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Story County Assessor’s Office
(Excluding the City of Ames)

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Appraiser II Position

Applications are currently being accepted for the position of Appraiser II in the Story County Assessor’s Office. 
The salary range is $45,000 to $58,000 depending upon experience and qualifications, plus benefits package. 

Job Summary: The job duties for the position of appraiser entails the listing and inspections of land, buildings and improvements, both interior and exterior, for the valuation of agricultural, residential and commercial property for assessment purposes. The individual must be able to utilize public relation skills to assist the public or property owner by answering questions regarding the appraisal and assessment process.

Education/Experience: High School diploma or equivalent required. Knowledge of assessment and appraisal valuation along with 3 to 5 years’ experience is preferred. Computer skills are required and experience with a CAMA system (Computer Aided Mass Appraisal System) is preferred.

A complete Job Description & Employment Application Form are Available On-line at under “Employment” or call 515-382-7321 for information. Please attach cover letter and resume to on-line application. Application deadline is October 2, 2014.
Story County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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As Assessor of Story County, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our assessor website. This site has been prepared to help you better understand the functions and services provided by the assessor’s office. Our goal is to provide you, the public and taxpayers of Story County, with information that will assist you in understanding the assessment process.

Following is a brief list of the types of information which is available on our assessor web site:

    • Aerial Photography 
    • Assessment Laws & Procedures 
    • Credits & Exemptions 
    • GIS & Map Data 
    • Photographs 
    • Plot Plans 
    • Property Record Card Data 
    • Sales Data 
    • Sketches 
    • Valuations by Parcel

It is my responsibility to ensure that all real property is treated fairly and equitably in accordance with Iowa law. My staff and I are committed to serving you in an efficient and professional manner. Please contact a staff member or myself with questions regarding your assessment or other assessment related matters.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Story County Assessor’s Office to provide fair, accurate and equitable assessments to all property owners in Story County, Iowa.
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Assessor Wayne Schwickerath

Wayne Schwickerath


900 Sixth St.
Nevada, IA 50201

Ph: (515) 382-7320
Fax: (515) 382-7326


Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM