Property Appraiser

City of Superior   Superior, WI   Full-time     Management
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Posted on February 12, 2021

The City of Superior is currently seeking applications for a full-time Property Appraiser.

Work Location: Government Center, 1316 N. 14th Street, Superior, WI

Hours: Full-time; 8:00 am- 4:30 pm Monday-Friday (37.5 hours/week) and as otherwise needed.

Starting Salary: The starting salary range is approximately $26.18-$28.36/hour based on level of education & experience as it relates to the qualifications.

Benefits: Health/Dental Insurance, Retirement, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays

Under general direction, investigates, appraises, maintains records for all properties within the City of Superior, coordinated work with the City Assessor. Performs other job-related duties as required.

This is technical work which requires knowledge of the classification and mechanics of appraising all types of real estate and in which the employee exercises sound judgment and utilizes a general knowledge of the functions of the City Assessor's Office. A Property Appraiser acts with or without direct supervision and performs duties in accordance with Wisconsin state regulations and general guidelines received from the Assessor. This position is administratively supervised by the City Assessor.

Employment Standards


Performs appraisals in the field for residential and commercial properties, assessing values and ascertaining taxability or exemption according to Wisconsin law, referring difficult cases to the City Assessor.
Investigates outstanding building permits and completed remodeling, makes measurements, evaluates the change in values and updates the property value records.
Identifies new and inactive businesses for personal property taxation.
Assesses, maintains records, and calculates depreciation to determine taxable valuation on all taxable personal property located in the City of Superior.
Confers with taxpayers and others on assessment matters, explaining technical procedures, pertinent ordinances, and state statutes that govern taxation.
Appraises newly arrived mobile homes, annually values all mobile homes, prepares and maintains records relating to the values and sales of mobile homes, and prepares mobile home park owner/manager reports and monthly billing statements.
Reviews a variety of confidential tax information and provides governmental agencies such as the FBI, IRS and Federal Bank with confidential information pertaining to ownership of property and terms of sales.
Documents a variety of information related to assessments and makes reports.
Works with the Assessor and Assessment Technician to provide assessment data, prioritize workload, and respond to inquiries.
Attends Board of Review sessions and may testify as an expert witness before the Board of Review to explain and defend the assessment roll.
May appear in court and testify with the City Treasurer to collect delinquent personal property taxes.

Working knowledge of:

Assessment laws, principles and procedures including the U.S. Rectangular Survey System;
Real or personal property values and construction costs;
Building construction practices, plans and specifications;
Wisconsin Assessor's Manual and Wisconsin Chapter 70

Some knowledge of:
Streets, districts and legal descriptions;
General accounting and bookkeeping practices and procedures;
Tools of measurement for assessment and appraisal;
Operation of Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) systems, as well as various computer programs
ESRI ARCmap software

Ability to:
Works courteously and professionally with the public on issues which are of a confidential nature;
Exercise independent judgment in professional property assessment and appraisal;
Conduct the accurate appraisal of various properties;
Accurately compute mathematical calculations for determining square footage, acreage, values;
Accurately make estimates, absence concrete data, including age of buildings, value of personal property and values of buildings without physical observation;
Read and understand building construction plans, specifications, photographs and blueprints;
Accurately document records and make reports;
Establish and maintain effective relationships with others including the public and City employees;
Lift and move materials including boxes and maps weighing 50 pounds;
Walk and climb on properties during wet, muddy and snow conditions to assess properties.

For questions call Human Resources 715-395-7210.
Deadline 2/28/21.


City of Superior

Superior , WI