Saturday, April 20, 2019

Assessor Representative

Recruitment #18-2622-01


THIS IS A NEW ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION. The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year, but can be extended.

Applications must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Applications will only be accepted on-line.

Supplemental Questionnaire: A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application. Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Failure to submit the Application or Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.


The Assessor’s Office is currently offering an advancement opportunity to become an Assessor Representative and contribute enthusiastically to its mission to provide timely and accurate assessment services in a manner resulting in fair and equitable treatment for all Alameda County taxpayers. With a proposed staffing level of approximately 175 full-time equivalent positions, this team of professionals provides mandated assessment services performed in accordance with the California Constitution, Revenue and Taxation Code, Government Code, and State Board of Equalization guidelines and directives.

The primary mandated services of the Assessor's Office include: locate and identify the ownership of all taxable property in Alameda County; determine the taxability of all property; determine the reappraisability of property changing ownership or having new construction added; annually assess all real estate in accordance with the provisions of Article XIIIA of the State Constitution (Proposition 13); annually assess all taxable personal property at its fair market value; determine and apply all legal exemptions against these assessments; and surrender an accurate assessment roll to the Auditor's Office prior to July 1st each year.

For more information about the Assessor's Office, please visit the department's website at: and/or Annual Budget Document found on  

Under direction, the Assessor Representative's manages the applications received from the Clerk of the Board and monitors progress and status to ensure critical deadlines are met; supervises and reviews appraisals and supporting documentation prepared by appraisers or auditor-appraisers for Assessment Appeals Board (AAB) cases; coordinates case preparation for ultimate presentation before the AAB; provides direction to clerical staff in the AAB unit and other clerical and appraisal  personnel, including any additional representatives (appraisers or auditor-appraisers) appearing before an AAB; coordinates with appropriate staff in the department on appeals involving both real property and business personal property issues, communicates regularly with property owners, agents, and Clerk of the Board staff; and performs related work as required including but not limited to, performing appraisals and audits assigned by the supervisor.

The Assessor Representative has a thorough knowledge of all specialized facts of the appraisal process and possesses skills of communication, public speaking, and judicial procedure. This specialized class differs from other appraisal classifications by having responsibility for the presentations of staff appraisals to the AAB. The Assessor's Representative reviews staff appraisals for form and content and supervises the staff presentations to the AAB. This class is permanently assigned to working on appeals cases, and may either be assigned to present cases for real property or for business and personal property. The Assessor’s Representative may be assigned to prepare appraisals and audits, or perform other duties as needed. The position reports to a Supervising Appraiser II or higher classification in the Real Property Section, or to a Supervising Auditor-Appraiser II or higher classification in the Business Personal Property Section.

Currently, there is one position located in the Business Personal Property (BPP) Section of the Assessor's Office. However the eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies in either section within the Assessor's Office.


For the Real Property Appraisal Section:

Either I

The equivalent of one year of full-time experience in the class of Appraiser III in the Alameda County classified service (non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office and the Hospital Authority),


Possession of a Baccalaureate degree awarded by an accredited college or university;


The equivalent of four years of full-time experience in real property appraisal work of which included the equivalent of one year of full-time experience in supervising real estate appraisers for ad valorem tax assessment purposes.

For the Business Personal Property Section:

Either I

The equivalent of one year of full-time experience in the class of Auditor Appraiser III in the Alameda County classified service (non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office and the Hospital Authority).


The equivalent of four years of full-time business personal property appraisal and audit experience which included the equivalent of one year of full-time experience in supervising business and personal property appraisal work for ad valorem tax purposes.


Qualification by one of the following means specified in R&TC Section 670(d) to perform mandatory audits under R&TC Section 469.

1. Possession of a bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting from an accredited college or university, or

2. Possession of a bachelor’s degree, with a minimum of 18 units in accounting that included 6 units of basic/introductory accounting and 6 units of intermediate accounting, together with 3 units of auditing, and/or 3 units of federal/state tax and/or 3 units of cost accounting and/or 3 units of advanced accounting. (The unit requirements herein are expressed as semester units. Equivalent quarter units are acceptable. Courses in business law, economics or related areas to don’t satisfy the requirements of R&TC Section 670[d]), or

3. Possession of a license to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California.

For Both Patterns:

License: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle operator's license.


Possession of a current, valid permanent appraiser’s certificate or an inactive/permanent appraiser’s certificate, issued by the California State Board of Equalization.

Special Requirement:

Incumbents are required to furnish their own automobile to use on the job. Reimbursement for such use will be made.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.


The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:

• Appraisal principles, terminology and procedures.
• Provisions of the State Constitution, the Revenue and Taxation Code, Administrative Rules, and the Assessor's Handbook pertaining to the assessment of real property and business personal property for tax purposes.
• Statistical analyses used to estimate market value.
• Principles of personnel supervision and training.

Ability to:

• Assemble and analyze appraisal data and analyze the factors influencing the value of real property and business personal property.
• Organize and supervise real property and business and personal property assessment appeals.
• Direct and assist subordinates in difficult appeals presentations.
• Maintain cooperative relations with persons contacted in the work.
• Analyze situations accurately and determining an effective course of action.
• Prepare written correspondence and reports.
• Make oral presentations before quasi-judicial body.


The examination will consist of the following steps: A review of candidates' application and supplemental questionnaire to verify possession of minimum requirements. Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process which is an oral examination weighted as 100% of the candidate’s final examination score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises. CANDIDATES MUST ATTAIN A QUALIFYING RATING ON EACH PORTION OF THIS EXAMINATION. We reserve the right to make changes to the announced examination components.

Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit. Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position. Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position. Other recruitments may be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work.

To learn more about our recruitment and selection process, please visit the “What You Need to Know” section of our website,

Selection Plan

Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance. The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency:


Deadline for Filing: 

Monday, April 22, 2019

Review of Minimum Qualifications:

Friday, May 3, 2019

*Panel Interviews:

May 21 & 22, 2019

*The combined oral examination/hiring interview, in addition to establishing an eligible list, may serve as the final selection interview for the immediate vacancy.

Alameda County and the Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination and/or selection process to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Alameda County’s Reasonable Accommodation Policy and applicable statutes. To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this or other phases of the examination/selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Representative listed on the job announcement
before the last date of filing
. Alameda County requires applicants to provide supporting documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a disability/medical condition pursuant to the ADA, FEHA and applicable statutes.

For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website, 


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

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Employee Mortgage Loan Program
  • 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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Debra Robinson, Human Resources Analyst III

Human Resource Services, County of Alameda


Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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