County of Alameda

Appraiser Intern (#2605)

Bargaining Unit: SEIU 1021 - Misc Prof/Tech (011)
$21.64-$23.26 Hourly / $1,623.00-$1,744.50 BiWeekly /
$3,516.50-$3,779.75 Monthly / $42,198.00-$45,357.00 Yearly

Under close supervision, in a training capacity, to learn fundamentals used in appraising real property; to attend classes in real property appraisal; to assist with the more routine duties involved in making appraisals of real property; and to do related work as required.


This is a trainee class designed to allow persons without a college degree entry into the Appraiser Series. Employees serve a two-year internship in which they receive on-the-job training and are provided paid time off to complete necessary requirements leading to a B.A. degree in two years. At the completion of the training program, Appraiser Interns are expected to qualify for appointment to the Appraiser I classification.

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. Learns the duties involved in making appraisals of real property, learns to measure, plot, and describe construction characteristics of residential of residential buildings; learns to classify structures according to quality of construction, shape, and use; learns to estimate construction costs and depreciation; learns to assemble and analyze sales, neighborhood, and to make an appraisal; learns to correlate the indicators of value obtained through application of the summation approach and market approach in arriving at market value of real properties being appraised.

2. Attends college class; attends training classes.

3. Performs routine duties relating to appraisal functions necessary for completion of the assessment roll.

Either I

Must have a sufficient number of college credits to be able to acquire a bachelor’s degree within two years.


Some acceptable combination of education and appropriate experience.


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:

• Basic mathematical functions.


• Making and interpreting scale drawings.
• Measuring distances.
• Observe differences in and describe the construction, finish, and condition of buildings and their environments.
• Read and interpret detailed records.
• Complete complex detailed forms.
• Write logical, concise reports.
• Converse tactfully with the public.

Old document: FW:kb
New document: Jobspecs/2605
CSC Date: 10/25/77


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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