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Part Time Appraisal Technician
Type: Part Time
Salary/Pay Rate: $13.33/hr
Posted Date: 4/19/2012
Deadline to Apply: 5/3/2012


The Jackson County Government is accepting applications for an Appraisal Technician in the Tax Assessor’s office. This position is responsible for performing administrative and clerical duties in support of the tax assessment process. Other duties include, but are not limited to, assisting taxpayers with property ownership information, examining plats, maps and aerial photographs. Must be skilled in computer operations, possess good communications skills and have a high school diploma or the equivalent. Successful candidates must be at least 20 years of age with prior knowledge of legal descriptions and property transfers preferred, pass the I and IA (laws pertaining to property tax) and successfully pass Level One Certification test within their first year of employment. The starting salary is $13.33 per hour. Must have a clean driving record and successfully pass drug screening. Part-time hours 1 P.M. – 5 P.M., Monday through Friday.

Applications are available online at, from the Jackson County Human Resources Department in the Jackson County Administrative Building at 67 Athens Street, Jefferson, GA 30549, or resumes may be submitted via email to Only candidates being considered for the position will be contacted.

Jackson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. A pre-employment drug screen and background check is required.

Jackson County ( E- Verify # 67449) is committed to compliance with Federal and State laws requiring that the County only hires workers who are lawfully entitled to work in the United States (U.S. citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization) without discrimination. As such, the County participates in the E-Verify Program established by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration to aid employers in verifying the employment eligibility of all newly-hired employees. Our participation in the E-Verify Program does not exempt us from the obligation to obtain a complete Form I-9 from every person we hire.



Code: 51114





The purpose of this classification is to work in a training capacity to provide assistance and support to the Chief Appraiser in all aspects of property valuation and digest preparation. Performs clerical tasks for the department.


The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Works in a training capacity to assist in County-wide real property appraisal program and personal property audit program to determine appropriate values for tax assessment purposes; works to ensure equalization of property values and timely completion of appraisals; conducts mobile home inspections as needed; tracks appeals cases.

Learns the process of performing tasks involving deed and plat work; completes ownership transfer and record sales; qualifies sales for sales ratio analysis; performs property split or combines property per recorded plat; creates new subdivisions per final plats; researches plats and metes and bounds legal descriptions as required to identify property; contacts buyers, sellers and attorneys as needed to resolve discrepancies; performs field checks and reviews; transfers homestead mobile homes to pre-bill per sale; provides copies of plats and documentation for mapping services; processes de-titling mobile homes to “real” property.

Works in a training capacity to process permit applications for the department; enters permit data into system and verifies addresses; measures and sketches improvements; photographs improvements; enters sketch data into system and attaches photos; determines percent complete for improvement at end of year.

Assists in completing tasks involving property reviews and operations; physically checks assigned properties with a certified appraiser on a yearly basis for accuracy and uniformity; documents reasons for value changes; creates and maintains files for completed and ongoing work per tax year; reviews zoning changes.

Learns the process of performing annual tasks for the department; processes and reviews property tax returns : records all tax payer appeals and field checks properties with a certified appraiser to make adjustments as needed; documents and prepares for Board of Equalization hearings; prepares digest adjustments for Chief Appraiser to sign; informs Tax Commissioner of changes; enters tax payer requested address changes; enters requests for property Homestead Exemptions; transfers pre-bill mobile homes to real property.

Performs tasks to handle plats and deeds at the courthouse; obtains plats and deeds for appraisers; obtains new plats, copies plats, files, and forwards originals to appropriate appraiser; assists with collecting pertinent information on parcels, entering data into computer and measuring new buildings, projects and land; verifies information; sorts and files documents; retrieves and prints property transfers; matches property transfers with deeds; retrieves plats from parcels as needed.

Assists in monitoring the front desk, greeting and assisting visitors, and answering incoming calls.

Operates basic office equipment including a computer, printer, copier, fax machine, calculator, and related machinery; utilizes word processing, data entry, spreadsheet, database, and appraisal software.


Performs other related duties as required.


High school diploma or equivalent with vocational or technical school training in a related field of study and a minimum of one years previous work experience and/or training; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license with a satisfactory driving history. Must be at least 20 years of age and pass I and IA (laws pertaining to property tax) test and successfully pass Level One Certification within their first year of employment.


Data Utilization: Requires the ability to determine, calculate, tabulate, or summarize data/information. Includes performing subsequent actions in relation to these computational operations.

Human Interaction: Requires the ability to provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation to others regarding the application of procedures and standards to specific situations.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to start, stop, operate and monitor the functioning of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference and descriptive data and information.

Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; the ability to utilize principles of fractions; and the ability to interpret graphs.

Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form. Involves semi-routine standardized work with some latitude for independent judgment concerning choices of action.

Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving a variety of generally pre-defined duties which are often characterized by frequent change.


Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station. Exterior work requires the ability to climb stairs and steep hills.

Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors: Essential functions are regularly performed with occasional exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

Jackson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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