Job Vacancy Commercial Appraiser Jefferson County

Job title: Commercial Appraiser

Company: Jefferson County

Job description: Jefferson County Assessor’s Office is searching for an individual to join the Commercial Appraisal team.

We are looking for someone who is creative, embraces advancements in technology, and values building relationships with their colleagues and the customers we serve. This position provides you the opportunity to work for a county that thrives on working collaboratively and engaging the public. We are looking for someone who is motivated to share and learn knowledge and skills with their team members.

The Commercial Appraiser performs complex technical work in appraising real estate for property tax purposes, which includes inspecting and measuring property to determine classification, gathering information about the property from owners, and developing valuation models using numerous approaches. Additionally, the Commercial Appraiser will perform market research and data analysis, appraise fire damage, demolitions, and determine obsolescence of property. This person will also represent the Assessor’s Office in all levels of appeal hearings by working with owners, agents and attorneys regarding the assessment and appeal process.

Anticipated Hiring Salary: $28.28 – $36.06 per hour

Entry Level: $24.04 to $30.29 ($58,822 – $63,000);

Experienced level: $30.29 to $36.06 ($63,000 – $75,000)

Full Pay Range for job profile: $28.90 – $43.36 per hour

Compensation will be determined based on education, experience, and skills.

Please note that this position has an in-office and remote work component.

Note: The first six months of employment will be completed in-office. After the first six months, a hybrid work model may be an option.


The Commercial Appraiser is responsible for:

Serving as lead appraiser for an assigned property type, such as retail properties, industrial and vacant land, multi-family properties, office properties, or special use.

Reviewing all aspects of valuation and recommending corrections when needed.

Maintaining knowledge of market trends, costs and other factors affecting values of commercial property.

Performing sales confirmation and rate studies to develop appraisal models for valuation.

Performing field investigations and complex appraisals of commercial, industrial, and multi-family real estate to establish values for ad valorem taxation.

Representing the Assessor’s Office in appeal hearings. Studying building plans, sales information, and specifications for property inventory to obtain data regarding size, type of construction, and other factors which affect property value.

Reviewing, correcting, and entering any property inventory and attribute data necessary to accurately describe the property and create appraisal valuation models.

Conferring with taxpayers, accountants, tax consultants and attorneys to explain tax laws and assessment procedures.

Assisting customers in an effective manner by phone, in person, or through correspondence.

Inspecting and appraising fire damage, demolitions, and physical deterioration of properties.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities that lead to success in this role include:

Strong attention to detail

Organized and goal focused

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Great time management skills and ability to work with strict deadlines

Problem solving skills

Ability to analyze large amounts of data

Ability to read and understand legal descriptions


Minimum qualifications:

Certified General Appraisal License

Bachelor’s Degree in related field demonstrating ability to analyze and present information, orally and in writing, in a logical manner.

At least three (3) years of work-related experience. Related experience includes independent fee or ad valorem real estate appraisal of residential or commercial properties, appraisal report writing, and/or directly related transferable experience.

Or equivalent combination of years of experience and education completed.

Preferred qualifications:

Understand the concept and how to apply cost, market, and income approaches to value

Three or more years of commercial appraisal experience

Experience in commercial appraisal report writing

Experience in valuation modeling

Understanding statutes and implementation of laws as they apply to ad valorem taxation

Ad valorem experience

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, primarily Word and Excel

Please note that offer of employment contingent on criminal history, motor vehicle record checks, and education verification. Must have a valid driver’s license; if you are from out of state, you must have a valid Colorado driver’s license within 30 days of hire date, and you must not have any major violations or DUI, DWI, DWAI convictions.

Must complete the State of Colorado’s Division of Property Taxation’s Intro to Assessment or another comparable course within 1 year. Must complete the Continuing Education & Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice Ethics every 2 years. Please note that supplemental questions requiring a written response will serve as a writing sample.

Recruitment Process:

You are able to see your status and any communication when you log into your candidate portal. Listed below are the steps in our recruiting process:

Once the job bulletin has closed, the Talent Acquisition Team evaluates all applications based on the minimum requirements listed in the qualifications section of the job bulletin.

Next, the Talent Acquisition Team reviews applications for the preferred skills. While these skills are not a requirement for the position, they will contribute to the success of the new hire in this role. These skills are scored and the highest scoring applicants will be forwarded to the next step.

The next step includes the hiring team reviewing applications and deciding who to contact for a phone screen/interview. The number of applications forwarded for Manager Review depends on the hiring teams request and can range from 10 applications to everyone who meets minimum requirements; not everyone who makes it to Manager Review is guaranteed an interview.

If the hiring team wishes to speak with you further, they will reach out to you via phone call or email using the contact information listed on your application. You may receive emails asking you to complete a task within your candidate portal and it is important that you are receiving our emails as we do not want you to miss out on an opportunity.

The time frame for contacting applicants depends on the hiring team’s schedule/workload and how many applications were referred for manager review. Please note that Jefferson County receives on average over 100 applications per job bulletin.

Thank you for your patience and for your interest in Jefferson County Government! We wish you success through this process. Do not forget to sign up for Job Interest Alerts through your candidate portal to receive email alerts for future positions you are interested in

Expected salary: $28.9 – 36.06 per hour

Location: Golden, CO

Job date: Sat, 13 Aug 2022 01:46:21 GMT

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