County of Alameda

Assessment Technician (#2602)

Bargaining Unit: SEIU 1021 - Misc Sub/Para Prof (012)
$30.25-$35.80 Hourly / $2,268.75-$2,685.00 BiWeekly /
$4,915.63-$5,817.50 Monthly / $58,987.50-$69,810.00 Yearly

Under direction, to perform primarily technician but also clerical work in the Assessor's Department; and to perform related duties as required.


Incumbents of positions in this class perform duties of a complex and technician nature relating to reassessment of property. This class differs from the class of Specialist Clerk by the degree of independent interpretation, problem solving, and investigation of complicated ownership transfers required of the Assessment Technician. This class may periodically check the work of the Specialist Clerk. This class differs from appraisal classes in that incumbents do not make value judgments regarding property.

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. Receives new accounts and deleted account information from the mapping section and updates and adjusts original records to reflect parcel changes; prepares new parcel information for input into the computer systems; codes documents and makes a list of all changes in parcel descriptions.

2. Reviews correction sheets from data processing, interprets "error messages" from computer sheets, determines sources of error, and corrects input errors when necessary; reviews rejected input to identify needed corrections and prepares documents necessary to effect corrections; prepares batch totals for audit of valuation input.

3. Reviews and examines a variety of recorded documents regarding changes of ownership and transfer of properties; determines action occurring in document in order to ascertain reappraisal status; coded deeds to identify status; identifies amount of fractional interest of owners in property transfer documents.

4. Determines reappraisal status for complex or specialized documents such as those relating to partnerships, corporations, trusts, and co-mortgages; determines appropriate follow-up action when recorded documents do not provide sufficient information; contacts taxpayers in an attempt to obtain necessary information.

5. Periodically checks the work of Specialist Clerks performing task #3 listed above by reviewing determinations for accuracy; makes adjustments or corrects errors when appropriate; assists in providing on-the-job training to Specialist Clerks.

6. Answers questions from the public and other governmental agencies pertaining to assessment and property tax issues; distinguishes between secured and unsecured assessments.

Either I


The equivalent of one year of experience in the class of Specialist Clerk working in the Assessment Roll Section of the Alameda County Assessor's Office.


The equivalent of two years of clerical experience in a title company processing documents related to real property transactions, or as a Clerk II or higher position in the Assessor's Office, Tax Office, Auditor's Office, or Recorder's Office.

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:

• Modern office practices and procedures, including basic mathematics, reading comprehension and business correspondence.


• Reason logically.
• Make decisions.
• Communicate orally and in writing with irate taxpayers.
• Interpersonal sensitivity.
• Adaptation to stress.
• Train employees.
• Research complex records.
• Compute fractions and percentages.
• Work independently.

Old document: TT:lfm-l/26/82
BG:ab-Revised: 7/20/82
BG:ab-Revised: 2/l6/84
BG:pb-Revised: 10/7/88
BG:pb-Revised 6/90
New document: Jobspecs/2602


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) 
  • 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
  • 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.