Property Valuation Analyst

building & property legal & protective services
Location: City of Sarnia, ON
Type: full-time
Posted On: Nov 26, 2018
Closing Date: Dec 7, 2018
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Posting Date: November 26, 2018
Closing Date: December 7, 2018
Property Valuation Analyst (PA4)
$64,121 per annum
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, Valuation and Customer Relations Department, requires a Property Valuation Analyst with expertise in the valuation of properties. Reporting to the Manager, Valuation and Customer Relations, you will value assigned properties, review and adjust property values for an assigned property group and territory, within established corporate standards and legislative requirements. You will also investigate and resolve taxpayer concerns regarding their property assessment, completing Requests for Reconsideration, and representing MPAC before the Assessment Review Board and other courts and administrative tribunals.
  • Researches, compiles and verifies relevant information including conducting local market research, reviewing published sales and property information, completing sales investigations, and on-site property inspections;
  • Reviews and finalizes values where appropriate, as a result of Request for Reconsideration (RFRs), appeals, or building permits, utilizing appropriate valuation software;
  • Reviews, process controls and approves valuation changes (e.g., supplemental and omitted assessments);
  • Conducts industry standard sales ratio studies and reviews and finalizes values for release of new valuation base year to ensure alignment with local real estate market trends, previous appeal decisions, and location-specific circumstances following proper valuation guidelines and standards;
  • Processes and maintains municipal applications (e.g., Municipal Tax Application, Vacancy Rebate, Seniors Exemption, and Exempt to Taxable), keys data into the applicable valuation platform(s) for legislative and maintenance processes, and maintains property classifications within corporate databases;
  • Reviews settlements for reconsiderations with property taxpayers to established customer service protocols; prepares and processes Minutes of Settlement as required;
  • Represents MPAC before the Assessment Review Board and other courts and administrative tribunals as necessary, including preparation and presentation of evidence and submissions;
  • Responds to requests for assessment records from taxpayers, ensuring adherence to the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA); and provides property valuation expertise at public forums, e.g. town halls, where required. Explains valuation to Municipalities and/or other departments, escalating customer concerns as required;
  • Ensures property data meets corporate standards for correctness, consistency and completeness for assigned geographic area following proper data collection standards;
  • Provides training, coaching and technical assistance to other staff members ensuring customer service level agreements and data quality standards are met.


LOCATION: Assessment Office #26A Sarnia, Ontario





  • Completion of relevant College/University program is an asset;
  • Certification in IMA, AIC, IAAO, or RICS is an asset;
  • 3 years of progressively responsible experience in the discipline of valuation;
  • Demonstrated field experience in data collection and sales investigation;
  • Thorough knowledge of assessment data requirements, its sources, property assessment terminology, MPAC valuation policies and procedures, and property assessment legislation (Assessment Act, Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and other related legislation); general understanding of statistics ( e.g., regression analysis) ;
  • Expert knowledge of local real estate markets and economic factors affecting values of business properties (e.g., strip retail, hotel), and/or residential properties (e.g., condominiums);
  • Thorough knowledge of valuation theory and approaches to value including:
    • sales comparison approach, multiple regression analysis
    • market cost approach and related systems and cost manuals
    • income approach to value including direct capitalization, income and expense analysis and cap rate development
  • Strong market research and analytical skills to ensure accurate valuations;
  • Demonstrated customer service skills to effectively respond to enquiries and resolve disputes with tact and diplomacy;
  • Advanced presentation skills to present evidence and submissions of valuations;
  • Advanced written communication skills;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to meet MPAC and legislative timelines in the valuation of properties; and
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office (Word, Excel) and other statistical software programs.




To apply to this posting, click here, followed by the "Apply Online" icon. Please use the Applicant Tracking System to create your Candidate Profile, upload your Resume and Cover Letter and apply to the posting by December 7, 2018. Please note, only applications submitted through the Applicant Tracking System will be accepted.


While MPAC thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised successful incumbent(s) who are not presently permanent MPAC employees may be required to undergo a criminal and drivers abstract check. By applying to this job posting, you are also providing your consent to MPAC to share your name, email address and phone number with Mintz Global Screening (Mintz), a third party service contracted by MPAC, to conduct the criminal and driver abstract check and for Mintz to disclose the results to MPAC, should you be the successful incumbent.




The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is an independent, not-for-profit corporation funded by all Ontario municipalities. Our role is to accurately assess and classify all properties in Ontario, and with more than 1,700 employees in offices across the province, our assessors are trained experts in the field of property valuation. At MPAC, we know that maintaining work-life balance is the key to fostering employee health, happiness and productivity. We offer generous vacation allowances, a self-funded leave program and flexible work arrangements to help ensure employees’ unique needs are met both at work and at home. For more information visit or