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Field Appraiser

$15.42 – $15.42 hourly

Ellis County

Last Updated: 12/02/21

Job Description

Ellis County, KS is hiring for a full-time Field Appraiser I. Whether you're an experienced professional looking for a change or just getting started, you'll enjoy the stability, meaningful work, attractive benefits, training, and development opportunities that this position offers.

Benefits: Employer Sponsored Health & Dental Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Vision Plan, Holiday Pay (10 Holidays), Employer Sponsored Life Insurance, Longevity Bonus, KPERS Retirement, Deferred Compensation Plan with Employer Contributions starting in 2022, Generous Paid Time Off (Accumulate 7 hours pay period/168 hours the first year), and AFLAC Offerings.

Job Summary:

Under the general supervision of the County Appraiser and Deputy County Appraiser, the Appraiser I-Field performs technical work in measuring, classifying, gathering data, recording, sketching and calculating various types of real estate and personal property values. Employee is also responsible for valuation of personal property. The employee in this position is responsible for securing information on properties and uses formulas in arriving at values. The Appraiser I-Field is expected to acquire independence in responding to citizen’s inquiries providing accurate information or referrals regarding department related issues.

Essential Job Functions

  • Collects data for residential and agricultural properties, determining size, types of structure and materials used;
  • Maintains real property records, including sketches and plot plans, due to inspections of residential and agricultural properties;
  • Values and records personal property assets following state guidelines;
  • Prepares renditions of assessment of personal property;
  • Prepares personal property abatements;
  • Explains valuations of personal property and methods used to achieve valuations;
  • Performs research activities for department and compiles data and information;
  • Other related duties as deemed necessary or as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of drafting and sketching techniques.
  • Knowledge of data entry operations and an aptitude for mathematics.
  • Knowledge of general office procedures to include but not limited to typing, filing, and answering the telephone.
  • Skilled in oral, written and interpersonal communication.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret statistical data.
  • Ability to operate a computer, calculator, and other related office equipment.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

How to Apply: Qualified candidates are invited to apply. Submit your Ellis County application online. Ellis County paper applications may also be delivered or mailed to Ellis County KS Administrative Center, C/O Human Resources, 718 Main Street, Hays, KS 67601.

Ellis County works to foster diversity and looks forward to applications from all qualified applicants. Ellis County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. This position will remain open until filled.


High School Diploma or GED is required. Ability to legally operate a motor vehicle using a valid Kansas driver’s license is required.

Special Requirements

Knowledge of the principles and practices of real estate and personal property appraisal and experience in drafting or data collection work in the field of real estate or construction is preferred, however, the selected candidate will be supported with training.

Miscellaneous Information

Physical Requirements: Work is primarily light work which includes balancing, climbing, crouching, hearing, seeing, standing, speaking, lifting, bending, pushing and walking over rough terrain. May require the ability to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Must be able to convey and receive detailed or important information. Also requires sustained movements of the wrists, hands and/or fingers and ability to make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive reasoning. Working Conditions: Work may occasionally be performed in adverse weather conditions or in close proximity to animals when working in the field.

Company Details

Hays, Kansas, United States
At Ellis County, we provide a variety of public services to the community in which we live!  Find your career fit in one of our many departments:  Appraiser, Attorney, Building and Grounds, Clerk, Emergency Management Services, Environmental, Fire, Health, Information Technology, Landfill, Noxious Weed, Public Works, Register of Deeds, Treasury, and the Sheriff's Department!The home of o...