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Employer: Franklin County
Division: Appraiser
Job Title: Deputy County Appraiser
Salary: $36650.00 Annually


Job Description:

Position Title:     Deputy County Appraiser

Department:        Appraiser

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the County Appraiser, the Deputy County Appraiser assists the County Appraiser in coordinating the appraisal process for the valuation of all property within Franklin County.  The Deputy Appraiser performs supervisory and technical duties relating to the appraisal of real estate and personal property in compliance with Property Valuation Division guidelines and State statutes These duties center upon a thorough knowledge and understanding of the valuation of all property for ad valorem tax purposes.  In the absence of the County Appraiser, the Deputy County Appraiser will assist in the supervision of all personnel and functions of the Appraiser’s Office.

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

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Base Rate:  $36,650 annually depending on qualifications

Date Opened:  Monday, May 14, 2018

Date to Close:  Monday, May 28, 2018

Hours:  Generally, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday.  Some Overtime may be required.

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 required OR four to five years related experience and/or training OR equivalent combination of education and experience required.  Commercial Appraisal experience required.

Knowledge of appraisal methods and techniques, knowledge of Kansas State Statues, and the statues governing the appraisal of all property required.

Ability to interpret, explain, present and apply appraisal principles and techniques in appraising real property and in exercising sound judgment in developing, analyzing and reporting appraisal data required.

Ability to develop, recommend, and implement strategies regarding the development of appraisal staff; identify causes for performance gaps or areas of improvement, and to develop appropriate interventions required.

Skill in use of computers, databases, commonly used software programs (Microsoft Office products, etc.), AS400, Orion/Appraisal software, and other office programs/equipment 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:          Deputy County Appraiser

  Grade:       20

  Reports To:        County Appraiser

  FLSA:        Non-Exempt

  Department:      Appraiser

  Modified Date:   05/2018

 

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the County Appraiser, the Deputy County Appraiser assists the County Appraiser in coordinating the appraisal process for the valuation of all property within Franklin County.  The Deputy Appraiser performs supervisory and technical duties relating to the appraisal of real estate and personal property in compliance with Property Valuation Division guidelines and State statutes These duties center upon a thorough knowledge and understanding of the valuation of all property for ad valorem tax purposes.  In the absence of the County Appraiser, the Deputy County Appraiser will assist in the supervision of all personnel and functions of the Appraiser’s Office.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs Commercial Appraisal and analysis and ready the Orion system for annual valuation of Commercial Properties;
  • Plans, directs, and assists in the evaluation of all commercial/industrial properties in the County, including conducting field inspections, obtaining information concerning structures, entering data into a computer, and reviewing final values for uniformity and level of assessment Monitors all phases of the valuation process according to State-mandated timelines and timelines set by County Appraiser;
  • Analyzes deed transfers and sales of properties to determine commercial and industrial evaluation schedules and cost tables to assist in valuing all commercial/industrial properties
  • Performs, coordinates and/or reviews phases outlined in the appraisal maintenance specifications and assists the County Appraiser in producing all related documents according on phase;
  • Responsible for the computer operations of the Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal/Orion system by providing training to staff and development of reports for quality conversion of values;
  • Processes necessary paperwork on maintenance changes and clerical errors;
  • Conducts reviews of subordinate staff and maintains all employee records/files with leave request, time sheets, sick leave, etc.;
  • Conducts and/or assists with the various hearing levels to support and defend values;
  • Prepares various reports for determining valuations;
  • Assists in all phases of analysis including neighborhood delineation, Computer Assisted Land Pricing (CALP), cost and depreciation, market modeling, etc.;
  • Analyze facts in order to formulate estimates of values by the cost approach, market approach, and income approach (when applicable) for all types of properties for selected economic neighborhoods;
  • Assists in maintaining, updating and modifying computer changes from the Kansas Property Valuation Division;
  • Calculates annual oil and gas declination rates for oil and gas appraisal, and assists with setting oil and gas valuation;
  • Assists in performing backups of the Orion Mass Appraisal files;
  • Provides Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal/Orion parameter modifications as needed;
  • Running select abilities and query reports in the Computer Reporting System;
  • Generates Property Record Cards, income reports, etc., as well as valuation sheets for field reviews and the general public;
  • Coordinates scheduling, verification and compilation of hearing files as well as notification of results for both Informal and Payment Under Protest hearings;
  • Tracks and corresponds with Fee Site User clients; and troubleshoots Fee User Site issues for clients and corresponds with vendor;
  • Plans and supervises Agriculture use and review:  sends out teams and reviews work and classifications for appropriateness;
  • Manages multiple databases to provide information to multiple jurisdictions and clients, running specific reports for progress and analysis;
  • Assists citizens with questions, forms and obtaining information on all aspects of the appraisal department duties;
  • Assists in preparation of the certification of the real estate appraisal rolls for delivery to County Clerk;
  • Tracks departmental expenses and gathers information for budget purposes for the County Appraiser’s review;
  • Processes and calculates change orders and provides changes to County Clerk's office for changes in valuation;
  • Attends courses and/or seminars to assist with duties necessary in the valuation of real and personal property;
  • Plans activities around the appraisal calendar to ensure objectives are met;
  • Identifies market trends that may affect the department in the future, and identifies proactive strategies to meet current and future needs;
  • Develops, implements, and conducts quality control of employee data collection;
  • Organizes, coordinates, reviews, supervises and evaluates the work of subordinate personnel in the real estate and personal property offices for quality, quantity, accuracy and thoroughness;
  • Supervises office in the absence of the County Appraiser; Makes copies of maps and other documents as needed for departments, other agencies and the public;
  • Perform other duties as deemed necessary or assigned.

 

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs other related duties as required.

 

SUPERVISORY FUNCTIONS:

  • Assists with the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of a department or function;
  • May 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:

  • Computer Kansas Assisted Mass Appraisal/Orion software, appraisal methods and techniques, and a working knowledge of mathematics or statistics;
  • Appraisal methods and techniques, knowledge of Kansas State Statues, and the statues governing the appraisal of all property;
  • Statistical methods used in the Property Value roll submission and approval process;
  • How to read and interpret maps;
  • Data entry and typing.

 

SKILL IN:

  • Reading and interpreting reports, files, and written instructions;
  • PC-based computer programs for word processing, spreadsheet and statistical analysis;
  • Communication and the ability to positively interact with the public, other governmental officials, and co-workers;
  • Time management skills, including the ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines;
  • Use of computers, databases, commonly used software programs (Microsoft Office products, etc.), AS400, Orion/Appraisal software, and other office programs/equipment.

 

ABILITY TO:

  • Work independently, exercise initiative and good judgment;
  • Concentrate on complex appraisal tasks for extended periods of time and independently solve complex problems;
  • Interpret, explain, present and apply appraisal principles and techniques in appraising real property and in exercising sound judgment in developing, analyzing and reporting appraisal data;
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Operate computers, software applications, copier, fax, scanner, map machines, cameras, and telephone systems with a high degree of proficiency;
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions;
  • Develop, recommend, and implement strategies regarding the development of appraisal staff; identify causes for performance gaps or areas of improvement and develop appropriate interventions;
  • Proofread and edit legal documents with proficiency.

 

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: 

  • Achieve professional designation of RES, RMA or certification by the Kansas Real Estate Appraisal Board within 24 months of hire;
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university;
  • OR four to five 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;
  • 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: FR2018-23

Open Date: 5/14/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 5/28/2018 11:59:59 PM