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Appraiser III

City of Sterling Heights, MI
paid time off
United States, Michigan, Sterling Heights
40555 Utica Road (Show on map)
September 12, 2023
  • Description

    The City of Sterling Heights is seeking candidates who are thorough, detail-oriented, and committed to producing an accurate work product to fill an Appraiser III position within the Office of Assessing!

    • Hourly pay up to $45.2556/hr.
    • Pay increases every six months and annually on July 1st
    • Generous paid holiday schedule and Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • Premium healthcare coverage for employee and their dependents with a very low monthly premium
    • Vision, Dental, and Disability Benefits at NO COST
    • Access to an on-site Employee Health & Wellness Center staffed with a physician and nurse (for spouses and dependents too!)
    • 401a with employer match
    • Position is eligible for overtime pay and/or compensatory time
    • ...and so much more!

    Position Summary

    The Appraiser III is principally responsible for undertaking and completing complex valuations of the properties situated in the City. In the course of completing this critical job duty, an Appraiser III must be technically competent and task-oriented. Critical functions and duties include an ability to audit business and property records, prepare and maintain accurate tax rolls, complete thorough and accurate appraisals, defend appraisal valuations in Board of Review and Michigan Tax Tribunal forums, complete field work in a timely and effective manner, work through the equalization process with the County of Macomb's equalization director, supervise and direct the work activities and review the work product of subordinates in the Office of Assessing, and complete special assignments from the City Assessor.

    This position has daily contact with property owners, so a customer service orientation and skill set is essential to job success. As the Office of Assessing carries a significant workload, all personnel must be committed to task and demonstrate a willingness to assist fellow assessors. The overall mission of the Office of Assessing is dependent upon the ability of its personnel to work together in a goal-oriented manner.

    Under supervision of the City Assessor, the Appraiser III serves as the senior appraiser performing the more complex appraisals. Employees in this classification specialize in personal property or commercial and industrial appraisals. At this level the employee has primary responsibility for his or her specialization.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • High school or GED equivalent; Associate's Degree with major course work in business, math, or related field is preferred.
    • Level III Certification from the State of Michigan Assessor's Board (MAAO Designation Level III).
    • Completed five (5) years of professional experience in an Office of Assessing performing assessing or administrative support duties.
    • Must have knowledge of principles and practices for appraising, establishing and determining property value, statistical methods and mathematics, laws, regulations, and ordinances affecting appraisal processes.

    Position will remain open until filled.

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