State of Washington Classified Job Specification
PROPERTY & ACQUISITION SPECIALIST 5
Class Series Concept
See Property and Acquisition Specialist 1.
Prepares studies, fund requests, and budgets;
Assigns and/or conducts negotiations or relocation assistance;
Monitors right of way activities of local agencies for state and federal policy compliance;
Defines tasks, solicits bids, negotiates, drafts, awards, and monitors personal services contracts for appraisal-related activities;
As a review appraiser, writes reports for all levels of eminent domain appraisals and other types of real estate appraisal and value estimates;
Assigns or conducts the disposal process of excess property, management of state-owned property, salvage appraisals, and auctions of state-owned buildings;
Coordinates and advises local taxing authorities in the formulation and application of state and local levy process;
Reviews and approves county assessor revaluation programs; reviews and develops state-mandated guidelines, forms and programs in the valuation and taxation of property;
Testifies and provides expert advice at legislative committees and public hearings on property tax matters and proposed legislation; testifies at the State Board of Tax Appeals and in judicial courts; assists attorneys preparing court cases;
May supervise or lead other staff.
Positions typically require a Bachelor’s degree involving major study in business or public administration, real estate, economics, accounting, or related field
three years of experience in auditing and/or appraising commercial and light industrial real or personal property.
One year of experience as a Property and Acquisition Specialist 4.
Class Specification History
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 177M); adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.