Commercial & Industrial Property Appraiser 2

Multnomah County Health Department | Portland, OR, United States

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Posted Date 6/16/2022

Current employees: Please apply through the employee portal to be considered for this opportunity.

Pay Range:

$34.34 - $42.25 Hourly


Department of County Management (DCM)

Job Type:

Regular Represented

Exemption Status:

United States of America (Non-Exempt)

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

The Opportunity:

Have you ever found yourself drawn to work in public service and enrich our community?  Multnomah County’s Division of Assessment, Recording & Taxation is looking to hire three (3) Commercial & Industrial  Property Appraisers in the level 2 classification. Work will be a hybrid of in office and working remotely with flexibility in schedules such as 9/80’s, 4/10’s, or 5/8 hour shifts. 

The first review of applicants will occur on July 6th. Applicants must apply on our website at:  Read on to see what Multnomah County has to offer! 


Who We Are & What We Do:  At the Department of County Management (DCM), the public service we carry out is essential to the operation of Multnomah County as a government, as well as an employer. The Division of Assessment, Recording, and Taxation (DART) strives to ensure the stability and quality of life for our community by providing local government with the revenues necessary to fund essential services.  We pride ourselves on providing reliable, responsive, personal service to the public and our co-workers. As a team, we are committed to being good stewards of public resources while creating a safe and inclusive environment for employees, customers, and the communities we serve. 


“The primary role for all staff members is to carry out the functions of the Division of Assessment Recording and Taxation in a manner that is friendly, respectful, resourceful and willing in order to create an environment of safety, trust and belonging for all.”

Who We are Seeking:  Multnomah County's Department of County Management Division of Assessment, Recording and Taxation is seeking to fill a Commercial & Industrial Property Appraiser 2 position.  This classification is the second level (journey level paraprofessional) of three in the Property Appraiser classification series and performs the full range of duties of appraising industrial, commercial, and multifamily properties for ad valorem taxation purposes in accordance with Oregon Department of Revenue rules and procedures and industry best practices. Individuals work independently, applying well developed subject knowledge, and exercising judgment and initiative, while assisting in the implementation of goals and objectives


Your role in this position will include the following:  


  • Make value estimates using complex income, market, and/or cost approaches, where applicable; correlate land value estimates with indicated values of the improvements to arrive at an estimated market value of the property.

  • Make annual value estimates for all assigned  industrial and commercial property accounts and inspect assigned improvements to determine highest and best use. Make value estimates of machinery and equipment and personal property; correlate machinery, equipment and personal property value with the land and building/structure value to arrive at the estimated market value of an industrial property. Analyze real property returns and estimate trending and depreciation factors. 

  • Estimate values for consolidation and segregation of property.  

  • Confer with the Department of Revenue Staff on appraisal problems and Oregon Assessment Statutes. Collaborate with the Appraisal Data Analyst staff to ensure proper trending, pricing, and valuation tables are set up within the computer system.

  • Perform value calculations in the CAMA system and effectively utilize various workflow software applications. 

Valuation and Related Appeals:

  • Confer with property owners or their representatives regarding assessed values and related assessment issues; explain rights and procedures. 

  • Prepare summary appraisal reports and testify at Board of Property Tax Appeals hearings. 

  • Prepare narrative appraisal reports for and testify at Department of Revenue and Tax Court hearings; prepare and submit appraisal products in records and reports.

Research and Analysis:  

  • Analyze sales information on industrial, commercial, and multifamily structures, machinery/equipment and related items, land and small tracts sales and other appraisal data for use in sales studies and for use in market value appraisals. Research, gather, and compile sales data, rental/lease information, and other pertinent appraisal facts from owners, agents, tenants, dealers, manufacturers, and associated parties. Survey tenants and building owners to determine rental and expense information; analyze income and expense information to determine market rent and rates, and capitalize the same into indication of value.

  • Analyze zoning regulations and land use restrictions; ascertain the availability of utilities; determine ingress and egress, topography, shape, and other pertinent data on land sites.


