Job # 19-03 - Appraiser I, II or III

Mason County - Shelton, WA4.0





POSTING # 19-03


Opening Date: January 18, 2019 Closing Date: January 25, 2019

Department: Assessor’s Office

Monthly Salary: Appraiser I $3,141 to $3,620Appraiser II $3,820 to $4,426

Appraiser III $4,469 to $4,607

Job Summary

Performs field inspections to appraise new and existing residential property on a mass appraisal basis. Defends values at Board of Equalization and State Board of Tax Appeals.

Examples of Duties Full position description is available at the Human Resources Office. Contact information below.

Locates, inspects and appraises property using maps and property descriptions noting characteristics of land and improvements. Establishes fair market value by comparison of characteristics to sales of similar properties. Interacts with property owners to explain the appraisal process and policies. Minimum Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and willing to learn. On the job training will be provided.

Appraiser I (Entry Level) - High School Diploma or equivalent, valid WA State Driver’s License. Must attend and successfully complete/pass; Fundamentals of the Assessor’s Office, IAAO Course 101 (Fundamentals of Real Property Appraisal), or its equivalent, Accreditation Examination, or its equivalent, resulting in certification as a Real Property Appraiser to qualify as an Appraiser II.

Appraiser II - High School Diploma or its equivalent, Valid Washington State Driver’s License, Accreditation Examination, or its equivalent, resulting in certification as a Real Property Appraiser. Fundamentals of the Assessor’s Office (DOR). IAAO Course 101 (Fundamentals of Real Property Appraisal) or its equivalent.

Appraiser III - High School Diploma or its equivalent, Valid Washington State Driver’s License, Accreditation Examination, or its equivalent, resulting in certification as a Real Property Appraiser. Fundamentals of the Assessor’s Office, IAAO Course 101 (Fundamentals of Real Property Appraisal), IAAO Course 102 (Income Approach to Valuation 1), or its equivalent, IAAO Course 201 (Appraisal of Land), or its equivalent, IAAO Course 300 (Fundamentals of Mass Appraisal), or its equivalent.

Applicants are required to submit a Mason County Application. The completed application may include additional pages of employment history using the application format. The completed application will be used as the primary document to determine if minimum qualifications are met for this recruitment. Misrepresentation, incomplete, or inaccurate entries may be the cause of application rejection, removal from the employment list, or discharge from county service. Applicants will be screened base upon education and experience, and the top candidates will be scheduled for interviews. Selection factors will include demonstrated knowledge and abilities for the particular position. This selection process may be subject to change.

Return Applications to: Mason County Human Resources

Mailing Address - 411 North 5th Street, Shelton, WA 98584

Physical Address - 423 North 5th Street, Shelton, WA 98584

Phone-(360) 427-9670 X 290 Fax-(360) 427-8439

Equal Opportunity - Affirmative Action Employer Drug Free Work Environment

This information does not constitute an expressed or implied contract or offer of employment. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice.

Application Instructions – Carefully read the posting and note the minimum qualifications and the selection process. Please indicate all relevant education and experience on the application. A County application is always required and is utilized as the primary document to determine if the applicant meets the minimum qualifications. Resumes can be included as a supplement but cannot be used in lieu of completing the application. Applications must be entirely completed, and “see resume” will not be acceptable. Applicants applying for more than one position must complete a separate application for each position. Applications must be signed and dated, and returned to the Human Resources Department on or before the closing date. Completed applications should be submitted or mailed to: Mason County Human Resources, 411 North Fifth Street, Shelton, WA 98584. Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than the closing date. Additional materials will not be accepted after the closing date (with exception to mailed applications/material with postmark by the closing date). Applicants should keep a copy of their completed application and any supplemental pages because they will not be returned nor copied after receipt.

Applicant Qualifications – All candidates must meet minimum requirements. Often, the most competitive applicants will possess qualifications far exceeding the required minimum. If a large number of applications are received, only the most qualified applicants will be involved in the selection process.

Authorization to Work – Successful candidates must present documentation proving authorization to work in the United States (as required by federal law).

Work Environment – Mason County maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits smoking in all County buildings.

“At-will” Positions – Some positions are considered “at-will” or at the pleasure of the employer. Therefore, the County does not need to establish “just cause” or “cause” to terminate the employment relationship. Selection to at-will position does not create or constitute an employment contract or agreement.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity – Mason County is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fair employment practices and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, veteran’s status, disability, or any other bias prohibited by federal, state or local law.

Accommodation – Applicants with a disability requiring accommodation during the selection process should notify the Human Resources Department at (360) 427-9670 Ext. 290.

Health Insurance – Regular full-time employees and their qualifying dependents are eligible for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage. Some regular part-time employees may receive the same coverage. Employees may partially contribute premiums depending upon the type of coverage selected.

Paid Leave – Sick leave, holidays, and vacation are provided in accordance with the County policy or union contracts. Vacation accrual rates increase at regular intervals based on length of service with the County.

Retirement Plan – All regular Mason County employees are enrolled in the Washington State Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS, PSERS or LEOFF). The County and employees contribute jointly to the plans.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $3,141.00 to $4,607.00 /month


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Valid WA State Drivers License (Required)