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Assessors

Also called: Appraiser, Assessor, Deputy Assessor, Residential Appraiser

What they do:
Appraise real and personal property to determine its fair value. May assess taxes in accordance with prescribed schedules.
On the job, you would:
  • Inspect new construction and major improvements to existing structures to determine values.
  • Determine taxability and value of properties, using methods such as field inspection, structural measurement, calculation, sales analysis, market trend studies, and income and expense analysis.
  • Prepare and maintain current data on each parcel assessed, including maps of boundaries, inventories of land and structures, property characteristics, and any applicable exemptions.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • building and construction
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • bringing people together to solve differences
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • group things in different ways
Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • a la mode WinTOTAL
  • Manatron ProVal Plus
Data base user interface and query software
  • Ascend Property Assessment
  • Bruno Realty eNeighboorhoods
Financial analysis software
  • Howard and Friends Computer CMA Plus
  • TietoEnator ProMatch

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
some college
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$54,980
$29,690
$102,590
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