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Residential Appraiser

The Travis County Appraisal District has an opening for a Residential Appraiser.

Date:   March 2015

Closing Date:  Until Filled

Job Order No:   2015145302

Division: Residential Appraisal

Job Title: Residential Appraiser

Salary: Dependent on Qualifications

Essential job functions:
The Residential Appraiser is responsible for the appraisal of residential accounts and interacting with taxpayers to resolve problems and settle values. Duties include:

  1. Accurately measure properties and gather information and characteristics necessary to complete an appraisal for properties in Travis County.
  2. Conduct reappraisal activities to accurately record changes to properties as well as to evaluate their condition in order to establish fair market values.
  3. Carefully review reports to ascertain the accuracy of field work for accurate and equitable fair market values.
  4. Review real property renditions, take appropriate action and respond to taxpayer inquiries.
  5. Negotiate and settle value disputes with property owners and/or property tax consultants.
  6. Represent the District before the Appraisal Review Board as necessary.
  7. Work in the office Monday – Friday 7:45 am to 4:45 pm with additional hours as needed.
  8. Conduct field work in various geographical areas of Travis County as assigned.
  9. Meet deadlines.
  10. All other duties as assigned.

Qualification requirements:

  1. Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferably in Real Estate, Appraisal, or Statistics. Work experience in may be substituted for a college degree.
  2. Thorough technical knowledge of advanced real property valuation techniques preferred.
  3. Must be able to register with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and obtain a Level IV RPA within five (5) years. 
  4. Experience in mass appraisal, fee appraisal and/or experience in real estate sales,  leasing, property management, construction, development, mortgage lending or building inspection highly desirable
  5. Knowledge of factors, techniques, methods, and principles involved in the appraisal of residential property including pertinent principles and guidelines set forth in Texas Property Tax Code and Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice preferred. 
  6. Should have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret closing statements, surveys, title insurance, or other documents as well as the ability to respond effectively to inquiries or complaints orally and in writing.
  7. Prefer solid intermediate to advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  8. Must be proficient in advanced mathematics and analysis.
  9. Must be authorized to work in the US, have reliable transportation, a valid Texas Driver’s License, proof of liability insurance and a verified driving record.
  10. Must have stable job history.
  11. Spanish bilingual ability desirable.

The final candidate will be subject to a background check.

Essential Physical Demands: Requires sitting, walking on all types of terrain, climbing, standing, driving vehicle, bending, kneeling, reaching and twisting upper body  Must use hands for data entry much of the work day.  Must be able to hear and speak both in person and by phone.   Must be able to see and read fine print and lift up to 40 pounds.  The position requires considerable concentration, ability to manage time effectively and work without supervision.  It is subject to stress caused by a changing public environment, diversity in the organization, heavy workload, high call volume, and mandatory deadlines.   Requires the ability to, assess information, ask questions, make decisions, and execute assignments.

Environment Factors:     Indoor activity and outdoor activity in all types of weather conditions.  Frequent exposure to video display computer terminal.  Interface with the public.  Moderate stress levels are constant with occasional significant stress.  Employee must be able to work extended hours and weekends as needed.

The Travis Central Appraisal District is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The Travis Central Appraisal District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, military service, AIDS or HIV status, ancestry, national or ethnic origin and any other characteristic protected by law.

Resumes are welcome, but applicant must submit a completed employment application before an interview will be granted.

(posted March 26, 2015)

Chief Appraiser

The Hemphill County Appraisal District is currently accepting applications for the position of Chief Appraiser. Applicants must be registered with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and be certified as a Registered Professional Appraiser (RPA). The following qualifications will be considered valuable: experience in all appraisal district operations, Texas Property Tax Laws, budgeting and finance, MAP's audit, Property Value Study, administrative functions and professional customer service experience. Salary will be contingent upon qualifications and commensurate with experience. The Hemphill County Appraisal District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Benefit package is provided with employment.

Mail resume to:

Board of Directors
Hemphill County Appraisal District
223 Main Street
Canadian TX 79014

(posted March 24, 2015)

Chief Appraiser Position

The Tyler County Appraisal District (TylerCAD), located in Woodville, Texas, currently has a job opening for the Chief Appraiser. Preferred applicants should have a Registered Professional Appraiser (RPA) designation from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and experience as a chief appraiser in Texas, substantial familiarity with issues arising from the annual State Property Value Study, and graduation from an accredited four-year college or university. Salary range will be contingent upon qualifications and commensurate with experience. Benefit package is provided with employment.

Interested persons should send resume and salary expectations to:

Tyler County Appraisal District
Board of Directors
P. O. Drawer 9
Woodville, Texas 75979
TylerCAD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

(posted March 5, 2015)

Chief Appraiser

The Cass County Appraisal District (CCAD), located in Linden, Texas, is currently accepting applications for the position of Chief Appraiser. Applicants must have a Registered Professional Appraiser (RPA) designation from the Texas Department of Licensing and Registration and experience in all phases of appraisal district operations.  Preferred qualifications include previous Chief Appraiser experience, a Certified Chief Appraiser designation and graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.  Familiarity with issues arising from the Property Value study, the M.A.P. Review, current technology in appraisal usage and excellent personal skills in all areas are all necessary skills.  Salary will be contingent upon qualifications and commensurate with experience ranging from $65,000.00 to $80,000.00In addition, Cass CAD has an excellent benefits package.  Candidates should disclose the earliest date they can begin employment. The Cass CAD does not collect for any taxing unit.

Interested persons should submit their applications as soon as possible.  The Board of Directors reserves the right to accept applications until the position is filled. 

Questions and/or Applications should be submitted to:
Cass County Appraisal District
502 N Main St
Linden, Texas 75563-5218

ATTN:  Gary L. Zeitler, Chief Appraiser

(posted March 5, 2015)

Commercial Appraiser Supervisor

Wharton CAD has an opening for a Commercial Appraiser Supervisor!  Prefer an RPA.  Duties include detailed data collection and field inspections, Cost and Income proficiency, Informal and Formal Presentations with owners and ARB hearings. Excellent peer working environment and benefit package. Requires vehicle, valid driver’s license, self-motivation and ability to work unsupervised.  Duties also include BPP rendition review and appraisals. Position requires 8 hour days, 5 days a week and some after work hours and weekends during peak seasons.  Competitive salary dependent on experience. 

Send resume and references to:

308 East Milam
Wharton, TX 77488
or email to whartoncad@sbcglobal.net

Wharton CAD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(posted March 5, 2015)

Field Appraiser

The Galveston Central Appraisal District is accepting applications for the position of Field Appraiser.  A job description and an application are available at www.galvestoncad.org.  RPA or related experience preferred.  Salary contingent upon qualifications and experience.  Position to remain open until filled.

Submit applications to Alison Ellis:  alison@galvestoncad.org or mail to 9850 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway; Suite 101A, Texas City, TX  77591.

(posted Feb. 25, 2015)



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