Appraiser I

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Class Number: 
7681
Annual Salary Range:
$29,580.00 – $41,184.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,232.50 – $1,716.00
Pay Grade: 
A17

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Definition

This is entry-level technical work in the State Tax Commission performing residential/agricultural or commercial property appraisals in an assigned geographic area of the state.

An employee in this class receives formal and/or on-the-job training in appraisal techniques and performs appraisals, within an assigned multi-county area, of designated parcels of residential/agricultural or commercial property randomly selected for inclusion in the ratio study conducted by the State Tax Commission for the purpose of measuring assessment accuracy for each jurisdiction within the state. Work involves performing physical inspections of assigned properties; calculating appraised values by applying cost, market and/or income approaches; and preparing appraisal reports. Work also involves collecting, analyzing, tabulating and verifying data on sales, rentals and costs of real properties for economic and cost studies. Close supervision is received from an Appraiser Supervisor; however, as experience is gained, supervision becomes more general, and the employee exercises increasing independence and initiative in the performance of assignments within established policies and procedures.

Job Duties

Receives formal and/or on-the-job training in the application of appraisal techniques.

Performs physical inspections of assigned properties; measures and plots land and structural dimensions; takes photographs and draws sketches to illustrate property dimensions.

Gathers and analyzes available sales information to identify comparable properties; calculates and adjusts comparable sales data to arrive at market values.

Obtains soil survey information on agricultural properties and determines land grade based on productivity factors such as terrain, vegetation, water resources, etc.

Calculates appraised values for residential/agricultural or commercial property and improvements by applying cost, market and/or income approaches.

Prepares appraisal reports and related records to document the appraisal process and findings.

Participates in meetings with county officials to gather information regarding disputed appraisal values.

Confers with supervisor regarding appraisal issues and work assignments; attends staff meetings to obtain information concerning new or revised policies and procedures.

Prepares and submits itineraries, work projections and activity reports.

Performs other related work as assigned.

Areas of Interest: 
Business Regulation, Safety & Inspection

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Two years of experience in one or more of the areas described below; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.

Special Qualifying Experience

1. Professional or technical experience in appraisal work, land surveying, drafting, engineering or architecture.

2. Professional or technical experience in finance, banking or auditing.

3. Professional or technical experience in real estate, property insurance, construction inspection or farm operation.

4. Professional, technical or clerical experience in a county assessor's office working with property assessment records, maps and/or other related materials.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Some knowledge of the principles and practices of appraisal techniques, including cost, market and income approaches to valuing property.

Some knowledge of property tax laws and regulations.

Ability to perform physical inspections of properties and adapt to a work environment which may include rough terrain, inclement weather, dangerous animals and insects, hazardous materials, high crime areas, etc.

Ability to operate a camera and applicable measuring devices

Ability to read and interpret aerial, topographical and cadastral maps, deeds and related legal property records.

Ability to make accurate calculations.

Ability to use computers and various software applications.

Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with county officials, property owners, co-workers and the general public.

Ability to travel extensively in the performance of assigned duties.

Ability to organize time, work activities and travel schedules to perform multiple appraisal assignments concurrently and achieve established goals.

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