CLACKAMAS COUNTY

CLASSIFICATION NO. 333
Revised & Retitled: 02/87, 01/93, 05/07
FLSA: Exempt
EEO: 3

APPRAISAL SUPERVISOR

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

Under direction, to plan, organize and coordinate the appraisal of rural, urban, commercial, industrial and personal property; to supervise technical and clerical personnel; and to do other work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Assessor's Office is responsible for the mapping and appraisal of properties in the County, the preparation of property assessment and taxation rolls and the collection and distribution of property taxes. This department provides services to all government jurisdictions in the County, including schools, cities and special taxing districts.

The Appraisal Supervisor coordinates and oversees appraisals within a specific section of the Appraisal Division to maintain uniform and equitable assessment of properties.

The Appraisal Supervisor differs from the Senior Appraiser which performs advanced journey level property appraisals and acts as team leader for a limited number of Property Appraisers. The Appraisal Supervisor also differs from the Appraisal Manager who oversees and coordinates the appraisal sections within the Division.

TYPICAL TASKS

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Hires and supervises technical and clerical staff to provide quality service to citizens and County staff; prepares performance evaluations; recommends and administers progressive discipline; conducts and/or facilitates staff training and development programs; promotes cooperative team efforts among staff and with other County departments.
  2. Examines appraisal documents completed by appraisal staff to ensure proper classification of property and accuracy of total values; conducts appraisals of property with unusual or disputable conditions which may affect its value.
  3. Prepares reports, presents data and provides oral and written testimony on appraisals under appeal to the Magistrate Division and State Tax Court, and Requests for Adjustments made to the County Assessor; collects pertinent data; interviews realtors, property owners and attorneys.
  4. Provides input to the Sales Data Analysts regarding the annual reappraisal program and about properties that may need a neighborhood change; reviews the establishment of and utilization of land benchmarks and building classification benchmarks.
  5. Provides information and assistance to the public regarding department policies and procedures and appraisal laws and regulations; resolves complaints from the public; explains laws, regulations, policies and procedures to the public and staff.
  6. Conducts special land valuation studies and resource work.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Working knowledge of: Principles and practices of real and personal property appraisal including land mapping and surveying; principles and practices of supervision; participative management theories; tax lot maps and blue prints; variables affecting the value of urban and rural land; building materials, fixtures and general construction methods and costs for all classes of buildings; factors affecting building depreciation and obsolescence; geometry and algebra; laws, regulations and court decisions affecting the appraisal of land, buildings and structures; computer applications related to assessment and taxation practices.

Skill to: Plan, organize and coordinate an appraisal section; establish and maintain appraisal standards; train, evaluate and supervise assigned personnel in appraisal standards and techniques; utilize computer assisted appraisal systems related to mass appraisal; collect, organize, analyze and interpret statistical data; apply appraisal principles and techniques in the performance and review of real and personal property appraisals; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; prepare clear and concise appraisal and management information reports; direct staff in continuous efforts to improve quality productivity and effectiveness; incorporate team participation in decision making; respond to changes desired by citizens and County staff; establish and maintain effective working relationships with County employees, government officials and the public.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Possession of a valid Appraiser's Certificate issued by the State of Oregon.

Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.

MINIMUM RECRUITING STANDARDS

Any satisfactory combination of experience and training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills.