Hennepin County's Assessor's Office is seeking a Junior Appraiser or Appraiser to estimate the market value and set classifications on residential and agricultural real estate throughout Hennepin County for tax purposes. The Junior Appraiser or Appraiser is expected to be actively involved in the revaluation process and perform abatement appraisals, local and County Board of Appeal appraisals, and assist in Tax Court appraisals.
We are home to Minnesota's most diverse property types that will keep you engaged and inspired to learn something new every day. The position offers competitive pay, consistent workflow, impressive benefits, work-life balance, paid mileage, and opportunities to develop and grow. If you enjoy a fast-paced job with a flexible work schedule and enjoy a combination of field and remote work, this is the job for you!
Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visitemployee referral program.
This position is hybrid and will be performed around Hennepin County locations and remote as job duties require. Work hours are flexible, but standard business hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. While this position is designated as hybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside in Minnesota or Wisconsin.
New employees who are hired into remote or hybrid positions between January 2, 2022 to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable upon completion of 6 months of employment.
About these positions type:
These are full-time, benefit earning positions.
These positions are internally classified as an Appraiser, Junior. Click here to view the job classification specification.
These positions are internally classified as an Appraiser. Click here to view the job classification specification.
The primary duties and responsibilities of Junior Appraiser include:
Complete mass residential appraisals by viewing and recording physical characteristics of buildings and land.
Evaluate and classify residential structures based on construction qualities; complete digital sketches of structures.
Complete routine assessment duties, including making divisions of property, processing change orders, and recording values on assessment runs or on field records.
Respond to taxpayers' questions and inquiries regarding assessment laws and procedures, residential valuation inquiries, and residential appraisal practices.
Contribute in the preparation of the annual assessment to meet standards established by the County Assessor.
The primary duties and responsibilities of Appraiser include:
Participate in mass residential appraisals by viewing physical characteristics of buildings and land.
Study construction, sales data, and neighborhood trends to establish valuation bench marks for mass appraisal work; perform appraisals for abatements and valuation reviews using the three traditional approaches to value.
Complete routine assessment duties, including making divisions of property, processing change orders and recording values on assessment runs or on field records.
Respond to taxpayers' questions and inquiries regarding assessment laws and procedures, valuation inquiries, and residential appraisal practices.
Responsible for preparing annual assessment to meet standards established by the County Assessor.
Need to have:
For hire as Appraiser, Junior:
One of the following:
A bachelor's degree or higher in real estate or closely related field.
Two or more years of real estate appraisal or assessment experience.
One or more years of experience as an Assessment Technician in Hennepin County and licensed as a Certified Minnesota Assessor (CMA).
For hire as Appraiser:
One of the following:
A bachelor's degree or higher in real estate or closely related field and one year of real estate appraisal or assessment experience
Three or more years of real estate appraisal or assessment experience.
Ability to obtain the Certified Minnesota Assessor (CMA) certification from the Minnesota State Board of Assessors within two years of employment. As a condition of continued employment, persons with a CMA certification must obtain licensure as an Accredited Minnesota Assessor (AMA) within five years of having become licensed as a CMA.
A valid driver's license, access to reliable transportation available for travel within the metro area, and the ability to obtain a Hennepin County driver's permit.
Nice to have:
Knowledge of Minnesota property tax laws, appraisal methods and techniques, real estate terminology, and instruments of transfer.
Make physical measurements of real property using tapes or other distance measuring tools; walk on uneven terrain; climb stairs and ladders; bend, stoop, and crawl through narrow areas in order to view physical or structural features of properties.
Analyze and draw conclusions from trends and data; use computer applications for mathematical calculations.
Deal effectively with local officials, taxpayers, and the general public.
Plan, organize, and supervise the work of others.
Prepare clear, concise, written appraisal reports and give expert testimony for court appearances.