Date Posted: July 28, 2023

Deadline: September 28, 2023

Organization: Greenwood County

Location: Greenwood

City: Greenwood, SC

Website: View Website

Job Type: Full Time

Wages/Salary: $33,540 - $50,310/year


Job Description

FLSA: Non-exempt

Exemption: (Unique and specific examples may alter this designation. Affected employees will be notified by their supervisors).

Class Title: Appraiser Trainee

Department: Assessor

Pay Grade: 109

Revised: 08/22/2022

General Description

The purpose of this class within the organization is to fairly value real estate (land, agricultural property and improvements) by recognized principles and techniques for tax purposes under the supervision of the Assessor and/or Deputy Assessor. The Appraiser will maintain appraisal records and perform related work as needed. The position requires continued education, training and seminars to obtain licensing and to maintain job knowledge and skills.

NOTE: An employee cannot remain in this classification after (3) years of date of employment.

Duties and Responsibilities

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the class as necessary.

Essential Functions

Reads and interprets a variety of maps and aerial photographs, locates and identifies all taxable real estate and/or improvements using prescribed procedures to classify uses, character, and quality of construction for determining official property valuation in the County through on-site field inspections.

Collects general, specific and comparative data; interviews members of the general public and other government offices in gathering information that affects the value of real or personal property; collects and assembles market sales data, analyzes and interprets information; inventories all taxable real property.

Establishes market value of a variety of properties using cost, income, or comparative sales approaches as appropriate; calculates agricultural values; establishes value for exempt properties; establishes values for personal property under the Assessor’s jurisdiction such as mobile homes and storage buildings.

Prepares reports detailing a scope of work used to establish value for properties under

appeal in accordance with state and federal standards.
Processes current tax year appeals from property owners.

Assists with research for income/expense characteristics and gross income multipliers for investment properties. Assists with verification of sales including upgrades, renovations, income, expense, vacancy and capitalization data. Verifies details of leases and offerings for lease.

Assists public with filing applications including Agricultural and 6% ATI exemptions. Assists and interviews public by telephone and in person concerning information regarding appeals, plats, ownership, assessments, taxes, records, exemptions, sales information, and details about their property or any other items.

Receives and responds to public inquiries and complaints regarding property taxes, appraisals and assessments; hears complaints, explains appraisals, and defines appraisals, appraisal conclusions, and assessment values; assists various agencies with necessary information as required; provides explanation of taxes pertaining to appraisals; assists in the preparation of amending tax bills and for refunds according to changes in value.

Communicates complex concepts to taxpayers in a clear and professional manner.

Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the Assessor’s office service to the taxpayer by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team.

Represents the County with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with staff and the public.

Responsibilities, Requirements and Impacts

Data Responsibility:

Data Responsibility refers to information, knowledge, and conceptions obtained by observation, investigation, interpretation, visualization, and mental creation. Data are intangible and include numbers, words, symbols, ideas, concepts, and oral verbalizations.

Collects, classifies or formats data or information in accordance with a prescribed schema or plan to facilitate the identification and extraction of useful information.

People Responsibility:

People include co-workers, workers in other areas or agencies, and the general public.

Speaks with or signals people to convey or exchange information of a general nature.

Asset Responsibility:

Assets responsibility refers to the responsibility for achieving economies or preventing

loss within the organization.

Requires some responsibility for achieving minor economies and/or preventing minor losses through the handling of or accounting for materials, supplies or small amounts of money.

Mathematical Requirements:

Mathematics requires the use of symbols, numbers and formulas to solve mathematical


Uses addition/subtraction, multiplication/division, calculates ratios, rates and percentages.

Communications Requirements:

Communications involves the ability to read, write, and speak.

Reads technical instructions, procedures manuals and charts to solve practical problems such as assembly instruction for tools, routine office equipment operating instructions, and methods and procedures for investigations and in drawing and layout work; composes routine reports and specialized reports, forms, and business letters, with proper format; speaks compound sentences using normal grammar and word form.

Judgment Requirements:

Judgment requirements refer to the frequency and complexity of judgments and decisions given the stability of the work environment, the nature and type of guidance, and the breadth of impact of the judgments and decisions.

Responsible for guiding others, requiring frequent decisions affecting the individual, coworkers, and others who depend on the service or product; works in a somewhat fluid environment with rules and procedures, but many variations from the routine.

Complexity of Work:

Complexity addresses the analysis, initiative, ingenuity, concentration and creativity

required by the job and the presence of any unusual pressures present in the job.

Performs skilled work involving rules/systems with almost constant problem solving; requires focused attention and concentration for accurate results and occasional exposure to unusual pressure.

Impact of Errors:

Impact of errors refers to consequences such as damage to equipment and property, loss of data, exposure of the organization to legal liability, and injury or death for individuals.

The impact of errors is moderate/high – affects individual taxpayers and other departments in the County.

Physical Demands:

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of

limb and body movement.

Performs mostly sedentary work with sustained keyboard operations. Seasonal tasks involve walking and/or inspecting properties with exposure to typical weather conditions, standing some of the time, and involves exerting up to 25 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis.

Equipment Usage:

Equipment usage involves responsibility for materials, machines, tools, equipment, work

aids, and products.

Handles or uses machines, tools, equipment or work aids involving some latitude for judgment regarding attainment of a standard or in selecting appropriate items.

Unavoidable Hazards:

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards

even though precautions have been taken.

Involves routine and frequent exposure to traffic; moving machinery.

Safety of Others:

Safety of others refers to the level of responsibility for the safety of others, either inherent in the job or to ensure the safety of the general public. (Does not include safety of subordinates.)

Requires no responsibility for the safety and health of others.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Requires a Bachelor’s Degree. Must be willing to complete required coursework within an agreed upon amount of time. Some knowledge of real estate principles is preferred. Completion of Basic Appraisal Principles, Basic Appraisal Procedures, and the 20202021 15-hr National USPAP Course is preferred but not required.

Special Certifications and Licenses and Requirements:

Appraiser Trainee license is a plus. South Carolina Driver’s license required. Must obtain State of South Carolina Appraisers certification within three (3) years of date of employment.

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

Greenwood County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires Greenwood County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $33,540.22 - $50,310.33 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Physical setting:

  • Office
  • Outdoor work


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends

Work Location: In person

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Contact Name:
Rita Dixon
Contact Phone Number: 18649428608
Application Process:
Use the link above to apply
Employer Address:

600 Monument St.
Suite 102
Greenwood, SC, SC 29646
United States

Our organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability.