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Residential Appraiser

Date: Mar 15, 2023

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Appraiser 

Pay:  $19.07 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.


Please review the Appraiser’s Office Conflict of Interest Policy prior to applying for this position by clicking here.  For questions about this policy, please call the Appraiser's Office at 660-5445.


Residential Appraisers are responsible for properly discovering, listing, valuing, and defending appealed property values for the residential 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 and the Kansas Department of Revenue/Property Valuation Division, the International Association of Assessing Officers, the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices. This position has formal and informal training for the duration of two years after hire. Position holders are required to have all formal training and certificates within the two-year timeframe as class availability allows. After the initial training is complete, continuing education is offered.


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

  • Verify real property data characteristics with digital imaging technologies and on-site inspections for residential properties through the annual maintenance cycle and building permits.
  • Maintain open communication with other residential staff members concerning any problematic issues during 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/or their representatives to ensure fair and equitable treatment.
  • Be able to explain the property values and the appraisal process to the property owners and/or their representatives. Conduct field inspections when necessary as the result of an appeal.


Annually assign appraised values for residential real property

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


Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent. One year of experience of new construction, real estate, appraisal experience, customer service, or administrative support. Has the ability to successfully complete the required International Association of Assessing Officers and the Property Valuation division courses, within two years of hire date is required. 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, new construction, or a related field. Two years of new construction, real estate, appraisal experience, customer service, or administrative support. Has successfully completed the required International Association of Assessing Officers and the Property Valuation division courses within one year of hire date.


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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