Director of Real Estate

Location
FAIRFAX (EJ32), VA
Salary
$91,204.46 - $152,006.61 Annually
Posted
Jul 09, 2018
Closes
Sep 17, 2018
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
The Director of Real Estate plans, organizes, and directs the activities of the Real Estate Division with the primary responsibility for administering the appraisal of all real property in and throughout Fairfax County. Position is under the direction of the Director of Tax Administration.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Administers the Real Estate tax program, including the appraisal of all real property in the county, with particular attention to the review and coordination of appraisal work to ensure the maintenance of uniform standards and methods (e.g., review of appraisals and property data, and evaluation of records/income statements in order to establish fair market value and tax liability);
  • Directs the review and coordination of appraisal work to ensure the maintenance of uniform standards and methods (e.g., conduct of research, review of appraisals and property data, and evaluation of records/income statements) to establish fair market value and tax liability;
  • Directs the maintenance of statistical data to ensure all annual publications and other public information documents are current;
  • Prepares a comprehensive forecast of the real estate market activity each year, published in June with periodic updates;
  • Tracks supplemental assessments and exonerations to the main assessment book each year;
  • Coordinates and directs the preparation of periodic revenue estimates used in forecasting current and future revenues for the Department of Management and Budget;
  • Reviews proposed legislation and makes recommendations for changes to title 58.1, the Virginia tax code and the Fairfax County code;
  • Ensures the Real Estate Division web page is kept current with up-to-date information;
  • Prepares items for presentation to the Board of Supervisors;
  • Directs the development of new or revised office procedures and forms;
  • Reviews and makes determination on assessment appeals;
  • Prepares the proposed work program and budget for the division;
  • Testifies as expert witness in court on real property assessments;
  • Directs the preparation of statistical and other reports;
  • Selects, trains, and evaluates the performance of subordinates;
  • Meets with civic and other interested groups on county assessment policies and practices;
  • Responds to citizen, Board of Supervisors member, and county staff inquiries.
For a complete profile of this position and the duties it oversees, please view this brochure (Download PDF reader). Illustrative Duties
  • Directs and administers the real estate tax program, including the appraisal and assessment of all real property in the County;
  • Directs the review and coordination of appraisal work to insure the maintenance of uniform standards and methods (e.g., conduct of research, review of appraisals and property data, and evaluation of records/income statements) to establish fair market value and tax liability;
  • Directs the review and coordination of appraisal work to insure the maintenance of uniform standards and methods;
  • Directs the development of new or revised office procedures and forms;
  • Prepares the proposed work program and budget for the division;
  • Reviews and makes determination on assessment appeals;
  • Testifies as expert witness in court on real property assessments;
  • Directs the preparation of statistical and other reports;
  • Selects trains and evaluates the performance of subordinates;
  • Meets with civic and other interested groups on County assessment policies and practices.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of the principles, laws and methods of real property appraisal for tax assessment purposes;
  • Working knowledge of Virginia Tax Code 58.1;
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration (e.g., organization, personnel, budgeting);
  • Ability to develop and implement division goals and objectives;
  • Ability to effectively manage a large group of employees;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with County officials, staff and citizens;
  • Ability to make on site inspections of real property.
Employment Standards MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in real estate, economics, business administration or a related field; plus eight years of increasingly responsible experience in the assessment of real property for tax purposes to include four years of direct supervisory experience.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
  • Certified General Real Estate Appraiser License from the State of Virginia or;
  • International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) Certified Assessment Evaluator (CAE) designation or;
  • Comparable assessing designation.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:This position, because it is one with financial responsibility, will be subject to a criminal history record check and credit check as a condition of hiring and periodically thereafter. Applicant or employee will be required to submit a request for a criminal history record check and credit check to the appropriate agency. Applicants/employee in this position must demonstrate financial responsibility in personal finances as a condition of employment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Possess experience and/or education in any of the following:
  • Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) Systems;
  • Statistical techniques;
  • Developing real property appraisal plans;
  • Forecasting revenue;
  • Departmental budgets;
  • Assessment of Public Private Partnerships (P3s);
  • Appraisal of properties utilizing Tax Increment Financing (TIFs);
  • Administering land use assessments (Agricultural and Forestal);
  • Assessment of properties administered by a public housing authority;
  • Application of laws governing the exemption of real property;
  • Assessment of properties in Special Commercial Tax Districts;
  • Experience coordinating work with community organizations.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
This position is primarily sedentary and may require lifting of up to 20 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview; may include exercise.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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 711. EEO/AA/TTY.