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CPA - Appraiser III (Utility Property Appraiser)

at Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Posted: 1/31/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 00003530
Keywords: financial, tax

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Work In Texas (WIT) applicants must complete the supplemental questions to be considered for the posting. In order to complete the supplemental questions please go to CAPPS Recruit to register or login and access your profile. Go to CAPPS Recruit to Sign In (Link: https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en) 
DIVISION:  Property Tax Assistance
Performs highly advanced (senior-level) appraisal work. Work involves appraising utility companies and coordinating property value ratio studies.  May assist in collection, analysis, verification, and documentation of information from school districts, appraisal districts and their contract appraisal firms, and company used to allocate value. Works under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, 40 hours.  Hours may change based on business need.  Seasonal overtime required.
Independently conducts complex property appraisals. Researches and analyzes controversial, complex appraisal issues and develops and implements appropriate appraisal methodologies.  Reviews allocation of appraised value to respective school districts.  Work requires consultation with utility companies and their tax representatives and appraisal districts and their contract vendors to gather and verify the necessary property inventory to add companies and with division staff to efficiently incorporate required data.
Develops and conducts training for other appraisers and advises staff on appraisal problems, appraisal techniques and matters pertaining to valuations. Provides subject matter expertise in methodologies used to appraise utility companies, developing capitalization rates for use in these appraisals, and how the appraisal affect the Property Value Study. Assists in analysis and interpretation of proposed and new legislation, statutes, court cases, rulings, and appraisal policy. Prepares for and defends division in formal appeal proceedings. Testifies in proceedings as an expert witness.
Ensures and implements automation of all possible tasks.  May develop and maintain spreadsheet and database applications to support automation.  
Performs related work as assigned.


•Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree. 
•Complete copies of college transcripts must be furnished to the divisional hiring representative at the time of the interview for positions requiring a college degree, and/or specific educational credits.
•Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in accounting, economics, finance, real estate or related field.
•Six years' experience in appraisal work using income capitalization techniques.
•Experience appraising utility properties, such as telecommunications, pipelines, electric utilities.
•Three years' experience appraising utility properties in Texas.
•One additional years of appraisal work experience in appraisal or related fields may substitute for thirty semester hours of the required education, with a maximum substitution of 120 semester hours (four years).
•A Registered Professional Appraiser (RPA) with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) or similar designation from another state; or International Association of Assessing Officers' Certified Assessment Evaluator (CAE) designation; or Master of Appraisal Institute (MAI).
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  
This position requires the incumbent to primarily perform sedentary office work; however, mobility (standing and walking) is routinely required to carry out some duties. It requires extensive computer, telephone and client/customer contact. It requires the ability to bend, stoop, kneel, and reach as needed for filing and similar routine office duties. The job also requires normal cognitive abilities requiring the ability to learn, recall, and apply certain practices and policies.  It requires the stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions. Normal natural or corrected vision and hearing are required for reading printed materials and computer screens and communicating with internal and external customers. May involve moving up to 25 lbs of office equipment/material on a limited basis.  The position requires minimal travel to outlying field offices and other locations as necessary.  Air and ground travel are required.
•appraisal and capitalization principles, techniques, and procedures
•depreciation factors in the cost approach, allocation and residual techniques in the sales comparison approach
•financial markets affecting real estate and banking and finance practices
•performing mathematical and statistical calculations to investigate and interpret financial documents 
•prepare concise, complex, and thorough reports
•use a personal computer in a Windows environment, which includes Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access
•effectively conveying information and encouraging an exchange of ideas (Communication)
•identifying, defining and solving problems (Problem Solving)
•spreadsheet software and use of built-in formulas and logic functions  
•negotiate and resolve appraisal issues 
•perform mathematical and statistical calculations 
•review the work of others 
•analyze and evaluate factors affecting the market value of properties
•investigate and interpret legal real estate documents and prepare concise reports
•work with others to achieve a common goal (Teamwork)
•adjust to changing workplace demands (Adaptability)
•meet the needs and expectations of internal and external customers (Customer Service) 
•effectively demonstrate skill and ability to perform the specific job duties and tasks as defined by a job description (Technical Competence)
•be dependable, meet deadlines and produce high-quality work (Workload Management/Productivity)
•appraise property values
Candidates may be asked to participate in a skills demonstration and/or presentation.
Salary is contingent upon qualifications and is subject to salary administration and budgetary restrictions.
CPA employees in the same job classification, if selected, will be laterally transferred with no increase in salary. (An example might be an Accounts Examiner III in Revenue Administration who moves to an Accounts Examiner III in the Enforcement division.)
Complete copies of college transcripts must be furnished to the divisional hiring representative at the time of the interview for positions requiring a college degree, and/or specific educational credits.
Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields of related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirements may meet the minimum qualifications. Please call Human Resources, CPA Veterans Liaison at 512-475-3560/800-531-5441 for more information or assistance. 
Additional Military Crosswalk information can be found at: http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx  
We fully recognize, honor and enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and encourage opportunities to hire Veterans, Reservists and Guardsmen. 
Unless otherwise indicated on specific postings, regular attendance is an essential job requirement of all positions. Your application for employment with the Comptroller of Public Accounts may subject you to a criminal background check. All positions requiring a degree and/or licensing require proof of degree and/or license at time of interview. If you are scheduled for an interview and require any reasonable accommodation in our interview process, please inform the hiring representative who calls you to schedule your interview. Whenever possible, please give the hiring representative sufficient time to consider and respond to your request. Only applicants scheduled for interviews will be contacted. 
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