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SALARY: I: $20.49 - $24.91 II: $ 22.20 - $27.00 III: $24.35 - $29.58
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County of Calaveras is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Equivalent to completion of a four year degree from an accredited college or university in business, real estate or a related field is required for all levels.
The Calaveras County Office of the Assessor is seeking an Appraiser to join their team. Appraisers with experience are encouraged to apply. This position is full time and with a work schedule of 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. and comes with an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, a CalPERS pension and much more.
This position is open until filled. There will be a practical exam and panel interview for these opportunities.
This is a flexibly staffed, three part series. Incumbents will be expected to perform increasingly complex duties, requiring specialized knowledge of appraisal methodology as it relates to valuing property for property tax purposes. Incumbents are expected to possess technical knowledge as it relates to applicable computer technology and pertinent Revenue and Taxation Codes. All incumbents will be expected to perform tasks necessary to appraise real or personal property, as assigned. This will include field inspections to measure and inventory property, interviewing real estate professionals, secure and analyze data for the appraisal of real and personal property, inputting data into the County’s Automated Property Tax System, defending value conclusions in appeal hearings, maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work, and such other duties as may be assigned. Mileage reimbursement is available for off-site trainings. These positions require field visits and inspections of property, as well as office work.
This is the entry level class for appraisal work. Incumbents will work under close supervision while being trained and will gradually work more independently as knowledge and skills are acquired. Routine work will be assigned to this class. Appointment to the Appraiser I position will be made based on a competitive recruitment process. Incumbents in the Appraiser I position are expected to develop basic appraisal and assessment skills.
This is the journey level position within the series. Incumbents are expected to advance as soon as they acquire the necessary skills and experience and can demonstrate an ability to perform more difficult tasks.
This is the advanced level position within the series. Incumbents are responsible for the more complex technical assignments and work with greater independence from close review. Incumbents may assist in training and guiding subordinates.
- Makes general investigations and analyzes data in the appraisal of real property.
- Makes field studies and appraisals of residential, commercial and farm properties.
- Gathers information and measures and plots land and improvements.
- Collects, analyzes and tabulates sales, rentals and construction costs of properties.
- Makes and verifies computations involved in cost estimating of properties.
- Makes and verifies computations involved in cost estimating and appraising.
- Appraises commercial, large rural, residential and other large or unusual properties whose appraisal involves unique or more difficult problems.
- Investigate and analyze data in appraisal of difficult commercial, industrial, rural, residential or timber appraisals.
- Assists in training and instructing lower classes in the appraisal series.
- Inspect land and improvement changes to determine effect on value.
- Obtain information from interviews with owners, contractors, real estate agents and others.
- Combines various elements affecting land values and exercise judgment in arriving at equitable and consistent property value judgments.
- Prepare verbal and written reports and make recommendations based on complaints concerning appraisals.
Basic principles of land economics; general knowledge of the principles of property appraisals; general knowledge of property taxation in California.
APPRAISER II (in addition to the above)
Factors involved in the appraisal of real property and the principles underlying the appraisal process; real property laws; provisions of the State Constitution and Revenue and Taxation Code pertaining to the assessment of property for tax purposes; purposes organization and procedures of the local Assessor’s Office.
APPRAISER III (in addition to the above)
Real property appraisal for tax assessment purposes; common methods of describing real property; methods of making depreciation studies; principles and practices of public administration, time management and workload distribution; effect of economic trends and conditions affecting real property values.
Learn and apply the principles and techniques of property appraisal; assemble and analyze data and make mathematical calculations; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work; exercise judgment.
APPRAISER II (in addition to the above)
Apply appraisal principles and techniques in the equitable and justifiable appraisal of property; assemble and analyze data; make mathematical calculations, charts and descriptive sketches in connection with appraisal work.
APPRAISER III (in addition to the above)
Read and interpret blueprints, maps and property descriptions; exercise sound judgments in the development, analysis and evaluation of appraisal information; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; analyze complex appraisal and assessment systems and assist in improvement of same; establish and maintain cooperative relations with taxpayers and other contacted; prepare correspondence and reports.
Education, Training and Experience:
Equivalent to completion of a four year degree from an accredited college or university in business, real estate or a related field.
