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					                           REAL PROPERTY APPRAISER II
Revised:       April 2008, February 2000, December 1995, October, May 1993

Department:    Finance

Section:       Assessing

Reports to:    City Assessor

Approved by:

(1) EMPLOYEE’S SIGNATURE            ________________________________________________

(2) DEPT. HEAD’S SIGNATURE ________________________________________________


General Statement of Duties: Performs advanced technical assessment work of residential,
    condominium buildings and light commercial property to determine correct valuations.
    Work involves investigations and value estimates to be used as a basis for assessed
    valuations of various classifications of structures and properties. Independent judgment is
    used in determining the method or combination of methods of arriving at
    recommendations/values. This is the second level in a three level classification series.
    This classification is distinguished by the increased independence in performing duties and
    is subject to minimal supervision.

Supervision Received: Works under the general supervision of the City Assessor through the
     periodic review of worksheets and conferences.

Supervision Exercised: None.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: An asterisk (*) denotes those functions important and essential in
   accomplishing the purpose of this job. Some of the reasons why a function could be
   considered essential are: 1. The position exists to perform the function. 2. There are a
   limited number of other employees available to perform the function, or among whom the
   function can be distributed. 3. A function is highly specialized and the person in the
   position is hired for special expertise or ability to perform it.

*B3 D-60% Performs advanced appraisal and assessment work of the land and building values of
    new and existing residential and light commercial property; the appraisal of commercial
    and manufacturing zones; responsible for reviewing and valuing condominium projects;
    prepares property records; inspects interior and exterior of buildings to record physical
    characteristics of properties; makes judgments concerning quality and condition of
    property; and estimates new valuations.
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*B2 D-10% Inspects building permit projects; measures new property or changes to existing
    properties; inspects and records all improvements; determining percentage of completion
    by assessment date; analyzes data to determine the effect on the property.

*B2 D-10% Values land; researches market for sales information; calculates new land values;
    records new values on property records; and updates the computer file; performs
    assessment procedures; assists with sales ratio study; applies index factors to property
    records when indicated by sales ratio study; updates market valuations and legal
    description data for the finalized assessment data; records and updates computer sales
    history data; and assists with preparation and presentation to Board of Commissioners
    recommendations for tax equalization.

*B2 D-10% Collects and analyzes sales data; notes properties that have been sold; verifies and
    analyzes the sales of properties; formulates index rates based on analysis of sales; gathers
    and analyzes data on appeals.

*B2 W-10% Utilizes Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal program and implements personal
    computer applications in assessment work; maximizes computer usage of property data
    including GIS applications; develops and utilizes digital drawings and photo programs;
    answers homeowner questions; reviews appraisals regarding market values; provides
    assessment information to taxpayers and others per departmental policies; answers and
    assists homeowners with question regarding tax credits and exemptions.

     Performs other duties of a comparable level/type as required.


Education and Experience: Bachelors Degree in business administration or experience in
    building construction, engineering technician or related field plus successful completion of
    primary and advanced professional-level courses in appraisal of real estate. Three years
    experience as or in a position equivalent to Real Property Appraiser I; or any equivalent
    combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements:

     Possession of a valid North Dakota drivers license and a vehicle. State certification for
     Class 1 City Assessor or ability to obtain within 18 months.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

     Working knowledge of building materials, practices and terminology.

     Working knowledge of the principles and practices or real property appraisal and
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     Knowledge of the state and local laws governing the assessment and collection of real
     estate taxes.

     Knowledge of appraisal software and digital cameras.

     Working knowledge of the geographic layout of the City/County.

     Knowledge of property measurements and building types.

     Ability to appraise complex residential and simple commercial real property with accuracy.

     Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records and reports.

     Ability to operate office equipment, drafting equipment, measuring equipment, and
     personal computers.

     Ability to gather and analyze data pertaining to the value of real estate.

     Ability to exercise independent judgment.

     Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and
     the public.

     Skill in communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with co-workers,
     supervisor, general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive
     work direction.

The physical activities of this position are:

     Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles, and the like,
     using feet and legs, and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is
     important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary

     Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking standing or
     crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces. This factor is important if
     the amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and
     maintenance or body equilibrium.

     Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor
     is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower
     extremities and back muscles.

     Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.

     Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
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     Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.

     Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.

     Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.

     Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in
     a sustained motion.

     Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally
     from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and
     requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.

     Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather
     than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.

     Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.

     Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by
     touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.

     Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in
     which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers
     accurately, loudly, or quickly.

     Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sound with no more than a 40 db loss @ 500 Hz, 1,000
     Hz and 2,000 Hz with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information
     through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when
     making the fine adjustments on machined parts.

     Repetitive motions: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hand and/or fingers.

The physical requirements of this position are:

     Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of
     force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision for this
     position are:

     CLERICAL, ADMINISTRATIVE: This is a minimum standard for use with those whose
     work deals largely with preparing and analyzing data and figures, accounting, transcription,
     computer terminal, extensive reading, visual inspection involving small parts, operation of
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     machines (including inspection), using measurement devices, assembly or fabrication of
     parts at distances close to the eyes.

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position are:

     The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions: Protection from weather
     conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.

     The worker is subject to outside environmental conditions: No effective protection from

     The worker is subject to both environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and

     The worker is subject to extreme cold: Temperatures below 32 degrees for periods of more
     than one hour.

     The worker is subject to extreme heat: Temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of
     more than one hour.

     The worker is subject to noise: There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in
     order to be heard above the ambient noise level.

     The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as
     proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high
     places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals, human waste or other body fluids.

     The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions: One or more of the following conditions
     that affect the respiratory system or the skin: Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor