Office of the State Assessor

Alaska Association of Assessing Officers (AAAO)


The Alaska Association of Assessing Officers' (AAAO's) overall goal is to promote justice and equity in the distribution of the tax burden. The Alaska Association of Assessing Officers' mission is to:

  • Improve standards of the assessment practice;
  • Elevate the standards of personnel requirements of assessing officers by promoting and promulgating continuing education in the assessment field;
  • Enlighten assessing officers, other governmental officials and the taxpaying public on the true nature and importance of the work performed by assessment professionals;
  • Cooperate with other public and private agencies interested in improving tax administration.

What's New!

Alaska Assessment Job Opportunities

Assessor-City and Borough of Sitka: manages and performs the appraisal and assessment functions of the City and Borough of Sitka. Minimum qualifications include graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Economics or a related field, considerable experience in real and personal property appraisal, customer service and supervision or any equivalent combination of experience, education and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work. Possession of a valid Alaska Drivers’ license is required. Certification as an Alaska Certified Assessor/Appraiser Level 3 is required within eighteen (18) months of employment. $79,955 - $90,480 annually DOE.

Sitka is rich in history and culture with great health care, education and much more. Details at or call 907-747-1816. First review of applications review after February 6, 2015. Open until filled. EOE.

Located in the Alaska Panhandle, and situated on the west coast of Baranof Island, Sitka is renowned for its natural beauty, fishing, and wilderness. Sitka is a special place to live and work. As Alaska’s first city and as a cultural heritage site, the community is diverse and rich in tradition and activities: two Hospitals, three high schools, University of Alaska Southeast, summer music festival, Fine-Arts camp, WhaleFest, Alaska Day, Raptor (eagles) Center, a Russian church, and a National Historical Park are just a few of the sights and opportunities. Sitka offers spectacular and breathtaking settings for outdoor activities. Less than a 2-hour direct flight from Seattle; with all regular public utilities and facilities; cable and satellite T.V.; Recreation Center; high-speed internet access.

Alaska Certified Assessor/Appraiser (ACAA) Program

Assessing officers and appraisers who meet certain prescribed qualifications, and who have achieved outstanding proficiency and ability in the assessment field, are recognized professionally through certification by the Alaska Certified Assessing/Appraiser(ACAA) Program, a professional designation program administered by the AAAO Certification Board. The AAAO Certification Board confers professional designation in the assessment field through five certification levels:  ACAA I, through ACAA V.  For more information or to verify credentials, please contact any member of the AAAO Certification Board:  Ivar Halvarson, or Shelley Fritts.

Assessment Data and Materials

Links of Interest

For more information about the State Assessor's office, contact:

Ronald Brown, State Assessor

Division of Community & Regional Affairs
Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1640
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-4605
FAX: (907) 269-4539