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Personal Property Appraiser

Date Posted: 04/25/2023
Department: Tax Assessing
Salary Grade: 64

Compensation: $36,855
Hours: Full-time
Deadline: Open until filled

Position Objectives


The primary focus of the position will be to ensure all personal property located in the county is properly listed on the tax record.

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. To perform a variety of duties involved in the discovery, administration and appraisal of personal property within the county tax jurisdiction. 

    1. Identify all personal property within the taxing jurisdiction using all available sources.

    2. Compile and maintain an accurate listing of all personal property within the taxing jurisdiction.

    3. Ensure that each personal property owner is mailed a Listing Form.

    4. Calculate the market value of personal property using all available sources.

Minimum Requirements

  • Knowledge of basic mathematics as needed to calculate data such as market values

  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles and procedures. 

  • Knowledge of current laws, methods and procedures as outlined in the Machinery Act of North Carolina.

  • Ability to detect accounting and reporting irregularities.

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with taxpayers and co-workers.

  • Ability to operate a computer and Assessing based software. 

  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle. 

Two years of college level courses in a related field preferred or 12 months of tax appraisal experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience will also be accepted.  Must also be able to complete all designations within required time periods.


Benefited after 90 days

Medical, dental, and life insurance
Sick, vacation, and holiday pay
Membership in the Local Government Retirement System

Supplemental retirement 401k/457

How to Apply



APPLICANTS WILL BE GIVEN CREDIT ONLY FOR INFORMATION PROVIDED IN RESPONSE TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. No additional information will be solicited by the McDowell County; therefore, persons who submit incomplete applications may not receive full credit for their education, training and experience.


McDowell County is an equal opportunity employer.  It is the policy of the County to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, political affiliation or national origin. The County will interactively work with disabled applicants and employees to identify reasonable accommodations that will allow the individual to perform essential job functions. 


McDowell County participates in E-Verify.


Applications are available:


  • on our website:

     under “Job Opportunities”

  • McDowell County Administration Building(s):

              60 East Court St Marion, NC 28752 ​

              25 W Fort Street Marion, NC 28752


Applications can be submitted:

              60 East Court Street Marion, NC 28752

              25 W Fort Street Marion, NC 28752

  • or by Mail to:

               McDowell County Human Resources

               60 East Court Street Marion, NC 28752

  • or by email to: 


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