Roanoke County   Roanoke, VA   Full-time     Real Estate / Property Management
Posted on June 7, 2024
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Performs difficult professional work in appraising residential/rural real property for assessment purposes. Conducts field inspections of properties to be appraised, collects data for new construction and appraises properties with splits or rezoning. Assists the public with questions concerning assessments, and performs duties to assist the Director and Assistant Director of Real Estate Valuation. Work is performed independently, but is subject to administrative review by the Director of Real Estate Valuation. An employee in this class must be thoroughly familiar with the methods and techniques involved in appraising real property, and with the laws and ordinances governing real property tax assessments. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Collects, produces, and analyze statistical and market data and identifies economic factors affecting property valuation.
  • Conducts field inspections to verify data on existing structures or to measure and collect data on new structures and accurately maintaining data on a CAMA system.
  • Reviews and interprets building plans verifying new construction data and correctly sketched buildings.
  • Analyzes and interprets recorded legal instruments and other source documents to accurately and effectively to establish residential property values.
  • Monitor county zoning cases and other factors that impact property valuation.
  • Communicate with tax payers, real estate professionals, Board of Equalization Members, tax reps, other county employees to resolve valuation question and explain all aspects of property assessment programs.
  • Collect evidence for Board of Equalization Hearings
  • Working knowledge of basic principles and practices of property appraisal and appraisal terminology as it pertains to residential properties
  • Adequate knowledge and ability to read building plans and blue prints
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Operate a personal computer and related software
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers


Required: Associate's degree from an accredited college with major coursework in business administration, real estate or a related field.
Preferred: Bachelors' degree from a four-year college or university supplemented with courses in real estate.

Required: Experience, education and training in the use of Computer Aided Mass Appraisal (CAMA) or fee appraisal.
Preferred: Extensive experience in real estate appraisals.

Required: Valid Virginia driver's license with good driving record.
Preferred: Professional licensed real estate appraiser or working toward licensure

Knowledge,Skills and Abilities
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques of appraising real property; laws and ordinances governing the appraisal of real property.
  • Ability to analyze facts affecting property values and use of sound judgment in determining property values.
  • Ability to develop and express ideas effectively in oral and written form and to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Proficiency in personal computer skills with software including Word, Excel and CAMA system.
Additional Requirements
Subject to a complete criminal history background search with acceptable results.May be subject to DMV driving record review as required by amount of work related driving, specified by support responsibilities.Must also be able to perform the job as described in the Physical and Environmental Demands section of this job description.

Supervisory Responsibilities


Full-time employees are eligible for a comprehensive benefit package that includes:

• Progressive Flexible Leave Plan with cash-in option
• Twelve paid holidays
• Short Term Disability Insurance
• Long Term Disability Insurance
• Health, Vision and Dental Insurance
• Life Insurance
• Flexible Spending Accounts - Medical and Dependent Care
• Virginia Retirement System - Membership in VRS is automatic upon hire into a covered position. County contributes and employees pay their membership contribution.
• Deferred Compensation Plan with County Match
• Employee Assistance Program
• Credit Union Membership

County of Roanoke Virginia

5204 Bernard Drive

Roanoke, Virginia, 24018