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Real Estate Appraiser I

Fairfax County Government
Fairfax, Virginia
$66,103.86 - $110,173.86 Annually
Closing date
Oct 7, 2023

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Under direction and supervision, responsible for residential real estate property appraisal, i.e., the determination of value for assessment of Fairfax County properties. Makes appraisals of residential classes of real estate (single family detached houses, condominiums, attached and townhouse dwellings). Appraises noncomplex vacant residential sites and subdivisions, as well as special purposes properties such as churches and schools. Performs office research on and inspects real property to gather data required for appraisals. Defends assessments in the administrative appeal process and at the Board of Equalization level. Meets with taxpayers, property tax representatives, attorneys and county officials to explain the assessment process. Prepares special reports and analyses of economic data.

Note: Salary offer will be commensurate with related work experience, licenses and/or designations and will not exceed the mid-point of the advertised salary range.

Click here to review our generous benefits package. Fairfax County does not participate in the Virgina Retirement System (VRS).

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree; plus two years field experience in the appraisal of real property.

This vacancy may be underfilled at the level of Real Estate Appraiser Trainee (S21, $57,382.00 - $95,636.11). The employment standards for the Real Estate Appraiser Trainee are:

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree.
Upon completion of the underfill agreement incumbents are either promoted to the class of Real Estate Appraiser I or are separated.

Clickhereto view the complete details and KSAs for the Real Estate Appraiser Trainee . Upon completion of an underfill agreement (which will require that the employee meet the employment standards stated above in addition to obtaining competencies and licensures defined by the hiring agency) the employee will be elevated to the level o>f Real Estate Appraiser I.

Underfill candidates must be able to meet the minimum qualifications of the Real Estate Appraiser I within two years of the job announcement's closing date of 10/06/2023.

Possession of a valid Motor Vehicle Driver's License.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • Experience in mass appraisal for assessment purposes.
  • Residential appraisal license.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel).

Must be physically able to field measure new residential property construction including houses, decks, additions, etc. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel Interview and may include a practical exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.



Fairfax County, Virginia is a diverse and thriving urban county. As the most populous jurisdiction in both Virginia and the Washington metropolitan area, the County's population exceeds that of seven states. The median household income of Fairfax County is one of the highest in the nation and over half of its adult residents have four-year college degrees or more educational attainment. Fairfax County also is home to an extensive commercial office market and is a major employment center.

Fairfax County Government is a great place to work, with a variety of jobs in different fields, great benefits, and an enjoyable working environment. We serve nearly one million residents in one of the largest counties in the country. Our talented employees have established Fairfax County as a leader in nearly every facet of public service and have won national recognition as innovators in local government.The size of Fairfax County government and the diversity of services it provides to citizens allows opportunities for personal growth and development, without ever having to change employers. In addition to pay, Fairfax County Government provides an employee benefits package worth approximately 25% of your salary in additional compensation. This package of benefits consists of programs designed to protect you and your family during your employment with the county and into your retirement years.

Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Group Term Life Insurance
Contributory Retirement Plan
Deferred Compensation
Flexible Spending Account Programs
Long Term Disability Insurance
Long Term Care Plan
Tuition Assistance Program
Employees' Child Care Center
Virginia College Savings Plans

Fairfax County's Application Process: Fairfax County uses an online application process called NEOGOV at nearly all positions.

Applicants who need assistance with the online application process are welcome to come to the Application Center at Fairfax County's HR Central where staff will be happy to work with you to establish an account and get your resume into the system. HR Central is located in the Government Center at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 270, Fairfax, VA, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Or call 703-222-5872 for more information.

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Company info
12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 270

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