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State of Montana Property Appraiser 1 in Bozeman, Montana

* *Our services impact EVERY Montanan! _MISSION STATEMENT _* * To be the nation's most citizen oriented, efficiently administered, state tax agency. The Montana Department of Revenue administers almost 40 state taxes, property appraisals, liquor laws, and unclaimed property for the state of Montana. The Property Assessment Division manages Montana’s property tax laws, including the valuation of all taxable property for property tax purposes. What We Can Offer You The State of Montana's comprehensive benefits package includes: * Health, dental, and vision care; life insurance; and long-term disability. The State currently contributes $12,648/year toward these benefits. * Free health care for employees and eligible family member at Montana Health Centers. * Employee Assistance Benefits including counseling, legal assistance, well-being coaching, financial information, which are free resources. * Retirement plans- The State currently contributes/9.17/%, vested after 5 years of continuous employment. * Paid vacation- starting at 15 days a year. * Sick leave- 12 days a year. * 11 holidays, including a floating holiday, which can be used any time. * Flexible hours. * Eligibility to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. Visit the Health Care and Benefits Division for more information at In addition to employee benefits, there are a wide range of advancement opportunities throughout the Department of Revenue. _DUTIES_ Job Overview: This position resides in theProperty Assessment DivisionofDepartment of Revenue. Duties include residential property reviews, discoveries, data research, and field appraisals. Complete inspections to determine the residential property final valuation. Analyze, assess, and classify land uses. Assist with specification, calibration, and benchmarking of land models, sales comparisons, and property characteristics. Support ongoing program operations and activities. Respond to taxpayer inquiries and explain appraisal activities. Provide dispute resolution and participate in appeal hearings. The position does not supervise other staff. * * Key Responsibilities Include: · Conduct property reviews and discoveries to identify appraisal needs and priorities, recommend priorities based on property use, value, location, and other characteristics. · Review tax records, land use, improvements, valuation documents, and other information. · Identify properties for appraisal review. · Research and analyze individual residential property characteristics to estimate the impact on property values. · Analyze and evaluate appraisal information and determine final property value. · Examine site and improvement data, sanitation regulations, zoning, planning, covenants, deed restrictions, and other technical and legal documentation. · Compile and analyze construction cost data and determine the effects on property values. · Conduct field appraisals and site inspections of subject properties. · Perform comparable sales to identify valuation factors. · Collect data required for maps, plats, and sketches used in appraisals. · Determine the primary use for appraised properties. · Document professional assumptions and limiting conditions. · Determine comparable sales data and adjustments to valuations. · Estimate the value of site improvements. · Determine appropriate appraisal method (cost or market) for residential properties. · Verify information in title and ownership data, inspection reports, market models, and other sources. _Working Conditions_ * Work hours may exceed 40 hours from time to time, including weekends. * Office environment. * Working outside. * Lifting is infrequent, less than 15 pounds. * Travel is required, must have a valid driver’s license. / / /Knowledge of:/ * Appraisal methods for residential properties * Construction, mapping, GIS, and cadastral * Property sales and valuations procedures / / /Skills in:/ * Research and analysis// * Accuracy and attention to detail// * Conflict resolution// * Microsoft programs and other data base applications// * Written, verbal, and interpersonal communication// / / You would be a great fit for this position if you have: * Self-motivation// * Follow instructions// * Provide timely customer service// * Multitask and prioritize work under deadlines// * Basic computer skills * Accuracy and attention to detail * Conflict Resolution * Ability to communicate with a wide range of personalities using discretion, active listening, critical thinking, and problem sensitivity. * Written and verbal communication * Outstanding Customer Service* To be considered for any DOR position, applicants must complete and submit their application online, and upload any required documents. DOR is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. This is an incomplete list of job duties. For a complete job description please contact Human Resources. ( or 406-444-9858) *(All computer systems and tax guidelines will be trained on the job.) __ _REMOTE/TELEWORK:_This position may be eligible to work from an approved worksite within the state of Montana. This position would be required to report to a Department of Revenue office assigned by the supervisor. Employees must meet and sustain Department of Revenue telework eligibility requirements and supervisor's approval to participate in the DOR Telework Program. __ _Training Assignment:_ This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire. _HOW TO APPLY_ To be considered for this position, via the “Apply Online” button located on this posting. Be sure to mark your resume “relevant” in the attached application materials. Applications without resumes will not be considered. Applicant Pool Statement: If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection. Successful applicants are required to successfully pass DOR tax and background check(s).__ _EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE_ The above competencies are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to: · Two years of post-secondary education in business, accounting, economics, public administration, construction technology or training; and · One year of job-related experience. · Preferred work experience includes appraisal, property tax appraisal, assessment, auditing, agriculture, forestry, surveying, real estate, or related field. · Requires Montana certification in residential property appraisal (IAAO 101), per ARM 42.18.206-208 and MCA Title 15; within the first year of employment. · Other combinations of education and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis. * Title: *Property Appraiser 1 Location: Bozeman Requisition ID: 24141489