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Employer: Franklin County
Division: Appraiser
Job Title: County Appraiser
Salary: $0 Annually


Job Description:

Position Title:     County Appraiser

Department:        Appraiser

 

Position Summary:

This position is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, yet the County Appraiser works under the direction of and reports to the County Administrator.  The County Appraiser manages the County Appraiser’s office to assure that property values are fairly and accurately established, reviewed, updated and maintained in accordance with the requirements of the Property Valuation Division and applicable State statutes.  This position is responsible for the independent operation of the appraisal functions and execution of official documents.  The Appraiser is accountable to the Board of County Commissioners for the accuracy and validity of the annual property tax commitment.  This position prepares the assessment rolls and certifies such rolls to the County Clerk.

 

Franklin County participates in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS & KP&F).

 

How to Apply:  Complete On-Line Application at www.HRePartners.com.

Base Rate:  Depending on qualifications

Date Opened:  Friday, March 30, 2018

Date to Close:  Sunday, April 22, 2018

Hours:  Generally, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Questions regarding this job announcement shall be directed to the Human Resources Department at 785-229-3444 or via e-mail at humanresources@franklincoks.org.

Additional Information:

Bachelor’s degree or three years related experience required.  General real property appraisal license from the Kansas Real Estate Appraisal Board (KREAB) required.  Registered Mass Appraisal Certificate (RMA) from the State of Kansas OR Valid Residential Evaluation Specialist (RES) from the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) OR Certified Assessment Evaluation (CAE) designation from the IAAO required.

Consults and advises the County Administrator and Board of County Commissioners on matters relating to department operations required.

Prepares and administers the annual department budget, controls departmental expenditures and provides input on revenue sources required.

Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to perform at an acceptable level within six months of being awarded the position.

Franklin County conducts background checks and drug screenings on all potential candidates.

Anyone with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at 785-229-3444 at least two days prior to the scheduled test or interview.

Duties listed on the job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types to work performed.  Omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.  The attached job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change as the County’s needs and requirements of the job change.

The State of Kansas and Franklin County are At-Will Employment jurisdictions.

Franklin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

 


 

Franklin County, Kansas Job Description

  Title:          County Appraiser

  Grade:       N/A

  Reports To:        County Administrator

  FLSA:        Exempt

  Department:      Appraiser

  Modified Date:   03/2018

 

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, yet the County Appraiser works under the direction of and reports to the County Administrator.  The County Appraiser manages the County Appraiser’s office to assure that property values are fairly and accurately established, reviewed, updated and maintained in accordance with the requirements of the Property Valuation Division and applicable State statutes.  This position is responsible for the independent operation of the appraisal functions and execution of official documents.  The Appraiser is accountable to the Board of County Commissioners for the accuracy and validity of the annual property tax commitment.  This position prepares the assessment rolls and certifies such rolls to the County Clerk.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Enforces and maintains compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances;
  • Supervises, evaluates, and trains department personnel;
  • Prepares and administers the annual department budget, controls departmental expenditures and provides input on revenue sources;
  • Prepares and completes reports;
  • Performs public education, speaking and outreach when new projects are being implemented and for ongoing activities;
  • Develops short-term and long-term goals for department;
  • Develops and administers department policies and procedures;
  • Fields questions, concerns, and complaints from the public;
  • Supervises the operation of the entire department;
  • Consults and advises the County Administrator and Board of County Commissioners on matters relating to department operations;
  • Researches the type of equipment to purchase or programs to support, and prepares bid specifications for equipment, projects and supplies;
  • Determines cost alternatives with pros and cons, and provides recommendations;
  • Determines the assessment of taxes on properties in accordance with laws, rules, and regulations governing the Kansas assessment process;
  • Executes official County documents as Appraiser;
  • Defends appraisal values, along with County Counselor, in hearings;  Informal, Payment Under Protest, Small Claims Division, Board of Tax Appeals, etc.;
  • Supervises the collection, maintenance and retention of records and data relating to the property within Franklin County;
  • Prepares certification roll for County Clerk;
  • Oversees all contracts entered into by the County for consulting or other services for the County Appraiser's Office;
  • Performs quality control functions of the Orion system;
  • Performs analysis and studies for land, depreciation, income and expense, cost modeling, linear regression market modeling and trend;
  • Researches market trends through valuation/sales analysis;
  • Attends department head and Commission meetings as requested.
  • Directs mapping operations and assists in the implementation of GIS.

 

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs other related duties as required or deemed necessary.

 

SUPERVISORY FUNCTIONS:

  • Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the Appraiser’s Department and function;
  • Shall carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws;
  • Supervising may include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • The principles and practices of property appraisal, to include records management;
  • Laws, rules, and regulations that govern property appraisal in Kansas;
  • Policy, practices, methods and procedures within area of assignment;
  • Management and supervisory principles, practices, and techniques;
  • Business letter writing, grammar and punctuation, and report preparation;
  • An ability to use computer, computer assisted mass appraisal programs, MS Office Suite, calculators, and other related office equipment;
  • Mathematical operations and applications as related to property: assessments, projection analysis, acreage calculations, mapping, reliability and validity testing, etc.;
  • Applicable safety practices and regulations.

 

SKILL IN:

  • Planning, assigning, directing and coordinating a variety of functional specialties with overlapping work areas;
  • Developing and implementing goals, objectives, procedures, work standards, and management controls;
  • Operating a computer, calculator, fax, copier and other general office equipment;
  • Composing business correspondence;
  • Both verbal and written communication, including but not limited to presentations.

 

ABILITY TO:

  • Establish and to maintain effective working relationships with government officials, co-workers, departmental clientele, representatives of outside agencies and providers,  and with the general public;
  • Recognize, analyze and interpret statistical data that influences the value of properties;
  • Define problems, draw valid conclusions, and use sound judgment when making decisions;
  • Communicate effectively, in English, both orally and in writing.

 

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • General real property appraisal license from the Kansas Real Estate Appraisal Board (KREAB);
  • Registered Mass Appraisal Certificate (RMA) from the State of Kansas
  • OR
  • Valid Residential Evaluation Specialist (RES) from the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO)
  • OR
  • Certified Assessment Evaluation (CAE) designation from the IAAO;
  • Be qualified by the Kansas State Director of Property Valuation and meet all State qualifications;
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent;
  • or three years related experience and/or training;
  • or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

PREFERRED EDUCATION/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Master's degree or equivalent
  • or four to five years related experience and/or training;
  • and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear;
  • The employee is frequently required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel;
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms;
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate;
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions;
  • The employee may be exposed to animals and vehicle traffic.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.

 



Vacancy Number: FR2018-13

Open Date: 3/30/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 4/22/2018 11:59:59 PM