County Assessor

York County
Full Time $93,311 - $107,950 Per year VA 120 Alexander Hamilton Blvd, Yorktown, VA 23690, United States


Directs and administers an effective and comprehensive Real Estate Assessment program for the County.  Responsible for the assessment of commercial, industrial, and residential real estate property for tax purposes and for the administration of special programs related to the assessment process.  Manages and supervises professional, technical, and administrative support staff.    Oversees, provides guidance, and participates in a biennial reassessment of real property parcels in the County, coordinating proper designation of land uses and ownership.  Provides real estate related data/information to various county agencies.  Administers the Land Use Program.  Represents the Real Estate Assessment Office before governing bodies, taxpayers, and the general public. Real Estate Assessor and their team have responsibility for damage assessment during disasters and/or events. 

Minimum Qualifications

Requires Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, accounting or a related field and 5-7 years of experience in assessment and appraisal, including 3 years of supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

A Certified General Real Estate Appraiser License issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia or Certified Assessment Evaluator designation from the International Association of Assessing Officers is required, or must have the ability to obtain such certification within six months of employment.

Upon hire, the individual selected must also meet the qualifications to be certified as the York County Assessor by the Virginia Tax Commissioner.

Possession of a valid driver's license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia with good driving record mandatory.

Experience in utilizing the Microsoft Windows environment and working familiarity with  Microsoft Office software required.

Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal System experience required.

Supplemental Information

The selected candidate is required to reside in York County, following appointment to the

DMV Records check conducted prior to employment.

This position is considered an Essential Position (County designation as ALPHA) which requires the employee to report to work during inclement and extreme weather conditions, often outside normally scheduled work hours, or as notified by a supervisor.

Physical Demands

Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including an automobile, tape measures, camera, engineer's scale, and office equipment, etc.  Work is more physically demanding than typical office jobs.  Requires frequent walking and standing while performing appraisal work.  Bending and stooping occurs while taking measurements, and there is climbing either of stairs or to reach portions of parcels that are on property with a steep grade.  There may be some limited crawling to observe structural items.  Carrying of a number of light weight objects (such as tape measure, camera, clipboard, writing tools, measuring wheel, and a cellular phone) occurs while doing appraisals.  Reaching over one's head is sometimes needed to clear obstacles when measuring a structure.

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