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Appraisal Systems Analyst

Kenai Peninsula Borough
Soldotna, Alaska, United States
7 days ago



Are you looking for a position in a positive and thought-provoking field?  Do you have a background in real estate, appraisal, commercial construction, or statistics?  Would you rather have steady hours on a set schedule?  If so, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assessing Office may be the place for you!



Under the general direction and supervision of the director of assessing, the appraisal systems analyst performs research-oriented, mass-appraisal work in the valuation of property involving the development of statistical models with computer assistance.  Duties include appraising residential and commercial properties utilizing both traditional and mass appraisal techniques and technologies. Statistically identifies property characteristics that affect value and quantify their contribution, and constructs valuation models for the estimation of real property values while exercising independent initiative and judgment in the use of computer programs. Duties will cover collecting and analyzing raw sales data using computer sorting and statistical packages, developing Market, Cost, and Income models, implementing and testing and calibrating those models, making field inquiries, and market and sales data verifications through the use of database queries as well as physically reviewing file material; including rental surveys, expense-ratio surveys, sales surveys and cost research.  Duties include development and maintenance of cost valuation tables and the development of Database Dictionary to assist users of the ProVal software in the use and functionality of the system.  The duties also include providing and reporting back to director of assessing, appraisal manager and appraisal staff as to the quality of field data compiled.   Other duties may be performed as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED and five years’ experience as an appraiser in a fee appraisal or governmental assessing office.  Membership in the Alaska Association of Assessing Officers (AAAO) is preferred.  Alaska Association of Assessing Officers, Alaska Certified Assessor Appraiser Level III is preferred.  Must be familiar with data processing concepts and proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel and Word programs. Must have a valid Alaska driver's license to perform all job functions and the availability of a personal vehicle are required.


Essential Functions

  1. Develops, sets up and maintains computer costs and operational tables for real property appraisals.
  2. Investigates real property appraisal problems and, when indicated, coordinates solution of problems with the director of assessing, administrative manager, information systems staff and software vendor.
  3. Prepares documentation for the real property appraisers and Board of Equalization (BOE) in support of value calculations and conclusions in the form of sales or summary reports.
  4. Prepares a pre-Board of Equalization (BOE) information and training packet and assists the Assessor in presentation of this packet to the BOE.
  5. Maintains computer operational tables related to real property assuring proper allocation to appropriate economic or geographic neighborhoods. 
  6. Implements and maintains tables, charts, neighborhood location codes and builds models and maintains rates for real property valuations with cooperation and feedback from field appraisal staff.
  7. Attends and actively participates in applicable meetings and available course studies (as budgets allow) regarding the real and personal property appraisal process and available software upgrades and changes.
  8. Assists appraisers and system users in navigation of the various tabs, screens and applications within the appraisal software when needed.
  9. Maintains and updates the Appraiser Field Manual and instructs appraisers regarding any changes in procedures.  Coordinates changes with the administrative manager, appraisal manager and Assessor when applicable.
  10. Develops and maintains a Database Dictionary describing different functions within the software, and how those functions relate to value where applicable.
  11. Tests new software versions for functionality.   Documents any problems found and pursues the proper course of action for correction with the administrative manager, the MIS department, software, or all.
  12. Attends all BOE hearings, answering any questions that may arise as to how values are arrived at with regard to residential properties.
  13. Assists appraisers in explaining to the public how residential values are arrived at.
  14. Assists Commercial and Land appraisers in setting up, maintaining, and troubleshooting the modeling functions related to their duties as required.


Other Functions:

  1. Other related duties as assigned.


Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to communicate orally and to use hands and fingers dexterously to operate office equipment; and regularly required to sit, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally transport up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Other Requirements:

  1. Vehicle Requirements Vehicle must be shown to be safe and reliable and must be able to meet the criteria established in the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s Vehicle Policy within 30 days of hire. 

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57854250
  • Location:
    Soldotna, Alaska, United States
  • Position Title: Appraisal Systems Analyst
  • Company Name: Kenai Peninsula Borough
  • Job Function: Other
  • Salary: $35.79 (Hourly Wage)

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