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Description Detail


Min Hourly Max Hourly Min Monthly Max Monthly Min Salary Max Salary
$20.23 $28.33 $3,506.47 $4,910.44 $42,088.00 $58,923.00


This position builds upon knowledge and skills gained as an Appraiser Trainee. Gathers, collects, analyzes, and tabulates data for the appraisal of real property including single family residential, 2 and 3-unit residential dwellings, mobile and manufactured homes, vacant land, agricultural, natural resources, and possessory interest property classes. Prepares reports/documentation that supports valuations of the above-named properties for ad valorem purposes.


The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.
  • Receives general supervision from a Senior or Chief Appraiser.
  • Exercises no supervision, but may be required to train peers and subordinates.
  • All essential job functions listed for Appraiser Trainee position.
  • Identify factors that influence market value of residential single family properties, condos, townhomes, 2 to 3-unit residential properties, and manufactured housing.
  • Calibrate SAMAMS to establish fair and equitable market values for all classes of residential properties.
  • Collect and analyze rental information to develop gross rent multipliers to value 2- to 3-unit residential properties and manufactured housing communities.
  • Conduct on-site subdivision inspections to determine availability of utilities, amenities, and improvements.
  • Analyze subdivision completion questionnaires and available market information to determine market value for sites and apply present worth discounting if applicable.
  • Assign values to other classes of property such as agricultural, natural resources, and possessory interest.
  • Assist, educate, and gather property specific information from the public during protest periods.
  • Prepare appraisal reports and defend values at County Board of Equalization, Board of Assessment Appeals, Arbitration, and/or District Court.
  • Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Must possess all qualifications listed on Appraiser Trainee job description.
  • Scope and application of laws and regulations pertaining to the principles, practices, and objectives related to appraisals.
  • Factors and influences that affect market value.
  • Assigned appraisal area and all factors affecting value.
  • Adjustments warranted arriving at fair, equitable, and accurate values.
  • Subdivision development practices and levels of completion.
  • Subdivision site market valuation and calculate corresponding absorption rates and periods.
  • Typical development costs associated with subdivision development.
  • The valuation process for agricultural properties, natural resources, and possessory interests.
  • Analyze and interpret zoning codes and laws and the impact on valuation.
  • Perform duties independently without close supervision.
  • Read and research official office documents such as records, plats, and maps.
  • Calibrate SAMAMS and use it to estimate market value.
  • Derive a gross rent multiplier from sales and market questionnaires.
  • Calculate absorption rates and periods for new subdivisions.
  • Create an appropriate appraisal report that is property specific for the County Board of Equalization, Board of Assessment Appeals, Arbitration, and/or District Court.
  • Develop the skills and the desire to advance to the next level in the Appraiser series.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
  • Employee has demonstrated the ability to perform the entry level Appraiser Trainee job requirements.
  • Must have at least two years of on-the-job experience for consideration of the next Appraiser level.
  • Two years of experience in a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities.
  • Coursework in statistics; valuation modeling as it relates to mass appraisal and finance.
  • Maintaining continuing education hours annually or as required by the State Board of Real Estate Appraisers.
  • At least a Registered License from the Colorado State Board of Real Estate Appraisers.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver's License.
  • High School Diploma or GED required.

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