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The City of Manassas is looking for a strong candidate to conduct residential appraisals of real property in the City to determine fair market value for taxation purposes and to maintain an accurate and equitable valuation.

The hiring range for this position is: $49,920.00 – $66,102.40/DOQ

This position requires thorough knowledge of theories, principles, practices and techniques of appraising real property; thorough knowledge of building construction practices; general knowledge of state laws and local ordinances relating to real property assessments; ability to read and understand building construction plans and specifications; ability to navigate developed and undeveloped terrain; ability to analyze factors which tend to influence the value of property and to exercise judgment in the determination of property values.

Associate’s degree in Real Estate, Business, or related field; supplemented by two (2) years of experience in appraising, assessing or auditing; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Prefer the following certification: State Licensed or Certified Real Estate Appraiser; may be required to possess additional certification(s) as deemed necessary by the City.  Must possess and maintain a valid Virginia driver’s license.

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The Virginia Department of Taxation’s Railroad & Pipeline Assessment Section is seeking a career oriented individual for a position in the area of real and personal property assessment.  The Section is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Commonwealth’s property tax laws by providing local advisory aid and assistance, and providing fair and equitable assessments of the rolling stock of freight car line companies and of the real and personal property of railroads and interstate pipeline companies.

The successful candidate will be detail oriented with practical knowledge and experience appraising real estate. Knowledge of mass appraisal real and personal property valuation practices, procedures, and laws related to the valuation, classification and taxation of property; and a working knowledge of the functions and operations of local government relative to property taxation and administration are considered desirable qualifications.


·        Real estate appraisal experience

·        Experience utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, and GIS Mapping applications

·        Effective oral and written communication skills

·        A valid Virginia driver’s license and ability to travel within the state, occasionally overnight

·        Knowledge and experience with mass appraisal practices related to classification, valuation, and taxation of property is preferred

·        Knowledge and experience with the operations of Virginia local government related to property assessment and taxation is also preferred

·        A professional designation from the IAAO, Appraisal Institute, or a Virginia Certified General Real Estate Appraiser license is highly desirable

·        Knowledge and experience developing and maintaining databases in Access preferred

·        Knowledge and experience with ArcGIS preferred

·        A Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in real estate, urban planning, accounting, finance, economics, or business preferred

Special Requirement:

The selected candidate will be prohibited from performing appraisal, tax, or accounting services for compensation during or outside business hours.   A background investigation including criminal history and tax records will be conducted. 


All applications for employment must be submitted on-line at    EOE.