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REAL PROPERTY APPRAISAL AIDE
06360
(Competitive)


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

This is technical work involving responsibility to assist in collecting data, evaluating and assessing individual properties for taxation. Duties also involve maintaining files, property record cards and related property assessment materials. The work is performed under direct supervision of a Town Assessor or Senior Real Property Appraiser with gradual leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out details of the work assignments. An incumbent of this position will ultimately acquire the skills needed to be appointed as Assessor or Real Property Appraiser. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

Assists with data collection and other assessment duties.
Evaluates all types of real estate, reviews appraisals with local officials, makes preliminary reviews and analyzes appraisal reports from outside appraisers; prepares original written detailed reports.
Reviews deeds and other property records to extract pertinent information.
Maintains files, property record cards and related property assessment materials.
Assists in matters relating to public relations.
Confers with taxpayers complaints and grievance procedures.
Handles correspondence and telephone messages.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Good knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment.
Working knowledge of modern property assessment methods.
Ability to read and understand documents of a legal nature relating to property valuation and assessment work.
Ability to collect and record property valuation information from a variety of sources.
Ability to deal effectively with the public.
Ability to prepare detailed written reports.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with an Associate’s Degree; or,
B. Two (2) years of work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in real property valuation or assessment, building construction or in a skilled building trade; or,
C. Possession of a real estate license and one (1) year of experience, or its part-time equivalent, in real estate sales; or,
D. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above.

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