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REAL PROPERTY APPRAISER
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for appraising real property to obtain basic data for determination of valuation for tax purposes. This is professional appraisal work involving responsibility for obtaining and reporting factual and relevant data supporting real property valuation estimates. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Commissioner or First Deputy Commissioner of Assessment. Supervision may be exercised over the work of technical and clerical staff. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Evaluates all types of real estate, reviews appraisals with local officials, makes preliminary reviews and analyzes appraisal reports from outside appraisers.
Conducts assigned field inspections of real property for appraisal and reappraisal and makes field notes.
Prepares detailed, factual and analytical reports of the basis for valuation estimates including all pertinent data.
Reviews deeds and other property records to extract pertinent information.
Reports discrepancies in records of building location, topography, condition, street conditions, and improvements.
Confers with taxpayers, appraisers and attorneys to explain factors used in determining valuation.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of modern principles and practices of real property appraisal for tax purposes.
Working knowledge of legal terminology used in deeds, liens, property descriptions and tax records.
Demonstrate ability to make accurate appraisals of real property.
Ability to plan and supervise the work of technical subordinates.
Three (3) years of permanent competitive class status as a Real Property Appraisal Aide.
A. 1. Graduation from high school or possession of an accredited high school equivalency diploma, and,
2. Three (3) years of satisfactory full-time paid experience in an occupation involving the valuation of real property, such as appraiser, valuation data manager, real property appraisal aide or the like. Two (2) years of college study in a related field may be substituted for one year of the experience. Two (2) years of this experience must have been in a full-time paid position requiring the use of independent judgment in the appraisal of real estate, including the preparation of original written detailed reports; or,
B. 1. Graduation from an accredited two or four year college with a major in a related field and a minimum of 12 credit hours in real property appraisal courses; and,
2. One (1) year of satisfactory full-time paid experience in an occupation involving the valuation of real property, such as appraiser, valuation data manager, real property appraisal aide or the like. This experience must have been in a full-time paid position requiring the use of independent judgment in the appraisal of real estate, including the preparation of original written detailed reports.
*Minimum qualifications derived from New York State Department of Taxation and Finance Qualification for Real Property Appraisers as defined in 20 NYCRR 8188