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Jobs: Montezuma County Assessor’s Office – Appraiser I


JOB TITLE:                       Appraiser I

REPORTS TO:                   Assessor

FLSA STATUS:                   Non-Exempt

DEPARTMENT:                Assessor

DIVISION:                         Office

LOCATION:                       104 West Main

PREPARED BY/DATE:      Leslie Bugg 8/17/2023

SUMMARY: Selected applicants will working as a team to gather, collect, analyze and tabulate data for appraisal of real property.  This includes single family homes, duplexes, condominiums, apartments, mobile homes and vacant land.  The Appraiser 1 also defends valuation of properties at the Assessor Level and County Board of Equalization and may assist in making recommendations for appeals to District Court, Binding Arbitration, and the State Board of Assessment Appeals.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Valuation of real property, which include field visits to collect data such as photographs, inventory of property, property characteristics, measuring and drawing appropriate buildings.
  2. Determining the market value of residential properties by sales comparison approach utilizing mass appraisal tools and appraisal experience.
  3. Appraise and set residential land values in compliance with statutory requirements and appraisal standards.
  4. Responsible for all property correspondence, both written and verbal, concerning valuations, assessments and changes to the assessment.
  5. Educate taxpayers in assessment process and the procedures used to arrive at the actual and assessed value.
  6. Prepare reports and documentation that support real property valuations.
  7. Assist, and educate the public during protest period and collects needed data to defend values at the County Board of Equalization and Board of Assessment Appeal levels.
  8. Performs all other duties related to work as assigned.

Complete Job Description

Applications can be downloaded at or picked up in the Assessor’s office at 140 W. Main Street, Suite 3, Cortez, CO 81321. Please return application with resume to the Assessor’s Office. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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