The Williamson Central Appraisal District (WCAD) is an independent, specialized local government whose primary function is to appraise all properties within Williamson County and to provide accurate and reliable property values to the taxing entities within Williamson County. Located in Georgetown, Texas, WCAD is at the center of one of the fastest growing counties in the Country and is tasked with keeping up with the continually changing real estate landscape. WCAD appraises over two-hundred thousand parcels that lie within sixteen school districts, seventeen cities, and seventy three other entities.
Perform duties supporting valuation appraisal of real property at a fair and accurate market value for the assessment of ad valorem taxes in accordance with the Texas Property Tax Code. Duties will include data collection by conducting on-site measurements and inspections, analysis of market sales, application of mass appraisal techniques, and conducting protest hearings with property owners, tax agents and the Appraisal Review Board.
Education, Experience, and Training
College degree or equivalent work experience preferred. Applicant must be able to meet the State of Texas requirements to become licensed as a Registered Professional Appraiser within a reasonable timeframe.
Performing mathematical and statistical calculations; reading aerial photos and GIS; use of reference manuals for valuation purposes; writing clear and concise records, appeal responses, reports, and statistical data. Good computer skills including, knowledge Microsoft Office including Access as well as proficiency in Excel are required.
Communicate effectively in both oral and written form; perform research; perform effectively at appeal hearings; make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and procedures and use initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities; make sound judgment in making decisions regarding property values; utilize problem identification and resolution techniques; gather and analyze sales data and compile into meaningful reports; establish and maintain records and statistical data; understand and interpret deeds, legal property descriptions and maps; work independently; efficiently manage time to meet deadlines; prepare and present reports; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, property owners, boards, courts, fee appraisers, other agency representatives, businesses, professionals, and the public (intense levels of public communications) in sometimes adverse situations.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Regular and consistent attendance is required. Work is performed in the office and outdoors and may require bending, climbing, keyboarding, lifting up to 30 pounds, walking rough terrain, pushing, pulling, and reaching. Ability to use a field device to capture property data and characteristics while physically measuring a structure. Work performed outdoors is in an environment which involves everyday risks and discomforts and sometime adverse weather conditions requiring safety precautions. A considerable amount of driving is required.
Applicants must have a pleasant, positive personality and good work ethics are necessary. Along with reliable transportation, a valid Texas driver license and proof of liability insurance. Salary is contingent on experience and qualifications. Submissions will be accepted until position is filled.
Williamson Central Appraisal District
Attention: Human Resources
625 FM 1460
Georgetown TX 78626-8050