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Senior Appraiser

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Thurston County

Job Summary

Full Time
Posted on
May 16, 2019
Expired on
July 15, 2019
Thurston County
Olympia, WA
Years of Experiences
Career Level
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree
$4,357.00 - $5,795.00 Monthly

About Thurston County

Thurston County, Washington, is located at the southern end of Puget Sound in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Majestic Mount Rainier and the rugged Cascade Mountains are nearby to the east, while the Pacific Coast is just an hour's drive to the west. Home to more than 260,000 residents, Thurston County is 60 miles south of Seattle and 100 miles north of Portland, Oregon.

Contact name
Nicole Williams

Job description

As a Senior Appraiser, you will appraises residential and light commercial property to establish fair market value using methods prescribed by the appraisal profession. 

Typical responsibilities would include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Performs extensive research and analysis of sales within the assignment area and throughout the County for development of trends and depreciation schedules.

  • Prepares maps with property, sales, and zoning information; reviews aerial photos to establish property boundaries, land characteristics, and structure locations.

  • Locates, inspects, and classifies properties according to quality and important characteristics. Estimates the market value for each property for assessment purposes based on market analysis.

  • Participates in developing appraisal procedures, organizing and completing special appraisal projects.

  • Defines neighborhood boundaries for computer-assisted appraisals. Maintains computer database of parcel information for land and building valuations. Updates sales reports.

  • Prepares Assessor's written responses to property owners' appeals to the County Board of Equalization or the State Board of Tax Appeals.

  • Coordinates and prepares special sales reports.

  • Participates in training and guiding other appraisers and appraiser assistants in their work.

  • Requests and verifies information on income producing residential properties.

  • Contacts property owners to verify sale price, type of financing, and parties involved.


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