Employment Opportunities

SOUTH DAKOTA OPPORTUNITIES:

MINNEHAHA COUNTY invites applications for the position of:  Appraiser

All applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the date the position closes.
SALARY:$19.18 – $21.70/Hour OPENING DATE: 01/17/17 CLOSING DATE: 02/03/17 05:00 PM

GENERAL INFORMATION: The Minnehaha County Equalization Office invites applications for an Appraiser. The incumbent will independently perform appraisal work to establish real property values for tax assessment purposes. The individual selected for this position will conduct on-site property inspections, measure various property structures, record findings, analyze a wide variety of data, and calculate property value.

***Please attach a cover letter to the online application detailing your qualifications and interest in the position.***

Appointment as an “Appraiser in Training” or “Appraiser” is dependent upon qualifications.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES INCLUDE: Appraise the market value of agricultural land, residential homes, mobile homes, commercial businesses, and accessory buildings. Conduct on-site property inspections, review plans, record data, analyze trends and comparables, calculate values, and maintain current and historical property information. Assist the public off- and on-site by phone, email, mail, or in person to provide information concerning the real estate tax process. Locate and identify parcels of land on maps and prepare mapping presentations. Defend appraisal estimates and methods during the appeals process by conducting physical inspections, comparative sales analysis, writing reports, attending meetings, and creating presentations. Maintain accurate and current knowledge about applicable state laws and assist in compiling data for compliance. Attend annual schools, conferences, and workshops to maintain professional appraiser certification.

If incumbent is hired as an “Appraiser in Training” the duties listed are performed in a training capacity.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or GED and ability to learn building construction techniques, methods and materials. Comparable combination of education and experience may be considered. Possession of a valid driver’s license and must maintain a safe driving record. Ability to read and interpret directions, manuals and other written guidelines. Ability to learn real property appraisals and assessment principles and practices. Ability to obtain CAA (Certified Appraiser/Assessor) certification within one year. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public. Ability to maintain professional appearance and demeanor.

Consideration for appointment as an Appraiser requires two years of relevant work experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of CAA certification is preferred. Bachelor’s degree; appraisal experience; real estate experience; and/or construction experience. Working knowledge of state laws governing the assessment and collection of real property taxes.

Applications may be filed online at: http://jobs.minnehahacounty.org
Our office is located at: 415 N Dakota Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
605-367-4337 jobs@minnehahacounty.org

Minnehaha County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran’s status, genetic information, or any other protected group in accordance with state and federal law. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by contacting Human Resources at (605) 367-4337.

BUFFALO COUNTY – DIRECTOR OF EQUALIZATION POSITION

Buffalo County will be accepting applications for the position of Director of Equalization.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Perform statutory duties of the Director of Equalization in accordance with SDCL Chapter 10 and SD Department of Revenue Interpretive Rules. Serve as Zoning Administrator with duties of providing applications for zoning, variances and conditional use permits, and conducting Zoning Board meetings. Issue & maintain 911 addresses for Buffalo County residences. The Director of Equalization must obtain a Certified Appraiser Assessor designation from the South Dakota Department of Revenue within one year of appointment. These requirements are to complete and pass the 5 IAAO courses, South Dakota Department of Revenue Basic Course and work one year in an Assessor’s office.

APPLICANT MUST HAVE:
High School diploma or possess a GED Certificate.
A valid driver’s license.
Ability to read and understand maps, legal descriptions, plats, topographic maps and soil surveys.
Maintain good public relations with the public and other county employee’s.
Must be skilled in operating office equipment.
Willing to learn to use GIS equipment and soft wear, Arc Map and Microsoft office including work, excel & access.

Salary based on experience. Applications are available at the Buffalo County Auditor’s office or send resume to Buffalo County Auditor, PO Box 146; Gann Valley, SD 57341. Phone (605) 293-3217. Position open until filled.

Sully County Highway Superintendent

Sully County is accepting applications for the position of Sully County Highway Superintendent.  Applicant will be responsible for bridge and highway construction and maintenance, equipment operations and maintenance, supervision of county highway shop.  Must have working knowledge of a county highway system.  Must possess professional relationships with the general public and employees.  The Sully County Highway Superintendent is under the direct supervision of the Sully County Commission.

