Duplin County NC

Real Estate Appraiser – (Tax)

DEPARTMENT: Tax Administration

SALARY:  Grade 61                                                        $19.4058 hourly / $40,363.96 annually

OPENING DATE: September 20, 2023                               CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNITL FILLED


Under general supervision, this position is responsible for the appraisal of residential and commercial real property throughout Duplin County for ad valorem tax purposes.  Work requires frequent contact with property owners both in and outside of the office environment.



The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification.  It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

Makes investigative field inspections of property, inspects exterior of any improvements, describes the property and relevant characteristics, makes new measurements, and determines construction quality and cost

Meets with individual property owners to answer questions or complaints, and to explain appraisal practices and procedures

Appraises new construction and properties with additions or improvements

Maintains current property records regarding measurements, listing of new construction, adding/deleting improvements, revaluing parcels, etc.

Makes recommendations to the Board of Equalization and Review on appeals, answers questions and defends value

Consults deeds, tax and other maps, aerial photographs, zoning ordinances and other sources; and resolves discrepancies between conflicting sources


While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.

Answers general questions relating to matters within the tax office that may not be directly related to tax appraisal responsibilities. May be required to assist in the printing, updating and filing of property record cards

May be required to assist with telephone inquires that may arise that are directly related to tax appraisal responsibilities. May be required to assist with inquires that may arise at the service counter that are directly related to tax assessing. Performs other duties as required


Associate’s degree with course work emphasis in real estate and appraising or extensive training and experience in appraising real property or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.


Within two years of hiring must acquire and retain certification as real property appraiser from the North Carolina Department of Revenue as a real property appraiser.  Must possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license. In accordance with the county’s drug free workplace policy, employees will be subject to pre-employment and random drug screening.