Appraiser III- $26/hr+ & Housing May Be Available!

Salary: Hiring range: $26.06-$32.57. The maximum pay for this position is $39.08.
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Vail Valley, CO
Publish Date: Posted November 30, 2022
Applications have closed

Appraises all types of real property for tax assessment purposes and assists with the mass appraisal process, time adjustments and statistical analysis. Serves as mentor to newer employees and responsibilities include training in the mass appraisal process and office policies and procedures.

*Housing may be available!

Schedule: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. Remote work and/or other flexible work arrangements may be available.

Applicants are encouraged to apply by Sunday, Nov. 13th, however, this position will remain posted until filled.

Essential Functions

  • Assists Appraisal Manager with mass appraisal process, ensures that time adjustments and statistical analysis are completed in accordance with audit requirements as prescribed by state statute
  • Reviews the work of others for accuracy, and assists with more complex appraisals; may be assigned projects that involve mentoring/supervision of other appraisers.
  • Conducts field inspections and contacts businesses to collect data needed for the classification of land, buildings, mobile homes, or other types of real property; takes measurements and/or photos, sketches area, makes quality judgments and special condition judgments, and determines economic area factors, neighborhood factors, and land usability
  • Determines estimated market value using sales data and estimated income value (commercial property only) by capitalizing the estimated net income.
  • Correlates value data for a final estimate of value and inputs data into the computer for each property appraised.
  • Prepares and presents information and materials for Colorado Board of Equalization (CBOE), arbitration, Board of Assessment Appeals (BAA) and District Court hearings and serves as an expert witness as necessary.
  • Reviews junior staff with appraisal report writing and testimony at upper level appeal.
  • Represents the department in hearings at all levels of appeal to defend value determinations. Assists the public by explaining appraisal process and explains information gathered concerning their property.
  • Prepares appraisal reports explaining values by utilizing cost, market and income approaches to value.
  • Observes safety and security procedures, uses equipment and materials safely and reports potentially unsafe conditions.
  • Serves the community by demonstrating Eagle County Government mission and core values and following relevant policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned


Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification, or Registration:

  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business or Real Estate is preferred.
  • A Real Estate Appraiser’s license is required; Certified General Appraisal License is preferred.
  • Four years of appraisal experience; or, any combination of training, education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Valid Driver’s License and satisfactory motor vehicle record.
  • Commercial appraisal experience is preferred, but not required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer software related to word processing and the appraisal industry.
  • Appraisal procedures and practices, mass appraisals, and various methods of valuing property.
  • Grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Correct use of the English language.
  • Mathematics and principles of statistical analysis and economics.
  • Maintaining a high degree of accuracy in calculations and records.
  • Recognizing and utilizing sources of information.
  • Ability to successfully complete Qualifying/Continuing
  • Education coursework required to obtain/maintain Certification in Colorado
  • Read and comprehend information related to performing appraisals.
  • Understand and effectively explain to others the effect that economic forces have on property values.
  • Lead and direct the work of others.
  • Apply written standards to a variety of non-standard situations.
  • Analyze data and perform calculations.
  • Prepare and present comprehensive information to groups of individuals.
  • Read plans and maps and to defend appraisals. Defend appraisals verbally and in writing.
  • Obtain and verify information, transfer data to computers or manual reports, and to read plans and maps.
  • Effectively interact with internal staff, property owners or citizens, and other departmental staff in order to give and extricate information in a courteous and friendly manner.
  • Climb/descend ladders or sloping terrain, extended periods of standing and walking, often on ungraded terrain.
  • Concentrate and pay close attention to detail with constant breaks in concentration associated with answering phones or speaking in person to citizens requiring assistance.

Culture & Benefits

Working in local government is one of the best career paths in the mountains. ‘Your Career will Soar with Eagle County’. Get started with us today!

  • Why is Eagle County recognized as a Best Place to Work in 2022? Culture of flexibility and support for mental health / wellness. Check out more awards here.
  • Purpose! A modern, values-driven workplace with more than 550 employees embracing a welcoming culture, supportive leaders and an organization focused on our mission: Creating a Better Eagle County for All.
  • Learning organization focused on professional development opportunities, FREE CMC classes and
  • Tuition reimbursement.
  • Future focused with our Strategic Plan on improving housing, climate change and more.

As a certified healthy workplace, our culture recognizes the importance of individual needs and enjoying life outside of work. Other perks may include flexible work arrangements, paid volunteer time, and daytime fitness classes/bike rides.
Great benefits! See the details

  • Comprehensive and low-cost medical, dental, and vision insurance (as low as $75/month for employee only)
  • Wellness program where you can earn cash or extra days off
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Paid time off (starting at 12 days) and additional medical leave
  • Paid volunteer hours
  • 6% (dollar for dollar match) retirement plan
  • Free classes at Colorado Mountain College
  • Eagle County University classes (internal trainings)
  • Tuition reimbursement programs
  • Bilingual Pay Incentive
  • Free bus pass and more

Eagle County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Working in a diverse, respectful and inclusive environment is essential for our employees to be successful in serving our community. We do not discriminate with regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

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