Personal Property Appraiser - Department of Finance, Denver, Colorado

Employer City and County of Denver
Created 11/24/2021
Reference 479670
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Colorado
City Denver
About Our Job

Employment Requirement: City employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All persons offered a position will be required to provide valid proof of vaccination prior to starting employment. Refer to the COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Mandate Candidate Q&A for additional information.

This posting will accept applications until December 12th. Please apply as soon as possible.

About the Department of Finance

The Department of Finance manages the city's investing, fiscal analysis, budgeting, debt and asset management, tax assessment and collection, and accounting functions as well as establishing, maintaining and enforcing fiscal policies, practices and procedures for the entire City and County of Denver. The Department commits to Denver residents the delivery of these services through a financial structure that mirrors the best practices of both the public and private sectors. This commitment promotes better service, enhanced performance measures, maximum accountability and improved business processes.

About the Assessment Division

The Assessment Division locates, appraises and records all of Denver's real and personal properties in accordance with the Colorado Constitution, State statutes and Board of Equalization procedures. The Assessor certifies valuations to several special tax districts and tracks values and annual tax increments within the City's various tax increment financing (TIF) districts. The Division prepares and delivers the tax warrant to the Treasurer; maintains records on tax exemptions for seniors and other populations; generates value notices for all taxpayers; and processes written and in-person valuation protests and appeals.

Diversity in the City

The City and County of Denver is committed to cultivating a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion. This commitment is woven into our values and belief that we are strongest when we embrace and celebrate our differences. We aim to have employees who are as diverse as our residents, with different perspectives and unique ways of thinking. If you share these values and our enthusiasm for equity, we encourage you to apply to join our team.

The Department of Finance is seeking a dedicated and motivated Personal Property Appraiser within the Assessment Division to perform entry level work assisting with and learning how to conduct business personal property valuation and to provide routine information on assessment processes and applicable state and local personal property tax laws.

Additionally, the Personal Property Appraiser:
  • Assists with and learns how to conduct field investigations for identifying/verifying businesses and personal property and verifying ownership, registration, and compliance with applicable statutes.
  • Provides routine information to business owners, other jurisdictions, and city agencies on personal property assessment process; assists with providing explanations of state and local personal property tax laws.
  • Assists with and learns how to conduct on-site inspections of personal property to estimate the value of assets; assists with performing calculations to determine asset value, taxable rate and category, and tax exemption status utilizing established procedures, manuals, and tax tables
  • Under direct supervision, compiles personal property data for the purpose of taxation and prepares personal property tax declarations
  • Under direct supervision, processes personal property tax declarations by reviewing and analyzing information submitted by business owners
  • Under direct supervision, evaluates and processes routine personal property valuation protests
  • Prepares and maintains personal property case files to include records of correspondence
  • Receives training and instruction on the interpretation and application of state tax code and tables and on assessment internal processes and programs
  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested

About You

We are looking for someone with some or all the following skills and experience:
  • Proactive, and interacts with business owners and agents in person, email, and over the phone to obtain key information and discuss valuation related issues.
  • The ability to thrive working independently and with other team members by following detailed instructions and guidelines required to meet state statutes.
  • Customer Service-oriented, providing an effortless experience.
  • Superb organization skills, able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Clear and professional communication - both written and verbal
  • Familiar with Microsoft Products (outlook, Teams, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Team player.

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
  • Education requirement: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET or TASC Certificate.
  • Experience Requirement: Four (4) years of clerical level experience performing basic accounting, customer service, explaining rules and regulations, or experience in assessment personal property valuation.
  • Education/Experience Equivalency: Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirement.

About Everything Else

Job Profile
CV3173 Personal Property Appraiser I
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Position Type

Position Salary Range
$18.94 - $28.41

Starting Pay
$22.00 - $25.00/hour, based on education and experience

Department of Finance

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

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