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2531 - Property Appraisal Aide

at Pima County

Posted: 2/14/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2716972

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Description

This position is in the Pima County Assessors Office.

Salary Grade: 22 

Provides specialized clerical and field support to professional appraisal staff.


(Work assignments may vary depending upon the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)
Performs specialized research of records, data collection and verification, and preparation of reports in direct support to appraisal activities;
Performs field work assisting appraisers by measuring and making rough drawings of structures, taking notes on types of construction and updating appraisal records;
Documents appraisal field notes and updates property record information;
Utilizes and updates databases, spreadsheets, logs, maps and drawings using computer aided drafting software and other applications software;
May review property records to verify legal description, clear title, changes in ownership, proportions of land splits, and property tax value information;
Answers general procedural questions from the public concerning specialized documents;
Provides assistance to the public regarding values and assessment process;
Reviews and sorts documents, creates new records and inputs and retrieves information using automated systems;
Interprets, codes, classifies and enters information from a variety of source documents into an automated data entry system;
Operates various office equipment such as typewriters, computer terminals and personal computers, facsimile machines, photocopiers, calculators and scanners.

Knowledge of:

  • general office practices and procedures;
  • business English and basic mathematics;
  • legal requirements and deadlines for property appraisal and taxes;
  • methods and techniques of property valuation;
  • Computer software including spreadsheets, word processing programs, and databases.
    Skill in:
  • maintaining specialized files and other documentation in manual and automated systems;
  • compiling data and preparing reports;
  • performing arithmetic calculations;
  • reading legal descriptions, deeds, plats and maps;
  • measuring and making scale drawings of buildings, parcels and personal property;
  • training others in general office procedures;
  • maintaining records, databases and spreadsheets;
  • communicating effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Operating a variety of office equipment, including computers, facsimile machines, photocopiers and calculators;
  • Interacting with the public and providing customer service;
  • Coding, classifying and entering data into computers and verifying key entries.

Minimum Qualifications

One year of clerical experience.
(Relevant education from an accredited college or university may be substituted.)

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application.  Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.
Additional Qualifications:
Qualified candidates will be invited to take and must pass a written test.

Selection Procedure:
Pima County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates that meet the minimum/desired qualifications. All applications will be assessed based on an evaluation of the listed education and experience.  Candidates meeting the minimum/desired qualifications may be further evaluated/scored against any advertised Preferred Qualifications.  The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a referral list provided by Human Resources. Additional assessments/testing may be required as part of the selection process.

Supplemental Information

Licenses and Certificates: Within one year of hire must complete the Arizona Department of Revenue Introduction to Property Tax course, failure to satisfactorily complete coursework shall be grounds for termination. Valid driver license is required at time of application.  Valid AZ driver license is required at time of appointment. The successful applicant will be subject to a 39-month DOT Motor Vehicle Record review to determine applicant's suitability to operate county vehicles in accordance with Pima County administrative procedures.  Failure to obtain and maintain the required licenses and certifications shall be grounds for termination. Any offer of employment resulting from this recruitment is contingent upon Fleet Service's review and approval of the candidate's driving record.

Special Notice Items: The County requires pre-employment background checks. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include verification of work history, education and criminal conviction history.  A prior criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify a candidate from employment with the County. Candidates that currently hold a Real Estate and/or Appraiser license may maintain those as employees of the Assessor's Office. However, candidates will not be able to actively sell real estate or appraise property during their employment with our office.

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