Lake County Government
  • Leadville, CO, USA
  • Depends on Qualification
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Benefits Eligible

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class.  Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.



This position involves gathering and analyzing descriptive data to determine the classification and value of real property for assessment purposes and is to be performed competently and in a manner that is independent, impartial and objective.  This is an entry-level position which includes both training and qualification for higher levels of classification and licensure.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS - Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Completes field work and input for housing by using maps, legal descriptions and building permits to verify site locations and addresses.
  • Modifies model sketches, creates new model sketches for properties. Creates and/or revises existing property sketches. Ensures accurate square footage calculations and flow into Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) system.
  • Provides support (via field inspection and revision of CAMA data including sketch) for sales verification workload.
  • Reviews properties for omitted and incorrect characteristics on average and good quality tract homes.
  • Performs maintenance work on less complex properties and for minor characteristic changes.
  • Provides support (via field inspection of property and revision of CAMA data including sketch) on protest appeals; completes written protest appeals as assigned.
  • Provides support for abatement appeals. Support is in the form of property field inspections and work with Assessor on characteristic changes and report creation.
  • Works with customers to assess needs, provide assistance, resolve problems and is committed to providing quality service.




Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent.


Experience: Knowledge of Real Estate principles practices, markets and values and/or construction experience and methods. 


Certificates, Licenses and Registrations: A valid Colorado Driver's License with a safe driving record is required. A Licensed Appraiser License is preferred or must have the ability to obtain one within 2 years of hire.



  • Basic knowledge of computer software including file management, internet and e-mail use. Ability to learn computer systems related to appraisal (including Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal applications).
  • Able to solve practical problems by appropriately choosing from a variety of mathematical techniques.
  • Expresses ideas and facts to individuals or groups in a succinct and organized manner, listens to others and facilitates an open exchange of ideas.
  • Recognizes and uses correct grammar, punctuation and spelling, produces written information that is appropriate for the intended audience.
  • Sets well-defined and realistic individual goals, displays a high level of initiative, effort and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely, accurate manner; is motivated to achieve; demonstrates responsible behavior.
  • Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives and to make recommendations.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other employees, organizations and the public.



  • Must be physically able to handle large ledger books weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to grasp and manipulate office equipment, to file paper, to shelve books and similar materials.
  • Ability to participate in routine conversation and answer questions in person or via telephone, and take/convey messages. Ability to distinguish telephone, printer, computer and other auditory tones. Ability to read print, and electronic print, in English.
  • Ability to lift and/or carry and push/pull burdens weighing up to 25 lbs. on an occasional basis. Stand and walk up to one and a half hours at a time, climb in/out of County vehicles performing site inspections.
  • Ability to distinguish small objects at near and far distances in conditions of bright and low light. Ability to distinguish depth and see objects in a wide field of vision.
  • Bend, stoop, stretch, twist, and/or squat to inspect personal property at site inspections.
  • Work under stringent timelines due to assessment calendar deadlines.


WORK CONDITIONS:  The majority of this person's duties are performed within an indoor environment.  The incumbent may be exposed to some noise (electrical, mechanical or human) on an occasional basis, and other related hazards associated with an office environment or public service desk serving a diverse clientele. The incumbent may occasionally be required to work in adverse weather conditions including snow, wind, rain, and extreme heat and cold. May encounter hazardous conditions such as walking on uneven terrain.


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