City of Ann Arbor
  • Assessors
  • Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • 22.95
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

This position is represented by the AFSCME union and starting pay is $22.95/hour. This position is eligible for step pay increases and potential progression increases. Please reference AFSCME's collective bargaining agreement located at

Job progressions serve as a way for union employees to demonstrate additional technical competencies, knowledge and skills to enhance their benefit to the City.  The progression allows employees to enhance their job responsibilities and pay through demonstration of increased competencies.

Benefits offered with this position include:

  • Medical/dental/vision/pharmacy plans
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick days
  • Short-term and long-term disability, life, and AD&D insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Wellness incentive programs
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee assistance program
  • Basic appraisal/assessment practices and procedures

Role Summary:

To assist in evaluating and assessing the value of real and personal property throughout the City of Ann Arbor.

Essential Duties

  • Inspecting and performing data entry to keep property records up to date of changes to real property due to new construction, omitted property, demolition and remodeling
  • Inspecting real properties that have applied for building permits
  • Processing and mailing real property statements and assessment notices
  • Updating property files and assessment records of changes to property that do not affect value
  • Assisting with the verification of legal descriptions for splits and combinations of property
  • Providing assistance for the defense of assessment appeals at the Small Claims Division of the Michigan Tax Tribunal and State Tax Commission
  • Assisting with inspections of property appealed to the Board of Review
  • Assisting with the annual street survey of personal property
  • Assisting with maintaining records of businesses on the City of Ann Arbor Personal Property Assessment Roll
  • Assisting in the calculating and computing of personal property statements
  • Assisting with identifying location of leased equipment reported by lessors on annual statements Assisting the City Treasurer's Office and the City Attorney's Office in the location of property subject to delinquent personal property taxes

Related Work

  • Explaining assessments, procedures, and tax laws to taxpayers and real estate professionals
  • Inspecting real properties and reviewing property values for homeowners upon request
  • Reviewing newspaper articles and other periodicals for new businesses
  • Answering the telephone
  • Greeting and providing information to customers at the front counter of the assessment division
  • Opening and sorting incoming mail
  • Performing related work as assigned

Training and Experience (position requirements at entry)

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. required
  • Associate's degree in assessment administration, business administration, accounting, engineering or a related field preferred
  • Experience in real or personal property appraisal: at least one year

Licensing Requirements (position requirements at entry)


  • Valid MI driver's license
  • State Tax Commission Michigan Certified Assessing Technician (MCAT)
  • State Tax Commission - Michigan Certified Assessing Officer (MCAO) within 6 months of employment. Must be enrolled in the course upon application for position.
  • State Tax Commission - Certified Personal Property Examiner preferred

EEO: The City of Ann Arbor is proud of our diverse workforce and our commitment to equal opportunity.  We do not discriminate on the basis of a person's actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, condition of pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental limitation, height, weight, source of income, family responsibility, educational association, sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status in any aspect of our hiring or employment process. We have earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Municipal Equality Index (MEI), which assesses lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality in more than 500 cities across the nation.

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