Appraiser Residential - Assessors


Appraiser Residential - Assessors

Department: Assessors
Job Status: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: Pay Range $58,890 - $66,281/yr - plus comprehensive benefits package
Status: Open until filled
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Job Description

Grade 20 (Exempt)

General Statement of Duties

Locates, identifies, performs data collection, values and reviews residential real property as assigned by the Chief Assessor for the purpose of taxation; field qualifies sales; analyzes income & expense data; performs directly related work as requires. Maintains review work according to International Association of Assessing Officials and State Department of Revenue Administration Standards. Performs directly related work as required.

Examples of Essential Work

  • Performs field measurements, inspections, values and review primarily residential properties, i.e.; single family homes, condos, 1 to 4-unit apartment buildings including but not limited to updating records with the aid of computer assisted mass appraisal system (CAMA) into City Valuation system and submits work to Chief Assessor for final review and valuation. Appraisals performed may be utilized for tax appeals;
  • Maintains and updates various assessment records in accordance with state statutes, regulations, IAAO, DRA and ASB standards and generally accepted practices and policies of the Board of Assessors;
  • Reviews and maintains City digital database using electronic camera and computer;
  • Investigates complaints/problems and furnishes information of a technical nature to Chief Assessor and/or Board of Assessors for resolution;
  • Assists in sales qualification, utilized in revaluation updates and sales ratio analysis for City and State Equalization process;
  • Arranges the creation and maintenance of manual and electronic reports and property tax records in assisting the Chief Assessor for warrants and other statutory requirements;
  • Promotes an appropriate level of confidentiality regarding pertinent City records;
  • Provides needed information, instruction and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions;
  • Attends meetings, conferences, workshops and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials and software to become and remain current on the principles, practices and new developments in assigned work areas;
  • Responds to citizens’ questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner;
  • Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities;
  • Performs other directly related duties consistent with the role and function of the classification; and more.

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree; and
  • Considerable experience in residential assessment/appraisal operations; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Required Special Qualifications

  • Designation as a DRA Certified New Hampshire Assessor or an equivalent certification from another jurisdiction;
  • Designation as a Certified New Hampshire Assessor (CNHA), State Licensed Residential Appraiser (NHLR) and/or State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser (NHCR);
  • Individuals certified from another jurisdiction must obtain NH certifications within one year of employment (Note: Failure to acquire NH certifications will result in termination);
  • Working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software applications;
  • Valid New Hampshire Driver’s License.
City of Manchester
Close Date: 
Thursday, February 22, 2024
Pay Range $58,890 - $66,281/yr - plus comprehensive benefits package