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ASSESSOR I, COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL

Recruitment #21-001702-0003

Introduction

This is a Position Specific Recruitment for the Baltimore County Assessments Office only.

This recruitment is limited to current Assessments and Taxation employees only. 

*If a candidate is within six months of meeting the minimum qualifications, they are eligible to apply for the position.*

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

Department of Assessments for Baltimore County
Real Property Valuation 
300 East Joppa Road 
Baltimore, Maryland 21286

Main Purpose of Job

To appraise commercial and industrial real property at fair market value for use in the calculation of real property taxes

POSITION DUTIES

Inspects commercial and industrial property to determine the appraisal value;

Analyzes sales papers, existing market data, and applies appraisal procedures in order to determine the value of land or buildings; 

Prepares, presents and defends determination of commercial value at all levels of the appeal process; 

Determines costs to be added or eliminated, such as, but not limited to:  taxes, insurance, maintenance, rental income and management costs; 

Reviews financial reports, profit and loss statements, tax returns and other cost data in order to adjust appraisal values; 

Consults with the Assessor Manager, Real Property or other Administrators and Specialists to determine assessment methods and procedures and to elicit evaluation opinions; 

Contacts owners of property, corporate tax representatives, attorneys and accountants to obtain access to property, to gather data for the appraisal or to review the findings of the assessment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:   A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and completion of the International Association of Assessing Officers Courses 101, 102 and 300 or equivalent courses approved by the Department of Assessments and Taxation.

Experience: Three years of appraisal experience estimating the value of real property performed in accordance with the provisions of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice Code.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute additional appraisal experience involving the valuation of Real property on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in tax examining classification or tax examining specialty codes in the accounting and budget group field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education. 

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience working with computers and different software including Microsoft Office and entering data into a data base system for the use in the appraisal of residential and/or commercial property.

Three years of AAV's experience. 

Experience dealing with the public via telephone and in person. Experience in the valuation of commercial and industrial properties. 

Relevant coursework. (i.e., Income Approach to Valuation; Mass Appraisal; Real Estate; Business; Mathematics etc.)

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

This recruitment is limited to current Assessments and Taxation employees only.

Candidates must be willing to work in the Baltimore County Assessment’s Office.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties that 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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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 to positions, employees in this classification that possess a real estate broker or sales license, or a license to sell insurance, will be required to put the license in an “inactive” status.

3. Employees in this classification 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.

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Assessments and Taxation, Office of Human Resources, 300 W. Preston St., Room 511, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the Department of Assessments and Taxation, Office of Human Resources at Application.Help@maryland.gov or 410-767-1140, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258. 

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country. 

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. 

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