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Residential Appraiser I - Duluth (Open)

The salary range reflected above is the normal hiring range for 2019. The full salary range, including longevity pay, is $23.78 - $33.10 per hour.

Technical work involving the appraisal of residential property in St. Louis County.An employee in this entry level appraiser class is responsible for making routine appraisals of residential and agricultural properties in St. Louis County. Duties include: conducting inspections of property to determine conditions, improvements, measurements and locations; researching property descriptions, deeds and other documents; reviewing information with property owners and others to assess accuracy of information; making appraisals based on available information. The work is performed under the direction of assigned supervisory staff.These work environment factors are general in nature and may vary depending on the specific position being filled. CONSTANT: Talk/speak. FREQUENT: Lift and carry up to 20 pounds; near, midrange, and far vision; hear; balance; climb stairs; grasp; handle; move about; reach; sit; stand; twist at waist; walk; exposure to weather; work alone; work around others; work inside; work outside and drive. OCCASIONAL: Carry, push/pull up to 100 pounds; crouch; kneel; squat; stoop/bend; unprotected heights; slippery surfaces; traffic; customer/public contact; clients with behavioral challenges; and extended days.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Pass/Fail):
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license.

Points will be awarded for job-related experience and education exceeding the minimum qualifications. Only experience occurring during the ten most recent years will be used in determining this assessment. Experience beyond ten years may be included on the application for purposes of meeting minimum qualifications or informing the hiring authority of your complete employment history.

Please note: When answering the supplemental questions on the website, the webpage will time out after 30 minutes. It's highly recommended you draft your answers in a Word document and copy/paste the answers into the application when you're finished writing. Failure to answer all of the questions on the "Supplemental Questions" page within 30 minutes will result in the deletion of your answers by the application system.

  • November 21, 2019 - Applicant screening to begin
  • Week of December 9, 2019 - Supplemental Questions to be scored
  • Week of December 16, 2019 - Interviews to be conducted

The essential functions for this position are listed under the "ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK" on the specification, available in the Human Resources Department or online at

If you are eligible to apply for Veterans Preference, please attach to your application a copy of document(s) listed for the option that applies to you:
  • Veteran: DD214 noting character of service
  • Disabled Veteran: DD214 & compensable disability award letter issued within the last 6 months.
  • Spouse of Disabled Veteran: DD214 & compensable disability award letter issued within the last 6 months & marriage certificate. (Eligible only if Veteran is unable to qualify because of the disability.)
  • Spouse of Deceased Veteran: DD214, Marriage Certificate and Death Certificate.

Please refer to Minnesota Statue 197.455 for additional requirements. Click Here.

Qualified applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Applicants selected must meet the physical requirements for the position.

Applicants selected for appointment must take and pass a drug test.

Applicants selected for appointment to a position with St. Louis County are subject to a background investigation.

All new employees must submit documentation verifying identity and employment eligibility within three days of their first day of employment.

Appointees to the position must successfully complete at least a six month probationary period prior to being certified for permanent employment.

St. Louis County is an equal opportunity and veteran-friendly employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, disability, genetic information, veteran status or activity in a local Human Rights Commission or any other characteristic protected by law.