Residential Real Estate Appraiser
Multiple positions will be filled with this announcement. 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.
Positions may be underfilled as an Assistant Real Estate Appraiser (S20); the Underfill Requirements are stated below in the Employment Standards section.
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. Please review our generous retirement benefit package as we do not participate in the VRS retirement system.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Valid driver's license.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background investigation, a credit check and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.
This position may be filled by a less experienced person at the level of Assistant Real Estate Appraiser (Grade S20). The employment standards for the Assistant Real Estate Appraiser are: 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. Formal appraisal training will be required and may be provided by various real estate appraisal organizations (e.g., International Association of Assessing Officers and the Appraisal Institute). Incumbents are either promoted to the class of Real Estate Appraiser upon successful completion of their training or are separated. Click here to view the complete details and KSAs for the Assistant Real Estate Appraiser. Upon completion of an underfill agreement (which will require that the employee meet the employment standards stated above in addition to obtaining competencies defined by the hiring agency) the employee will be elevated to the level of Real Estate Appraiser.
Experience in mass appraisal for assessment purposes and a residential appraisal license.
Must be physically able to field measure new residential property construction, including houses, decks, additions, etc. with or without reasonable accommodations.
Panel interview and 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 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.