Performs responsible administrative and supervisory work overseeing and participating in real estate appraisals for the Tax Department.
An employee in this class is responsible for planning, organizing and directing a program for all real property appraisals and reappraisals. Work involves the design and implementation of equitable valuation techniques and defending valuation methods and results to the public, overseeing and managing the County reappraisal project, including developing computerized schedule of values and appraisal systems. The employee is also responsible for defending appraisals during informal hearings, before the Board of Equalization and Review and N.C. Property Tax Commission. The employee provides supervision and direction over a staff of professional, technical and clerical personnel involved in the property appraisal process and acts in the absence of the Tax Administrator. Considerable initiative and independent judgment must be exercised in directing and monitoring the program. Tact, courtesy and firmness are required in frequent contacts with taxpayers concerning questions and complaints about property values. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Tax Administrator and is evaluated through conferences and discussions for overall efficiency and accuracy.
Desirable Education and Experience
Graduation from a four year college or university, including or supplemented by courses in appraisal, considerable experience in appraisal work, preferably including experience in appraising commercial and industrial properties and some supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certification as a tax appraiser by the Ad Valorem Tax Division of the North Carolina Department of Revenue and certification by the North Carolina Appraiser Association Office. Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license.
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