County of Alameda

Supervising Appraiser I (#2623)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - General Mgmt (R15)
$46.69-$56.69 Hourly / $3,735.20-$4,535.20 BiWeekly /
$8,092.93-$9,826.27 Monthly / $97,115.20-$117,915.20 Yearly


Under direction, to supervise, train and review the work of appraisers engaged in the appraisal of residential and rural properties and the gathering of data for commercial and industrial property appraisals; appraise commercial, industrial, residential, and rural properties as needed; present appraisals to the Assessment Appeals Board; develop appraisal procedures and forms; recommend appropriate personnel actions and perform related duties as required.  


This class differs from that of Supervising Appraiser II which supervises the work of those who conduct appraisal of commercial and industrial properties.  Supervising Appraiser I’s supervise and evaluate the work of the Appraiser I’s and Appraiser II’s and provide back-up for the Supervising Appraiser II’s in their absence.


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. Trains, supervises, and reviews the work of Appraiser I’s and Appraiser II’s in the appraisal units.
  2. Maintains records, including progress reports, mileage reports, work assignment reports, and attendance and sick leave records related to an appraisal unit; distributes materials and paychecks to an appraisal unit; prepares employee evaluation reports.
  3. Gathers data, and using various approaches, estimates market value for specially assigned properties; such as complex residential, rural, commercial and industrial properties.
  4. Represents the Assessor at the Assessment Appeals Board.
  5. Gathers, investigates, analyzes and develops procedures, forms, cost data, and sales ratio studies; prepares reports and makes recommendations on findings relating to the various functions of an Assessor's Office.




The equivalent of one (1) year of full-time experience in the class of Appraiser III in the Alameda County classified service.    



The equivalent of two (2) years’ full-time experience in the class of Appraiser II in the Alameda County classified service.    



Possession of a Bachelor's degree awarded by an accredited college or university,  



The equivalent of four (4) years of increasingly responsible, full-time paid experience in real property appraisal work, and one (1) year of which involved supervision of real estate appraisers for ad valorem tax assessment purposes.  


Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license is required for all positions in this class.  


Appraiser's certificate issued by the State of California Board of Equalization.    

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:

  • Appraisal principles, methods, procedures and terminology.
  • Techniques of estimating replacement or reproduction costs for residential, commercial, industrial and special purpose improvements.
  • Provisions of real estate law, the State Constitution, the Revenue and Taxation Code, Administrative Rules, and the Assessor's Handbooks, pertaining to the assessment of real property for tax purposes.
  • Property values and the effect of economic trends on value and on the cost of new construction.
  • Basic computer use in accessing data.
  • Principles of personnel supervision and training.  

Ability to:

  • Assemble and analyze appraisal data and analyzing the factors influencing the value of real property.
  • Communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Make mathematical calculations, charts and sketches in connection with appraisal work.
  • Read and interpret assessor's maps and architectural plans.
  • Establish and maintain effective and cooperative relationships with persons contacted.
  • Interview by way of telephone or in person. 
  • Analyze data correctly, drawing logical conclusions and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Prioritize multiple assignments to meet deadlines.


BG:ab  Rev. 11/83

T.Tarantino:lm  Updated:  12/95

VS:lm Updated:  4/96

Old doc:  0344h

New doc:  2623.doc


CSC Date:  12/14/83

LN:pf  Revision 3/12/04

CSC Date:     4/28/04

RE:sa Revised 07/13/2020

CSC Date: 07/29/2020

RE:sa Revised 06/14/2021

CSC Date: 06/30/2021


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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