• Full-Time
  • Adair County Government is seeking a reliable individual for full time work as a Field Appraiser in the Assessor’s Office. Duties will include assessing urban, rural, personal and commercial properties, determining appraised values and calculating assessed values, inspecting buildings to obtain basic data for use in determining correct values, preparing reports on appraisals and evaluations made, answering public inquires and explaining appraisals. Individual must have good customer service skills, analytical skills, and computer skills.

    • Minimum age requirement is 18
    • Minimum education required is a High School Diploma or Equivalent
    • Must have a valid driver’s license
    • Prior construction or real estate experience preferred

    Benefits Include: Health insurance, vacation and sick leave, holiday pay, and retirement

    Essential Functions

    Field Activities

    • Appraises urban, rural, personal, or commercial properties for tax assessment using proper methods and procedures to ensure uniformity of appraisals.
    • Inspects buildings and improvements to obtain basic data for use in determining correct values.
    • Gathers and evaluates sales data, for the purpose of determining trends as indicators of current value.
    • Answers inquiries of the public relative to assessment values and pertinent appraisals.
    • Hears complaints, explains appraisals, and defines appraisals and appraisal conclusions and assessment values.
    • Operates various equipment, tools and machines used in performance of duties, such as a motor vehicle, computer, calculator, tape measure and digital camera. G. Computes reproduction costs and applies obsolescence or depreciation factors necessary to determine market values of buildings and structures.

    Administrative Activities

    • Prepares reports on appraisals and evaluations made.
    • Trains and assists subordinate appraisers to appraise real estate and/or personal property for Adair County, as well as any related work as required.
    • Supports the Assessor with technical appraisal responsibility, not limited to the analytical evaluation and appraisal of complex properties.

    This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other Department related duties requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodations.


    • Attends work regularly and is punctual
    • Behaves professionally and presents a professional business appearance. Conducts self in such a way as it reflects positively on the Department. Treats all residents, employees, and venders in a courteous manner
    • Limits information disclosed to the general public, vendors, and co-workers. Sensitive information related to specific personnel should not be disclosed to the general public, vendors, or co-workers
    • Takes initiative and accepts new responsibilities
    • Remains calm in difficult or stressful situations


    • Behaves professionally and presents a professional business appearance. Conducts self in such a way as it reflects positively on the Department. Treats all residents in a courteous manner
    • Has the physical aptitude necessary to walk, bend, climb, pull, push, reach, and lift up to 40 pounds.
    • Will perform work in an environment which involves everyday risks and discomforts and sometime adverse weather conditions requiring safety precautions with a frequent amount of driving required.


    • High School diploma or equivalent GED certificate
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Prior construction or real estate experience preferred
    • Thorough knowledge of public documents, legal descriptions, and aerial photography
    • Will be required to learn knowledge of County policies, procedures, rules and regulations
    • Skill in effective oral and written communications
    • Skill in following and effectively communicating verbal and written instructions
    • Skill in working independently, and as an effective team member
    • Relevant education and experience in the use of necessary software (Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, Power Point, and Access) to aide computer assisted appraisal.
    • Relevant training and experience in analytical/problem solving, OR any satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience, and training.
    • Skilled in the operation of digital automated equipment and systems; reading maps, aerial photos and understanding deed descriptions.
    • Skill in use of reference manuals for valuation purposes; performing mathematical and statistical calculations.


    Adair County Jobs

    Application Process

    Applicants will be required to complete a job application. Interviewed applicants will be asked to consent to an employment background screening (see link below for printable employment application).

    Unless otherwise noted, Applications for Employment and Authorization forms (if applicable) can be can be submitted in-person, by mail, fax, or email to the following:

    In Person

    Adair County Human Resources
    (Housed within the Collector’s Office)
    310 North Elson
    Kirksville MO 63501
    Phone: (660) 234-7914


    Adair County Government
    Attn: Heather Kelley, Human Resource Director
    106 W. Washington
    Kirksville, MO  63501


    (660) 665-8406



    Adair County, Missouri is an Equal Opportunities Employer and fully subscribes to the principles of the Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants and/or employees are considered for hire, promotion and job status, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.