Real Estate Appraiser I

Fairfax, Virginia
$57,384.29 - $95,640.27 Annually
Sep 18, 2021
Oct 16, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

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 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.

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.

Position may be underfilled as a Real Estate Appraiser Trainee; the Underfill Requirements are stated below in the Employment Standards section.

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 (Grade S20, $49,873.82 - $83,122.21 Annually). The employment standards for the Real Estate Appraiser Trainee are: Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree. Formal appraisal training is required and will be provided by the County through various real estate appraisal organizations (e.g., International Association of Assessing Officers and the Appraisal Institute). Click here to view the complete details and KSAs for the Real Estate Appraiser Trainee. Upon completion of the underfill agreement incumbents are either promoted to the class of Real Estate Appraiser I or are separated.

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.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

Experience in mass appraisal for assessment purposes and a residential appraisal license.

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

Panel interview and may include practical exercise.

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.