The mission of the Office of the Appraiser is to achieve equalization among all classes of property by maintaining the highest standards in appraisal practices and law, guided by the goals of providing quality service to the public; developing high-performance employees by creating career ladders that recognize achievement; and by managing County growth through the creation of automated programs which expedite the work flow. Subsequent to the completion of Statewide reappraisal in 1991, the County Appraiser’s Office has achieved compliance on all state requirements.
As outlined in the State of Kansas Statute 19-430, the County Appraiser is to be appointed on July 1st by the Board of County Commissioners to serve a term of four years, expiring June 30th. The former County Appraiser retired after serving Johnson County for more than 27 years. Because he retired during his term, which expires on June 30, 2021, the selected candidate will serve the remainder of the unexpired term and must be subsequently reappointed for additional four-year term(s).
The County Appraiser is hired by the Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) and reports to the County Manager with dotted line reporting to the BoCC. The County Appraiser is responsible for overseeing a $7.8 million budget and 87 full-time employees. Primary responsibilities of the County Appraiser include identifying, listing and valuing all taxable and exempt commercial and residential real estate and personal property in Johnson County, in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP) and Kansas Statues. The Appraiser must efficiently and effectively service the needs of Johnson County property owners, along with providing internal support to other departments and divisions, and the Appraiser must establish and maintain work relationships with the Kansas Property Valuation Division and assure compliance with all directives from the State.
The starting salary is dependent upon qualifications. Johnson County offers an attractive benefits package.
If interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit www.srnsearch.com and apply online. The position is open until filled. Résumés will be screened according to the qualifications outlined above. Screening interviews with the most qualified applicants will be conducted by S. Renée Narloch & Associates to determine a select group of finalist candidates who will be asked to provide references. References will be contacted only following candidate consent. Final interviews will be held with the Board of Commissioners. Candidates will be advised of the status of the recruitment following the selection of the County Appraiser.