Commercial Industrial Appraiser

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Lansing, MI

City of Lansing

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Competitive Salary and Benefits Package

Overview: <p><span class="JobDescription"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">The City of Lansing Assessing Division is seeking a full-time Commercial/Industrial Appraiser to join their team. This position conducts appraisals for both commercial and industrial properties to determine the value of a property. This position is an excellent opportunity for those seeking to continue their education to develop in their skills and knowledge as it relates to this position.</span></span><br /><u></u><strong><u><br /><br />ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:</u></strong> Office environment with exposure to various weather conditions while conducting appraisal work</p> <p><strong><u><br />KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS &amp; ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS:</u></strong></p> <p>Knowledge of appraisal methods and techniques including the three approaches to value:&nbsp; market, cost and income; of all forms of physical, function and economic obsolescence that may affect property value; of the Michigan General Property Tax Law pertaining to both real and personal property, real estate terminology and property descriptions, instruments of property transfer, assessment, record files and the use of aerial surveys, land maps and plat maps; of assessment procedures including County and State equalization procedures; of property tax abatement or special act laws both real and personal, affecting commercial and industrial tax bills, including but not limited to Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Act, PA 328, Industrial Facilities Exemptions, Payment in Lieu of Taxes, Neighborhood Enterprise Zones, Brownfields, Tax Increment Financing Act and Renaissance Zones; of the property tax appeal system at the State level as it relates to the procedures and rules of the Michigan Tax Tribunal and the State Tax Commission;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Skill in appraising all types of real and personal properties; in preparing clear and concise written reports and in providing court testimony; in conducting research, analyzing data and identifying statistical trends; in operating a personal computer with word processing, spreadsheet, industry specific software and other software packages; in operating various pieces of office equipment; in performing public relations functions; in maintaining records; in organizing work tasks and providing work direction to others;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Ability to learn building codes and zoning ordinances; read and understand new legislation and court decisions; to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.</p>
Responsibilities: <strong><u>ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS:</u></strong><strong>&nbsp; Reasonable accommodations will be provided, if necessary, for individuals with disabilities who can perform the essential job functions with or without a reasonable accommodation. Should you need any disability related accommodation in the application and/or selection process, please contact the Department of Human Resources).</strong> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>The essential position functions listed below do not include all functions which may be found in this position as duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or modified at any time.</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li>Inspects commercial and industrial property to collect the data necessary to accurately value properties for building permits, reappraisals, assessment appeals or other requests.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Interviews property owners, managers and agents.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Analyzes data obtained from site visits along with blueprints to make determinations regarding property values.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Performs research and answers questions from interested parties regarding the assessment process, property tax law and property histories.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Provides a wide range of support services for the City Board of Review process, including an appraiser&rsquo;s review prior to the Board of Review.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Communicates information by telephone, letter and through direct contact with parties.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Performs administrative and research tasks.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Performs or participates in the annual canvass of personal property, establishing personal property accounts and entering personal property statements for the purpose of determining assessed value.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Assists with annual appraisal and sales studies including land value determination and Economic Condition Factor (ECF) determinations.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Attends regular educational courses, professional seminars, instructional classes and special workshops to increase knowledge and maintain Level III certification.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Reviews appraisals for uniformity, investigates sales of property and makes comparisons with assessed values.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Assists with all aspects of Michigan Tax Tribunal Appeals and defends assessed values by writing comprehensive narrative appraisal reports and submits them as evidence to the Michigan Tax Tribunal or any higher court.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Gives expert testimony in court proceedings and responds to intensive cross-examinations.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Assists support staff on matters related to commercial/industrial properties.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Travels to and from appraisal sites.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong><u>SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS &amp; TRAINING:</u></strong>&nbsp; <strong>Failure to obtain or maintain job required qualifications will result in appropriate action consistent with the provision of the Appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement or Personnel Rules.<br /><br /></strong></p> <p>Must possess and maintain an Advanced Michigan Assessor Certification (Level 3) and Personal Property Examiner Certification OR a Michigan Certified General Appraiser License with the acquisition of the Advanced Michigan Assessor Certification (Level 3) and Personal Property Examiner Certification within two years of employment. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong><u>EDUCATION &amp; EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:</u></strong><strong>&nbsp; </strong></p> <ul> <li>High School Diploma or GED; Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree preferred</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Four (4) years combined residential and commercial/industrial appraisal experience</li> </ul> <br /> <p><strong><u>PHYSICAL CAPACITY REQUIREMENTS:</u></strong></p> <p>This position requires the individual through assistance or on their own to speak, hear, walk, stand, bend, stoop, kneel, reach, handle, and have finger dexterity and visual acuity</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>