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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 179I
Category: Financial Services

Class Series Concept

Positions in this category perform a variety of specialized activities in real or personal property that include, but not limited to, the following: real or personal property appraisals and/or audits, property management, negotiations, relocation, title examination, acquisition, leasing, valuation, and/or project management. Some positions administer a statewide program such as a senior tax deferral or public utility district privilege tax or serve as a technical expert in the development and implementation of various state and/or federal programs.


Under close supervision, positions perform, or assist in the performance of, routine activities covering negotiations, property management, relocation assistance, appraisal, title examination, and/or property inspection. Incumbents gain knowledge and experience by learning the laws and principles covering real estate transactions, how to apply appraisal and/or audit principles and techniques, research methods, interpreting legal and/or property descriptions, collecting statistical data, and/or maintaining public relations.

Typical Work

Contacts property owners and assists in negotiating for purchase, lease, or donation of the property;

Assists in the preparation and maintenance of property records;

Collects data and assists in the preparation for right-of-way funding, surplus property value estimates, appraisals, or audits;

Assists in performing housing inspections;

Inspects improvements and recommends disposition by rental, public sale or demolition; prepares rental agreements, authorizes sale and payment of assessments;

Assists in advising property owner of relocation assistance available;

Prepares a variety of legal instruments necessary to acquire rights of way;

Assists in preparing title examinations, inventory control of property and advising affected persons on relocation assistance;

Participates in the appraisals of real property, personal property, exempt property, or public utility property;

Examines property and/or financial records for initial determination of taxable status of various types of properties

Researches and/or prepares reports.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Persons legally authorized to work in the U.S. under federal law, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, are eligible for employment unless prohibited by other state or federal law.

Desirable Qualifications

Positions typically require a Bachelor’s degree involving major study in business or public administration, real estate, economics, accounting, or related field.

Class Specification History

New class consolidates 61150 Property Tax Auditor/Appraiser 1, 61860 Right of Way Agent 1, 61160 Property Tax Auditor/Appraiser 2, and 17380 Real Estate Agent 1; effective January 1, 2006.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 177I), adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.

Revised Legal Requirements; effective June 6, 2024, due to adopted legislative action.