Property Appraiser 3
Taxpayer Services Division
This position is responsible for the review and analysis of valuation methodologies and applications such as cost, sales comparison, income, and statutory approaches to value where and when applicable. The incumbent is responsible for conducting statutory and legislative research and analysis and will be involved with the review of agricultural property applications and lease abstracts submitted by the county assessors' offices.
Other responsibilities include assisting with the maintenance and updating of construction cost data, add-on component costs, and walk-in cooler deductions for distribution to county assessors' offices annually; Conducts research and analysis and calculates Agricultural Property; Capitalization Rate annually for distribution to county assessors' offices and works with the valuation teams in researching and designing special valuation databases, and revisions to market areas.
This position will assist in the development of a structured approach to identifying and eliminating non-value-added process steps division-wide and make recommendations to integrate lean methods into the overall continuous improvement strategy of the division. This position will also be responsible for directing, leading, and managing the development, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of Lean Principles and Projects for the division.
Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Assist in the development and performance of statistical research projects/programs including maintaining and updating construction cost data, calculation of Agricultural Property Capitalization Rates, development and application of property valuation models, compilation and analysis of agricultural property lease data and agricultural property valuations established by the county assessors' offices.
• Assist in various reports including data quality, special tax, and assessments. Assist in developing analysis worksheets and databases for both routine and special projects and reports. Develop reports and download information from the CCIS database.
• Create instructional material and provide/present training and round-table discussions to assessor and DOR staff on property valuation-related issues. Assist in the development of property valuation procedures and/or guidelines, manuals, policies and standards. Create instructional material and provide training to assessor and DOR staff on property valuation-related issues.
• Work with county assessors to improve the quality and accuracy of property valuation data. In-state travel may be required.
• Conduct research and develop findings and conclusions on special valuation projects and issues raised by county assessors' offices and taxpayers. Prepare correspondence and project work plans, determine methodologies, collect and analyze data, develop findings and conclusions, make recommendations and keep management informed of the status of projects.
• Create instructional material and provide/present training and round-table discussions to assessor and DOR staff on property valuation-related issues.
• Statistical analysis, generally accepted ad valorem appraisal approaches and principles, techniques, and practices.
• Arizona Revised Statutes pertaining to property tax. Systems and application development techniques, mathematical principles, data processing principles, computer-assisted mass appraisal concepts, and assessment administration.
• Real estate appraisal theory. Practical experience in personal computer systems, programming research methodology, and statistical procedures.
• The use of personal computer hardware and software.
• Application development, data processing.
• Application of statistical techniques.
• Research methodology.
• Interpersonal skills including written and oral communication.
• Technical report writing, computer program documentation, computer-assisted mass appraisal techniques, assessment administration.
• Lead a team of professionals responsible for highly technical work.
• Explain technical statistical appraisal work to supervisors and/or the public or county assessor staff.
• Teach technical appraisal theory, data analysis, and valuation procedures to county assessor staff.
The ideal candidate for this position will have:
• College, graduate school, professional courses in mathematics, economics, finance, statistics, statistical programming, or research methodology.
• Successful completion of the DOR intermediate appraiser certification program or ability to successfully complete the program within two years after hire date.
• Hands-on Ad Valorem appraisal valuation experience with all types of real property.
The State of Arizona provides a world class comprehensive benefits package including:
· Holidays – 10 paid per year. sick leave – 12 days per year. No accrual or carryover limits.
· A robust and affordable insurance plan that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability options.
· A top-ranked Arizona StateRetirement System (ASRS) with 100% employer-matched contributions (Enrollment eligibility will be effective after 27 weeks of employment).
· Up to $5,250 for tuition reimbursement available to seek further career advancement or certification in Continuing Professional Education.
· Work-life balance and additional options for life betterment such as the Infant at Work Program,Alternate Work Schedule and Telework opportunity.
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
A top-ranked Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) with 100% employer-matched contributions (Enrollment eligibility will be effective after 27 weeks of employment).
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-716-6950.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.