  •  Inspect improved property to determine use, condition, and construction information; measure buildings and interpret blueprints to determine size and construction features; determine property's highest and best use.

  • Prepare scale drawings of new buildings and structures; utilize state and nationally published cost information to estimate the value of new and partially complete improvements.  

Exemptions, Tax Roll Maintenance, and Customer Service: 

  •  Inspect and place on tax rolls property leased by government agencies to taxable parties.

  • Initiate changes to Assessment roll to correct double assessments, omitted property, clerical errors and other changes related to the assessment roll.

  • Participate in special valuation of properties that fall under “In Lieu” tax, open space, riparian, “Cancellation of Assessment”, application for re-appraisal due to property destruction “Act of God” and other related special assessment programs.

  • Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints.

  • May assist in the training of new or less experienced appraisers or appraiser technicians.  

To Qualify

We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant. 

Minimum Qualifications/*Transferable Skills:  All bulleted points must be met 

  • Associate of Arts degree from an accredited college with major coursework in real estate, appraising, business, accounting or a related field  (in lieu of a degree, equivalent years of experience will be considered). 

  • Two years of  appraisal experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.  

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of the three (3) approaches to value

  • A valid driver's license.

  • This position requires the appraiser to use their own vehicle to perform field inspections; their vehicle must be properly insured.  

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain within 90 days of hire or as soon as reasonably possible an Oregon State Appraiser Registration as outlined in ORS 308.010 (link is external)

  • Ability to pass a criminal background check. 

Preferred Qualifications/*Transferable Skills: You do not need to have the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills to qualify. However, keep in mind we may consider some or all of the following when identifying the most qualified candidates. Please clearly explain on your application how you meet any of the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills.

  • Advanced knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of property appraisal.

  • Understanding of the Oregon Property Tax appeal process.  

  • Working knowledge of building architecture, skilled at reading blueprints, and ability to understand construction components.

  • Thorough knowledge of the application of the Department of Revenue (DOR) market-related cost approach to mass appraisal and the DOR's classification system application and application of commercial cost tables.

  • Proficient knowledge and understanding of the three (3) approaches to value

*Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experience that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: To protect the health of the community and employees, Multnomah County requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious exemption as a qualification of employment. The rule applies to all employees, as allowable by law. Candidates who receive an offer of County employment must provide proof of vaccination upon hire or submit an exception request prior to their start date. 

Screening and Evaluation 

The Application Packet:

  • A completed online application.

  • A resume covering relevant experience and education. Please be sure your resume includes the following for each employer: name of employer, location, dates of employment, your title, a brief summary of your responsibilities, the number of employees under your supervision.

  • A cover letter that expands on your resume, addresses why you are interested in this position and demonstrates how your experience and skill set aligns with the minimum and preferred qualifications listed.

Note:  The application and resume should demonstrate your work experience/skills and how it is related to those shown in the Overview and To Qualify sections of the job announcement. Please be thorough, as these materials may be scored and determine your eligibility for an interview.


Internal candidates: After you have submitted your application, please check your Workday inbox and complete the Veterans’ Preference Questionnaire prior to the application deadline.

The Selection Process: For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page. We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows:

  • Initial review of minimum qualifications: We may do an additional preferred review and/or send out additional supplemental questions to identify those highest qualified.

  • Consideration of top candidates: We will consider qualified candidates in order of rank and score from the list of eligible candidates. This may include panel interview(s), a hiring interview, and/or additional testing to determine the best candidates for a position.

  • Background check and reference checks: All finalists must pass a criminal records check and reference check.

Additional Information:

This recruitment may be used to fill full-time, part-time, temporary, limited duration and on-call positions.


Type of Position: This hourly union-represented position is eligible for overtime.

Location:  Multnomah Building, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR  97214

Schedule:  Work will be a hybrid of in office and working remotely with flexibility in schedules such as 9/80’s 4/10’s or 5 8 hour shifts.  

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference. Multnomah County is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We request priority protected veteran referrals.

Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility and how to apply.

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.



Christine Atkinson



+1 (503) 9886324 x86324

Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.

Disclaimer: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

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