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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Appraiser
Job Title: Residential Appraiser
Salary: $16.67 Hourly

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:

Pay Range:  $16.67 - $24.40 hourly

Usual working days/hours:

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Location of work:

4035 E. Harry, Wichita, Kansas and field work throughout Sedgwick County

Job Objectives:
Residential Appraisers are responsible for discovery, listing and valuation of residential real property parcels in Sedgwick County. This is accomplished through properly applied mass appraisal techniques in accordance with State of Kansas Statutes and the Kansas Department of Revenue, Division of Property Valuation (PVD), directives and guidelines and must adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP).

Essential Job Functions:
Data collection and Orion database maintenance of residential real property characteristics. • Performs review of property characteristics for maintenance cycle using imaging technologies. These characteristics include but are not limited to: Property address, land use, property factors, land types, dwelling information, sketching of improvements, photos of improvements, and the collection/verification of all associated residential buildings. • Perform on-site inspections to verify property characteristics for maintenance cycle. • Perform on-site inspections to verify property characteristic changes on open building permits. Annually assign appraised values for residential real property • Develop a final opinion of market value for each parcel of property as assigned using required spreadsheets and/or other tools provided. • Reconcile final value estimates by reviewing various approaches to value. Conduct valuation appeal meetings • Conduct informal and payment under protest appeals with property owners and property owner representatives. • Be able to work the appeals on the schedule in a timely manner, keeping up with demand but maintaining a quality work product. • Conduct field checks that were a result of a Payment Under Protest Meetings with property owners or property owner representatives. Position requires driving to multiple worksites on a routine basis.

Job Standards:
Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university or will consider any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Years of Experience: One (1) to two (2) years real estate field appraisal experience. License, certifications, etc… Has successfully completed the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) Course 101 Fundamentals of Real Property Appraisal and Course 102 Income Approach to Valuation. Position requires driving to multiple worksites on a routine basis. Applicant must have a vehicle registered in the State of Kansas to use on a daily basis. Must provide proof of valid vehicle insurance with current coverage in the State of Kansas. Must have a current valid non-restricted Kansas driver’s license.

Testing/Screening Requested:

Ability to effectively use computers, a calculator, and measuring tools. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Access, Mobile Office as well as SPSS. A personal vehicle is required, and mileage will be reimbursed based on federal regulations and county policy. Personal vehicle must be registered in the state of Kansas, must show proof of vehicle insurance and hold a valid Kansas Driver's License without driving restrictions.

Work Environment:
60% field work and 40% office-related duties. Position may involve work in mild to moderate inclement weather conditions. The Sedgwick County Appraiser's Office prides itself in supporting professional growth and development within the appraisal staff. Every reasonable opportunity will be made to allow the candidate for this position to receive adequate training both internally and externally to maximize their potential in the appraisal field.

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.

Vacancy Number: 20000998

Open Date: 10/24/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 11/24/2017 11:59:59 PM