City of Fitchburg Assessor's Office

City of Fitchburg - City Hall
Human Resources Department
5520 Lacy Road
Fitchburg, WI  53711-5318
Phone: (608) 270-4211

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Property Appraiser, Senior / Commercial




Fitchburg, Wisconsin, is a suburban community of 25,000 residents adjacent to Madison. 

Under the general but limited direction of the City Assessor, discovers, lists, values and defends taxable real property, both vacant and improved, and personal property within the City of Fitchburg.  As Senior/Commercial Property Appraiser, this office and field position makes market value appraisals of all types of properties, including, but not inclusive of the most difficult and complex commercial, multi-residential, mercantile, recreational and institutional real property and personal property.  Must be proficient in using the market approach to value, the cost approach to value and the income approach to value to determine total value, broken down by land, improvements and personal property.  Must be proficient in performing complex statistical and special studies relating to building costs, interest, capitalization and rental rates, and operating costs.  Employees at this level may provide leadership and training to lower level staff and assist in the general administration of assessment activities. Must have the experience/ability to actively participate in any/all property tax litigation that may arise. Must have advanced knowledge of Wisconsin State Statutes in regard to property assessment and exemption issues.





Applicants must have a Bachelorís degree in a field relating to property valuation or equivalent in work experience.  Five years experience in the assessing field, specializing in complex commercial property valuation required.  Additional experience may substitute for education on a year for year basis.  Advanced knowledge and experience in the utilization of computer applications required. Must be Certified Assessor Level II or higher upon appointment, must maintain Assessor Level II during the course of employment.  Must possess a valid Wisconsin Driverís License and maintain during entire course of employmentMust be USPAP Compliant.




The Property Appraiser is an exempt, non-represented position with a hiring salary of $60,068 - $68,259 per year, depending on qualifications.  The 2011 salary range, based on a combination of years of service and merit, is $60,068 - $83,959.  Salary increases occur according to the non-represented compensation plan, usually on an annual basis, with budgetary approval.  Besides a competitive salary, people choosing the City of Fitchburg will find a comprehensive benefit package, including State of Wisconsin health Insurance, employer funded retirement plan, life and disability insurance.  Dental insurance, flexible spending plan, deferred compensation programs and an on-site fitness center are also available.




Application materials, including a complete job description, are available online at, or at Fitchburg City Hall, 5520 Lacy Road, Fitchburg, WI 53711. 


Completed applications must be RECEIVED at City Hall by 4:30 p.m., Friday, August 26, 2011 in order to be considered.  Applications received via fax or email will not be accepted.

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