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Recruitment #19-003310-0002


This is a Position Specific recruitment for Baltimore City Assessments & Taxation Office only. The resulting eligible list will be used to fill the above location only.  Persons interested in future vacancies in the Assessor I, Real Property classification, will need to re-apply.




Baltimore City Assessments Office

6 Saint Paul Street, 11th Floor

Baltimore, MD 21202

Main Purpose of Job

An Assessor I, Real Property is the entry level of work performing real property assessments. Employees learn to appraise residential real property at fair market value for use in the calculation of real property taxes. Employees in this classification do not supervise. *Property inspections are required in all weather conditions.


Strong Mathematical skills and proficiency in Microsoft Excel would be used to perform the duties of this position listed below: 

Learns to inspect real property to determine the appraisal value.  Property inspections are required in al weather conditions.

Learns to analyze existing market data and to apply standard appraisal procedures to determine the value of land or buildings. ·

Learns to prepare, present, and defend determinations of value at all levels of the appeal process.

Learns to determine the value of auxiliary items to the property, such as but not limited to:  paving, underground utilities, outdoor lighting, and landscaping.

Learns to appraise and record costs relating to the physical condition of the property, and to the depreciation, and economic or functional obsolescence of real property.

Learns to record technical details of the property which may affect costs, such as but not limited to:  size of the building; specifications, grade and quality of construction materials; type, grade and quality of building facilities, mechanical equipment, plumbing, heating, air-conditioning, electrical systems, and other structural components

Learns to determine building cost estimates based on analysis of building construction costs reported by contractors or property owners. ·    

Learns to review land records to determine legal title to the property. ·   

Learns to record and plot deed descriptions.


Education:  A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience:  None.

Note:  Additional appraisal experience involving the valuation of real property may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.


Relevant Coursework in Math, Engineering, Business, or Real Estate.

Appraisal experience involving the valuation of real property.

A license in one of the following:  Real Estate Sales License, Real Estate Broker License, or Appraiser License.


Must be willing to work in Baltimore City.


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. Upon appointment, persons possessing a real estate broker or sales license, or a license to sell insurance, will be required to put same in an "Inactive" status.

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


Please make sure that you 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. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.



Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application to: Department of Assessment and Taxation, Attn: Human Resources Department, Room 511, 300 W. Preston Street Baltimore, MD 21201. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at 410-767-1140.

The paper application must be received by 4 PM on the closing date for the recruitment. 

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay, 1-800-925-4434.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.