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Real Estate Appraiser Aide

Company: Oakland County, MI
Location: Waterford
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Job Description:

Salary: $40,077.70 - $53,695.98 Annually

Location : Pontiac, MI

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: 2023-233

Department: Equalization

Opening Date: 08/22/2023

Closing Date: Continuous

Announcement Information

This opportunity is in the Real Property unit. Opportunities for advancement available.
Job Summary

Under the supervision of a certified assessor or personal property auditor, performs appraisals on the less complex real and personal property within Oakland County. Defends and/or assists in defending assessments before state and local tax review boards and acts as assessor for selected assessing districts. Within Real Property Appraisals Unit, performs on-site inspections of land and buildings, confers with property owners and other relevant parties, analyzes data gathered, and prepares appraisal data for data processing input. Within Personal Property Unit, assigns an appraisal value to the personal property of smaller and/or less complicated individual businesses, partnerships and corporations through the auditing and checking of pertinent financial records. Audits and checks personal property statements filed by taxpayers for accuracy and completeness, and compares statements of individuals, partnerships, and corporations for equalizing tax valuation purposes. Within the Standards Unit, is responsible for helping to maintain accurate records related to Special Act and TIF District properties. Assists in examining Tax Abatement Applications, support documents, and TIF District Plans for accuracy. Helps to advise local government units of proper procedures related to Special Act parcels. Utilizes current department specific software to complete assignments.
Minimum Qualifications

Applications will be rejected if the following information is not provided at the time of application:

  • Thoroughly documented work history
  • If qualifying with MCAT Certificate or higher: applicant should email their certificate to transcripts@oakgov.com for review with job title and job number in subject
  • The application is incomplete in ANY capacity
  • Valid Driver's License Number
    At time of application, applicants must:

    A. REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
    WITHIN REAL PROPERTY APPRAISALS UNIT
    1. a. Be a high school graduate or have a certificate of successful completion of the General Education Test.
    b. Have had six (6) months of full-time experience in appraising real property in the assessing field, equalization field, construction trade field, fee appraising, mortgage processing, real estate profession, property management or building management OR have had six (6) months of full-time experience using the BS&A Appraisal software system.
    2. Possess a Michigan Certified Assessing Technician Certificate (MCAT) or higher certification, from the Michigan State Tax Commission, within six (6) months of hire date.
    3. Possess a valid driver's or chauffeur's license.

    WITHIN PERSONAL PROPERTY UNIT

    1. a. Be a high school graduate or have a certificate of successful completion of the General Education Test.

    b. Have had six (6) months of full-time experience in auditing and/or accounting experience involving the preparation and/or analysis of balance sheet and income statements, including the review and evaluation of accounting methods to determine that they follow accepted accounting practices and procedures. OR have had six (6) months of full-time experience using the BS&A Appraisal software system to complete appraisals of personal property.

    2. Possess a Michigan Certified Assessing Technician Certificate (MCAT) or higher certification, from the Michigan State Tax Commission, within six (6) months of hire date.

    3. Possess a valid driver's or chauffeur's license.

    WITHIN STANDARDS UNIT

    1. a. Be a high school graduate or have a certificate of successful completion of the General Education Test.

    b. Have had six (6) months of full-time experience in appraising real property in the assessing field, equalization field, construction trade field, fee appraising, mortgage processing, real estate, property management or building management OR have had six (6) months of full-time experience using the BS&A Appraisal software system.

    2. Possess a Michigan Certified Assessing Technician Certificate (MCAT) or higher certification, from the Michigan State Tax Commission, within six (6) months of hire date.

    3. Possess a valid driver's or chauffeur's license.

    Work History
    You are required to include your work experience in the Work Experience Section of your NEOGOV application. If you have previously included work history on a resume you must transfer your work history into the Work Experience Section prior to applying. Attached resumes will not be reviewed or considered. Please review the job posting, specifically the purpose of the position and the minimum qualifications, prior to answering the work experience question; and note that only related work experience will be considered. NOTE: Provide full detail in the employment history section noting the skills, experience and hours worked per week pertaining to the minimum qualifications.

