Archuleta County
  • Assessor
  • Pagosa Springs, CO, USA
  • 18.91-19.50 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

Archuleta County is seeking a qualified individual to fill its Appraiser I vacancy. The Appraiser I performs inspections and appraisals of residential, vacant land, agricultural, and mobile home properties within Archuleta County for the purpose of determining tax assessments. Conducts administrative and technical duties associated with department operations.


Performs and specializes in agricultural appraisal duties and must be able to identify appropriate agricultural land uses and livestock qualification within Archuleta County for the purpose of determining tax assessments. Conducts administrative and technical duties associated with department operations.


The duties described herein are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Determines the continuation/renewal of agricultural status via inspections and verification of proper documentation.

Performs inspections and appraisals of residential, vacant land, and mobile home properties for the purpose of determining tax assessments.

Discovers, lists, and values existing and new residential properties, vacant land parcels, agricultural lands, and mobile or manufactured homes.

Locates properties by address, legal description, or parcel number. Conducts a physical inspection of structures, improvements, properties, and parcels.

Measures and photographs all buildings, structures, and improvements on the property.

Prepares scaled drawings of the property showing all improvements. Processes digital pictures and verifies and updates property file information.

Identifies relevant building and site characteristics, amenities, and other relevant data that may affect the value of the property or parcel.

Evaluates the quality of construction and the degree of completion of new construction.

Conducts physical inspections of agricultural properties to verify evidence of agricultural activity and that requirements for preferential assessments are being met. Conducts inspections annually during the qualification process and biannually thereafter.

Determines the agricultural land classification to value the property. Determines utility of buildings/structures and assesses the rural structure classification. Update agricultural property records by review and verification of grazing leases.

Assists taxpayers in processing applications to request qualification of preferential tax assessments for property meeting the definition of agricultural land pursuant to state statutes.

Communicates with the taxpayer to maintain proper documentation as required.

Researches and determines local variables to update the County valuation model as necessary.

Assists taxpayers with property tax related questions and requests.

Supports appraisal findings and defends valuations to taxpayers, county officials, and in any board or legal appeals process.


Training and Experience:

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities may be qualifying.

Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.

Experience: Agricultural identification helpful, but not necessary.

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