REAL PROPERTY APPRAISER
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Appraises real property to obtain basic data for determination of valuation for tax purposes; does related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is a first level professional appraisal position involving responsibility for obtaining and reporting factual and relevant data supporting real property valuation estimates. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Director of Real Property Tax Services. Supervision may be exercised over the work of technical and clerical staff.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
Evaluates all types of real estate, reviews appraisals with local officials, makes preliminary reviews and analyzes appraisal reports from outside appraisers; Conducts assigned field inspections of real property for appraisal and reappraisal and makes field notes; Prepares detailed, factual and analytical reports of the basis for valuation estimates including all pertinent data; Reviews deeds and other property records to extract pertinent information; Reports discrepancies in records of building location, topography, condition, bulk heading, street conditions, and improvements; Confers with taxpayers and assessors to explain factors used in determining valuation
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES. SKILLS. ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Good knowledge of modern principles and practices of real property appraisal for tax purposes; working knowledge of legal terminology used in deeds, liens, property descriptions and tax records; demonstrated ability to make accurate appraisals of real property; ability to plan and supervise the work of technical subordinates; integrity; tact; courtesy; good physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and either:
A. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college, university with an Associate’s degree in Business, Finance, Real Estate Law, Sales and Marketing or closely related field with a minimum of 12 credit hours in real property appraisal course work and one year of satisfactory full-time paid experience in an occupation involving the valuation of real property, such as appraiser, valuation data manager, real property appraisal aide or the like. This experience must have been in a full-time paid position requiring the use of independent judgment in the appraisal of real estate, including the preparation of original written detailed reports;
B. Three years year of satisfactory full-time paid experience as described in (A) above. (60 semester credit hours of college study from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college, university in Business, Finance, Real Estate Law, Sales and Marketing or closely related field may be substituted for one year of the experience).
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTING AUTHORITIES: It is the responsibility of the appointing authority to ensure a qualification review and approval for a candidate is sought from the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Office of Real Property Tax Services, Educational Services Section prior to an official appointment.
1. Real Property Appraiser must complete a basic course of training prescribed by the State Board of Equalization and Assessments.
2. The training and qualification requirements for Real Property Appraisers are defined in 20 NYCRR 8188 (§8188-5.3).
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is an entry-level skilled position that performs routine repair and maintenance duties on vehicles and equipment. Assists higher-level skilled mechanics as assigned. Work is performed under the direct supervision of higher-level mechanics. Routine tasks are accomplished independently but difficult work requires direct supervisory and technical instruction. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
Performs preventive maintenance to all classes of vehicles and equipment;
Troubleshoots to determine repairs or adjustments needed;
Performs diagnostics with use of electronic diagnostic tools;
Repairs or replaces brake, suspension, drive, steering, electrical and auxiliary system components and parts as required;
Assists higher-level mechanic’s in complex repairs to automotive and related equipment;
Mounts, dismounts and sets proper working specifications of snowplow blades and other auxiliary equipment;
Performs minor welding and body repair;
Repairs and maintains auxiliary equipment on trucks and construction;
Test drives vehicles to verify that repairs and adjustments are proper;
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of standard automotive repair methods and of the terminology and tools of the trade; mechanical aptitude; ability to make routine repairs and perform maintenance tasks on automotive equipment; ability to learn and apply the principles and practices of the automotive mechanic trade; skill in the use of necessary tools and equipment; familiarity with welding techniques; ability to work from plans and specifications and to follow rough draft sketches and oral instructions; good motor and hand and eye coordination; manual dexterity; good physical condition.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and one (1) year of experience in the repair of automotive equipment or completion of a training course in the repair of automotive equipment.
- Must possess or have the ability to acquire class B CDL with air brake endorsement
- Must possess or have the ability to acquire NYS inspection license for light and heavy-duty vehicles
- Must have basic hand tools
Department of Development- REHAB AND CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Performance of code enforcement and housing rehab activities. Does related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Works in cooperation of the with the City Building & Zoning Code Enforcement Officer and Department of Development staff as well as collaborate with other City departments as necessary and/or directed to ensure effective code enforcement and housing rehab activities.
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EXAMPLE OF WORK:
Code enforcement of the Jamestown City Code, the Uniform Code of New York State – Code 19 NYCRR Part 1219-1228, and the Energy Code 19 NYCRR Part 1240, which includes:
- Conducting residential and commercial properly inspections with regard to code compliance.
- Management of property inspections cases.
- Preparation and issuance of all code enforcement related documents including notices of violation, court appearance tickets, and condemnation/demolition orders.
- Prosecution of non-compliant cases in Jamestown City Court.
- Posting of properties “Not to be occupied” and monitoring such properties until they are made habitable.
- Issuance of certain building permits.
Property rehabilitation through the administration of federally-funded residential and commercial property rehabilitation programs, which includes:
- Preparation of work write-ups and bid specifications.
- Conducting all pre-rehab and post-rehab client interviews and property inspections.
- Monitoring program funding and spending.
- Ensuring compliance with specific CDBG and HOME Program HUD regulations.
- Coordination of federal audit and compliance requirements of the rehab programs.
Daily entry and update of all rehab and code enforcement data into JURA’s electronic code enforcement information tracking system with the generation of reports upon request.
Completion of special projects as assigned by the Director of Development.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
The possession of demonstrated, competent written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office programs.
A proven track record of effectively dealing with the public.
Possession of a valid New York State Driver’s License at the time of application and appointment.
Must successfully attain New York State Code Enforcement certification within eighteen (18) months of hiring.
A genuine interest in improving the Jamestown community.
Prior experience with other housing or human services agencies a plus.
ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
An Associate’s Degree in Business Administration, Construction Management, Human Services or related program and at minimum three (3) years of satisfactory experience in building construction, housing inspections, or code enforcement.
A high school diploma, or equivalent, and five (5) years of satisfactory experience in building construction, housing inspections, or code enforcement.