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Personal Property Appraiser

Company: Pitkin County
Location: Aspen
Posted on: August 9, 2019

Job Description:

The Personal Property Appariser will appraise personal property for tax assessment purposes. The Personal Property Appraiser will analyze, interpret, and enforce all relevant Federal and State statues and State property tax policies and procedures relating to County personal property administration. This position will work day hours on a Monday through Friday schedule. Duties may vary according to job assignment. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Analyzes personal property declarations for accuracy, detail, and completeness; processes with correct depreciation; verifies complex and technical information such as legal technology and descriptions for processing personal property; uses mathematical formulas to calculate values and taxes incorporating assessment ratios and mill levies. Duties may vary according to job assignment.
  • Conducts independent field inspections; contacts businesses, developers, and building departments of any jurisdiction where personal property resides to collect data as needed.
  • Determine the appropriate cost, market, and income approaches to value in the appraisal of all residential and commercial personal property accounts.
  • Discovers and locates personal property by physically inspecting property on site, learning of business licenses issues, courthouse records, reviewing building permits, internet searches, etc.
  • Independently works on special projects of a complex administrative, technical, and confidential nature.
  • Represents protests and abatement for the Assessor's Office in hearings at County level of appeals, County Board of Equalization, and the Board of Assessment Appeals; prepares detailed reports and prepare evidence to defend the value.
  • Supports the relationship between Pitkin County government and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and County staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and County information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance. Education and Experience: High school diploma or GED equivalent; AND three years of administrative support experience, preferably in an Assessor's office; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Required Licenses or Certifications:
    • Must possess a valid Colorado Driver's License and acceptable Motor Vehicle Record. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Knowledge of:
      • Real estate methodology.
      • Correct English usage, including spelling, grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary.
      • Accounting and auditing principals and procedures.
      • Mathematical applications Knowledge of (Job Class Standard):
        • County policies and procedures.
        • State and federal laws and regulations governing work performed.
        • Record keeping and records management rules and standards. Skill in:
          • Mathematical applications.
          • Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines.
          • Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up assignments with a minimum of direction.
          • Using a PC with intermediate proficiency in document/file management, word-processing, spreadsheets, database management, email usage, and Internet browsers.
          • Typing and entering data with speed and accuracy.
          • Working independently with minimal supervision.
          • Organizing and prioritizing work to meet deadlines and accomplish tasks.
          • Ability to perform under stress when confronted with emergency situations or tight deadlines.
          • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
          • Preparing budget documents, complex plans, reports, correspondence, and other documents.
          • Reading and interpreting documents such as contracts, title insurance, and real estate transaction documents as well as a variety of strategic plans and proposals, data, codes, analytical reports, and correspondence.
          • Defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts, and drawing valid conclusions. Skill in (Job Class Standard):
            • Handling multiple tasks simultaneously, under pressure, and in emergency and stressful situations.
            • Interacting with people of different social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds.
            • Following and effectively communicating verbal and written instructions.
            • Utilizing standard personal computer software programs and specialized state and County software.
            • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing. Physical Demands and Working Environment:
              • Work is performed in a standard office environment. HIRING RANGE: $20.71 - $24.34 per hour dependent on qualifications.

Keywords: Pitkin County, Aspen , Personal Property Appraiser, Other , Aspen, Colorado

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