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(Limited Term-Property Tax Modernization Project)
Recruitment #0613PM-00941-01

DATE OPENED:     6/24/2013 4:40:00 PM
JOB TYPE:      Open
FILING DEADLINE:     7/15/2013 11:59:00 PM
SALARY:     $4,702 - $5,716/month
City of San Luis Obispo
Morro Bay/Los Osos/Cayucos
Northern Coast (e.g. Cambria)
North County (e.g. Atascadero/Paso Robles)
South County (e.g. Pismo Beach/Nipomo)
DEPARTMENT:     Assessor

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Conditional employment offers are based on successful completion of any pre-appointment background investigation, drug testing, and medical/psychological evaluation.

This recruitment requires the completion of a supplemental questionnaire.  You must submit your response to the supplemental questions with your application.

ABOUT THE POSITION:  The Assessor’s Office currently has one position available which is assigned to the Property Tax System Modernization Project team. This position is responsible for business workflow analysis which includes identifying, collecting, documenting and testing various business processes of the Assessor’s Office.  You must be able to collect and document information attained through, observation, personal interviews, and reviewing desk manuals.  Experience in project management, process improvement initiatives, software implementation, property assessment and/or local government is preferred.

Classes in this career series provide administrative support to department management in the business, personnel, budgetary, and fiscal activities of the Assessor's Office. Incumbents coordinate and supervise either the data processing services or the office management and budgetary functions of the department; perform a wide variety of administrative and managerial duties; do other related work as required.

Levels in this career series are distinguished by complexity of work, independence of action and decision making, supervision received and exercised.


  • Plans, coordinates, and supervises the operation of computer-oriented activities between the Assessor's Office and the Department of Technical Services;
  • Conducts systems work and preliminary analysis on projects involving the feasibility of applying data processing services;
  • Assists and coordinates the efforts of department staff in the implementation of revised and new computer systems;
  • Supervises the activities of the data entry unit;
  • Conducts investigations of operational problem areas and develops recommendations for improvements.


Knowledge of:  techniques and methods of administrative and assessment analysis including fundamentals of operations research; local governmental organization, operation and legislative processes; statistical methods, principles and practices of financial and assessment administration including accounting; principles of data processing and its applications to assessment and organizational efficiency; principles of supervision; techniques of employee development.

Ability to:  collect and analyze data; think clearly and logically; present viable alternatives and recommendations; develop policies, programs and procedures to solve complex administrative problems; speak and write clearly, concisely and effectively; establish and promote cooperative working relationships.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Either A: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in business administration, public administration, real estate, computer science, economics, mathematics or a closely related field; Or B: Four years of job-related experience, including at least two years of progressively responsible experience in an Assessor's Office.

SPECIAL SUBCLASS RECRUITMENT:  Recruitment for the options within these classifications may be conducted according to the special requirements of the position.

LICENSES/CERTIFICATES:  A valid driver license may be required at the time of application.  When a driver license is a condition of employment, a valid CALIFORNIA driver license is required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.

IN ADDITION:  This class specification generally describes the duties and responsibilities characteristic of the position(s) within this class. Duties of a particular position within a multi-position class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class. Accordingly, the essential functions of a particular position (whether it be a multi-position class or a single-position class) will be identified and used by medical examiners and hiring authorities in the selection process. If you have questions regarding the duties or the working conditions of the position, please contact the Human Resources Department.

NOTIFICATION:  Applicants will be notified 2-4 weeks after the final filing deadline. However, some recruitments may take less or more time depending on the type of exam and number of applicants. Notifications will be posted on-line on the Applicant Status Board for each phase of the recruitment process and will be sent by US mail and/or email.  Therefore, notify the Human Resources Department of any mailing or email address changes for all applications submitted.

SELECTION PROCESS:  The examination process will include a competitive examination consisting of an evaluation of job-related education and experience through one of the following methods of testing: A) competitive application rating, based solely on application information presented OR B) oral board rating as determined by an interview panel OR C) application screening and an oral board rating OR D) any combination thereof.  In any case, the evaluation will be weighted 100% in determining a candidate’s placement on the eligible list.  Applicants are urged to submit sufficiently detailed information in their application materials for proper qualification evaluation.   The hiring department will be provided a list of the top nine ranks of eligible candidates and one additional rank for each vacancy. The hiring department may hire any of the candidates certified to the department.  Veterans and disabled veterans preference points will be assigned when applicable. Please note: any part of this selection process may be waived or changed as deemed appropriate by the Human Resources Department at any point during the recruitment. Eligible lists may be used to fill regular, limited term or temporary positions.

PENSION BENEFIT INFORMATION:  Effective January 1, 2013 the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA or AB340), makes substantial changes to public employee pension plans. PEPRA impacts the pension benefits of current employees (employees hired on or before 12/31/12) and all future hires (those hired on or after 1/1/13).  Please refer to our website for additional information including summary of impacts and FAQs at:

Should you have additional questions, please contact Human Resources staff at 805.781.5959 or .  Note:  Those employees with reciprocity who are returning or entering into SLO County employment within a 6 month break in service, may be eligible to enter into the SLO County pension plan that was in existence for new hires as of December 31, 2012 for that bargaining unit.  Contact Pension Trust (805.781.5465 or for specific questions related to reciprocity.   All other questions should be directed to HR.

OTHER PROVISIONS:  New employees are required to complete an INS Employment Eligibility Verification form to certify citizenship or legal residency and authorization to work. Essential functions of a job for purposes of the Americans with Disabilities Act will be determined prior to the filling of each vacant position. A REASONABLE EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO ACCOMMODATE THE NEEDS OF THE DISABLED AND THE RELIGIOUS NEEDS OF AN APPLICANT. IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS, YOU MUST INFORM THE COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT IN WRITING OF THE TYPE AND EXTENT OF ACCOMMODATION NO LATER THAN THE FINAL FILING DEADLINE.


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Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.