Job Summary:

A field appraiser reviews property for tax purposes in an assigned area that consists of approximately 6,000 parcels. All assigned real property parcels should be physically reviewed at least once every three years. This position is both indoors and outdoors. A field appraiser position is physically demanding, occurring year round, even during extreme heat and extreme cold. A field appraiser works with the public daily. This position utilizes Windows and Microsoft-based software for data entry.

Essential Duties

  • Responsible for field review and accurate data collection of newly placed and existing structures within the assigned appraiser area, for the purpose of ascertaining property values.
  • Participates in the recording of structure characteristics; takes photographs of structures.
  • Participates in entering field sketches into computerized sketch program.
  • Participates in annual assessment and appeals process.
  • Assists the public by responding to questions and concerns about county real property assessment methods and activities.
  • Must be willing to assist other appraisers.
  • Maintains appropriate certification by attending required training.
  • Performs any other duties assigned by the Chief Appraiser, Deputy Chief Appraiser or Department Head.


  • Ability read a map.
  • Ability to organize and maintain assigned appraiser area field reviews.
  • Skills in oral and written communication including but not limited operating a computer, calculator and use of Windows and Microsoft-based applications.
  • Ability to listen and assist a taxpayer to find a resolution.
  • Focused and self motivated.

Education and Experiences

  • High School diploma or equivalent.

Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of basic measuring tools.
  • Knowledge of basic office programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Skills in public and interpersonal relations.
  • Ability to listen and receive instruction.
  • Keen organizational skills.


  • A valid driver’s license
  • Must be 21 years or older
  • Must pass drug/alcohol screening & criminal background check
  • Must successfully complete State Appraiser level one requirement within first year of employment and maintain educational requirements.

Physical Demands

  • Constant walking for long periods of time
  • Constant standing for long periods of time
  • Bending and reaching when measuring structures
  • Twisting while measuring
  • Possibility of hiking to remote structures for review
  • Sitting at a desk to enter data
  • Handling paperwork

Applications for this position are to be submitted in-person to the Walker County Assessors’ Office, only.

Walker County Assessors’ Office
122 Hwy 95, 2nd floor
Rock Spring, GA 30739