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Douglas County PROPERTY APPRAISER TRAINEE in Roseburg, Oregon


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$15.23 - $17.14 Hourly


Courthouse - Roseburg, OR

Job Type

Full Time


Assessment & Taxation

Job Number



4/30/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

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  • Benefits



This full time benefited position will serve in an at-will position under an elected official / Works 40 hours per week / Includes excellent benefit package, including medical/vision/dental/long-term disability/basic life coverage and County-paid PERS retirement after required waiting periods.

This position performs standardized appraisals of urban, rural, personal or commercial property to establish a fair and accurate value upon which taxes will be assessed. Incumbents determine valuation of property through data collection and analysis, update assessment information and assist in preparation of appraisal appeals.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Assist with preparation of maps and aerial photos.

  • Inspect, verify and analyze sales for assigned appraisal area.

  • Assist in valuation studies such as time trend analysis, local cost modifier, depreciation schedules, market benchmarks, basic unit land values, base adjustment factors, etc.

  • Observe construction type and quality to classify buildings and assign appropriate costs.

  • Observe physical, functional and economic factors and apply appropriate accrued depreciation.

  • Capability to utilize on-line in-field laptops to aid in valuation process.

  • Assist with compiling all building permits, computer printouts, notes and accounts for assigned area.

  • Assist with field inspection of properties adjusting values for new construction, segregation, removal of buildings, damage, depreciation, etc.

  • Enter value changes into the departmental CAMA system.

  • Assist with response to requests for value reviews and complaints; explain appraisal process; revalue properties judged inequitable.

  • Assist with interpretation of appraisal facts to the public and explain general procedures of appraisal and assessment.

  • Assist with preparation and maintenance of appraisals, records, reports and statistical data as required by departmental policy, federal, state, county and local laws, regulations and ordinances.

  • Attend appropriate continuing education courses/workshops.

  • Ability to assist and support all internal departments as needed.

Requires regular and consistent attendance.


Minimum Qualifications: Three years work experience or education affording knowledge of business administration, land values or a related field. At completion of an approved training period as a property appraiser trainee, certification as a Property Appraiser 1 is required. Certification not necessary to apply. At the time of appointment, must possess and maintain a valid Oregon driver's license.

Desirable Qualifications: Computer operation and considerable knowledge of computer software.

Physical Demands: Work is performed in the office and in the field and may require bending, climbing, hearing voice conversation, keyboarding, data entry, lifting up to 30 pounds, walking rough terrain, pushing, pulling and reaching. Work performed in the field is in an environment which involves everyday risks and discomforts and sometime adverse weather conditions requiring safety precautions. A considerable amount of driving is typically required. Office environment involves, but is not limited to, viewing and reading computer screens, filing, scanning, data entry, phone conversations and an open working environment.

Driving Requirements: Position requires driving. Finalist will be required to provide a driving history that meets theDouglas County Driver Policy ( as part of contingent offer of employment.


Background Investigation: While not part of initial applicant screening, the finalist for this position may be required to pass acriminal history backgroundcheckas part of a contingent offer of employment. Conviction of a crime may not necessarily disqualify an individual from employment.

Physical Examination / Drug Screen: Employment is contingent upon a pre-employment drug screen. Presence of non-prescribed drugs, including marijuana, on drug screen results will result in disqualification pursuant to the County's drug and alcohol policy. To determine if physically qualified to perform essential functions, employment offer is conditional upon satisfactory results of a post-offer medical and hearing exam conducted at county expense.

To learn more about this position, please review the position classification here:Property Appraiser Trainee (

Questions? Contact Douglas County Human Resources by e-mail at or ph: (541) 440-4405

Douglas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Douglas County Statement on Equal Employment Opportunity (

If you require any special assistance at any point during the application or selection process and would like to request an accommodation due to a disability, please e-mail a description of your request to Human Resources.

Douglas County offers a competitive benefit package for employees working in positionsbudgeted to work 30 or more hours per week. The benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, a confidential employee assistance program, deferred compensation account options, and more. Information on county-sponsored benefits can be found at Vacation and sick leave accrual policies are described inDouglas County Personnel Rule 9 ( . Benefit options and leave accruals may vary if position includes membership in a collective bargaining unit (union).

Douglas County is a PERS employer. After meeting specific pre-defined service criteria, eligible employees join thePublic Employees Retirement System ( (PERS) for retirement benefits.

Please contact the Human Resources Department with questions regarding the benefits associated with this position.

ph: (541) 440-4405


Douglas County (OR)


1036 SE Douglas Ave.Room 322Roseburg, Oregon, 97470





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