County of Alameda

Supervising Auditor-Appraiser I (#2722)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - General Mgmt (U15)
$41.36-$50.25 Hourly / $3,308.80-$4,020.00 BiWeekly /
$7,169.07-$8,710.00 Monthly / $86,028.80-$104,520.00 Yearly

Under direction, to organize and supervise the work of a small specialized unit in the Assessor’s Office; to train and supervise subordinates; to perform the more complex work required of the unit; and to perform related work as required.


The Supervising Auditor-Appraiser I generally reports to a Supervising Auditor-Appraiser II and has responsibility for all tasks performed in the assigned specialized unit. This class is distinguished from that of Supervising Auditor-Appraiser II in that the latter involves full-time supervision of a staff of Auditor-Appraisers. Supervising Auditor-Appraiser I is distinguished from the class of Auditor-Appraiser III in that the former has full-time responsibility of assessment of the complex properties assigned to the specialized unit. Supervising Auditor-Appraiser I’s, also, may supervise a rotating staff of one to seven Auditor-Appraisers and clerks depending upon the phase of the assessment cycle.

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. Schedules all work and work procedures carried out within the assigned unit and coordinates work flow to other units such as data input.

2. Trains and supervises subordinates; participates in the selection of said subordinates.

3. Reviews legislation and current litigation that directly affects the assessment of the types of property assigned to this unit.

4. Maintains a continuous contact with assessees by correspondence, telephone, and personal interview regarding valuation matters such as unusual obsolescence, assessment roll corrections and approaches to value.

5. Meets with and explains our methods of valuations and assessment procedures to the various assessees.

6. Responsible for the mailing, receiving, processing, input, and filing of business property statements (Form 571) to assessees with the type of equipment assessed by this unit; responsible for the updating and ordering of forms and supplies and maintenance of the files of the unit.

7. May appear and testify before local Boards of Equalization, the State Board of Equalization, and in Superior Court on ad valorem tax matters pertaining to the special properties assigned to him.

8. May audit more complex special property accounts, as well as review audits completed by Auditor-Appraisers assigned to the unit.

Either I

The equivalent of one year in the class of Auditor-Appraiser III in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)


Possession of a bachelor’s degree awarded by an accredited college or university. (Casework that included either elementary or advanced accounting, auditing, cost accounting or business law is desirable),



The equivalent of three years of recent, increasingly responsible experience in appraisal work for tax assessment purposes that included the equivalent of two years of experience in the appraisal of personal property and fixtures of large commercial and industrial firms.


Some acceptable combination of education and appropriate experience.

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:

• Methods and practices used in the appraisal of commercial and industrial personal property and fixtures.
• General accounting and auditing principles and procedures.
• Principles, methods, and techniques of training and personnel supervision.
• Sections of the State Revenue and Taxation Code pertaining to the assessment of property for ad valorem tax purposes.
• The administrative rules and regulations of the State Board of Equalization.

Ability to:

• Supervise the operation of the business personal property appraisal units.
• Make business personal property appraisals of the most difficult and complex types.
• Organize effective training program for all levels of technical subordinates.
• Establish and maintain cooperation relationships with firm representatives and others.
• Speak before governmental boards and other groups.
• Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective course of actions.
• Prepare correspondence and write reports.

Old document: FW:kb
New document: Jobspecs/2722
CSC Date: 1/23/78