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Recruitment #19-003301-0001



This is a position specific recruitment limited to candidates willing to work in Baltimore City.  The resulting list of eligible candidates will be used to staff this position or function only.  This list will be maintained for one year for future recruitments of this job classification.

*Recruitment is limited to current State Department of Assessments and Taxation employees only.




Business Personal Property

300 W. Preston Street

Baltimore, Maryland  21201

Main Purpose of Job

An Assessor I, Personal Property is the entry level of work appraising the value of the personal property of businesses for property tax purposes. Employees in this classification examine and analyze the personal property tax returns and other records of businesses operating in Maryland. The work requires the application of accepted assessing and appraisal methods and entails an understanding and use of accounting principles and practices. Employees in this class do not supervise.


Analyzes personal property returns and supporting schedules for accuracy and completeness by using departmental procedures.

Assesses personal property of businesses for tax purposes in accordance with laws regulations, policies and procedures that govern the assessment process.

Learns and provides explanations of personal property laws, procedures and policies to taxpayers, local tax officials, tax preparers and the public. Provides assistance to the public in need of telephone or walk-in service.

Composes clear and succinct correspondence for additional information, responds to inquiries and appeals by using departmental procedures.


Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: None.

Note: Appraisal experience involving the valuation of personal property of businesses may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.


Relevant Coursework in Math, Engineering, Business.

Experience reviewing and processing business personal property documents.


Must be willing to work in Baltimore City.

Recruitment limited to current employees within the State Department of Assessments and Taxation only. 


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


1. Employees in this classification may be required to have daily use of a motor vehicle while on official State business. Standard mileage allowance will be paid for use of a privately owned vehicle.

2. Employees are prohibited from participating in an outside activity, including private appraisals, which may be deemed a conflict of interest by the Director of the Department of Assessments and Taxation.


Please provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  Information submitted after this date will not be considered.  Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for one year.


Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this recruitment.  Applicants must meet all minimum qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position.

The supplemental questions will be used as part of the rating process.



Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.  Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application and resume to:

Department of Assessments and Taxation, Attn:  Human Resources Department, Room 511, 300 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD  21201.

Applications must be received by the closing date.  If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at 410-767-1140.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.