County of Alameda

Supervisor, Personal Property Taxes (#0168)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - General Mgmt (U15)
$34.38-$41.83 Hourly / $2,750.40-$3,346.40 BiWeekly /
$5,959.20-$7,250.53 Monthly / $71,510.40-$87,006.40 Yearly

Under general direction, to plan, organize, and direct the collection of unsecured property taxes, including the collection of delinquent accounts; to maintain the unsecured property tax roll.


The Supervisor, Personal Property Taxes, acts as the Tax Collector's deputy for the collection of delinquent personal property taxes and the work is subject to the general policy of the Tax Collector and the legal requirements set forth in the Revenue and Taxation Code and other relevant statutes.

Supervision is provided to a clerical unit consisting of Collection Enforcement Deputy II’s, several permanent employees, and several seasonal clerks. The incumbent is required to exercise considerable independent judgment in planning and organizing the work of the unit, and resourcefulness, tact and poise are required to deal effectively with the public in matters of tax liability.

NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Plans, organizes, and directs the collection of both current and delinquent unsecured property taxes.

2. Supervises the maintenance of the unsecured property tax roll, including preparation for tabulating, maintenance of current index, preparation and processing of all adjustments and changes, and preparation of new or corrected tax bills.

3. Assists the public on personal property tax matters involving bills, laws, procedures and adjustments through personal contact and correspondence.

4. May prepare small claims suits and effects the seizure and sale of property to satisfy delinquent accounts.

5. Collects rents on County-owned property; keeps books on these collections and liabilities.

6. Prepares a variety of narrative and statistical reports on tax collections and problems relating to the work of the unit; drafts legislative proposals relating to enforcement and submits to Tax Collector for approval and referral.

7. Participates in the development of policy relating to the functioning of the personal property tax unit.

8. Designs and orders tax bills, statistical forms, form letters, indexes, and records used for the collection of unsecured property taxes.

Either I

The equivalent of one year of experience in the class of Collection Enforcement Deputy II or in an equivalent or higher-level class in the Alameda County classified service (non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts) performing similar duties.


The equivalent of three years of collection experience, which included supervisory or administrative assignments, as well as court experience, one year of which shall have been in a public agency.


Some acceptable combination of education and appropriate experience.

NOTE: All candidates should have a thorough knowledge of the Revenue and Taxation Code as it applies to the collection of personal property taxes.


Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Principles, practices, and methods used in making financial
investigations, determining financial assets, and in effecting
• Provisions of the Revenue and Taxation Code and other legal
references relating to the collection and processing of
unsecured property taxes.
• The organization, practices, and policies of the Tax Collector’s
• The basic practices involved in personal property assessment.
• Modern office organization, practices, and equipment.
• Principles of training and supervision.

Ability to:

• Plan, organize, and direct the unsecured property tax
collection program of the County.
• Interpret complex legal concepts and policies to other
employees and members of the public.
• Devise and plan systems for forms for the control of accounts
and collection of funds.
• Meet the public in situations requiring tact and poise.
• Deal with businesses, lawyers, financial officers, as well as
other agencies and County Departments.
• Make clear and comprehensive narrative and statistical reports
and keep complex records.
• Analyze data and drawing logical conclusions.

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Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.

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