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Assessors - 13-2021.01

O*NET-SOC Description

Appraise real and personal property to determine its fair value. May assess taxes in accordance with prescribed schedules.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Appraiser
  • Assessor
  • Commercial Appraiser
  • County Assessor
  • Deputy Assessor
  • Field Appraiser
  • Personal Property Appraiser
  • Real Property Appraiser
  • Residential Appraiser
  • Tax Assessor

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Analyze trends in sales prices, construction costs, and rents, to assess property values or determine the accuracy of assessments.
  • Approve applications for property tax exemptions or deductions.
  • Assist in the training of new staff.
  • Calculate tax bills for properties by multiplying assessed values by jurisdiction tax rates.
  • Complete and maintain assessment rolls that show the assessed values and status of all property in a municipality.
  • Conduct regular reviews of property within jurisdictions to determine changes in property due to construction or demolition.
  • Determine taxability and value of properties, using methods such as field inspection, structural measurement, calculation, sales analysis, market trend studies, and income and expense analysis.
  • Establish uniform and equitable systems for assessing all classes and kinds of property.
  • Explain assessed values to property owners and defend appealed assessments at public hearings.
  • Explain real and personal property taxes to property owners.
  • Hire staff members.
  • Identify the ownership of each piece of taxable property.
  • Inspect new construction and major improvements to existing structures to determine values.
  • Inspect properties, considering factors such as market value, location, and building or replacement costs to determine appraisal value.
  • Issue notices of assessments and taxes.
  • Maintain familiarity with aspects of local real estate markets.
  • Prepare and maintain current data on each parcel assessed, including maps of boundaries, inventories of land and structures, property characteristics, and any applicable exemptions.
  • Provide sales analyses to be used for equalization of school aid.
  • Review information about transfers of property to ensure its accuracy, checking basic information on buyers, sellers, and sales prices and making corrections as necessary.
  • Serve on assessment review boards.
  • Supervise staff members.
  • Write and submit appraisal and tax reports for public record.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer personnel recruitment or hiring activities.
  • Advise real estate clients.
  • Analyze business or financial data.
  • Analyze market conditions or trends.
  • Appraise property values.
  • Calculate data to inform organizational operations.
  • Develop business or financial information systems.
  • Evaluate condition of properties.
  • Examine financial records.
  • Explain financial information to customers.
  • Explain regulations, policies, or procedures.
  • Inform individuals or organizations of status or findings.
  • Interpret financial information for others.
  • Maintain data in information systems or databases.
  • Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets.
  • Prepare financial documents.
  • Supervise employees.
  • Train personnel on proper operational procedures.
  • Train personnel to enhance job skills.
  • Update professional knowledge.
  • Verify accuracy of records.
  • Verify application data to determine program eligibility.

Military Crosswalk Titles

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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Appraiser