County of Alameda

Auditor-Appraiser Aide (#2700)

Bargaining Unit: SEIU 1021 - Misc Sub/Para Prof (012)
$28.79-$35.01 Hourly / $2,159.25-$2,625.75 BiWeekly /
$4,678.38-$5,689.13 Monthly / $56,140.50-$68,269.50 Yearly

Under close supervision, to assist journey- and senior-level auditor-appraisers in collecting, assembling, processing and disseminating data necessary to the assessment of business personal property and fixtures; to learn and apply fundamental audit-appraisal and valuation principles, practices and techniques; to learn and work with the various sections and functions of the Assessor's Office, as well as the Tax Collector and Auditor-Controller's Offices.


An Auditor-Appraiser Aide is assigned duties and responsibilities which directly relieve and/or complement professional audit-appraisal personnel in the more routine and standardized field and office functions. Positions in this class may be distinguished from positions in the Audit-Appraisal series in that less independent judgment and interpretive ability is exercised since they are not authorized to make independent audit appraisals for property tax purposes. This class is distinguished from specialized clerical classes in that the duties performed involve audits of small businesses or assisting Auditor-Appraisers with more complex audits.

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. Requests certain small businesses to appear at the Assessor's Office an conduct in-house property tax audits under close supervision of a Supervising Auditor-Appraiser.

2. Assist auditor-appraisers in complex audits. Duties include collection and computation of data.

3. Conduct routine investigations concerning taxpayer complaints.

Either I

The equivalent of two years at the Clerk II level or above in the Assessor's Office and successful completion of a college-level credit course in elementary accounting. Within 18 months, the employee will be required to successfully complete a college-level credit approved course in intermediate Accounting in order to continue employment as an Auditor-Appraiser Aide.



Successful completion of two years of college, which must have included all of the basic general education courses required and including successful completion of college-level credit courses in Introductory and Intermediate Accounting.


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 in:

· Operating a 10-key calculator.


· 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 and personal property.

Old document: BG:lm-h
New document: Jobspecs/2700


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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