APPRAISER II (Two Positions)

Written by David Hilton

Under occasional supervision, inspects and appraises real property in Clarendon County for ad valorem taxation using accepted methods and procedures for valuation for the Assessor’s Office and in accordance with South Carolina State law. The Appraiser II is an experienced appraisal position in the Tax Assessor's Office requiring a South Carolina Mass Appraisal License classification or higher and works under minimal supervision to collect and analyze parcel data leading to a value decision. Duties include locating and measuring parcel information, entering and preparing data, analyzing data, valuing, preparing findings, and defending valuations. Reports to the Chief Appraiser. Essential Functions: The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Conducts property appraisals: Performs basic and complex level appraisals of all real property to include mobile homes,            residential, agricultural, commercial, and exempt property; creates or verifies data for existing and/or new construction; and uses department procedures and current data to establish fair market values.
  • Collects property data: Compiles data specific to each property; measures, sketches, or photographs new property, additions, and renovations to determine property values; compiles sales information; and audits existing appraisal data.
  • Performs field inspections: Audits reports for errors and problems; verifies data for new constructions and additions or renovations.
  • Prepares appeal data: Prepares data for appeal hearings.
  • Provides customer service: Provides information and assistance regarding appraisal process to the public, and to real estate and tax professionals as required.
  • Communicates with supervisor, other employees, the public, real estate and tax professionals, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

Additional Job Functions: Performs as part of the county damage assessment team to assist in assessing damage from natural disasters to properties.

Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess a South Carolina Mass Appraisal License classification, or higher. Maintaining an appraisal license is an ongoing mandatory requirement for continued employment in this position. Must possess and maintain a valid South Carolina driver’s license in good standing.