Arlington, Virginia
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Aug 27, 2021
Sep 17, 2021
Full Time
Position Information
This employee will be hired at either the full-performance or entry/trainee level depending on qualifications.

The Department of Management and Finance is seeking a Real Estate Appraiser for the Office of Real Estate Assessment Division. This employee will work on a team responsible for developing and defending annual assessments of residential real estate throughout Arlington County utilizing Direct Sales Comparison, Income, and Cost Approach to valuation.

The Real Estate Appraiser at the full performance level is responsible for actively managing a residential mass appraisal assignment throughout the year which includes, defending assessments before the Board of Equalization, collecting data in the field, inspecting all new construction and permit work within assigned trend area, assisting the public with questions and explaining policies over the phone, in the office or in the field.

The entry/trainee level Appraiser will be responsible for working under the Supervisor and other Appraisers to learn all processes, procedures and software needed to conduct and maintain a residential mass appraisal assignment and actively participate in managing their own mass appraisal assignment

Both full performance & entry/trainee level Appraiser must have the ability to work remotely and be able to maintain a productive work schedule and manage one's time and assignments in a flexible remote work environment. They must be able to meet the requirements of having days in the field for inspections of properties, days working remotely online and days in the office providing availability and coverage for the public.

Specific duties include:

  • Inspecting, measuring & photographing properties in the field to collect and update assessment record data;
  • Analyzing and reviewing permits, plans, deeds, and market data;
  • Using Computer-Assisted Mass Appraisal and Mobile Assessor software to collect, input, analyze and retrieve appraisal data and make recommendations for valuation;
  • Reviewing assessment appeals both administratively and presenting before the Board of Equalization (BOE);
  • Serving as a resource and/or technical advisor to property owners, appraisers and the BOE on real estate appraisal methods, policies, process, values, and assessment data; and
  • Providing real estate assessment information to the public verbally or by written correspondence in the field, over the phone or in person at the County office.

Selection Criteria
Full Performance:
  • Bachelor's degree in Real Estate, Business, or related field and
  • four years experience in real estate appraisal including two years of experience appraising properties for tax assessment purposes.

Entry/trainee Level:
  • Bachelor's degree in Real Estate, Business, Communication, Public Service or a related field and
  • two years' experience in real estate appraisal.

Additional experience in real estate appraisal may substitute for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following:

For both Entry and Full Performance level:
  • Experience explaining real estate assessment policies and/or procedures;
  • Skill in using Excel, dBase, Word, Access or similar software; and/or
  • Experience working remotely utilizing Microsoft Teams.
Full-Performance Level:
  • Real Estate Appraisal designation from IAAO or similar professional organization;
  • Virginia Appraisal license;
  • Experience collecting and analyzing technical data; and/or
  • Experience with CAMA software and mass appraisal.
Entry/trainee Level:
  • Experience or training in providing technical information to the public verbally or by written correspondence; and/or
  • Real Estate experience.

Special Requirements
Applicant must possess, or obtain by time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence or be willing to use alternative means of transportation. The applicant must provide or authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon favorable review of the applicants driving record.

A pre-hire background check will be made on all candidates who are prospective employees. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

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