• Deputy Assessor

    Posted: 06/03/2022


    Oversee the administration of organizational policies and assist the Assessor in the overall management of the organization. Supervision is exercised over lower-level appraisers. Work is performed under the general direction of the City Assessor and is reviewed through observation, conferences, reports, and analyses of results obtained. May perform assessor's duties in their absence. May perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


    • Performs appraisal and reappraisal work on complex residential, commercial and industrial real property located within the City; reviews relevant building permits to determine the impact of construction or alterations/additions on property values.
    • Interviews taxpayers, bankers, realtors, and contractors in effort to develop a fair appraisal of the property; answers questions related to evaluation for interested parties.
    • Adjusts existing assessment records to reflect changes identified during appraisal; makes appropriate adjustments to the assessment record.
    • Appraises commercial and industrial real and personal property; measures, photographs and inspects business facilities; calculates estimate of value.
    • Oversees and coordinates the work of subordinate property appraisers; reviews completed valuations and makes recommendations for changes and improvements.
    • Measures and photographs new construction.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.


    • Reading building plans and the collection of cost, sales income and expense data.
    • Methods and principles used in modern real and personal property appraisal with some knowledge of accounting principles as it applies to personal property assessment.
    • Considerable knowledge of the use of personal computers and relevant associated software.


    • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    • Be well organized, able to manage time efficiently, and have the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
    • Analyze problems and develop alternative solutions to satisfy internal/external customers by using judgment that is in consistent with standards, practices, policies, procedures, regulations or government law.
    • Be detail-oriented and pay close attention to accuracy.
    • Work independently with minimal direction.
    • Try new approaches and learn new things.
    • Apply a positive and proactive attitude with ability to address issues and implement solutions.


    • High School Diploma
    • Possession of Michigan Advanced Assessing Officer (3) certification by the State Tax Commission or within 12 months of hire date.
    • Four years of experience in appraising residential, commercial, and industrial real property or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
    • Possession of a valid driver's license from the State of Michigan.

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