Appraise real and personal property to determine its fair value. May assess taxes in accordance with prescribed schedules.
- Agricultural Appraiser
- Auditor Appraiser
- Certified General Mass Real Estate Appraiser
- City Assessor
- Commercial Appraiser
- Commercial Real Estate Appraiser
- County Assessor
- County Tax Assessor
- Hire staff members.
- Serve on assessment review boards.
- Supervise staff members.
- Provide sales analyses to be used for equalization of school aid.
- Calculate tax bills for properties by multiplying assessed values by jurisdiction tax rates.
- Approve applications for property tax exemptions or deductions.
- Issue notices of assessments and taxes.
- Identify the ownership of each piece of taxable property.
- Maintain familiarity with aspects of local real estate markets.
- Conduct regular reviews of property within jurisdictions to determine changes in property due to construction or demolition.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: CEI.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Conventional interests, but also prefer Enterprising and Investigative environments.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Independence, but also value Support and Working Conditions in their jobs.
- Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
- Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
- Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
- Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
- Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
- Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
In 2012, the average annual wage in Washington was $64,330 with most people making between $39,460 and $94,500
During 2008, this occupation employed approximately 1,880 people in Washington. It is projected that there will be 1,940 employed in 2018.
This occupation will have about 6 openings due to growth and about 34 replacement openings for approximately 40 total annual openings.
majorAccounting and Finance
onetAppraisers, Real Estate
collegeUniversity of Southern California
collegePennsylvania State University-Main Campus
majorBusiness Administration and Management, General