Real Property Appraiser Trainee

Department:Assesser
Open Date:May 28, 2021
Salary Range:$17.05 to $26.39/hr (salary commensurate with qualifications/experience)
Number of Openings:2
Employment Type:Full-Time

**Open Until Filled**

Job Description

General Purpose
Under general supervision from the Team Leader, performs technical assessment work (including appraisals of vacant land, condominiums, improved residential parcels, income producing parcels) within Davis County.
Example of Duties
(Any one position does not include all of the duties listed; nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class). Travels to property sites and obtains data to determine the type of structure involved; performs physical inspection of exterior and interior of buildings, photographing property, and recording qualitative and quantitative data, as well as intended use of the property. Reviews plans and specifications as necessary. Accurately collects and analyzes sales and rental information for all types of properties to be used in the valuation of real property within Davis County. Appraises all types of real property using current appraisal techniques and computer systems, methods, mathematical formulas and the various recognized approaches. Analyzes the various physical, economic, social and environmental factors that affect value and correlate the different approaches. Prepares appraisals conforming to the “Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice” and the “Code of Ethics” as outlined by the licensing division of the Department of Commerce and the Federal Government; defends the appraised value before the County Board of Equalization, the Utah State Tax Commission and various levels in the Judicial Courts as an expert witness. Uses computer programs to develop queries to locate appraisal problems and inconsistencies; uses financial and appraisal software and makes modifications to the queries for individual properties. Develops land values for all classes of property using a variety of land valuation techniques including analyzing vacant land sales, extraction, and land to building ratios. Responds to questions from property owners regarding appraisals and assessments. Operates a motor vehicle in a safe manner and in compliance with all Utah laws and regulations. Performs related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience

High school graduation plus one (1) year of full-time experience related to real estate marketing, appraising, real estate title, building construction, or a closely related field.  An acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.  An Associate’s degree (in any field) or possession of a valid license for real property appraiser, real estate sales agent or real estate broker may be substituted for the required experience. 


Preference given for a college degree or for completion of 75 hours of State approved education from a certified appraisal pre-license school.  

Special Qualifications
Must register as an Appraiser Trainee through the Utah Department of Commerce Real Estate Division within six (6) months of hire date. Must complete the required hours of appraiser licensing coursework (including 15-hour USPAP course) and pass USPAP exam within eighteen (18) months of hire date. Must become a Licensed Appraiser with the Utah Department of Commerce Real Estate Division within three (3) years of hire date. Must obtain Ad Valorem Residential Real Property Appraiser Designation by the Utah State Tax Commission within thirty-six (36) month of hire date. Must furnish personal transportation for on-the-job travel. Must possess a valid Utah Driver License; new employees with an out-of-state license must obtain a valid Utah Driver License within sixty (60) days of hire date. Employees driving a personal vehicle while on county business must maintain the minimum vehicle liability insurance as specified in the Utah Code.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Working knowledge of: Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, the Code of Ethics, appraisal terminology, methods, mathematical formulas, building trades and construction terminology, basic statistical knowledge and various appraisal approaches to value for all types of real property, current regulations and property tax codes, applicable computer software including spreadsheets, word processing and analytical software, basic accounting skills. This position may require the driving of a motor vehicle; skill in operating a motor vehicle in a safe manner; ability to insure motor vehicle is operating in a safe manner; knowledge of Utah motor vehicle rules and regulations. Ability to: read and understand property descriptions, title abstracts and property conveyance documents; read plats and blueprints and find property according to descriptions; use mathematics in figuring footage; determine proper model classification of buildings; drive to locations within Davis County and along the Wasatch Front using a personal vehicle; follow written and oral instructions; communicate effectively (orally and in writing); establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, employees, other agencies, and the general public.
Important Information
Davis County Is a drug-free workplace. All successful applicants for positions in the County must successfully pass a drug screen prior to employment. Copy of official college transcripts, proof of automobile insurance and a current Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) required with application; applicants with a Utah driver’s license can obtain an MVR through the State Driver’s License Division or through Human Resources.

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