Applying To: Real Property Appraiser I (Trainee)

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Department: Assessor's Office


Bi-Weekly Pay Rate $1,356.00

Position Specifications

Incumbents in this position inspect and survey properties, research records and sales data, calculate property values and perform value analysis for the purpose of real property tax assessment. Incumbents must provide their own transportation. A monthly mileage allowance of $297.00 will be paid for appraisal field work.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Real Property Appraiser I

Minimum Qualifications

A high school diploma or General Education Development (G.E.D.) certificate AND completion of six semester hours of college-level coursework in real property appraisal and assessment, or in any of the following topic areas: English Composition, Micro or Macro Economics, Finance, Algebra, Geometry or higher math, Statistics, Computer Science, Business or Real Estate law, Accounting, Geography, Business Management or Real Estate; OR one year of experience in real estate related training or experience, such as real estate construction, real estate sales/brokerage property assessment, property management, real estate lending, economics, business law, statistics, or other real estate or assessment valuation related fields; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

License: Must possess and maintain a valid Missouri driver's license while employed by the City of St. Louis. Must possess license at the time of filing application and be able to present it upon request. Please note type of license, number, class, and expiration date on the Employment Application. 

Documentation of academic credentials must be submitted upon request.

When completing the Employment History and the Educational/Training History sections of the Employment Application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your education, training and experience relating to this position. Your employment experience and training will be used to determine whether you meet the entrance requirements for this position and to compute your experience and training evaluation. Applicants will only receive credit for their experience, training and education as shown on the application. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application. When completing the Employment History section of the application, include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment. Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS:  To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of their DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or upon request.  The Director of Personnel may, in their discretion, accept alternate documentation.

CITY RESIDENTS PREFERENCE POINTS: City residents who pass an examination for a position in the classified service and do not receive any other preference will receive a five (5) point preference on a scale of 100 points on the exam. An additional one (1) point shall be added to the passing score of City residents who receive any other preference on a scale of 100 points.  City residents must have resided in the City for at least one (1) year at the time of filing their application to be eligible for the preference points.

LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION:  Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies.  Please submit application as soon as possible.  Applications can be submitted on the Internet. 

Scoring Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: 100%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail

O.C. 3377

October 21, 2021

Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies. Please submit application as soon as possible.

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