Merced CountyMerced 95340
Full Time

Provides training and work evaluations for assigned personnel. Also reviews the work of assigned staff for proper quality and schedules and insures proper completion of staff assignments.

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Supervising Appraiser

Merced County
Full Time 2222 M St, Merced, CA 95340, United States


Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Plans, assigns, supervises, coordinates and reviews the work of an assigned staff of Appraisers.
  • Provides advice and consultation on difficult and complex appraisal questions and problems.
  • Provides training and work evaluations for assigned personnel. Also reviews the work of assigned staff for proper quality and schedules and insures proper completion of staff assignments.
  • Performs the most difficult and complex appraisal work in determining the value of a variety of real property for tax assessment purposes. Resolves problems and questions concerning real property.
  • Estimates replacement costs, construction costs, resale value, general quality of materials, improvements, and other factors affecting property values.
  • Performs roll corrections on property improperly assessed and reviews special exemptions and insures proper valuation of claims.
  • Gathers and analyzes data on sales, and values of various types of property, and evaluates and estimates effect of trends in values.
  • Explains disapprovals or modification recommendations to property owners, lawyers, and/or professional consultants.
Minimum Qualifications

Four (4) years of increasingly responsible professional level property appraisal work for tax assessment purposes.

Equivalent to graduation from a four (4) year college in accounting, agriculture, real estate, economics or business administration or a field closely related to real property appraisal. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis.)

Possess and maintain a valid advanced certificate as an Appraiser by the California State Board of Equalization at the time of appointment.

Possess a valid California driver's license at time of appointment and maintain.


Possession of professional designations issued by the Appraisal Institute (MAI, RM, SRA, or other appropriate designation).

Essential Functions

Essential Functions include the ability to:

  • Operate a personal computer and other modern office equipment.
  • Complete multiple priority projects with conflicting deadlines and under stressful conditions.
  • Prepare clear and concise recommendations and analytical reports.
  • Communicate effectively with others in person, in writing, and over the telephone.
  • Analyze data, interpret policies, procedures and regulations, develop appropriate conclusions, and prepare reports.
  • Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.
  • Resolve conflicts and respond appropriately to complaints from the public.
  • Establish, implement and achieve goals and objectives.
  • Train, evaluate and supervise staff.
  • Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.
  • Frequently lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.
  • Occasionally kneel, bend, twist, squat, balance and crawl.
  • Frequent use of hand-eye coordination.
  • Frequent use of data entry device including repetitive hand and arm motion.
  • Occasionally lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
  • Normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.

Knowledge of:
  • California revenue and taxation laws, including tax appraisal procedures and standards prescribed by the State Board of Equalization.
  • Modern methods of appraisal for tax assessment purposes, factors affecting the value of property, and of sources of information concerning property values. Also need to know local property values.
  • Regulations and court decisions affecting tax appraisal.
  • Principles of supervision, training, and staff evaluation.

Ability to:
  • Plan, organize, schedule, and coordinate the real property appraisal work of an assigned staff.
  • Read, understand, and analyze new legislation and regulations, in order to determine their impact on real property appraisals.
  • Formulate and recommend policies for maintaining compliance with changes in legislation and regulations.
  • Perform market research to gather, organize, and analyze data for valuation purposes.
  • Read and interpret maps, aerial photos, and property descriptions.
  • Make oral presentations.
  • Prepare clear and concise recommendations and analytical reports.
  • Effectively represent the Assessor's Office in contacts with the public, community organizations, other County departments, and other government organizations.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted during the course of work.