There is one opening with the Yakima County Assessor's Office. This position is responsible for appraising property to determine its fair market value. Visits residential and agricultural property as well as those designated as new construction within Yakima County; uses accepted appraisal techniques and residential property knowledge to perform valuation of the property and determines, lists and refines characteristics for ad valorem taxes according to state law.
This recruitment may be used to fill additional positions which become vacant within 90 days of the closing date of this posting.
Collect, review and validate market data for market analysis and ratio studies; establishes factors of cost, depreciation, functional and economical obsolescence and fair market value. Performs field inspections to establish value for ad valorem tax. Analyzes land and improved sales and correlates cost to market value to determine the market value of Residential property
Locates, inspects and classifies properties denoting class, style, quality, and important characteristics. Estimates the market value of each property for assessment purposes based on market analysis.
Maintains close liaison with the Lead Appraiser concerning market analysis, revaluation progress, program status, work quality, quantity and potential problem areas of the assigned appraisal responsibilities.
Prepares appraisal cases for presentation before the County Board of Equalization and Board of Tax Appeals
Performs other duties as required including duties of the entry level.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Associate's Degree and one year of appraisal experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience to perform the essential duties of the job.
NOTE: General experience in real estate sales, rentals or transfers is not considered as qualifying experience at this level. Experience will be considered qualifying only if directly related to appraisal work.
This is a Yakima County Courthouse Master Contract Bargaining Unit, Local 2658 position.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL:
Skills (and abilities):