County of Alameda

Real Property Appraiser Aide (#2604)

Bargaining Unit: SEIU 1021 - Misc Sub/Para Prof (012)
$30.78-$37.43 Hourly / $2,308.50-$2,807.25 BiWeekly /
$5,001.75-$6,082.38 Monthly / $60,021.00-$72,988.50 Yearly

Under close supervision, to assist journey-level appraisers in collecting, assembling, and processing data necessary to the valuation of real property; to learn and apply fundamental appraisal principles and practices; and to do related work as required.


An Appraiser Aide is assigned duties and responsibilities which directly relieve professional appraisal personnel of the more routine and standardized field and office functions. Positions in this class are distinguished from other positions in the appraisal series, in that Real Property Appraiser Aides are not authorized to make appraisals for property tax purposes since these require more independent judgment and interpretive ability. The class is distinguished from specialized clerical classes in that the duties performed require judgment and application of basic appraisal techniques and skills.

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. May assist an Appraiser by making preliminary determination of building's structural and quality classification.

2. May assist an Appraiser by measuring, plotting, and describing construction characteristics of buildings.

3. Reviews construction cost questionnaires and may make field inspections when the data on the form is incomplete or questionable.

4. Checks with city/county building departments on status of permits.

5. Calls buyers to confirm information on sales questionnaires.

6. Answers appraisal inquiries from the public.

7. Converts property sales to their cash equivalent.

The equivalent of two years at the Clerk II level or above in the Assessor's Office, and successful completion of college level credit approved courses in Principles of Real Estate and Real Estate Appraisal.


The equivalent of two years of experience as a licensed real estate agent or broker or other related real estate or appraisal experience.


Successful completion of two years of college, which must have included all of the basic general education courses required and successful completion of college-level credit courses in Principles of Real Estate, Real Estate Law or Finance, and Real Estate Appraisal.


Bachelor of Arts degree from an accredited college or university.


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

Special Requirements:

Employee may be required to climb stairs and hills.
Employee may be required to distinguish between the colors of red, blue, and green.

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.


· Making mathematical calculations.
· Interpreting and applying verbal and written instructions.
· Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with supervisors, subordinates and the public.
· Preparing correspondence and reports; keeping accurate records.
· Learning the principles, methods and techniques used in the appraisal of real property.
· Learning to make and understand simple scale drawings.

Old document: BG:ab-11/19/84
New document: Jobspecs/2604


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.


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