4267 Principal Real Property Appraiser
The Office of the Assessor-Recorder is currently experiencing a larger than usual number of property tax assessment appeals. The Office has dedicated a group of temporary appraisers solely to resolving these appeals in a timely manner. We are currently accepting applications for one (1) full-time position for class 4267 Principal Real Property Appraiser.
Under direction, the Principal Real Property Appraiser will supervise journey and senior level appraisers, as well as clerical assessment staff, in the preparation of appraisals related to property tax assessment appeals for presentation before a Hearing Officer or the Assessment Appeals Board. Please refer to the 4267 Principal Real Property Appraiser class spec for more information regarding the essential duties of this position.
This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive civil service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer. The project has an anticipated duration of up to two (2) years. Please note that the 4267 Principal Real Property Appraiser may be required to work a shift outside of normal business hours.
Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Additional relevant experience in the appraisal of real property, building, cost estimating, engineering, and accounting or in buying, selling or managing real estate, or in a related area as defined by the State of California, see the note below, may be substituted for the education on a year for year basis. One (1) year of education is equivalent to either thirty (30) semester units or forty-five (45) quarter units.
Four (4) years of verifiable experience appraising real property in a County Assessor's Office, including two (2) years appraising income-producing residential, commercial and industrial properties; OR
Six (6) years of verifiable experience appraising real property as a fee, institutional or government appraiser, including three (3) years appraising income-producing residential, commercial and industrial properties
License or Certificate:
Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license; AND
Eligibility for certification from the California State Board of Equalization as an appraiser for property tax purposes. In accordance with the California State Board of Equalization, appointees to this class, must possess or obtain permanent certification as an appraiser for property tax purposes, within one (1) year of appointment, and must maintain certification as a condition of continued employment.
NOTE: Education Substitution
Relevant experience as referenced above means employment experience within the last ten (10) years in any of the following occupations:
A. Experience as an accountant-auditor, real property appraiser, building cost estimator, engineer, real estate loan agent, real estate loan underwriter, right-of-way agent, licensed building contractor; OR
B. Experience as a real estate licensee, licensed by the California Department of Real Estate, engaged in buying, selling, leasing or managing real estate; OR
C. Experience as an Appraiser's Aide or Appraiser Trainee in an assessor's office or the Property Tax Department of the California State Board of Equalization; OR
D. Experience as an employee, other than an Appraiser, Appraiser Aide, or Appraiser Trainee, of an assessor's office or of the Property Tax Department of the California State Board of Equalization, except that such employment time shall be of limited to qualifying for only two-thirds of the four-year experience requirement. The remaining one-third of time shall be accumulated by other relevant experience as described in subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C) above or by education in an accredited institution of higher education.