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Principal Appraiser

Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk

Recruitment #0364-17-08

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The Marin County Human Resources Department and the Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk are accepting applications for the position of Principal Appraiser.

There is one (1) full-time vacancy in the Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk. 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

The Principal Appraiser supervises a team of appraisers in the application of law, rules, regulations, appraisal principles, departmental policies and procedures in the determination of assessed value of locally assessed real property in the County of Marin. The Principal Appraiser prepares and manages some of the most difficult and specialized assessments. In addition, the Principal Appraiser coordinates, reviews, supervises and presents cases before the Assessment Appeals Board. The Principal Appraiser plans, organizes, supervises, reviews, and evaluates the work of professional staff, and also provides training and discipline when necessary. Serving as an integral member of the Department’s management team, the Principal Appraiser will assist in long and short-term planning, provide input regarding the formulation of new policy and support application of existing policy.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE: The ideal candidate possesses both technical expertise and excellent interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in residential, commercial and specialized property appraisal methods and techniques, and will possess a comprehensive working knowledge of California property tax law. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of the following: Leading a team successfully; Developing and maintaining successful, professional, respectful and collaborative working relationships with others at all levels; Demonstrating leadership, sound judgment and positive conflict resolution skills; and Approaching his/her assignments with professional integrity, a strong work ethic and enthusiasm. In addition, the Principal Appraiser will be an excellent communicator verbally and in written form and a creative problem solver with the ability to prioritize and make sound decisions and possess the ability to work effectively independently. The ideal candidate will possess outstanding self-management skills including strong initiative and the ability to work independently and as part of a team with members of different backgrounds. 

Minimum Qualifications

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in accounting, business, economics, public administration or a field related to the work AND four years of experience in appraising real property and related improvements. The appraisal work experiencemust have included at least one year in a lead or specialist capacity. Additional 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 Permanent Appraiser Certification as issued by the California State Board of Equalization within one year of employment, as prescribed by California Revenue and Taxation Code §670 and California State Board of Equalization Property Tax Rule 283.

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Testing Schedule

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.