COUNTY OF OTERO
CHIEF APPRAISER/SYSTEMS ANALYST
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees
in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
To supervise, assign and review the work of staff responsible for appraisal activities within the County
Assessor's Office; and to perform a variety of technical appraisal duties including field investigations
and property appraisals.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives direction from the Chief Deputy Assessor.
Exercises direct supervision over technical staff.
ESSENTIAL AND MARGINAL FUNCTION STATEMENTS--Essential and other important
responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise and review the work of staff involved in the appraisal of
property; assist staff with difficult appraisals.
2. Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; establish schedules and
methods for the County Assessor's Office; implement policies and procedures.
3. Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees
to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.
4. Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget
recommendations and submit justifications for approval; monitor and control expenditures.
5. Prepare analytical and statistical reports on operations and activities.
6. Appraise the commercial, industrial, residential, and agricultural properties in which the
appraisal involves unique or difficult problems.
7. Estimate market value of land utilizing the appropriate method of valuation; establish the final
market value estimates for all improved property.
8. Calculate replacement costs, obsolescence, construction costs, resale value and other pertinent
factors by obtaining information through interviews with owners, contractors, real estate
agents, and others.
9. Combine various elements affecting land values; exercise judgment in arriving at equitable and
consistent property value conclusions.
10. Prepare cases for presentation; defend appraisals before local and state Assessment Appeals
11. Explain appraisal procedures and policies to the public; confer with property owners to discuss
12. Coordinate the development of the mobile/manufactured home valuation manuals utilizing
13. Oversee the research and development of a computer-assisted appraisal system; design and
format data format; oversee installation and testing activities of updates to the system; train
staff in system use.
14. Perform systems analysis of new computer valuation and administration processes; analyze
software and hardware requirements.
15. Assist in the coordination of assessment activities with other County departments, divisions
and outside agencies.
1. Fill in for the Chief Deputy Assessor as required.
2. Participate on a variety of boards and commissions; attend and participate in professional
groups and committees.
3. Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Advanced principles and practices of property appraisal and land economics.
Principles and practices of property improvements, building construction and building materials.
Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations relating to revenue, taxation and tax
appraisal procedures and standards.
Economic, environmental, and related factors involved in the valuation of properties.
Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.
English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Mathematical and statistical principles.
Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.
Interpret and apply State and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations related to the appraisal of
real and personal property.
Apply appraisal principles and techniques in the equitable and justifiable appraisal of real and personal
Assemble, analyze and summarize information relating to appraisal for tax assessment purposes.
Explain appraisal and assessment methods and determinations; perform highly complex appraisals.
Read and interpret legal descriptions and a variety of property parcel maps and aerial photographs.
Prepare and administer a budget.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Maintain mental capacity which allows for effective interaction and communication with others.
Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities
which may include the following:
) Sitting, walking and standing for extended periods of time
) Operating computers, copiers, and related office machines
Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:
) Making observations
) Communicating with others
) Reading and writing
) Operating office equipment and a motor vehicle.
Experience and Training Guidelines
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and
abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Four years of increasingly responsible experience in appraisal work for tax assessment
Equivalent to an Associate Arts degree with course work in public or business administration,
real estate and land management, or a related field.
License or Certificate
Possession of an appropriate, valid certificate as an Appraiser issued by the New Mexico State
Property Tax Division.
Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting,
standing, or walking for prolonged periods of time; and operating motorized vehicles.