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Appraiser Aide

Salary: $15.28-$18.66 hourly / $2,658-$3,245 monthly / Range: 4800

DEFINITION: Under immediate supervision, performs a variety of technical tasks in the support of professional appraisers conducting property valuation for tax purposes; and performs related duties as assigned.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: The Appraiser Aide is a paraprofessional support class designed to provide a career ladder between clerical classes and the professional Appraiser series.


  1. With the aid of a specialized computer system, performs calculations such as square footage and property base year values; measures and prepares scale drawings of improvements.
  2. Reads, reviews, and determines the accuracy of building, zoning, and land division permits relating to the nature of the construction, date, permit number, and parcel number; initiates new property records, building records, data records and miscellaneous appraiser records for use by appraisers.
  3. Assists in routine field evaluation by gathering information from conversations in the field, phone conversations or other means; determines stage of completion on new construction; collects data on quality, age, condition, lot size, plotting, zoning and other use restrictions and forwards the information to appraisers for use in valuation analysis and appeals resolution.
  4. Uses existing tables to determine value of structures previously classified by certified appraisers; records and transmits data in approved form for value conclusions; assists in organizing and collecting data for use in assessment appeals or tax exemption filings.
  5. Composes letters and correspondence to taxpayers regarding inquiries and questions; writes reports for supervisor and professional appraiser regarding information gathered or work completed.


  1. One year of experience providing office support, preferably in an office of a County Assessor, realtor, construction company, architect, or title company; or,
  2. completion of one year of college coursework, preferably including classes in computer-aided drafting, architecture, real estate, or a related field; or,
  3. a combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above and that provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Knowledge of: office practices and procedures; arithmetic and basic geometry; English grammar and usage; computer applications, including current word processing, spreadsheet, and data base programs.

Ability to: learn assessment functions; learn construction and appraisal terminology and procedures; learn to prepare scale drawings of improvements; gather and evaluate data for appraisal purposes; make accurate calculations; understand and follow rules, instructions, and procedures; read and interpret blueprints and sketches; keep accurate records; accept and promote suggestions, recommendations, and process improvements; accept accountability and responsibility for work product and job performance; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and the public; elicit factual information from property owners, builders, attorneys, real estate professionals, other government representatives, and the general public for use in the appraisal of property.

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