City of Wauwatosa

Schedule: Full-Time 

Salary Range:  Starting pay for this position ranges from $25.29 to $28.90 per hour, depending on experience and qualifications


Application Deadline: 10/19/2021 4:30 PM CST

Position Overview

The City of Wauwatosa is much more than an employer – it’s a community.  The City of Wauwatosa is a progressive, full-service municipal organization.  Be a part of a team that strives to find new and better ways to improve our residents’ experiences.

We hire people with strong technical skills and who embrace change and who are ready to help make Wauwatosa a better, stronger community.  We’re also looking for more than technical skills.  All of our employees are leaders of different varieties and we place as much emphasis on leadership as technical skills.

The Appraiser is responsible for the valuation, data maintenance and valuation defense for real and personal property; residential, condominiums and commercial parcels. 


Essential Functions

The following are normal for the position but shall not be construed as exclusive or inclusive.  Other related duties may be required and assigned.

  • Conducts field and office appraisals using cost, income and sales comparison approaches.  Appraisals include personal property, residential properties, condominiums, and commercial properties. Gathers and records data.

  • Analyzes and maintains data such as sales prices, income, lease information and building costs to determine appraised values.  Analyzes interest rates and allowances for economic and functional obsolescence. 

  • Receives and investigates complaints about real and personal property assessments; updates and corrects file information.  Prepares personal property, residential and commercial assessment appeal cases and testifies as to value in court proceedings and before Board of Review.

  • Reads and analyzes building blueprints to produce computerized sketches.  Reads and analyzes legal descriptions and plat maps to determine assessed values.

  • Attends Open Book and Board of Review hearings to provide information and defend assessments.

  • Performs other appraiser-related work as required.


Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • Continuing education in assessment, real estate, accounting, business administration, economics or directly related field required.

  • Two to three years of related experience in property assessment or related real estate experience; residential, commercial and/or manufacturing property appraisal.

  • Valid WI Driver's License.

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Assessor 1

City of Racine

Schedule: Full-Time 

Salary Range:  Starting pay is between $26.03/hr. to $31.22/hr.


Application Deadline: Open until filled

The City of Racine is accepting applications for the position of City Assessor I until filled.  Under the direction and supervision of the City Assessor, the Assessor I performs real estate and personal property appraisal and assessments in assigned areas of the City.

Qualified applicants shall have graduated from an accredited college or university with major course study in the area of real estate and/or property assessments, and one year of experience in assessor and property appraisal duties. They may have five years’ experience conducting assessor and property appraisal duties and this may be substituted in lieu of the educational requirements. They will have knowledge of the methods, procedures, and principles used in real property and personal property appraisal. Have the ability to make logical appraisals and assessments in accordance with established guidelines and the State Statutes; as well as the ability to apply information obtained in manuals and reference material to real property valuations. They will have the ability to deal openly and positively with the public in explaining matters pertaining to assessments. Must have the ability to maintain records and prepare reports as required, as well as be able to handle computerized record systems and personal computer software including word processing, database, and spreadsheets.


The ideal candidate will also have current certification by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue at a minimum level of Assessor I, or have the ability to obtain certification within three (3) months of hire. Additionally, they will possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license and reliable motor vehicle with adequate insurance coverage.


Starting pay is between $26.03/hr. to $31.22/hr. depending on qualifications. Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and application online for this opening at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/racinewi/#.

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Assistant Assessor

City of Stevens Point 

Schedule: Full-Time 

Salary Range:  Starting salary is $61,027


Application Deadline: 10/5/21 at 4:00 p.m. CST


The City of Stevens Point is accepting applications for this full-time position.  Employee is responsible for establishing real and personal property assessments.  The position requires independent action and the use of good judgement.  Activities must be carried out in accordance with the Wisconsin Statutes governing local 

assessment administration.  The final work product of this position is subject to review by the contracted City Assessor. 


Essential knowledge and skills include: 

  • Knowledge of the Wisconsin Statutes governing local property tax administration. ​

  • Knowledge of assessment practices contained in the Wisconsin Property Assessment Manuals. ​

  • Knowledge of and skill in the use of computer assisted mass appraisal (CAMA) systems. ​

  • Knowledge of assessment programs such as Market Drive. ​

  • Personal computer keyboarding skills, calculator operating skills, photographic camera operating skills, and building measuring equipment skills. ​

  • Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet computer programs. ​

  • Skill in evaluating factors affecting property value. ​

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.​

  • Ability to perform accurate mathematical calculations.​

  • Skill in discovering, listing, and valuing real and personal property for the purpose of establishing assessed values.​


Qualifications include: 

  • Graduation from High School or its equivalent. ​

  • Assessor I certification from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. ​

  • Two years’ experience in establishing assessed values for real and personal property in a municipal setting. ​

  • Possession of a valid Wisconsin Motor Vehicle Operator’s License. 

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