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District Of Columbia

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Appraise real and personal property to determine its fair value. May assess taxes in accordance with prescribed schedules.

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Currently Employed: 180

Projected Annual Job Openings: 0

Typical Hourly Wage: $35.23 - $50.92

Typical Annual Salary: $73,300 - $105,900

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Long-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • 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.
  • Inspect properties, considering factors such as market value, location, and building or replacement costs to determine appraisal value.
  • Explain assessed values to property owners and defend appealed assessments at public hearings.
  • Prepare and maintain current data on each parcel assessed, including maps of boundaries, inventories of land and structures, property characteristics, and any applicable exemptions.
  • Establish uniform and equitable systems for assessing all classes and kinds of property.
  • Inspect new construction and major improvements to existing structures to determine values.
  • Issue notices of assessments and taxes.
  • Write and submit appraisal and tax reports for public record.
  • Complete and maintain assessment rolls that show the assessed values and status of all property in a municipality.
  • Analyze trends in sales prices, construction costs, and rents, to assess property values or determine the accuracy of assessments.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Desktop computers
  • Electronic charts or maps or atlases
  • Laser measuring systems
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Financial analysis software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Map creation software

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