Assessor I-C

City Of Minneapolis, MN Minneapolis , MN 55415

Posted 5 months ago

Position Description Benefits Supplemental Questions

As the largest and most vibrant city in the state, Minneapolis depends on purposeful, dedicated and innovative employees. Minneapolis has a large variety of careers for people of all experiences and backgrounds who come together for a singular purpose--serving the residents, businesses and visitors of Minneapolis.

The Assessor's Office is a customer service-driven department with a professional and responsive staff that works together to deliver accurate, impartial and defendable valuations and classifications to taxpayers and elected officials. We are technologically innovative, with talented, high-performing and engaged employees who are committed to continuous process improvement and the right actions for the right reasons. We are a recognized authority on assessment best practices and a partner in providing information to support financial and values-based decision making.

Both personal and professional development are prized and expected in this department, with an abundance of frequent and varied opportunities available - from professional conferences to emotional intelligence development to Toastmasters. The social component of engaged employees is also emphasized! There is a strong culture in the department. Throughout the year we host many events and activities such as recognition celebrations that contribute to a highly collaborative environment and high level of excellence from a quality team of intelligent people. Externally we support and foster networking with other assessors in the Twin Cities metro area, Minnesota, the United States, and internationally.

Other benefits include flexible Monday-Friday schedules, free parking in downtown Minneapolis, and reimbursement for continuing education, professional memberships, and licensure exams.

There is one (1) full-time, non-exempt vacancies to perform assessment of residential (vacant and improved single family detached, condominium, town home, double bungalow and triplex) properties to establish valuation for assessment purposes, including collecting field data and all appraisal data necessary to establish accurate and equitable market values within statutory guidelines and standards established by the City Assessor, Minnesota statutes and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices.

  • The salary schedule will increase each step by $1.13 per hour for Accredited Minnesota Assessor designation (AMA) and $2.425 per hour for Senior Accredited Minnesota Assessor (SAMA) designation or Certified Assessment Evaluator (CAE) designation of the International Association of Assessing Officers. In no event may an employee receive more than an additional total of $2.425 per hour.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Inspect residential properties to collect data re: measurements, cost, rents, building

features photos and neighborhood characteristics.

  • Review and analyze residential property sales data.

  • Analyze legal descriptions of real estate plats and parcels to verify information relating

to real estate boundaries.

  • Analyze deeds, mortgages, contracts for deeds, and other legal documents to

establish ownership for assessment purposes.

  • Answer questions and provide information on property assessments for the general public.

  • Inspect residential properties for improvements or deterioration that would affect

market value.

  • Prepare tax estimates for proposed construction, upon request.

  • Testify as an expert witness in Tax Court or at the Boards of Equalization.

  • Determine property classifications.

  • Attend and present at neighborhood proper

WORKING CONDITIONS: Office and field

Required Qualifications:

Minimum Education:

Bachelor's Degree in Real Estate, Architecture, Engineering or equivalent

Minimum Experience:

One year of a real estate appraisal experience, additional full time real estate appraisal experience may substitute for up to two years of education

(equivalent combinations of training and experience will can qualify for this position)


Valid Drivers License

Must obtain certification as an Certified Minnesota Assessor within 24 months of hire


An equivalent combination of education and experience closely related to the duties of the position MAY be considered.

Selection Process:

The selection process will consist of the following steps: a rating of relevant education and experience (100%). It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. This information will be used to determine which candidates will proceed in the selection process. A submitted application is also used to verify the answers to any supplemental questions. Only those candidates who attain a passing score (70%) on each step in the selection process will be placed on the eligible list. The City of Minneapolis Human Resources Department reserves the right to limit the number in any phase of the selection process.

Interview Selection:

The hiring authority reserves the right to determine the maximum number of candidates to interview from the established eligible list. If the hiring authority decides to interview other than by exam score order, they may select additional people to interview based on a candidate's education or experience related to the field, work history, or skills uniquely related to the operational needs of the position.

Background Check:

The City has determined that a criminal background check and/or qualifications check may be necessary for certain positions with this job title. Applicants may be required to sign an informed consent form allowing the City to obtain their criminal history and/or verify their qualifications in connection with the position sought. Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be further considered for the position.

Union Representation:

This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement between the City of Minneapolis and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). For more information on the terms and conditions of this agreement please visit: AFSCME

Eligible List Statement

The names of applicants who meet minimum qualification and who pass the screening process shall be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration. This list will be certified to the hiring manager who may use the list to fill a vacancy of the same job title. This eligible list will expire three months after it has been established.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must have or obtain and maintain certification as a "Certified Minnesota Assessor" within
24 months of hire.

  • Good knowledge of assessment laws and ordinances for residential, condominium, and

multi-family properties.

  • Knowledge of residential building construction methods in order to factor in differences

and the impact they have on pricing.

  • Good knowledge of the National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices.

  • Good knowledge the proper procedures to write and present appraisals, including

presentations before the board of equalization, and in district tax court.

  • Ability to use a variety of software.

  • Good negotiation skills and the ability make and to defend decisions is crucial.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and good customer service skills.

  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and related residential housing plans.

  • Ability to appropriately translate data from the field into accurate estimates of property


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