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Appraiser I

Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk

Recruitment #0359-17-05

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The Marin County Human Resources Department and the Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk are accepting applications for the position of Appraiser I. The first application review will be on July 5, 2017.

CURRENT VACANCIES: There are two (2) full-time vacancies in the Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk which will be filled at the Appraiser I or the Appraiser II level. Please note, to be considered for the Appraiser II position, you must complete a separate application. The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any future vacancies that may occur while the list remains active.

Position Information

Under close supervision, an Appraiser I conducts market appraisals of residential, commercial, industrial, recreational, agricultural and rural properties using data collection and analysis methods. An Appraiser I is required to understand and provide, with a high degree of accuracy, assessment information to property owners, builders, real estate brokers, governmental agencies, residents and the public. An Appraiser I also assists in preparing information for Assessment Appeals Board presentations and maintains accurate records and files. An Appraiser I may advance to Appraiser II after gaining experience, demonstrating proficiency and consistently performing work meeting the qualifications for Appraiser II.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE: The ideal Appraiser I candidate possesses both appraisal experience and excellent interpersonal skills. The ideal Appraiser I candidate possesses an Appraiser certificate issued by the California State Board of Equalization or an Appraiser license issued by the Bureau/Office of Real Estate Appraisers and has a strong working knowledge of the California Revenue and Taxation Code as it relates to the appraisal of property. The ideal candidate has a proven ability to interpret, uphold and explain, with a high degree of accuracy and courtesy, complex rules, regulations, codes and laws related to property valuation appraisal and tax assessment to a variety of audiences. The ideal candidate has technical proficiency using databases and Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Outlook). The ideal candidate will be able to express ideas clearly, concisely and accurately when writing correspondence and reports. The ideal candidate has a proven track record of providing excellent customer service, developing and maintaining successful, professional, supportive, respectful and collaborative working relationships, and works successfully independently and as part of a team. The ideal candidate approaches his/her assignments with enthusiasm.

Minimum Qualifications

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in business or public administration, economics, engineering or a field related to the work. Experience in the appraisal of real property, building cost estimating, engineering, accounting, or in buying, selling or managing real estate, or in a related area as defined by the State of California may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis.

CERTIFICATES & LICENSES: Must obtain certification as an Appraiser issued by the State Board of Equalization within one year of appointment as an Appraiser I. Must possess such certification or obtain temporary certification within three months of appointment.

For more detailed information about this position, click here: class specification. Please note that the salary listed in the class specification has not yet been updated to reflect a recent salary increase. The salary range listed in this posting is up to date and correct.

Testing Schedule

The first application review will be on July 5, 2017. Depending on the number of qualified applications received, testing may consist of a highly qualified review, supplemental application screening, online assessment, skills testing, practical/performance test, written or oral examination or any combination of these exams. Successful candidates will have their names placed on the eligible list. If additional testing is not conducted, applicants that meet the minimum qualifications may be notified to contact the department for a selection interview.

NOTE: Applicants are encouraged to apply early. The first application review will be on July 5, 2017. This recruitment may close at any time once a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.


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Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire.
scannable supplemental questionnaire
This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
View and print the official application form as an Acrobat pdf file.
scannable paper application
A County of Marin application form is required for this recruitment. You may print this Acrobat PDF document and then fill it in.
Fill out our application-request form. We encourage you to submit your application on-line as this is the preferred application method. If, for any reason, you are unable do this, we can send you an application packet by conventional mail.
Contact us via conventional means. You may contact us by phone at (415) 473-6104, TTY at (415) 473-5780, FAX at (415) 473-3669, or e-mail at hrjobaps@marincounty.org, or apply for a job in person at the County of Marin Human Resources Department.