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Residential Ad Valorem Tax Appraiser  #18-7389


Job Description


Performs appraisals on all types of residential properties including vacant land, condominiums and greenbelt (agricultural properties) for ad valorem taxes.


Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in any field.

Due to the nature of this position, the successful applicant must pass a required background investigation.

Applicants must possess a valid Utah Driver License in order to operate a County vehicle to access properties throughout Salt Lake County and participate in appraisal activities.

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit a photocopy of your official transcripts.  If you hold through the Real Estate Division of the State of Utah an Appraiser license, a Certified Residential Appraiser license or a Certified General Appraiser license, you must submit a photocopy of your license.

Required transcripts and/or professional license will be accepted until the closing date and time of this announcement. Internet transcripts, unofficial transcripts and diplomas are not acceptable.   Please upload a copy of official transcripts or professional license to your online Profile, or submit to:, or by fax to 385-468-0571.


  • Field inspects properties to collect and analyze data elements.
  • Represents the Salt Lake County Assessor regarding questions and appeals of value and taxable status to the County Board of Equalization and taxpayers.
  • Assists in the defense of value and taxable status at the State Tax Commission and Court appeals.
  • Collects and analyzes residential sales and rental data on all types of residential property and land for use in valuation development.
  • Determines greenbelt land classifications and production requirements; periodically audits use of greenbelt properties; prepares rollback taxes and appendixes.
  • Develops residential land tables with values for all classes of residential properties; collects and verifies vacant land sales data, and defines geographic boundaries or neighborhoods used in the tables.
  • Researches and responds to Division Administrator, Assessor, Mayor, Council Members, other Elected Officials and the public on difficult or controversial situations.

Location  ASSESSOR-1012

Division   Residential Appraisal7300000202

Salary      $37,046 - $46,308 Salary dependent upon experience

Date Opened  Apr 16, 2018 10:00 am

Date Closed   Apr 26, 2018 10:00 am

Important Information Regarding this Position

The majority of the work is performed in field. Field visits may be over a variety of building construction, outdoor terrain and during varied weather conditions. This position requires the ability to climb, walk, sit, kneel and bend in varied, outdoor terrain to access properties, collect field data, and perform measurements.

It is required the successful candidate obtain certification and licensing as mandated by State Legislation and the Utah Department of Commerce as well as completion of additional course work to maintain the certification and license. Persons hired must maintain certification and designation which requires 28 hours of education every two years. Persons hired must attend USPAP (Standards of Appraisal Practice) every two years as required by the appraisal board.

NOTE: If you are not a licensed or certified residential or general appraiser, the County Assessor's Office will provide you with intensive, job specific training so that you will be able to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

In accordance with Salt Lake County and Assessor's Office policy, the successful candidate to remain employed with the Assessor's Office for a minimum of two years after earning a license (all levels) or repay the County for the expenses incurred for the education and/or training.

The successful candidate must obtain at a minimum an Appraiser License and become a State Certified Ad Valorem Appraiser within two years to maintain employment with the Assessor's Office.


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