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									Appraiser -- 2120                                                                                 Page 1

                             City of Cedar Rapids
                                  Class Specification

    Class Title: Appraiser                           Department: Assessor
    Class Code: 2120                                 Bargaining Unit: None
    FLSA Status: Non-exempt                          Physical Demand: Light
    City Overtime Designation: Eligible              Work Environment: Uncontrolled
    Pay Grade: 8                                     Pre-Employment Testing: Drug Pre-screening
    Salary Range: $31,200 - $42,827                  Position Testing:

                                       General Statement of Duties

Estimates the taxable value of residential, agricultural and exempt properties; performs
related work as required.

                                   Distinguishing Features of the Class

The work is performed under the supervision of the Chief Deputy Assessor but considerable
leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgement and initiative.

                             Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only)

•         Measures, lists and values new construction projects, plats and other field projects;
•         Revalues and sets values on existing properties in the residential, agricultural and
          exempt classes;
•         Makes recommendations to the Board of Review for the valuation of properties;
•         Analyzes inspection data and makes appropriate changes to existing records and
•         Reads and interprets blueprints, plats and condominium articles and amendments;
•         Handles appeals, as assigned, that come to the Board of Review including on-site
          inspections, area and equity studies for market value;
•         Completes final inspection upon construction completion to complete the property
Appraiser -- 2120                                                                              Page 2

•       Answers information requests from property owners regarding the assessment
•       Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies, procedures
        and safety practices;
•       Attends meetings, conferences and workshops;
•       Performs related work as required.

                                 Required Knowledge and Abilities

•       Knowledge of the procedures, methods and techniques used in the appraisal of
        residential, agricultural and exempt land and property for ad valorem tax purposes;
•       Knowledge of building construction practices and of building and land costs;
•       Knowledge of State Law for appraisals and the assessment process;
•       Ability to communicate effectively and maintain working relationships with other
        City employees, home builders, and the general public;
•       Ability to operate a personal computer using program applications appropriate to
        assigned duties and responsibilities;
•       Ability to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by
        rapidly changing information and/or technology;
•       Ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.

                                Acceptable Experience and Training

•       Graduation from High School or a GED, Associates Degree preferred, supplemented
        by additional appraisal course work; and
•       Experience in residential property appraisals; or
•       Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the
        knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.

                                  Required Special Qualifications

•       Use of own automobile in performance of duties and responsibilities;
•       Valid Iowa State Driver’s License;
•       Completion of IAAO Course 1, or equivalent, within one year of employment

                                     Essential Physical Abilities

•       Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation,
        which permits the employee to communicate effectively with other City employees,
        home builders, and the general public;
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•        Sufficient vision, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the
         employee to review a wide variety of written correspondence, reports and related
         material in both electronic and hardcopy form;
•        Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits
         the employee to operate a keyboard and produce hand-written materials and notations;
•        Sufficient personal mobility, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits
         the employee to visit work sites for the purpose of inspection.

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Salary of Appraiser/Grade 8 considerations:

                    Beginning salary $31,200         Maximum salary step 14 - $42,827

                    Step 7 equals entry level of Grade 11/Supervising Appraiser

                    Step 13 equals entry level of Grade 14/Deputy Assessor

The skill level of the appraiser is expected to continually increase over the term of
his or her employment. At the point where the salary is equal to the next higher
position, the employee must meet the entry level requirements for that position.
If the employee has not demonstrated the ability to perform at that level, serious
consideration must be given before further salary advancement.

                                               D.R. Ellars – City Assessor

    Adopted: 06/01/2001                            Revised: 06/01/2001

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