Columbus Consolidated GovernmentColumbus 31901
Full Time
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Columbus Consolidated Government
Full Time 100 E 10th St, Columbus, GA 31901, United States


Major Duties and Responsibilities
  • Compiles data obtained from site inspections; makes necessary adjustments relating to construction quality, condition, and effective age; draws building sketches of improvements using computer programs; organizes the results, analyzes sales, reviews current values, and submits recommendations to the Division Manager.
  • Receives and reviews building permits; reviews and files construction plans; inspects permitted properties; takes and files field notes.
  • Reviews current property sales; makes on-site inspections; compiles data to determine the validity of sales.
  • Presents cases to the Board of Equalization to defend determinations of fair market values; assists in the preparation of presentations to the Board of Tax Assessors.
  • Inspects properties to determine the fair market value.
  • Enters data into the IAS World CAMA program to formulate recommendations for fair market values.
  • Works with property splits and combinations to include proper identification, the location of buildings, and values; submits value recommendations to the Division Manager.
  • Creates and maintains accurate and up-to-date records on properties appraised.
  • Discusses valuation methods with property owners in response to appeals.
  • Sets up new parcels for residential and commercial properties; identifies plats; maintains a map split spreadsheet.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of department policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of office administration practices and procedures, such as letter writing and the operation of standard office equipment.
  • Knowledge of the property tax appeals process.
  • Knowledge of real estate record keeping procedures.
  • Knowledge of construction practices.
  • Knowledge of business arithmetic and statistics.
  • Knowledge of the geography of the city.
  • Skill in the operation of a camera, a calculator, and measuring devices such as a tap, wheel, or Pickett rule.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in using computers and various software programs.
  • Skill in reading tax maps and blueprints and in identifying parcel splits.
  • Skill in reading deeds and plats.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
Minimum Educational and Training Requirements

Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of specialized training in the occupational field, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education. Bachelor’s Degree preferred in Public Administration, Real Estate, Geography, Property Development or Urban Planning/Development or a related field. Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel; one to two years of progressively responsible related experience, or any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. The ability to meet the prescribed requirements as set forth by the Georgia Department of Revenue and qualify as an Appraiser I with Georgia Department of Revenue within twenty-four (24) months. Must possess a valid driver's license.

Physical Requirements

The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table with intermittent standing, stooping, or walking. The employee must occasionally lift light and heavy objects, climb ladders, and distinguish between shades of color.

  • Feeling – perceiving attributes of objects by touch with skin, fingertips.
  • Grasping – applying pressure to object with fingers, palm.
  • Handling – picking, holding, or working with whole hand.
  • Hearing 1 – perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, receive information.
  • Hearing 2 – receive detailed information, make discrimination in sound.
  • Lifting – raising objects from lower to higher position, moving objects side to side, using upper extremities, back.
  • Manual Dexterity – picking, pinching, typing, working with fingers rather than hand.
  • Mental Acuity – ability to make rational decisions through sound logic, deductive reasoning.
  • Reaching – extending hands or arms in any direction.
  • Repetitive Motion – substantial movements of wrists, hands, fingers.
  • Speaking – expressing ideas with spoken word, convey detailed, important instructions accurately, concisely.
  • Talking 1- expressing ideas by spoken word
  • Visual Acuity 1 - prepare, analyze data, transcribing, computer terminal, extensive reading.
  • Visual Acuity 2 - color, depth perception, field of vision.
  • Visual Acuity 3 - determine accuracy, neatness, observe facilities/structures.
  • Walking - on foot to accomplish tasks, long distances, or site to site.

The work is typically performed in an office, library, computer room, or outdoors where the employee may be exposed to cold or inclement weather, noise, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, or irritating chemicals.