Junior Appraiser/appraiser

Hennepin County
Full Time 352.35 AnnuallyLocation and per week MN Hennepin County Assessor, Hennepin County Government Center, 300 South 6th St # A2103, Minneapolis, MN 55487, United States
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Overview

Hennepin County's Assessor's Office is seeking a Junior Appraiser or Appraiser to estimate the market value and set classifications on residential and agricultural real estate throughout Hennepin County for tax purposes. The Junior Appraiser or

Appraiser 

is expected to be actively involved in the revaluation process and perform abatement appraisals, local and County Board of Appeal appraisals, and assist in Tax Court appraisals.


We are home to Minnesota's most diverse property types that will keep you engaged and inspired to learn something new every day. The position offers competitive pay, consistent workflow, impressive benefits, work-life balance, paid mileage, and opportunities to develop and grow. If you enjoy a fast-paced job with a flexible work schedule and enjoy a combination of field and remote work, this is the job for you!  


Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit.
Appraiser, Junior: $57,352.66 - $71,241.34 Annually
Appraiser: $58,224.00 - $94,352.35 Annually

Location and hours:

This position is hybrid and will be performed around Hennepin County locations and remote as job duties require. Work hours are flexible, but standard business hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. While this position is designated as hybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside in or relocate to Minnesota or Wisconsin.  


New employees who are hired into remote or hybrid positions between January 2, 2022 to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable upon completion of 6 months of employment.

About these positions type:
These are full-time, benefit earning positions. 

These positions are internally classified as an Appraiser, Junior. Click  to view the job classification specification.
These positions are internally classified as an Appraiser. Click  to view the job classification specification.

The primary duties and responsibilities of Junior Appraiser include:
  • Complete mass residential appraisals by viewing and recording physical characteristics of buildings and land.
  • Evaluate and classify residential structures based on construction qualities; complete digital sketches of structures.
  • Complete routine assessment duties, including making divisions of property, processing change orders, and recording values on assessment runs or on field records.
  • Respond to taxpayers' questions and inquiries regarding assessment laws and procedures, residential valuation inquiries, and residential appraisal practices.
  • Contribute in the preparation of the annual assessment to meet standards established by the County Assessor.
The primary duties and responsibilities of Appraiser include:
  • Participate in mass residential appraisals by viewing physical characteristics of buildings and land.
  • Study construction, sales data, and neighborhood trends to establish valuation bench marks for mass appraisal work; perform appraisals for abatements and valuation reviews using the three traditional approaches to value.
  • Complete routine assessment duties, including making divisions of property, processing change orders and recording values on assessment runs or on field records.
  • Respond to taxpayers' questions and inquiries regarding assessment laws and procedures, valuation inquiries, and residential appraisal practices.
  • Responsible for preparing annual assessment to meet standards established by the County Assessor.
Need to have:
  • For hire as Appraiser, Junior:
    • One of the following:
      • A bachelor's degree or higher in real estate or closely related field.
      • Two or more years of real estate appraisal or assessment experience. 
      • One or more years of experience as an Assessment Technician in Hennepin County and licensed as a .
  • For hire as Appraiser:
    • One of the following:
      • A bachelor's degree or higher in real estate or closely related field and one or more years of real estate appraisal or assessment experience. 
      • Three or more years of real estate appraisal or assessment experience.
  • Ability to obtain the certification from the Minnesota State Board of Assessors within two years of employment. As a condition of continued employment, persons with a CMA certification must obtain licensure as an within five years of having become licensed as a CMA.
  • A valid driver's license, access to reliable transportation available for travel within the metro area, and the ability to obtain a .
  • Knowledge of Minnesota property tax laws, appraisal methods and techniques, real estate terminology, and instruments of transfer.
  • Ability to:
    • Make physical measurements of real property using tapes or other distance measuring tools; walk on uneven terrain; climb stairs and ladders; bend, stoop, and crawl through narrow areas in order to view physical or structural features of properties. 
    • Analyze and draw conclusions from trends and data; use computer applications for mathematical calculations.
    • Deal effectively with local officials, taxpayers, and the general public.
    • Plan, organize, and supervise the work of others.
    • Prepare clear, concise, written appraisal reports and give expert testimony for court appearances.

About the department:

The Hennepin County Assessor’s Office is responsible for the assessment of real and personal property throughout Hennepin County. The department is committed to accurate property valuations and classifications, as well as, maximizing enrollment in benefit programs. The Assessor’s Office leverages strategic objectives and technology to support its mission and goals and values diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.

About Hennepin County: 
Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.
 
Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at  (login as Guest). 
 
Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.
 
Your future. Made here.
 
This posting may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, and limited duration vacancies.

Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. Final candidates will be required to pass a driver’s license and background check.

If you have any questions, please contact: 

Roberta Arpinar

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