The Sully County Highway Superintendent must possess a valid South Dakota’s driver’s license and, if necessary, a South Dakota Commercial driver’s license.

Individuals interested in this position may obtain a job description and/or an application at the Sully County Auditor’s office, 700 Ash Avenue, Onida, SD  57564 or by requesting an application at (605) 258-2541.

Salary will depend on experience. Generous Benefits Program.
Closes: Open until filled.

Sully County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

LINCOLN COUNTY (SD) invites applications for the position of:
Appraiser

All applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the date the position closes.

SALARY:  $18.42 – $20.33/Hour OPENING DATE: 01/03/17 CLOSING DATE: 1/23/17 at 5:00 PM

GENERAL INFORMATION: The Lincoln County Department of Equalization invites applications for an Appraiser to independently perform technical and professional appraisal work to establish real property values for tax assessment purposes. Other functions include identifying properties to be appraised on maps by use of legal descriptions and by review of building permits and property appraisal records as necessary, as well as, on-site property inspections, recording data as necessary for real property appraisals, and calculating values using schedules for residential, agricultural, and commercial appraisals.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES INCLUDE: Appraise the market value of agricultural land, residential homes, commercial businesses, and accessory buildings for ad valorem tax purposes. Conduct on-site property inspections, review plans and record data necessary for real property appraisals. Calculate values using schedules for residential, agricultural, and commercial appraisals. Record information on property record cards as necessary and maintain current and historical information through building permits, sales analysis, mapping, photos, and physical inspection. Maintain and update property information. Analyze current level of assessment by applying Mass Appraisal techniques/statistical methods to determine values such as sales ratios, median, coefficient of dispersion, price related differential. Analyze agricultural sales and tests qualified sales for assessment programs. Analyze sales and market value trends of agricultural property to establish rates and guidelines for the valuations of agricultural land and buildings for tax purposes. Determine agricultural productivity values. Appraise improved and unimproved parcels. Calculate land values by classification using market value of comparable land. Use schedules, manuals and guidelines relating to appraisals of improved and unimproved property for classification purposes. Conduct on-site inspections of mobile homes. Locate same by researching certificates of title, calculates actual and assessed values and records information as instructed. Record data necessary for appraisals including detailed observations as to quantity, quality and type of construction components together with observed age and condition of improvements and calculate actual and assessed valuation of same. Answer off and on-site inquiries by phone, email, and letter or in person to provide information concerning appraisals or to respond to questions regarding aspects of the real estate tax process. Prepare mapping presentations from recorded transaction records, surveys, legal descriptions, subdivision and condominium plats. Locate and identify parcels of land on maps. Classify and identify classification of land as directed. Defend appraisal estimates and methods used to assess value during the appeals process by taxpayers during local and county boards. Assist the Director with the appeals by conducting physical inspections, comparative sales analysis, writing reports, attending meetings, and creating presentations. Keep informed and knowledgeable about changing state laws. Assist the Director in compiling data for the Department of Revenue to verify compliance with all applicable laws and rules. Attend annual schools, conferences, and workshops to maintain professional appraiser certification. Assist in completing building permits including remodels, repairs, additions, and new structures. Locate, inspect and value property and maintain the property cards for each parcel.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Associate’s degree plus two years of experience or comparable combination of education and experience. Possession of CAA certification or ability to attain certification within one year. Must have a valid driver’s license and maintain a safe driving record with Lincoln County. Working knowledge of methods, techniques and procedures utilized in appraisal of property for tax assessment purposes. Working knowledge of state laws governing the assessment and collection of real property taxes.

Ability to read and interpret legal descriptions and a variety of maps. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public. Ability to maintain professional appearance and demeanor.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree, real estate experience and/or construction experience.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:  http://www.lincolncountysd.org

OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT: 104 N. Main, Canton, SD 57013
Phone: 605-764-6609 or 605-367-4337

Email: HR@lincolncountysd.org

Position #17-02

Lincoln a County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran’s status, genetic information, or any other protected group in accordance with state and federal law. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by contacting Human Resources at (605) 367-4337.