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Recruitment #23-003310-0010


This is a Position Specific recruitment for Prince George's County Assessments & Taxation 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.

You do not need to reapply if you have been interviewed or applied in the past six months.




Department. of Assessments and Taxation
Prince George's County Assessments Office 
14735 Main Street, RM #356B
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

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.


Inspects residential real property and records technical details of property to update and maintain departmental property records following established guidelines as defined in the Maryland Assessments Procedures Manual. 

Prepares and conducts appeal hearings at the Supervisor, Property Tax Assessment Appeals Board and the Maryland Tax Court levels to defend the Department's estimate of value following procedures described in the Maryland Assessment Procedures Manual. 

Records technical data into the Assessment Administrator & Valuation System (AAVS) to maintain and update departmental property records in accordance with Departmental procedures.      

Analyzes existing market data and applies standard appraisal techniques to determine the value of land or buildings in accordance with the Annotated Code of Maryland Tax Property Article and the Maryland Assessments Procedures Manual.  

Interviews property owners by telephone and in person to gather and verify assessment related information following established procedures. Inspects residential new construction and records technical details of property for the purpose of adding new improvements to the assessment rolls following established procedures. 

Determines current and base full cash values for residential new construction following established procedures using the AAVS and other property valuation tools. 

Provides assessment related information to the general public to explain assessment valuation techniques, departmental and local office policies and legal mandates regarding property valuation. 

Performs other duties as assigned. 


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

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


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 Prince George's County.


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 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.


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 410-767-5898, 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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