Personal Property Appraiser
Company: Pitkin County
Posted on: August 9, 2019
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
- 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,
- 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
- Record keeping and records management rules and standards.
- 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
- 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
- Ability to perform under stress when confronted with emergency
situations or tight deadlines.
- Establishing and maintaining effective working
- 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
- Following and effectively communicating verbal and written
- 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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