There is one position open with the Yakima County Assessors 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 future Appraiser openings which may occur within 90 days of the posted closing date.
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:
High School Diploma or G.E.D. PLUS three full-time years of related experience (real estate, surveying, engineering, construction or quality control);
Associate’s Degree or two year technical certificate in related field PLUS one full-time year of related experience in real estate, surveying, engineering, construction or quality control;
An equivalent combination of education and experience which provides knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
Note: A year of post-secondary education in one of the above disciplines will be considered to be equivalent to one year of related experience.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL
Skills (and abilities):