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Assessor Property Appraiser Trainee/Property Appraiser I

Date:  May 14, 2024 

Position:   Assessor Property Appraiser Trainee/Property Appraiser I

Status: Full-Time (37.50 hours per week)

Excellent benefit Package 

Rate of Pay:  $19.56 - $22.01 (Trainee)

$20.46 – $23.02 (Property Appraiser I)

(effective July 1, 2024)

Shift:   Monday thru Friday

Closing Date:   July 31, 2024 or until filled


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


This is an entry level position.  The trainee will conduct a variety of tasks related to residential, farm and commercial appraisals in conjunction with the trainer.  Upon satisfactorily meeting with experience, knowledge, training and special requirements of the classification, the employee may be promoted to the classification of Appraiser I.



Some knowledge of and ability to learn real property appraisal methods and appropriate applications; recorded instruments such as deeds, easements and contracts; and land mapping.  Considerable knowledge of Oregon Revised Statutes and Oregon Administrative Rule pertaining to assessment and taxation; construction costs, methods, quality and designs.



  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum Three (3) years of general office experience.  
  • Examples of previous experience dealing with the public, in construction, real estate or agricultural related fields



  • Oregon Driver’s License with clean driving record
  • Must pass the State of Oregon Appraiser test, becoming a qualified registered appraiser within a two year period of beginning the program.
  • Must study and pass tests on the methods manual, mapping and legal descriptions, income cost and market approach to value, and the completion examination from the training manual developed by the DOR and administered by supervisor 
  • Meet the requirements of the job description
  • Must pass criminal background check


Applications may be obtained below or from the Human Resource Department in Room 302 in the Courthouse.  Applications can be emailed to Brenda Micka, HR Director 


Wallowa County is an EEOC with Veterans Preference