Appraisers of Personal and Business Property:

Appraise and estimate the fair value of tangible personal or business property, such as jewelry, art, antiques, collectibles, and equipment. May also appraise land.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $51,700.00
Average Time to Fill 31 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,118
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 3.77 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Written Communication
Following Directions
Resource Management
Oral Communication
Technology and Tool Usage
Math Application
Computer Fundamentals
Learning Orientation

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Getting Information

Conduct client interviews to gather information, understand needs, or determine specifications
Research property records
Gather financial records
Interview witnesses, suspects, or claimants
Analyze evidence or facts
Investigate complaints, disturbances, or violations
Investigate insurance claims
Conduct interviews to gather information about business operations
Request reports or records
Collect evidence for legal proceedings
Review laws for understanding and application
Determine fire causes based upon analysis of evidence
Review insurance policies to determine appropriate coverage
Research state insurance regulations
Gather physical evidence
Investigate legal issues
Investigate customer complaints
Analyze data to discover facts in case
Review construction blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements
Interpret information from diagrams, blueprints, schematics, or technical drawings
Review facts to determine if criminal act or statue violation is involved
Monitor social media to refine business use and strategies
Conduct legal research
Obtain documentation to authorize activities
Gather customer or product information to determine customer needs
Read operating, service, or repair manuals
Obtain customer signature and approval on work orders and jobs

Handling and Moving Objects

Reshape small metal components for precision assembly
Cast metal objects
Apply parting agents or other solutions to molds
Shape metal or plastic
Cast precision cast patterns, molds, or dies to form objects
Remove workpieces from molds
Shape clay for art or demonstration
Engrave designs, text, or other markings onto materials, workpieces, or products
Engrave jewelry and related products by hand
Cut metal or plastic material
Pour material such as liquid plastic or metal into molds
Skim impurities from molten metal
Preheat metal before welding, brazing, or soldering
Process metals using power or hand tools
Inlay precious metals
Set gemstones to specification
Build production molds
Construct molds for casting objects
Shape construction materials such as wood
Shape stone, tile, brick, or related masonry products
Adjust position of molds during processing
Melt materials such as metal or plastic to prepare for production
Heat material or workpieces to prepare for or complete production
Apply flux to workpiece before soldering or brazing
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Carve objects from stone or other related materials
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured precision products by hand
Disassemble precision equipment or products for maintenance and repair
Fabricate components for precision instruments
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Apply protective or decorative finishes to workpieces or products
File metal or plastic objects
Fabricate art or craft objects
Cut masonry material such as stone, tile, or brick
Cut construction material
Assemble advertising and merchandise displays
Align parts or workpieces to ensure proper assembly
Mix paint or other finishes according to instructions

Documenting/Recording Information

Prepare financial documents
Prepare financial reports
Maintain real estate or property records
Maintain customer and account records
Maintain insurance records
Write vehicle damage repair estimates
Prepare legal or investigatory documentation
Record test or inspection results, procedures, or data
Record service or repair activities
Maintain operational records, files, or reports
Maintain sales records
Prepare regulatory or compliance documentation or reports
Maintain personnel records
Document information related to legal proceedings
Process medical billing information
Maintain transportation related repair or maintenance records
Prepare sales or other contracts
Prepare rental or lease agreements

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Appraise personal property or equipment
Appraise real estate values
Appraise value of documents, manuscripts, photographs, or artifacts
Set reasonable prices
Determine the value of goods or services
Edit documents for completeness, accuracy, or conformance to standards
Determine negligence or violation of laws or regulations
Evaluate sufficiency of evidence to recommend organizational or legal action
Select media advertising services
Select methods of processing, forming, or firing clays
Determine admissibility of evidence
Modify assembly procedures to fit situation
Terminate personnel or staff employment
Terminate contractor employment
Select tenants for rental properties
Employ rules of evidence procedures

Processing Information

Calculate financial data
Compute property equity
Calculate insurance premiums or awards
Determine tax liability
Perform statistical cost estimation
Calculate tax information
Compute state and federal taxes
Compile data or information for financial reports
Compile accident investigation findings and data
Compile evidence for court actions or legal proceedings
Compile information for court cases
Sort materials or products for processing, storing, shipping, or grading
Sort products according to specifications

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Estimate costs of products, goods, or services
Appraise land or property values
Prepare cost estimates
Measure work site or construction dimensions
Estimate project costs
Measure dimensions of completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to specifications
Estimate time or monetary resources needed to complete projects
Estimate size or characteristics of fire
Weigh artistic or design related products or materials
Measure ingredients or substances to be used in production processes
Measure workpieces for reference points or cutting lines
Measure materials or objects for installation or assembly
Estimate project labor requirements

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze sales activities or trends
Analyze business or financial data and information
Analyze market conditions or trends
Examine financial documents to identify or verify concerns
Audit financial records or processes
Assess financial status of clients
Determine legal liability of organization or client
Interpret laws or legislation
Review customer records
Evaluate impact of regulations or laws
Determine regulatory limitations on project

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