    Special Requirements

    1. Must maintain a valid driver's or chauffeur's license.

    2. Must maintain certification of a Michigan Certified Assessing Technician (MCAT)
    Certification, or higher from the Michigan State Tax Commission as specified under required minimum qualifications.

    Oakland County Michigan - YOUR FUTURE IS HERE! Award winning and fiscally responsible County (AAA Bond Rated) government agency invites you to begin and advance your career with us as we continue on the path to provide cutting edge services to the communities we serve. We offer a stable work environment, competitive salaries, a full benefits package, growth opportunities and employee training along with generous tuition reimbursement. We recognize that your hard work and dedication to the communities we serve are the driving force behind our success, and we continually look for additional ways to build a positive work environment. Join us on our journey to continue to make Oakland County a great place to Live, Work and Play.

    Overview of Employee Benefits:
    • Comprehensive benefits package that includes medical,prescription, dental, vision, short and long-term disability insurance, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance for all eligible employees, with minimal employee cost.
    • Health and dependent care reimbursement accounts where employees can place pre-tax dollars into an account to be used for health care or dependent care related expenses.
    • There is also a comprehensive retirement package in which all Eligible employees are enrolled in a defined contribution plan (401a) with a County match; also the ability to participate in a deferred compensation plan (457).
    • Ample time-off for all employees, including 11 to 13 paid holidays per year, five personal leave days, one floating holiday, 10 vacation days within the first year (amount of vacation days increase over tenure).
    • Annual Leave Buy Back is offered once a year to all eligible employees with 60 (or more) annual leave hours in the bank. This program offers interested employees the option to "cash out" annual leave hours in order to receive a payout. Employees can "cash out" a minimum of 20 hours to a maximum of 40 hours.
    • Parental Leave is available for all full-time employees who have completed six (6) months of County service. Employees will receive 6 weeks of paid leave at 100% of their current salary. Parental Leave can be utilized for both the birth and adoption of a child.
    • Affordable on-site child care for infants to five years old for children of County employees; also provides a school-age summer camp program.Employee Health and Wellness Benefits:
      • The mission of the OakFit Wellness Program is to assist Oakland County employees, retirees and dependents in taking ownership of their health and wellness in order to improve quality of life, enhance productivity, and stabilize long-term employee/employer health care costs. There are a wide variety of programs offered, including weight management, exercise, Tobacco Cessation, and various educational workshops. OakFit also offers annual on-site health screenings. Employees and dependents have access to the OakFit website offering a wealth of resources including webinars, a recipe page and other informational topics. Employees can also see upcoming events posted on the Wellness calendar and subscribe to Wellness Program email updates.Professional Development:
        • Our tuition reimbursement program assists eligible employees seeking to improve their educational qualifications in subjects and fields directly related to the County's operations, activities and objectives.
        • The County's Human Resources Department provides in-house professional development training to employees across departments, including programs ranging from conflict management to grammar skills. Employees may also have opportunities to attend job-related conferences/seminars.
        • The County's Information Technology Department provides basic to advanced job-related computer software training to employees.Other Benefits:
          • The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is offered confidentially to you or your family members. At no cost to you, the program supports with mental health counseling, work/life resources and more.
          • The Employee Service Award Program recognizes employees for years of service and educational achievement.
            To view full-time new hire benefits, please click the following link:

            01

            The next set of questions begins the Training & Experience Questionnaire. THIS SET OF QUESTIONS WILL BE SCORED AS A TEST. Only those scoring in the top group will be sent to the hiring department for final consideration and placement on an eligible list of candidates. You will be notified of your results by email. Following these instructions are questions related to important job tasks performed by this classification. Be sure to respond to all questions. I have read and understand these instructions.
            • Yes
            • No

              02

              Do you have experience in the construction trades, real estate, property management, mortgage industry, and/or real estate appraisals, etc?
              • Yes
              • No

                03

                Do you have experience reading architectural plans?
                • Yes
                • No

                  04

                  Do you have experience with computerized building sketching software and/or GIS?
                  • Yes
                  • No

                    05

                    Are you able to work outside in all types of weather?
                    • Yes
                    • No

                      06

                      Do you have a valid Driver's License? Please provide DL Number below:

                      Required Question

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