Olmsted County has earned the 2023 Best Places to Work - Southeast Minnesota designation.
Minimum Qualifications of Education and Experience
Expected starting $24.97 - $33.33. Full salary range is $24.97 to $41.70 (Appraiser Trainee)
Expected starting $31.84 - $42.51. Full salary range is $31.84 - $53.18. (Appraiser)
Associate’s degree from an accredited college in real estate, business administration or related field and two (2) years of experience in a related or customer focused position.
A combination of education and experience equivalent to four (4) years of experience in a related or customer focused position.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in real estate, business administration, or related field. (Appraiser Trainee)
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, real estate or related and one (1) year of experience in a similar position as listed in the work functions.
Combination of education and experience equivalent to five (5) years of experience in a similar position as listed in the work functions. (Appraiser)
Regular and reliable attendance is a necessary component of job/position. Individuals required to use County vehicles and equipment must have a valid driver’s license and be free of any major traffic violations for the last three (3) years.
Required Special Qualifications:
Certified Minnesota Assessor (CMA) certification from the Minnesota State Board of Assessors is required within two (2) years of employment. As a condition of continued employment, persons with a CMA certification must obtain and keep licensure as an Accredited Minnesota Assessor (AMA) within five (5) years of having become licensed as a CMA. (Appraiser Trainee)
Certified Minnesota Assessor (CMA) certification from the Minnesota State Board of Assessors is required upon employment. As a condition of continued employment, persons with a CMA certification must obtain and keep licensure as an Accredited Minnesota Assessor (AMA) within five (5) years of having become licensed as a CMA. (Appraiser)
Nature of Work
Under general supervision, appraises residential, agricultural or other property for tax assessment purposes. Participates in appeals or requests for changes of valuations and/or classification and administration of property tax programs.
Examples of Work
Classifies and appraises residential, agricultural, manufactured homes, or other property according to proper assessment procedures; including compiling and analyzing data and inspecting property
Locates, measures, collects data, classifies, analyzes and interprets an estimate of value through the various approaches to value
Performs a variety of clerical duties in verifying, compiling and entering appraisal and assessment information, prepares property splits, map descriptions and administers various property tax programs
Receives and responds to inquiries and complaints concerning assessments, meets with taxpayers and attempts to settle disputes; attends Board of Appeal and Equalization meetings; interprets tax laws and regulations
Conducts property research, reviews and verifies sales for inclusion in sales ratio studies and market modeling; prepares special reports and conducts special assessment studies
Classifies and appraises mobile homes and other personal property
Estimates values from blueprints for new construction
Investigates, prepares analysis and recommends settlements on residential, agricultural or manufactured home tax court petitions, applications for abatements or reduction of assessed valued
Keeps abreast of local property value trends, maintains current valuation indexes and formulas in accordance with established standards
Performs other duties as required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Knowledge of real estate appraisal principles, methods, techniques, procedures, laws and regulations pertaining to the administration of Minnesota property tax and property tax classification system
Knowledge and ability to reach a credible value opinion of value utilizing the three approaches to value
Skill in the use of computers and technology
Ability to understand appropriate mass appraisal statistical measures and analytical techniques
Ability to analyze factors which influence the value of property and to exercise sound judgment in determining property values
Ability to independently perform logical and accurate field appraisal duties
Ability to guide, train and review the work of other property appraisers
Ability to make arithmetical computations and tabulations with speed and accuracy
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and to address the public in a courteous and pleasant manner
Ability to effectively communicate in both verbal and written form
Recognizes opportunities for system and process improvement. Makes recommendations and participates in development, testing and training
Ability to communicate effectively with staff and internal/external customers on the telephone and in person and maintain effective working relationships
Persons with disabilities: the above is a general listing of job duties. Essential and non-essential functions may vary by individual position. Reasonable accommodations may be available for both essential and non-essential job duties.