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ASSESSOR I, COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL

Recruitment #17-001702-0005

Introduction

This is a Position Specific Recruitment for the Cecil County and Montgomery County Assessments Offices only.

This recruitment is limited to current State Department of Assessments and Taxation employees only.

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

Cecil County Assessments Office

Multi-Service Center

170 E. Main Street

Elkton, Maryland 21921

and

Montgomery County Assessments Office

30 West Gude Drive, Suite 400

Rockville, Maryland 20850

Main Purpose of Job

To appraise commercial and industrial real property at fair market value for use in the calculation of real property taxes.

POSITION DUTIES

Inspects commercial and industrial property to determine the appraisal value;

Analyzes sales papers, existing market data, and applies appraisal procedures in order to determine the value of land or buildings;

Prepares, presents and defends determination of commercial value at all levels of the appeal process;

Determines costs to be added or eliminated, such as, but not limited to: taxes, insurance, maintenance, rental income and management costs;

Reviews financial reports, profit and loss statements, tax returns and other cost data in order to adjust appraisal values;

Consults with the Assessor Manager, Real Property or other administrators and specialists to determine assessment methods and procedures and to elicit evaluation opinions;

Contacts owners of property, corporate tax representatives, attorneys and accountants to obtain access to property, to gather data for the appraisal or to review the findings of the assessment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Completion of the International Association of Assessing Officers Courses 101, 102 and 300 or equivalent courses approved by the Department of Assessments and Taxation.

Experience: Three years of appraisal experience estimating the value of real property performed in accordance with the provisions of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice Code.

Note: Additional appraisal experience involving the valuation of Real property may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

Recruitment limited to current State Department of Assessments and Taxation employees. 

Selected candidates must be willing to work in the Cecil or Montgomery County Assessments Office. 

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties that require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Employees in this classification may be required to have daily use of a motor vehicle while on official State business. Standard mileage allowance will be paid for use of a privately owned vehicle.

2. Upon appointment, persons possessing a real estate broker or sales license, or a license to sell insurance, will be required to put same in an “inactive” status.

3. Employees are prohibited from participating in any outside activity, including private appraisals, which may be deemed a conflict of interest by the Director of the Department of Assessments and Taxation.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.  Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this recruitment.

Applicants must meet all minimum qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire.

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position.

The supplemental questions will be used as part of the rating process.

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS

The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.

 

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.  Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If online access is not available, you may submit a paper application and resume to:  Department of Assessments and Taxation, Attn:  Human Resources Department, Room 511, 300 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD  21201.

Applications must be received by the closing date.  If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at 410-767-1140.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.



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