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Agricultural Appraiser

Date: Nov 18, 2022

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Appraiser 

Pay:  $22.07 per hour  

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  


Sedgwick County offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes health coverages, paid leave, regular compensation reviews, retirement plans, and professional development opportunities.  For more detailed information, please visit our benefits page at SCBenefits.


Agricultural Appraisers are responsible for properly discovering, listing, valuing, and defending appeal property values for the residential and agricultural real property parcels in Sedgwick County. This is accomplished through properly applied mass appraisal techniques in accordance with directives, guidelines and education promulgated by Kansas State Statutes, the Kansas Department of Revenue/Property Valuation Division, the International Association of Assessing Officers, the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices, office policies and procedures. This position has formal and informal training for the duration of one year after hire. Position holders are required to have all formal training and certificates within the one-year timeframe as class availability allows.


Data collection and Orion database maintenance of residential and agricultural real property characteristics.

  • Verify real property data characteristics with digital imaging technologies and on-site inspections for all rural residential and agricultural properties through the annual maintenance cycle, building permits, and preserving proper sales files during sales reviews to generate accurate values.
  • Maintain open communication with other residential and agricultural staff members concerning any problematic issues during data collection.
  • Review and update annually the required agricultural land use review for all parcels in Sedgwick County and the Division of Water Resources Irrigation Water Report for any necessary changes.
  • Train other appraisers when needed for a rural residential and agricultural type of data collection.


Conduct valuation appeal meetings.

  • Provide a high level of customer service while conducting Informal Equalization and Payment Under Protest appeals with property owners and property owner representatives. Be able to explain fully the property values and the appraisal process to the property owners and/or their representatives.
  • Mentor and train less experienced staff on how to conduct valuation appeal meetings.
  • Conduct field inspections when necessary as the result of an appeal.


Annually assign appraised values for residential and agricultural real property.

  • Develop a final opinion of market value for each parcel of property as assigned.
  • Review all appropriate market information to establish accurate appraised values utilizing market models.
  • Reconcile final value estimates by reviewing various approaches to value.


Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent. Two years of agricultural, new construction, real estate or appraisal experience.  Will consider any equivalent combination of training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Has the ability to successfully complete the required International Association of Assessing Officers and the Property Valuation Division courses within one (1) year of hire date. Must have a vehicle registered in the State of Kansas to use on a daily basis. Must provide proof of valid vehicle insurance with current coverage in the State of Kansas. Must have a current valid non-restricted Kansas driver’s license.


Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in the areas of business, real estate, agricultural, new construction, or a related field. Three years of agricultural, new construction, real estate, or appraisal experience. Have one of the following professional designations:  Residential Evaluation Specialist (RES), Registered Mass Appraiser (RMA), Assessment Administration Specialist (AAS), or Certified Assessment Evaluator (CAE).


It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

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