Commercial Appraiser
Wilmington, NC 
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Wilmington, NC
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External Candidates: Full vaccination for COVID-19 is required within 30 days of employment. Vaccination status, to include documentation if fully vaccinated, is required by the first day of employment.

The New Hanover County Tax Department is seeking a Commercial Appraiser zone 2:

Employees in a zone 2 position will focus on the countywide revaluation and will perform the following primary duties:

Zone 2 Commercial Appraiser
  • Revaluation of entire county. Primary focus on commercial properties.
  • Assist in writing the Schedule of Values.
  • Periodic canvassing of all county properties.
  • Review Board appeals for accuracy and make presentations to the Board.
  • Work with Zone 1 appraiser for assigned areas to ensure all market considerations are being considered.
  • Quality control of new construction and sale verification.
  • Assists with training new appraisers.
  • Prepare and present PTC cases.
  • Secondary Focus
  • Appraises all types of commercial and industrial buildings. Both completed and those under construction. Verifying and measuring improvements; verifying elements necessary for establishing value; and utilizing mass appraisal software and appropriate guides to estimate value.
  • Work Informal appeals and prepare appeals to be presented to the Board.
  • Investigates and verifies value of land sold by examining recorded documents and contacting, buyers, sellers, and attorneys as necessary. Prices land splits.
  • Conducts periodic audits on property valuations and grants abatements for errors in assessments and investigates improvements as necessary.
  • Meets with property owners and explains appraisal and ad valorem tax process.

New Hanover County strives to hire the best and the brightest employees who are committed to public service. Our employees enjoy an innovative, energetic and employee-focused work environment with top down support that embraces bottom up ideas and engagement. Our talented team of professionals have a passion for providing care and services that effect change in the everyday lives of the citizens they encounter.

Our shared values of professionalism, innovation, integrity, stewardship and accountability guide the way we conduct ourselves and deliver services to our customers. If this sounds like an organization that models the values you uphold, we invite you to come and be a part of the exciting, healthy and progressive team at New Hanover County.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma/GED, supplemented by either of the following: 2 years experience as a county tax appraiser; or 2 years experience in a revaluation firm coordinating projects or assigning grades, conditions, and effective age; or completion of residential and commercial appraisal courses (R-1, R-2, R-3 and G-1) plus 2 years experience as a fee appraiser having completed 100 appraisals, half of which were for commercial or industrial properties. Experience with CAMA programs desired. Good driving record and own transportation.


  • Valid NC Driver's License at application
  • NC Certification as an Appraiser within 1 year of employment
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Hours: 8AM-5PM weekdays; possible flex hours; must be available to work overtime as needed including weekends and during emergency situations.

The hiring range for this position begins at $49,360 + $65, 334 plus a competitive benefits package. Salary will be determined based on qualifications, internal equity, budget, and market considerations. Please visit our careers site at for more information about our benefits.

After the closing date for this position applications will be screened by Human Resources. Applicants referred to the department will receive an email requesting important information pertinent to the position applied for. Please be sure to check your email for this communication so we may proceed with the next step in the recruitment process in a timely manner. All updates regarding an application can be viewed through your applicant portal.

New Hanover County is an equal opportunity employer.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
2+ years
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