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Residential Appraiser
City of Bloomington Township

SUMMARY: The person holding this position will be an appraiser experienced and knowledgeable in the following areas:

  • Organize Plan, and Prioritize Appraisal Work - Developing specific goals and plans to accomplish scheduled work.
  • Work closely with assessor to coordinate residential valuations with the CAMA and GIS systems.
  • Inspect residential construction and improvements to existing structures. Use current technology (including mobile data collection devices and GIS) to collect, enter and process data.
  • Conduct regular reviews of properties within the jurisdiction to evaluate changes due to remodeling, additions or demolition.
  • Perform market analysis, value properties using Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA), income and expense analysis and replacement cost manuals/services.
  • Evaluate data consistency, and value uniformity using GIS.
  • Defend appraised values before and during the appeal and public hearing process.
  • Educate property owners with information on assessment/appraisal process.

DETAIL:

  • Use current technology (including mobile data collection devices and GIS) to collect, enter and process information.
  • Organize, plan, and prioritize work — Develop specific goals and plans to complete all work required for each year’s valuation cycle.
  • Inspect properties to collect and evaluate construction characteristics, condition, special features, and functional design. Take property measurements and digitally sketch exterior of property. Capture digital photos of properties to assist in documentation of completion date, and estimating property value.
  • Interview persons, such as contractors, home owners, and realtors, in order to obtain pertinent information regarding subjects and market transaction used to value subject properties.
  • When required estimate replacement costs using cost estimator services including Marshall & Swift online Cost Estimator.
  • Knowledge in the use of statistics, and GIS are desirable. The jurisdiction uses a global mass appraisal model developed with the aid of the NCSS Hybrid Model for deployment.
  • Develop final estimation of property values, taking into account such factors as market value comparisons of similar properties, replacement cost less depreciation, and investment income potential.
  • Conduct all mass appraisal functions in compliance with USPAP, including documentation reports, and summary mass appraisal report that outline methods by which the value estimations were completed, and meet appraisal standards.
  • Be aware of, understand, and have the ability to develop methods to equalize and obtain uniformity on all residential class property within the jurisdiction.
  • Testify at appeal hearings on how the appraised value of real property was developed.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Continuing education — stay current on appraisal, assessment and technology issues and apply new knowledge in the work environment.
  • Communicate with persons outside Assessor’s Office — represent the Assessor’s Office to the public, government, and other external sources.
  • Document / Record information — enter, transcribe, record, store, or maintain information in digital/electronic format.
  • Interpret assessment data for others — translate and explain what data is coded, and how to use and clarify the results.
  • Perform administrative activities — includes day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining data files and processing workflows to completion, reporting and discussing concerns as they arise with assessor.

REFERRED EDUCATION: Associate’s degree. Additional experience and education may be substituted for degree work. Completion of core appraisal courses from the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO), or their equivalent, and Appraisal Foundation approved USPAP courses. Hold, or willing to obtain a Certified Illinois Assessing Officer (CIAO) designation.

EXPERIENCE / SKILLS: 

  • Three years of progressive experience as a residential appraiser in an assessment office or related service is required. In-lieu of experience in an assessment office, appraiser will have four years’ experience as a residential appraiser and will have obtained a license as a Certified Residential Appraiser from their respective state.
  • Experience using a PC, databases, word processing and spreadsheets is required. Knowledge on the use of statistical software, and GIS for analysis and data collection is an additional advantage. Must be able to work independently and possess good problem solving skills. Ability to communicate orally and in writing is a critical to the position.
  • Specific knowledge and use of the NCSS software, and ESRI’s ArcMap products are helpful and will be given additional consideration.
  • A strong background in math, business, computer science, and economics is desirable.

COMPENSATION Full benefits package retirement, insurance, vacation, and holiday pay. Starting salary will commensurate with education and experience.

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