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Real Property Appraiser I

Date Posted: 10/16/2023
Department: Tax Assessing
Salary Grade: 66

Compensation: $40,633
Hours: Full-time

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Position Objectives


The purpose of this position is to provide NC Certified Appraiser level of work for the department. This position will work with others in the Appraisal Department.

Duties & Responsibilities

To perform a variety of duties involved in the discovery, administration and appraisal of the Real Property and Motor Vehicles within the county tax jurisdiction. 

  • Complete the monthly upload to the VTS workflow

  • Hear appeals on value and situs and defend to the Board of E&R if necessary 

  • Provide monthly reports to the finance department

  • Visit properties throughout the county to insure accurate tax records

To assist in the Mapping Department

  • To assist with Deed Transfers, Bond Justifications, Deed Certifications and function as a Review Officer for Plat recording

  • To provide customer service to the public with use of the counties GIS website

Will also serve as a backup for the switchboard as needed

To audit all properties that are receiving deferment or exemption status.

Minimum Requirements

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

  • Ability to operate a computer

  • Ability to drive a vehicle

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

  • Ability to work outside where new construction may be in process

Desirable Training and Experience

Must have completed all the requirements to obtain status as a certified appraiser in North Carolina. Either recognized by the DOR or as a fee appraiser with the ability to obtain DOR certifications within the next two years. 


Two years’ experience working in county government. Or a combination of a related education back ground and experience. 


This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job classification.


Benefited after 30 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 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: under “Job Opportunities”


  • McDowell County Administration Building:         

                25 W Fort Street Marion, NC 28752


Applications can be submitted:

               25 W Fort Street Marion, NC 28752

  • Mail:

                McDowell County Human Resources

              25 W Fort Street Marion, NC 28752

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