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Commercial Appraiser

Jefferson County, Colorado

Jefferson County, Colorado

Golden, CO, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024
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Assessor Division

Management Level

Individual Contributor

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for Standard Benefits which includes dental, medical, and vision insurance, paid time off and holidays, retirement matching, wellness programs, and tuition reimbursement.


Jefferson County Assessor’s Office is searching for an individual to join the Commercial Appraisal team.

We are looking for someone who is creative, embraces advancements in technology, and values building relationships with their colleagues and the customers we serve. This position provides you the opportunity to work for a county that thrives on working collaboratively and engaging the public . We are looking for someone who is motivated to share and learn knowledge and skills with their team members.

The Commercial Appraiser performs complex technical work in appraising real estate for property tax purposes, which includes inspecting and measuring property to determine classification, gathering information about the property from owners, and developing valuation models using numerous approaches. Additionally, the Commercial Appraiser will perform market research and data analysis, appraise fire damage, demolitions, and determine obsolescence of property. This person will also represent the Assessor's Office in all levels of appeal hearings by working with owners, agents and attorneys regarding the assessment and appeal process.

The ideal candidate is an experienced Commercial Appraiser who holds a Certified General Appraisal License or is near completion of obtaining licensure and is looking to join a great team. The position requires a self-motivated and driven professional who elevates their internal and external interactions by modeling humility and an openness to new ideas. This individual will excel at developing relationships and trust with clients and is able to constructively engage with partners across the County.

Anticipated Hiring Range: $34.19 - $36.06 per hour ($71,115.20 - $75,004.80 annually)

  • Compensation will be determined based on education, experience, and skills.
  • Please note that this position has an in-office and remote work component.

Benefits: Jefferson County offers a generous benefits package that supports your personal and professional life. Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, paid time off and holidays, retirement matching, wellness programs, tuition reimbursement, flexible schedules, remote work options and more. For more information, click Here for our Total Rewards summary.

Essential Duties

The Commercial Appraiser is responsible for:

  • Serving as lead appraiser for an assigned property type, such as retail properties, multi-family properties, office properties, or special use.
  • Reviewing all aspects of valuation and recommending corrections when needed.
  • Maintaining knowledge of market trends, costs and other factors affecting values of commercial property.
  • Performing sales confirmation and rate studies to develop appraisal models for valuation.
  • Performing field investigations and complex appraisals of commercial, industrial, and multi-family real estate to establish values for ad valorem taxation.
  • Representing the Assessor's Office in appeal hearings. Studying building plans, sales information, and specifications for property inventory to obtain data regarding size, type of construction, and other factors which affect property value.
  • Reviewing, correcting, and entering any property inventory and attribute data necessary to accurately describe the property and create appraisal valuation models.
  • Conferring with taxpayers, accountants, tax consultants and attorneys to explain tax laws and assessment procedures.
  • Assisting customers in an effective manner by phone, in person, or through correspondence.
  • Inspecting and appraising fire damage, demolitions, and physical deterioration of properties.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities that lead to success in this role include:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Organized and goal focused
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Great time management skills and ability to work with strict deadlines
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to analyze large amounts of data
  • Ability to read and understand legal descriptions


Research shows that women and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups tend to apply only when they check every box in the posting. If you are reading this and hesitating to click “apply” for that reason, we encourage you to go for it! A true passion and excitement for making an impact is just as important as work experience.

Minimal Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field demonstrating ability to analyze and present information, orally and in writing, in a logical manner.
  • At least three (3) years of work-related experience. Related experience includes independent fee or ad valorem real estate appraisal of residential or commercial properties, appraisal report writing, and/or directly related transferable experience.
  • Or equivalent combination of years of experience and education completed.

Must complete the State of Colorado's Division of Property Taxation's Intro to Assessment or another comparable course within 1 year. Must complete the Continuing Education & Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice Ethics every 2 years. Please note that supplemental questions requiring a written response will serve as a writing sample.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills And Abilities

  • Certified General Appraisal License
  • Understand the concept and how to apply cost, market, and income approaches to value
  • Three or more years of commercial appraisal experience
  • Experience in commercial appraisal report writing
  • Experience in valuation modeling
  • Understanding statutes and implementation of laws as they apply to ad valorem taxation
  • Ad valorem experience
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, primarily Word and Excel

Additional Job Information

  • Offer of employment contingent upon successful completion of criminal history, motor vehicle report, education verification, and/or references at no cost to the candidate.
  • Please note that supplemental questions requiring a written response will serve as a writing sample.
  • Current Jefferson County employees must apply through their employee profile in Workday.

How To Apply

Applications will be accepted electronically at Jefferson County Colorado Career Opportunities .

Applicants complete an online form and have the option to provide a resume and detailed cover letter that describes why you are the best candidate for the position. Applications are reviewed for minimum qualifications listed in the qualifications section of the job bulletin, and applicants are contacted directly by the hiring team regarding next steps. To view the status of your application or direct communication from the hiring team, please log into your candidate portal .

For more details on the recruitment process, please visit https://www.jeffco.us/1860/FAQs


  • County Recruitment Team: 303-271-8400 or careertalent@jeffco.us
  • Library Recruitment Team: 303.275.6168 or talent@jeffcolibrary.org
  • Sheriff Recruitment Team: 303.271.5332 or sheriff.recruiting@co.jefferson.co.us


Bachelor's Degree


Work Experience: Minimum three years




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