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.
Arts and Humanities
- English language
- customer service
- administrative services
Engineering and Technology
- computers and electronics
- building and construction
Math and Science
- arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- reading work related information
- understanding people's reactions
- bringing people together to solve differences
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
- 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
- choose the right type of math to solve a problem
- add, subtract, multiply, or divide
People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Attention to Detail
- Self Control
- Stress Tolerance
You might use software like this on the job:
Data base user interface and query software
Analytical or scientific software
- a la mode WinTOTAL
- Computer assisted mass appraisal CAMA software
Financial analysis software
- Howard and Friends Computer CMA Plus
- RealData Comparative Lease Analysis