Duties & Responsibilities

The assessor is charged with several administrative and statutory duties; however, the primary duty and responsibility is to cause to be assessed all real property within his/her jurisdiction except that which is otherwise provided by law. This would include residential, multi-residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural classes of property. Real property is revalued every two years. The effective date of the assessment is January 1st of the current year.  


The Clayton County Assessor’s Office in Elkader, Iowa is seeking a full time Property Appraiser. The primary duties include locating, inspecting, listing, and appraising properties in Clayton County. This position will also assist in the general office duties including computer operations, maintaining recorded documents, and communicating with property owners. Qualified candidates should have knowledge in the appraisal or construction trade, good math skills, proficient computer skills, and be a strong team player with excellent communication skills. Candidates must have a High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalent, and possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
A complete job description and application is available at the Assessor’s office or on the Clayton County website
Please submit an employment application, cover letter, and resume by August 7th, 2019 to the Clayton County Assessor’s office, 111 High St, PO Box 416, Elkader, IA 52043 or to
Clayton County is an equal opportunity employer.

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