Status: Full-time regular position
Salary Range: $31.69 per hour to $38.48 per hour (2021 pay range)
Benefits: Qualifies for full-time benefits date of hire
Location: City Center
Hours: Standard business hours (8am-4:30pm), may vary based on business need
Reporting Relationship: Reports to City Assessor
Community Development Department
The Community Development Department is comprised of Planning, Assessing, Economic Development, and Housing and Community Services. This department supports the long-term vitality of the City through city-wide land use planning, development review activities, maintaining a positive environment for business, addressing housing and community service needs and responsible property valuations.
The role of the Real Estate Appraiser I position is to appraise new and existing single family, town homes and condos and perform reviews for residential property. The primary position responsibilities and areas of impact are:
- Tracks and analyzes the real estate market by physically inspecting properties, developing and applying appraisal techniques, and maintaining accurate and consistent data on properties.
- Appraises new and existing properties; coordinates with assessing staff to review and value 20% of all properties in Eden Prairie; appraises new construction properties; calculates values on the properties; studies market trends to ensure accuracy with State, County, and City guidelines.
- Completes analysis for review of market values and classifications of properties during Board of Appeal and Equalization and for appeals during the assessment year; communicates with public, other departments, cities, and government agencies for a variety of reasons which include deadlines, property information, and state statute requirements.
- Assists in coordination of administrative and reporting requirements for the annual assessment; prepares property division/combinations by gathering information from various city departments, Hennepin County and property owners; completes a variety of administrative related duties.
While these areas are the primary focus of the position, we believe strongly in teamwork and employees will be called upon to perform a variety of duties as a part of their role with the City.
Education/Work Experience: Minimum qualifications include a bachelor's degree in real estate, finance, business, public administration, economics or closely related field, or three (3) years of progressively responsible work experience as a state-licensed appraiser or an appraiser in an assessing office. AMA or SAMA designation with the MN Department of Revenue or a state-license level of Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser or greater with the MN Department of Commerce preferred. Education in real estate appraisal and/or technical experience in assessing preferred.
Licenses: Ability to obtain the Certified Minnesota Assessor (CMA) license within two[JT1] years of employment, and ability to obtain AMA certification by July 1, 2022, or within four[JT2] years from the date initial Minnesota Assessor License was obtained, whichever is later.
Technical Skills: MS Office (Word, Excel).
Physical Requirements: Physical effort is light for the majority of work with lifting or carrying limited to 25 pounds intermittently. There are site and building inspections that involve prolonged standing, climbing, and walking. Periods of time with significant customer contact by phone and e-mail. Report preparation and writing at times requires extended use of a keyboard. Work interruptions are frequent.
Working Conditions: Work is split between a normal office environment and on-site inspections of properties. Driving is required for on-site inspections and to attend meetings.
City of Eden Prairie Values
We are a service organization. We take pride in what we do. We cultivate a supportive, encouraging and productive culture with a strong customer focus. We promote wellness and plan work/life balance into our goals. We value differences and foster inclusion. We achieve success by exhibiting our core values: collaboration, innovation, integrity, performance and relationships.
Position Specific Expectations
Communication: Able to convey a message to get a point across; communicates in a clear and concise manner; able to write clearly and succinctly; tailors message to a variety of communication settings and styles.
Attention to Detail: Able to find errors in work and solve problems; anticipates issues and performs at a high level of accuracy; sets up systems to ensure errors are not repeated.
Accountability: Follows through on commitments; focuses on appropriate tasks throughout the shift; takes responsibilities for actions both as an individual and on behalf of the organization; actions and words are in sync; follows all policies and procedures; maintains confidentiality; is prepared and punctual to all scheduled shifts.
Composure: Exhibits self-confidence and asserts self appropriately in several different situations; maintains professionalism while under pressure; can handle stress; energized by tough challenges.
Organization: Ability to coordinate several activities, responsibilities, and tasks simultaneously in a polite and professional manner; prioritizes what needs to get done; keeps things neat and orderly; utilizes tools for efficiency; factors several considerations when planning; establishes methods to ensure routine tasks are completed.
Creativity: Effective at generating ideas relative to the organizations goals; able to build off the ideas of others in new and different ways; uses innovative ways to complete tasks and responsibilities.
City of Eden Prairie Pre-employment Process
The City of Eden Prairie conducts the following pre-employment checks for the Appraiser position:
- Professional Reference & Work History Checks
- Background & Drivers Check (must have excellent driving record).
- Degree & License Verification
All final candidates must successful complete and pass the pre-employment process before their first day of employment.
City of Eden Prairie Application Timeline
To apply, please visit the Citys website at www.edenprairie.org and click on the employment tab.
Application Deadline: Monday June 14, 2021 at 4:00 PM
Review Applicants: by June 18, 2021
First Round Interviews: Week of June 21, 2021
Final Round Interviews: Week of June 28, 2021
Anticipated Start Date: August, 2021 (negotiable)