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Senior Appraiser

Anoka County
paid holidays, flex time
United States, Minnesota, Anoka
2100 3rd Avenue (Show on map)
Jul 09, 2024
Job Posting End Date: July 15, 2024 at 11:59pm CST Hiring range: $70,012 to $84,011 annually ($33.66 to $40.39 per hour). Starting rate will depend on experience, education, and qualifications. Advancement opportunities exist for individuals motivated to move up within Anoka County.

Come join our team at Anoka County where you can serve your community while enjoying the benefits of work-life balance! This includes 24 days paid of flexible time off and up to 12.5 holidays your first year.

In order to be considered for this position, information to support your answers must be included in your application. A resume attachment is optional and cannot be used in place of this application. Applications must be received by the closing deadline of 11:59pm on July 15th, 2024 in order to be considered.

Position Description

The Anoka County Property Records and Taxation Divisions mission is to embrace innovation to provide exceptional property tax, land records, vital records, and elections services. The division has an immediate opening for Senior Appraiser who will perform various duties. Some of the critical responsibilities of this position include the assessment of commercial, industrial and apartment properties in Anoka County. The Senior Appraiser will research,classify, and value property to provide a fair and equitable property assessment. The Senior Appraiser producesdetailed appraisal reports while remaining flexible and embracing ongoing field inspections and property valuations.

This is a full-time, non-exempt, benefit-eligible position, and is located at the Anoka County Government Center.

Pay and Benefits

  • Salary: $70,012 to $84,011 annually ($33.66 to $40.39 per hour).

  • 2024 Anoka County Salary Schedule Grade 34: $70,012 to $98,009 annually ($33.66 to $47.12 per hour).

  • 24 days of paid Flexible Time Off and up to 12.5 paid holidays.

  • Comprehensive insurance including medical, dental, vision, flex benefits and more at www.anokacountymn.gov/benefits

  • Medical and dental clinic exclusive to employees, located at the Anoka County Government Center.

  • Pension plan and other retirement investment options.

  • Advancement/professional development opportunities.

Work Location

  • This position will work at the Anoka County Government Center, located at 2100 3rd Ave. Anoka, MN 55303.

  • This position may be eligible for flexible work arrangements, including hybrid work, with some days working remotely and some days working in the office

  • Expected work hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
These examples are not all inclusive and are intended to be illustrative of primary responsibilities of an Anoka County Senior Appraiser.

  • Examine and evaluate property to establish a fair market value for taxation.

  • Perform on-site inspections to determine condition of property.

  • View and inspect all parcels of property in assigned assessment districts to determine any changes from prior assessment.

  • Verify property classification and land type breakdown to ensure accuracy.

  • Provide information to property owners relating to assessment law, procedures of valuation, homesteading and classification.

  • Communicate with taxpayers in an effective manner concerning sensitive financial matters.

  • Monitor trends of surrounding properties. Track and interpret real estate trends.

  • Handle negotiations and preparations for tax court. Testify concerning all areas of property assessment.

  • Handle appeals for Local and County Board of Appeal and Equalization (BOE).

  • Prepare and update field notes to document changes from previous assessment.

  • Review parcels and applications for special programs.

  • Provide reports on appraisals and ensure accuracy and compliance with regulations.

  • Provide leadership, coaching, and/or mentoring to a subordinate group.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Needed

  • Requires a bachelor's degree and at least 4 years of job-related experience

  • Possess an Accredited Minnesota Assessor (AMA) license

  • In lieu of the required education, an equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis

  • Successfully pass driver's license background check

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Needed

  • Degree in Business, Mathematics, Public Administration, Real Estate or Statistics

  • Possess or able to obtain within twenty-four months of hire a Senior Accredited Minnesota Assessor (SAMA) license

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Physical Demands and Work Conditions:

  • Standard office environment, and various county work sites both indoor and outdoor, including unfinished structures, construction areas, rough terrain, and changing weather conditions depending on assignment

  • Work activities may require contact with uncooperative, angry, and sometimes hostile clients depending on assignment

  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus, such as to work on computers. Ability to see colors, shades and brightness

  • Hearing abilities required for general and phone communication, signals, and machine sounds

  • Ability to detect, discern, and tolerate a wide range of scents required for safety and performance of essential duties

  • Cognitive abilities required include problem solving, prioritization of tasks, short- and long-term memory, interpreting and understanding written documents, and general mathematical skills

  • Assignments require several hours of varied physical activity in addition to viewing a computer screen, sitting at a desk, or walking/standing

  • Physical activity may include repeated bending, stooping, reaching, twisting, walking on sloped or uneven terrain, and handling/carrying equipment

  • Regular lifting of 0-25 lbs., occasional lifting of up to 75 lbs.

  • Equipment used includes computers, phones, and standard office equipment in addition to various inspection and surveying equipment depending on assignment

  • Inspection and surveying equipment may include but is not limited to digital camera, tape measure, and personal protective equipment

  • Travel between work sites may require driving a county vehicle and/or a personal vehicle

  • Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions

Selection Process

It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. This information will determine which candidates will proceed in the selection process. A submitted application is also used to verify the answers to any supplemental questions.

Pre-employment Requirements

Anoka County has determined that successfully passing a pre-employment criminal/driving background check, drug screen and DOT physical, and/or other qualifications checks may be necessary for certain positions. Applicants may be required to sign an informed consent form allowing the County to obtain to conduct such screenings and/or verify their qualifications in connection with the position sought. Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be further considered for the position.

About Anoka County

As the fourth largest county in Minnesota, we depend on the diversity, dedication, determination, and innovation of our employees. We offer a wide range of career opportunities for people with a variety of personalities, abilities, knowledge, and life experiences who can come together for the single purpose of serving Anoka County's 369,000 citizens in a respectful, innovative, and fiscally responsible manner. If your career aspirations resonate with our mission, we invite you to Find Your Path with Anoka County! Hear from other Anoka County employees here.

Commitment to Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employment

Anoka County is committed to the principles of our Affirmative Action Plan and Equal Employment Opportunity. It is the policy of Anoka County to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, marital status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, physical ability, sexual orientation, or age except where such status is a bona fide occupational qualification. It is the policy of Anoka County to make employment decisions in a manner that will further our Affirmative Action Plan and Equal Employment Opportunity.

If you require accommodations or have any other questions regarding this job posting, please call the Anoka County Human Resources Department at 763-324-4300 and reference the posting title and number. If you have questions about the hiring process, please visit: http://www.anokacountymn.gov/er-faq

Anoka County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, please see our EEO policy: https://www.anokacounty.us/401/Diversity-EEO

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