Business Personal Property Appraiser

DEPARTMENT   Commercial
STATUS   Non-Exempt
REPORTS TO  BPP Team Lead
SALARY   Grade 5
JOB #2022142300

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Under the general direction and supervision of the BPP Team Lead, the Business Personal Property
Appraiser will perform the functions and activities associated with the appraisal of business personal property. Must be able to work overtime when needed with little notice.

Essential Duties Include:
• Function as Liaison for the district with the public, jurisdiction representatives, agents, and attorneys
• Performs all levels of complex personal property calculations
• Responsible for BPP email box and correspondence with taxpayers and tax agents
• Assist as Liaison for exchange of data with contract appraisal services, email, telephone, fax
• Process requests for rendition copies and appraisal breakdowns
• Negotiate and settle value disputes with property owners and/or property tax consultants
• Represent the District before the Appraisal Review Board as necessary
• Recognize confidential information and safeguard it.
• Work in the office Monday – Friday 7:45 am to 4:45 pm with additional hours as needed
• Conduct fieldwork in various geographical areas of Travis County as assigned
• Meet assigned deadlines
• All other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Education: Possession of an associate degree is preferred, preferably in Finance or Accounting.
Experience: 5 or more years of clerical experience. Experience in sales, leasing, property management, building, development, or mortgage lending is a plus. Must be able to read financial records, income statements, and balance sheets. Must have two or more years of customer service experience both in-person and by phone.
Required: Must be able to register with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and obtain a Level IV RPA within five years. State Certified Residential Appraiser designation or State Certified General Appraiser designation is a plus.

KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES:
• Must have knowledge of factors, techniques, methods, and principles involved in residential property appraisal, including applicable principles and guidelines outlined in the Texas Property Tax Code and Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.
• Should have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret closing statements, surveys, title insurance, AIA, or other documents and respond effectively to inquiries or complaints orally and in writing.
• Must be authorized to work in the US, have reliable transportation, a valid Texas Driver’s License, proof of liability insurance, and a verified good driving record.
• Spanish Bilingual a plus
The final candidate will be subject to a background check.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires sitting, walking on all types of terrain, climbing, standing, driving a vehicle, bending, kneeling, reaching, and twisting the upper body. Must use hands for data entry and drawing. Must have the ability to see and read fine print and lift to 40 pounds.

ENVIRONMENT FACTORS: Indoor activity and outdoor activity in all weather conditions. Frequent
exposure to video display computer terminal. Interface with the public. Moderate stress levels are constant with occasional significant stress.

The Travis Central Appraisal District is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The Travis Central Appraisal District does not discriminate based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, military service, AIDS or HIV status, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, and any other characteristic protected bylaw.
Resumes are welcome, but the applicant must submit a completed employment application before an interview is granted.

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