No experience required.
Incumbents must be a Certified Property Tax Appraiser by the State Board of Equalization, have two years’ experience appraising property for property tax purpose, and have completed the following courses or their equivalent:
Course 2A – Residential Cost Estimating
Course 3 – Residential Appraisal Procedures
Course 5 – Income Approach to Value
In addition, incumbent must show demonstrated competency appraising single family residential properties and 2-4 unit multiple family residential properties.
APPRAISER III (In addition to the Appraiser II requirements)
Incumbents must be an Advanced Certified Property Tax Appraiser by the State Board of Equalization, have five years’ experience appraising property for property tax purposes, and have completed the following courses or their equivalent:
Course 52 – Valuation of Restriction (Open Space) land (and it’s prerequisites)
Course 56 – Advanced Sales Comparison and Income Capitalization.
In addition, incumbent must have two years’ experience appraising income-producing properties and show a demonstrated competency appraising those property types.
Licenses, Certificates, or Registrations:
Possession of a valid California driver’s license.
Incumbents appointed at the Appraiser I level will have one year from the date of employment to obtain a valid appraiser’s certificate from the California State Board of Equalization. Failure to obtain the certificate within one year will result in termination of employment. Incumbents appointed that the Appraiser II or III levels are expected to have a valid appraiser’s certificate from the California State Board of Equalization.
Interested individuals must submit the following:
- Calaveras County application
- Cover letter
- Responses to Supplemental Questions
- Transcripts for Bachelor’s Degree
- Appraiser’s Certificate from California State Board of Equalization, if applying for Appraiser II or III.
Application materials will be reviewed to evaluate the specific qualifications of each applicant and determine which applicants will continue in the screening process. Incomplete application packets will not be processed. Those candidates identified as having qualifications best suited for the position will be invited to a selection interview.
The purpose of this supplemental questionnaire is to assess your qualifications, training, and experience in specific job related areas. Your answer to this question, along with your completed application, will be used to select the most suitably qualified candidates for the interview process. Applications submitted without completed Supplemental Question will not be given further consideration.
Respond to each question fully, but limit your response to only one to two “8-1/2 x 11” sheets of paper (single or double spaced.) Responses must be legible. Typewritten responses are preferred.
- Please be sure to answer the following questions in a thorough and complete manner, as your responses may be used to determine your overall score. Please do not indicate "see resume" as this is not an acceptable answer. Please note that if you are invited to a selection interview(s) by a department, your responses to the following questions may be subject to verification. Do you understand this information?
- Do you possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university in business, real estate, economics or a related field? If yes, then submit a copy of your certificate in order for your application to be considered complete.
- Do you possess an Appraiser's Certificate issued by the California State Board of Equalization? If yes, then submit a copy of your certificate in order for your application to be considered complete.
- Please identify how many years’ experience you have appraising property for property tax purposes. Your answers may range from having (a) no experience; (b) less than 1year of experience; (c) more than one year, but less than 3 years; (d) 3 years or greater.
- Please provide a detailed description of your experience appraising property for property tax purposes and include the following information: 1) Employer name; 2) Job title; 3) Length of time (months/years); 4) Duties and responsibilities performed as it relates to auditing of personal property for tax purposes. Please indicate "N/A" if you do not have this experience.
- If you have not been an appraiser in a California County Assessor’s Office, please provide a detailed description of your experience applying provisions of the California Revenue and Taxation Code in any other capacity and include the following information: 1) Employer name; 2) Job title; 3) Length of time (months/years); 4) Duties and responsibilities performed as it relates to applying provisions of the California Revenue and Tax Code. Please indicate "N/A" if you do not have this experience.
- How did you initially hear about this position?
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
Mobility to work in a standard office environment; use standard office equipment and attend off-site meetings; physical ability to sit or otherwise remain stationary at work post for long periods of time, bend, stoop, kneel, walk up and down stairs, walk on uneven surfaces, climb hills and walk down steep slopes; manual dexterity to use standard office equipment and supplies and to manipulate both single sheets of paper and large document holders (binders, manuals, etc.); vision to read handwritten and printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person and by telephone.
This class description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Not all duties are necessarily performed by each incumbent. Incumbents may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.