SENIOR APPRAISER County San Mateo $6,502-$8,129/Month
The Office of the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder and Chief Elections Officer of San Mateo County is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Senior Appraiser. In general, Senior Appraisers obtain, process and analyze data for timely completion of the valuations of the most complex and specialized residential, commercial, industrial, manufacturing, technological, agricultural, institutional, mixed-use and special-use real and personal property for tax assessment purposes; present appraisals before the Assessment Appeals Board; and perform lead work and train new workers. Senior Appraisers must be able to operate in a rapidly changing technological environment.
The ideal candidate for this position will:
•Appraise all types of tangible and taxable property, particularly high-value, multi-unit income producing residential properties, large commercial and industrial properties, possessory interest in government-owned and agricultural properties •Analyze appraisal-related information •Successfully present appraisal reports at the Assessment Appeals Boards •Review assessments for possible decline in value as well as appear as an expert witness before the Assessment Appeals Board as to property value •Review other assessment issues, including but not limited to, Change in Ownerships, Exemptions, etc., in compliance with the Revenue and Taxation Code •Interact with other county departments and governmental agencies •Interact with and engage in discussion with property owners, and their agents •Assist in training of new appraisers and perform related duties as required
The ideal candidate for this position will be a certified appraiser with at least five years of experience performing both residential and commercial appraisals for assessment purposes, or six years of experience appraising real property with three years of experience valuing commercial properties. Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess a permanent Property Tax Appraiser Certificate issued by the California State Board of Equalization (BOE); have good knowledge of Revenue and Taxation Code and property tax rules; and possess excellent computer skills, including advance working knowledge of MS Office, specifically Excel and Word. All employees must obtain this certification within one year of appointment to this position. The person hired into this position may be required to obtain the Advanced Appraiser Certificate issued by State Board of Equalization within two years of appointment.
As part of the training program for new appraisers, the County will assist new employees with the preparation for permanent certification. However, taking and passing the certification exam is the ultimate responsibility of the employee. To be eligible for a temporary appraiser certificate, an applicant must be able to meet the employment experience and/or education requirements outlined by the Board of Equalization: a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution of higher learning; or a high school graduate (or equivalent) and have four years of relevant experience; or a combination of education and relevant experience totaling four years.
The Assessor's Office is currently involved in several major projects, including the development of a new Automated Property Assessment and Tax System, and the appraisal and assessment of several large-scale commercial, manufacturing, research and development, and mixed-use developments being built throughout San Mateo County. This is an exciting time to join our team of experienced and committed professionals.
There are currently three full-time, permanent vacancies and one unclassified vacancy in the Assessor's Office for a Senior Appraiser. The department is anticipating additional permanent and temporary vacancies. The hiring list established by this recruitment will be used to fill this vacancy and could be used to fill future permanent, limited term, extra-help and/or unclassified Senior Appraiser vacancies. If you are an experienced appraiser and are interested in working for the County of San Mateo, you are strongly encouraged to participate in this recruitment process.
Final Filing Date: September 14, 2017
To learn more about the position and to apply online, please visit our website at http://jobs.smcgov.org/senior-appraiser-open-and-promotional/job/7177581. Applications are only accepted online. EOE
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