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Recruitment #22-003301-0001


This is a Position Specific recruitment for Taxpayer Services-Personal Property Assessments Office only. The resulting eligible list will be used to fill positions at the above locations only.  Persons interested in future vacancies in the Assessor I, Real Property classification, will need to re-apply.




State Department of Assessments and Taxation
Taxpayer Services- Personal Property Assessments
301 W. Preston Street
Baltimore, MD  21201

Main Purpose of Job

To value and assess the personal property of business entities at the trainee level and provides accurate explanations of personal property laws, procedures and policies to taxpayers, local tax officials, tax preparers and the public.


Analyzes personal property returns and supporting schedules for accuracy and completeness by using department procedures. Assesses personal property of businesses for tax purposes in accordance with laws regulations, policies and procedures that govern the assessment process. Completes Assessments within prescribed deadlines.

Learns and provides accurate 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. Complies with the Department’s Customer Service Policy, CS#1, Teleworking policy, and IT equipment usage policy. 

Exhibits positive attitudes, recognizes and provides support and/or assistance to co-workers, works cooperatively in group situations, works actively to resolve conflicts and readily accepts direction from Supervisors. 

Composes clear and succinct correspondence for additional information, responses to inquiries and appeals by using department procedures. Communication to include telephone and electronic sources.

Completes special assignments within prescribed deadlines.

Learns features and programs of the data system and relevant software including Excel.

Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to, compliance with the requirements detailed in the Department's Customer Service Policy, #CS1.

May include cross training and assisting other Business Services units.

Participate in training provided by Management for any job duty deficiencies.


Experience: Four years of appraisal experience involving the valuation of personal property of businesses. 

Note: Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university for the required experience.


Desired or Peferred

Relevant Coursework in Math, Engineering, Business.
Experience reviewing and processing business personal property documents.


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. Employees in this classification 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 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.


As an employee of the State of Maryland, you will have access to outstanding benefits, including: health insurance, dental, and vision plans offered at a low cost. CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR MORE DETAILS:  STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS

  • Personal Leave - new State employees are awarded six (6) personnel days annually (prorated based on start date)
  • Annual Leave - ten (10) days of accumulated annual leave per year
  • Sick Leave - fifteen (15) days of accumulated sick leave per year.  
  • Parental Leave - up to sixty (60) days of paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child.
  • Holidays - State employees also celebrate at least twelve (12) holidays per year.  
  • Pension - State employees earn credit towards a retirement pension. 


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 Division, 300 W. Preston St., Room 511, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5pm in our office on the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the application. 

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the Department of Assessments and Taxation at 410-767-1140, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258. If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, at 410-767-4850 or  

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.

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