Residents - City of Regina

Senior Assessment Appraiser


Openings 1
Division City Of Regina
Location Name
City of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, CA
Date Posted May 15, 2019
Profession Accounting and Finance
Experience Level(s) 5 years or more
Desired Employment Status Permanent, Full Time
Education Level(s) University - Bachelors
Job ID job-3895
Hourly rate
Rate per annum
Salary Range

Position Summary

This job position belongs to Accounting and Finance occupation group.  Please ensure you create or submit a resume associated with the Accounting and Finance occupation skills matrix.

This position values real property for assessment purposes consistent with provincial legislation, regulations and Assessment division policy. This position reports to the Manager of Commercial Assessment.

Typical duties include: 

  • Performs assessment appraisal duties of a complex and technical nature in the inspection, analysis, valuation and defense of multiple property types and values including the review of appraisal reports or engineering reports.
  • Creates, promotes and administers research methodologies, processes and initiatives. Leads or assists with the collection, validation, classification, analysis and application of research and trend analysis for various assessment appraisal techniques.
  • Familiar with the determination and application of standard appraisal methods contained in the definition of mass appraisal market value standard including three standardized approaches to value; the Sales Comparison Approach, the Cost Approach and the Income Approach.
  • Develops valuation models using appropriate statistical and mass appraisal methodologies.
  • Develops and maintains computer assisted mass appraisal systems, database standards and research criteria.
  • Assists in determining and implementing the strategy for appeals and compiles market and assessment data including supporting documents and case law and prepares statistical evidence for use in appeal cases. Acts as an advocate and expert witness to present analyses, opinions and conclusions through written reports and oral presentations conforming to relevant Provincial laws and regulations, City of Regina Bylaws, Code of Ethics and Professional Practice Standards of professional associations.
  • Gathers, classifies and correlates data from a wide variety of sources; investigates issues and identifies solutions; prepares reports related to assessment policy and procedures; presents results and recommends appropriate course of action and potential policy direction.
  • Review, interpret and analyze complex rental, income and expense information and real estate transactions.
  • Ensures consistent application and compliance with relevant municipal and provincial ordinances, assessment policies and procedures including researching and evaluating valuation techniques and methodologies and best practice processes.
  • Provides leadership, supervision and training to junior staff. Provides direction, assignment of duties and manages performance.
  • Ensures that the necessary research and analysis is undertaken to effectively, efficiently and economically manage the City's assessment inventory of industrial, institutional, commercial, multi-family and residential property.
  • Researches, interprets and communicates information of a complex technical nature to departments, stakeholders and the public.
  • Plans, organizes and executes activities of the Assessment Department; coordinates these activities with external agencies, other levels of government and other Departments of the organization to ensure the efficient and cost-effective delivery of assessment services.
  • Develops, recommends and implements strategic and policy objectives to maintain positive relationships with real estate industry professionals in order to sustain current knowledge of the industry market trends and costs.
  • Handles issues of a critical or sensitive nature with appropriate communication to internal and external contacts and provides regular updates to the senior managers on the accomplishments, status of current activities, scheduled activities and future plans.
  • Provides effective and ongoing communications with internal and external clients to ensure service delivery is aligned with client needs and expectations.
  • Develop project plans for assigned projects, monitors and reports on project status as required.
  • Contribute to team projects and effectively participates as a team member.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Candidates will be screened on the following criteria:

*** To be considered for this position you must clearly identify your qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities and where you obtained them in your application/resume. ***

  • Typically the knowledge, skills and abilities required are obtained through completion of a university degree in Economics or Commerce, supplemented with the first and second level of the Appraisal Institute of Canada’s courses or possession of the Appraisal Institute of Canada’s AACI designation or the International Association of Assessing Officers CAE designation combined with a minimum of five (5) years professional experience in commercial property valuation and extensive experience in all valuation principles including the use of the cost, Income and Direct Sales comparison Approaches to value and practices and procedures applicable to various computer assisted valuation techniques.
  • Completion of the Saskatchewan Assessment Appraiser Association’s designation program or licensed or certified through the Saskatchewan Assessment Appraiser Association.
  • Extensive knowledge of all Acts, Laws and Regulations pertaining to Valuation and Property Assessment.
  • Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
  • Ability to analyze and quantify all market factors affecting property assessment.
  • Ability to interpret the municipal building bylaw and the effect on market values.
  • Ability to manage the processing of property assessment appeals and to interpret and comprehend the various appeal presentations presented to the Board of Revision and the Saskatchewan Municipal Board’s Assessment Appeals Committee.
  • Ability to comprehend and apply the concepts of Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal Techniques (Multiple Regression Analysis, Adaptive Estimation, and statistical testing).
  • Ability to interpret various documents such as Land Titles, Options to purchase, Agreements for Sale, Financial Statements, Leases, Rent Rolls, Building Plans, Blueprints and specifications and Municipal Tax Incentives.
  • Ability to use windows-based computer software programs such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and email.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, demonstrating tact and discretion in order to establish effective working relationships with other employees and external and internal stakeholders as necessitated by work assignments.
  • Ability to work with a large degree of independence and initiative demonstrating sound judgement and decision-making skills.

Working/Other Conditions:

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license is required.
  • *Note: Testing may be done to evaluate knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • *Note: Candidates selected for an interview will be required to provide proof of acquired education.
  • *Note: In accordance with the City of Regina’s Criminal Record Check Policy, the position requires that the successful candidate provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check as a condition of employment.

Division:  Financial Strategy & Sustainability
Department:  Assessment, Tax & Utility Billing
Salary Grade:  CMM - 6
$39.36- $49.14Hour; $75,044 - $93,691/Annum

The City of Regina values diversity in our workforce and encourages applications from all qualified Employment Equity candidates.

We will contact applicants we wish to consider within six weeks of the competition closing date.  All applicants are thanked for their interest.

Applications are being accepted until July 10, 2019

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