County of CalaverasSan Andreas 95249
Full Time
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Appraiser Trainee

County of Calaveras
Full Time Upper Floor, 891 Mountain Ranch Rd building d, San Andreas, CA 95249, United States
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Overview

Position Description

DEFINITION AND DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

Under direct supervision, assists with the collection, recording, maintenance, and updating of property appraisal data; performs routine on-site inspections of real and personal property; assists with the preparation of the county assessment roll; Performs a variety of paraprofessional duties necessary to the appraisal of real or personal property for taxation purposes.  

This is a paraprofessional class in which an incumbent performs routine appraisal tasks to assist professional appraisal staff. An employee in this class works according to standardized procedures, seeking direction from professional staff in complex or unusual situations. This class differs from that of Appraiser I in that the latter is the entry level into the professional Appraiser series.

Example of Duties
  • Assembles records, forms, maps and appraisal data in preparation for review by appraisal staff.
  • Conducts field inspections of land, structures and improvements to collect and verify real property data.
  • Describes property; draws plots of property to be appraised; makes drawing of structures and improvements.
  • Collects, analyzes and performs standard cost estimates based on appraisal data to determine the taxable value of property and make correction to the tax rolls.
  • Researches and verifies a variety of record and source documents in order to prepare and process Business Property Statements.
  • Verifies, for additions to unsecured assessment roll, the locations of business, equipment, boats, aircraft and other personal property.
  • Interviews property owners and other relevant parties to obtain and verify property data.
  • Acts as information source to property owners and other interested parties at the public counter and over the telephone, explaining appraisal and appeals procedures to the taxpayers.
  • May assist in developing procedure manuals and appraisal programs.
  • Prepares and maintains detailed appraisal work papers; prepares written summaries of appraisal procedures and findings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Basic mathematics, including ratios, fractions and percentages; Principles and techniques of business writing and communications; Basic principles, procedures, terminology utilized in appraisal processes; Basic principles and procedures in the Revenue Taxation Administration Rules. Applicable state, federal, and local ordinance, laws, rules, and regulations regarding property appraisal operations and programs.

Ability to:

Provide assistance and support to professional appraisal staff by gathering data, analyzing information, and recommending routine property appraisals; Compile, research and verify appraisal data; Apply appropriate methods, practices and procedures utilized in appraisal of real and personal property; Reading and interpreting blueprints and sketches of real property descriptions.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Two years of increasingly responsible assessment support experience in a county Assessor's Office. Educational college coursework in finance, business, accounting or related fields may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience. 

AND/OR

Three years of full-time experience in performing responsible office and assessment role support for property transactions, appraisals, and record keeping. 

Special Requirements

Must possess a valid driver's license.

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