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Dakota County Appraiser Internship in Hastings, Minnesota

General Description: POSTING TYPE: Open, competitive DEPARTMENT: Assessing Services HOURS: Full-time for 12 weeks HIRING RANGE: $21.69- $24.41/hr (Internship) LOCATION: Hastings UNION: None OPENING DATE: 2/9/2024 CLOSE DATE: Continuous until filled (multiple positions available). First review of applications will be on March 1st, 2024. Who we are: Dakota County is Minnesota s third largest county and home to more than 400,000 residents. Our motto is Be More and we strive every day to achieve excellent public service, with a focus on four values: Service, Integrity, People, and Innovation. Dakota County aims to create an environment that is welcoming and inclusive of diverse people, backgrounds, and experiences. Our goal is to have a workforce that is reflective of the communities and individuals we serve. We promote an equitable and culturally aware work environment where everyone can be their authentic selves. Appraiser Interns performs technical procedures to assist Assessing Services staff in appraising real estate for purposes of property taxation and related duties as assigned. Duties & Responsibilities: These examples do not include all possible tasks in this work and do not limit the assignment of related tasks in any position of this classification. Regular attendance according to the position's management approved work schedule is required for all positions. 1. Perform appraisal tasks according to proper assessment procedures; including tasks such as compiling data on properties, inspecting properties or buildings, and determining characteristics such as building age, size, quality of construction, availability of utilities, and other attributes that could affect value. 2. Perform desktop inspections of properties utilizing aerial photography and GIS mapping to verify exterior property characteristics and look for changes. Update computer aided mass appraisal (CAMA) system with current property data. 3. Collect data for other staff appraisers/supervisors. 4. Answer questions of the public regarding assessment procedures, valuations, and appeals. 5. Compile and review data for input to the computer assisted mass appraisal system. 6. Learn and efficiently operate various computer software and programs. 7. Other duties as assigned. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 1-7 are essential. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities and Work Environment: Knowledge of appraisal theories and techniques. Ability to prepare clear and concise reports. Knowledge of math, legal descriptions and ability to interpolate from records and maps. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to work effectively with the public, department and County associates in a professional manner. Ability to organize work efficiently and effectively. Ability to use computers and computer programs proficiently. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed in a County office building. Lifting requirement of up to 20 pounds on an occasional basis. Exposure to hazardous physical conditions such as mechanical parts, electrical currents, and vibration; atmospheric conditions such as fumes, odors, dusts, gases and poor ventilation; extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, and intense noise may occur on the job. Must have the physical ability to work outside in all weather and inspect properties. Equipment that may be used include, but is not limited to, computer, tablet, printer, telephone, calculator, copy and fax machines, CAMA Appraisal System, tape measure, digital camera, letters, brochures, and spreadsheet programs. This position may require travel within Dakota County and will require occasional use of a personal vehicle. SELECTION PROCESS: The selection process for this classification will consist of a screening of your training and experience from the application materials submitted.