The Appraiser’s Office is looking for a full-time Field Appraiser to join their team.  Serving our communities, collaborating with our teammates, ongoing training and support, and generous benefits are just a few of the reasons we love working for Ellis County!

Job Summary:
Under the general supervision of the County Appraiser and Deputy County Appraiser, the Appraiser I-Field performs technical work in measuring, classifying, gathering data, recording, sketching and calculating various types of real estate and personal property values. Employee is also responsible for valuation of personal property. The employee in this position is responsible for securing information on properties and uses formulas in arriving at values. The Appraiser I-Field is expected to acquire independence in responding to citizen’s inquiries providing accurate information or referrals regarding department related issues.

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Collects data for residential and agricultural properties, determining size, types of structure and materials used;
  • Maintains real property records, including sketches and plot plans, due to inspections of residential and agricultural properties;
  • Values and records personal property assets following state guidelines;
  • Prepares renditions of assessment of personal property;
  • Prepares personal property abatements;
  • Explains valuations of personal property and methods used to achieve valuations;
  • Performs research activities for department and compiles data and information;
  • Other related duties as deemed necessary or as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of drafting and sketching techniques.
  • Knowledge of data entry operations and an aptitude for mathematics.
  • Knowledge of general office procedures to include but not limited to typing, filing, and answering the telephone.
  • Skilled in oral, written and interpersonal communication.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret statistical data.
  • Ability to operate a computer, calculator, and other related office equipment.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Benefits and Compensation: Company Sponsored Health & Dental Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Vision Plan, Holiday Pay, Life Insurance, Longevity Bonus, Retirement, Deferred Compensation Plan, Paid Time Off (Accumulate 168 hours during your first year!), AFLAC offerings.  Pay Grade 106 – Step 1 $15.42/hour.  FLSA Status – Non-Exempt.

Ellis County works to foster diversity and looks forward to applications from all qualified applicants. Ellis County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.  This position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply:  Qualified candidates are invited to apply.  Submit your Ellis County application online.  https://www.ellisco.net/Jobs

Ellis County Paper applications may also be delivered or mailed to Ellis County KS Administrative Center, C/O Human Resources, 718 Main Street, Hays, KS 67601

Requirements: High School Diploma or GED.  Ability to legally operate a motor vehicle using a valid Kansas driver’s license.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of real estate and personal property appraisal and experience in drafting or data collection work in the field of real estate or construction is preferred, however, the selected candidate will be supported with training.

Miscellaneous Information:
Physical Requirements:  Work is primarily light work which includes balancing, climbing, crouching, hearing, seeing, standing, speaking, lifting, bending, pushing and walking over rough terrain. May require the  ability to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Must be able to convey and receive detailed or important information. Also requires sustained movements of the wrists, hands and/or fingers and ability to make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive reasoning.  Working Conditions:  Work performed in adverse weather conditions when working in the field is a factor in this position. This employee is required to work in close proximity to animals on occasion and is often required to work on and around premises that are unkempt.