Senior Residential Appraiser - APPRAISER

Date: Sep 29, 2023

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department: APPRAISER

Pay:  $46,090.00 Annually  

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.


The Senior Residential Appraiser is 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, 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 real property characteristics.

  • Verify real property data characteristics with digital imaging technologies and on-site inspections for all residential properties through sales reviews by preserving the proper sales files to generate accurate values.
  • Perform other types of data collection for damage assessment, building permits, field checks, maintenance inspections or agricultural inspections when needed.


Conduct valuation appeal meetings

  • Provide a high level of customer service while conducting Informal Equalization and Payment Under Protest appeals. Be able to fully explain the property values and the appraisal process to the property owners and/or their representatives.
  • Conduct Board of Tax Appeal Hearings both Small Claims and Regular Division when needed.
  • Conduct field checks that were a result of Payment Under Protest Meetings with property owners or property owner representatives.


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 accurate appraised values utilizing market models. Reconcile final value estimates by reviewing various approaches to value.
  • Mentor and train less experienced staff on assigning appraised residential real property values.


Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent. Three years of new construction, real estate, appraisal, appraisal appeals, administrative support, or drafting experience.  Successfully pass the following mass appraisal related courses or the ability to complete the list within two years of hire date: International Association of Assessing Officer’s (IAAO) Course 101 – Fundamentals of Real Property Appraisal, IAAO Course 102 – Income Approach to Valuation,  IAAO Course 300 – Fundamentals of Mass Appraisal, IAAO Course 311 – Real Property Modeling Concepts, Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), Kansas Property Tax Law, Kansas Department of Revenue/Property Valuation Division (KDOR/PVD) – Orion Introduction and Overview of Basic Functionality, KDOR/PVD – Residential/Agricultural Improvement Data Collection, KDOR/PVD – Orion Sales File Development. Must have a properly registered and licensed vehicle to use on a daily basis. Per Sedgwick County policy, this is a driving level position that requires a valid U.S. driver’s license without restrictions and current proof of automobile insurance.


Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the areas of business, real estate, new construction, or a related field. Three years of mass 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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