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SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE EXAMINATION
4222 SENIOR TAX AUDITOR-APPRAISER (CBT-4222-068358) 
THIS IS A CITYWIDE EXAMINATION

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING EXAM INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY AS IT CONTAINS INFORMATION THAT MAY AFFECT YOUR SCORE AND RANK ON THE ELIGIBLE LIST

In addition to completing the online application, applicants are required to complete all sections of the following Supplemental Questionnaire (SQ) as part of the online application process.  The SQ must be submitted with your application by the final filing date. The SQ does not substitute for the online application.

Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications of the position will continue in the selection process and will have their SQ evaluated and scored.

The purpose of this questionnaire is to assess your knowledge, skills, and abilities in job related areas identified as critical for performance in this position. The quality of your responses may account for 100% of the total weight of your final score on the eligible list. 

A passing score must be achieved on the SQ in order to continue in the selection process.  Successful candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score.  

Please note: All relevant experience, education and/or training must be included in the spaces provided in order to be reviewed in the rating process.  Panel members involved in the rating process will NOT have access to your application and resume, so it is important that you are thorough and complete. Your written communication skills will also be evaluated based on your responses.

It is suggested that you:

  • Allow ample time to submit your application and Supplemental Questionnaire responses before the filing deadline.

  • Review the questions first, prepare and save your responses in a word processing document, and then paste them into the online Supplemental Questionnaire.

  • Be as concise as possible in your responses.  

  • Ensure that your responses are sufficiently detailed enough to showcase your knowledge, skills, and abilities.

  • Provide your best or highest examples of work. If a question does not relate to you, provide the most closely related answer possible.  

  • Provide all information requested even if it appears redundant. Do not write "see application" or "see resume" as a response.

    The responses that you provide to this questionnaire must be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification.

    Once you click on the submit button, your application and supplemental questionnaire are subject for review. Responses cannot be changed or edited after submission. Please keep a copy of the Supplemental Questionnaire for your own records.


1.

This position requires the incumbent to perform and prioritize multiple tasks on a daily basis.  On occasion, urgent matters may arise from taxpayers, supervisors, or the Department Head.  Please describe a time in which you had to handle competing priorities in the workplace.  In your response, please provide specific examples and be sure to answer the following questions in detail:

  • What was your role?
  • Who were the parties involved?
  • What were the competing priorities?
  • What was the outcome (i.e., if it was successful how was success measured)?
  • Where did you gain this experience [dates of employment and name(s) of the employer(s)]?
2.

In this position, the incumbent collaborates with teammates and communicates directly with taxpayers and their representatives.  They are responsible for representing the department via phone, email, and in person.  Please describe a time in your past experience that you had a difficult interaction with a client and/or teammate and how you handled the situation.  In your response, please provide specific examples and be sure to answer the following questions in detail:

  • What was your role?
  • With whom were you interacting?
  • What was the nature of the interaction?
  • What made the interaction difficult?
  • What was the outcome? (i.e., if it was successful how was success measured)?
  • Where did you gain this experience [dates of employment and name(s) of the employer(s)]?
3.

In this position, the incumbent analyzes data and audits documents to correctly determine taxpayer assessments.  Please describe a time in your past work experience in which you had to obtain and analyze information in order to achieve a result.  In your response, please provide specific examples and be sure to answer the following questions in detail:

  • What was your role?
  • Where did you obtain the information?
  • What method were you using to analyze the information?
  • What results were you trying to achieve?
  • How was the information pertinent to your job?
  • What was the outcome? (i.e., if it was successful how was success measured)?
  • Where did you gain this experience [dates of employment and name(s) of the employer(s)]?
4.

In this position, it is often necessary to handle complex auditing scenarios.  Please describe a time in your past experience where you had to handle a complex audit with accounting and regulatory issues. In your response, please provide specific examples and be sure to answer the following questions in detail:

  • What was your role?
  • What was the nature of the audit?
  • What were the accounting and regulatory issues?
  • What aspects made it complex?
  • What was the outcome? (i.e., if it was successful how was success measured)?
  • Where did you gain this experience [dates of employment and name(s) of the employer(s)]?
 

CERTIFICATION: By checking this box, I hereby certify that I am the author of the information supplied in this supplemental questionnaire.  I understand that any false or incorrect statements may result in my disqualification or dismissal from employment with the City and County of San Francisco.  I also understand and agree that the information provided is subject to verification.