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Field Staff Supervisor



TITLE: Field Staff Supervisor

DEPARTMENT: County Appraiser’s Office

PAY LEVEL:  Level 19        


LOCATION:  Leavenworth County Courthouse

SUPERVISOR: County Appraiser & Deputy County Appraiser

SUPERVISES:  Appraiser I, II,  & RMA Appraiser



                        40%                                                1.     Supervises

                        20%                                                2.     Appeal Hearings

                        15%                                                3.     Analytical Work

                        20%                                                4.     Supplements and Change Orders

                          5%                                                5.     Customer Services


Responsible for the administration and supervision of the real estate appraisal field staff. Performs quality control on data collection and sales verification processes.  Ensures all field work is completed in a timely manner.  Responsible for the valuation of all new real property construction, property splits and combines, and new plats; market studies to redefine neighborhoods and/or verify existing neighborhoods for appraisal process; and represents and defends real estate values at all appeal levels.  Assists in commercial data collection.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:      (*Required prior to employment)

  1. Knowledge of department policies and procedures.
  2. Knowledge of applicable State and County laws, codes, and procedures relating to property appraisals.*
  3. Knowledge of mass appraisal techniques, including CAMA (Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal) model building, multiple regression analysis, and other appropriate statistical tools.*
  4. Knowledge of real estate appraisal theories, principles, practices and techniques.*
  5. Knowledge of standard reference sources providing real estate cost and market value information.*
  6. Knowledge of the effects of social and economic trends on property values.*
  7. Knowledge of personnel management techniques required to organize and direct the work of an organization.*
  8. Knowledge of all applicable appraisal standards of practice and professional ethics.*
  9. Skill in appraising real estate using the Cost, Sales Comparison and Income (Capitalization) approaches to value.*
  10. Knowledge of all ad valorem tax appeal processes for the State of Kansas.*
  11. Skill in retrieving information from county imaging system.
  12. Knowledge and use of county computer mapping system.


  1. Responds to inquiries by providing information to the public and county departments on the methods and procedures used by the Appraiser’s Office to value all real and personal property, splits and combinations and plats; provides information on appeal procedures to taxpayers wishing to formally appeal property valuation.
  2. Meets with representatives of building permit issuing offices to ensure that accurate and complete building permits are received in order to expedite the appraisal of newly constructed structures.
  3. Initiates and maintains contacts with real estate appraisers, real estate firms, financial institutions, etc., to obtain price, valuation, mortgage and other financial data required in the appraisal process.
  4. Represents and defends county real estate valuation at all levels of appeals.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS (This is not an inclusive list; other tasks/duties may be assigned.)

  1. Establishes long range schedules, priorities and deadlines for regular and special work assignments.
  2. Assigns, directs and reviews the work of real estate field appraisers.
  3. Develops and implements procedures necessary to accomplish the work of the real estate section.
  4. Supervises preparation and entry of data to establish new neighborhoods.
  5. Assists and instructs subordinates on valuation theory and techniques in accordance with appraisal standards of practice and professional             ethics.
  6. Develops and maintains production reports to monitor progress of assigned projects as well as individual performance.
  7. Represents and defends the county at all levels of valuation appeals.
  8. Performs technical and analytical functions as they relate to annual market modeling.
  9. Prepare and process splits and combinations of real property annually.
  10. Conducts employee performance evaluations.
  11. Answers appraisal questions for taxpayers and other county offices
  12. Other duties as assigned.


Approximately 55% of the work is performed in a modern office setting and 45% is spent in the field, exposing the employee to the weather extremes, various forms of precipitation and the hazards associated with traveling on public roads.



1.  Must have High School Diploma or GED

2.  Possess a valid driver’s license

3.  Must currently: (1) be a certified general real property appraiser pursuant to K.S.A. 58-4101 et sec. or the equivalent thereof from another State; (2) registered mass appraiser, RMA, pursuant to K.S.A.     19-420 and 19-432 and amendments thereto; (3) a valid residential evaluation specialist or certified      assessment evaluation designation from the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO).

4. Must have a minimum 3 years mass appraisal experience.


  1. Vision.                         Must be adequate for data entry, reviewing appeal records, and reviewing printed computer data.

  1. Hearing.                      Must be adequate for normal conversation and telephone communication. 

  1. Speech.                        Must be able to speak English clearly and clarify or give detailed facts and information.

  1. Standing.                     10% of the time – required when performing supervisory tasks and reviewing the work of subordinates.

  1. Walking.                      20% of the time – required when moving around in the work area, field work, and moving between workstations and                                                  departments.

  1. Sitting.                        70% of the time – required when performing paper appraisal functions and traveling by car.

  1. Lifting/Carrying          25 pounds – required when moving and accessing large files.

  1. Pushing/Pulling           20 pounds – required when moving and accessing large files, opening doors, and cabinet drawers.

  1. Climbing/Balancing    Required when negotiating stairs and accessing buildings and properties for inspections.

  1. Stooping/Kneeling      Required when completing building and property inspections or retrieving or accessing files.

  1. Reaching/Handling     Required on most tasks and when measuring properties for appraisal.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-time

Salary Range : $29.74 - $33.56/hour

Work location : In person

Do you accept applicants under the age of 18? : No

Residency requirement : No

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