Assessment Process Specialist
County of Sonoma - Santa Rosa, CA

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The County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor Department is seeking candidates who are experienced in working with appraisal and/or records related to real property gained from working in an appraiser's office, surveyor's office or title company to fill two (2) FULL-TIME vacancies as an Assessment Process Specialist.
Assessment Process Specialists work under general supervision to perform duties related to transfers of ownership of real property, qualifying properties for various tax exemptions, making corrections to the assessment roll, examining and analyzing property appraisal records, computing property values, and completing appraisal worksheets. Specialists perform difficult, complex, and responsible work requiring knowledge of the appraisal process, legal instruments, and the Revenue and Taxation Code sections pertaining to property values, exemptions, and valuation.
The ideal candidate will have the excellent customer service skills required to provide information to title companies, law firms, taxpayers, and private or public entities. Other critical attributes for this position include independent judgment, interpretive ability, and initiative.
The employment list established may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, or extra-help (temporary) vacancies as they occur during the active status of the list.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Any combination of formal coursework, and training which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. The ability to read and write English and make basic arithmetic calculations at a level for successful job performance. Thirty units of math and algebra are highly desirable.
Experience: Any combination of training and experience which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, one year of experience as an Assessment Clerk in a County Assessor’s Office or two years of clerical experience working with appraisal, assessment, or property records in an appraiser’s office, surveyor’s office, or title company would provide such an opportunity.
Performance Skill: Some positions may require the ability to type at a corrected speed of 45 words per minute. All positions require considerable ability to operate a personal computer and multiple software.
License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Considerable knowledge of: the organization, functional responsibilities of each division; the use of electronic information equipment and specific systems as used within the department; property tax laws, rules, guidelines, policies and procedures, and of the terminology, processing codes, and work practices used in property tax assessment.
Working knowledge of: of modern office methods and procedures; legal descriptions of real property and the methods and documents used to convey and transfer title or real property; methods and techniques used in researching, organizing and evaluating data; property law, real estate terminology, and the Revenue and Taxation Code.
Ability to: read an comprehend various types of legal documents relating to real property; read and understand legal descriptions and maps relating to real property; perform complex analytical evaluation of legal documents; research title for property ownership and reappraisability; make independent decisions on interpretations of law; communicate effectively orally and in writing and to follow written and oral instructions; use microfiche readers, computers, typewriters and other office equipment; accurately prepare and maintain department forms and records; work effectively and courteously with co-workers, other agencies and the general public; utilize electronic information systems and analyze and interpret such information; post and make arithmetical computations rapidly and accurately.

Selection Procedure:
The information contained in the application and responses to the supplemental questions will be evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the employment process. Applicants should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, please list each position separately. Failure to comply with these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.
For more detailed information about examination steps and the hiring process, you are encouraged to go to and review the Hiring Process Overview.
The selection procedure will consist of the following examination:
An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's application and supplemental questionnaire for satisfaction of minimum qualifications (pass/not pass), and for educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position. Each applicant will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Relevance of work history, related experience, and achieved level of education and/or training as described in the application and responses to the supplemental questions.
Candidates demonstrating possession of the minimum qualifications will be placed on an employment list in order of most qualified to least qualified based on the achieved score received in the Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination. Scores may be adjusted based on such factors as number of candidates, anticipated vacancies, past practice, and natural breaks in the scores achieved by this group of candidates.
A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants.
Additionally, a pre-employment medical examination, including a drug screening, will be required prior to employment.
Applications are accepted on-line at . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.
The County of Sonoma is committed to a policy and actively pursues a program of equal employment and non-discrimination. More information can be found at:
HR Analyst: SK
HR Technician: TK

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