, sales, training, construction, event management, local government, organization, service parts

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