Placer Employment Opportunities

Assessment Supervisor

Recruitment #2021-13514-01


The Placer County Assessor’s Office has one vacancy in the Mapping Division. Experience with GIS and AutoCAD software is desirable.


Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department.

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To plan, organize, direct and supervise operations of a property assessment unit within the Assessor's Department such as mapping, customer service, exemptions, ownership or appraisal assessment functions; and to perform difficult and complex technical work related to the area of assignment.


The Supervisor level recognizes positions that perform full, first-line supervisory responsibilities including planning, assigning and evaluating the work of subordinates and is responsible for a program area within a work unit of a department.


Receives general direction from assigned management staff.

Exercises direct supervision over assigned technical and clerical personnel.


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Recommend and assist in the implementation of unit goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for the work performed by technical and clerical personnel; implement policies and procedures.
  • Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise and review the work of staff involved in such duties as mapping, customer service, exemptions, ownership functions, or appraisal assessment functions.
  • Assign and distribute work to ensure completion of duties related to mapping, customer service, exemptions, ownership, or appraisal assessment functions within established deadlines.
  • Evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities.
  • May participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for staff, equipment and supplies; monitor and control expenditures.
  • Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; recommend discipline; implement discipline procedures as directed.
  • Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned. 

When assigned to ownership:
  • Monitor and review to assure that staff apply appropriate change in ownership sections of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
  • Review and analyze the more difficult changes in ownership processed by staff; prepare detailed input on change in ownership assessment appeals.
  • Revise procedures and applicable processes based on legislated changes in ownership statutes.
  • Coordinate appropriate ownership unit responses and assistance to the public, department staff, other departments, and other governmental agencies inquiries with regard to property transfers and change in ownership. 

When assigned to mapping:
  • Oversee the production of Assessor maps and GIS base map layers.
  • Provide maps to other customers; organize the training of map users, mappers and applications.
  • Initiate and respond to requests for maps.
  • Oversee and process subdivision/parcel tax estimates and LAFCO annexations.
  • Oversee and prepare legal descriptions for tax deed and senior citizen property tax postponement process.
  • Update and maintain tax rate area (TRA) information. 

When assigned to customer service, exemptions:
  • Coordinate updates to the department customer service guide.
  • Maintain accurate and efficient daily duty logs and other public service assistance related statistics.
  • Research various sources of information and the Revenue and Taxation Code in order to adhere to California state law in the administration of complex property tax exemptions for welfare, church, religious, and disabled veterans.
  • Coordinate with the State Board of Equalization the effects of changes in administrative law and the mandated distribution of annual claims to recipients of property tax exemptions.
  • Conduct field inspections for new locations of exempt organizations to verify property is exclusively used for the exempt purpose and approve or deny the property tax exemption based upon the findings.
  • Review and process changes and corrections to the assessment roll.


It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below.

Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Three years of increasingly responsible property assessment experience at a technician or para-professional level related to mapping, customer service, exemptions or ownership work depending on area of assignment.

Training: Equivalent to an Associate's degree from an accredited college with major course work in business administration, public administration, information technology, accounting, or a related field.

Required License or Certificate:
May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.

NOTE:  Relevant, equivalent experience (performing the same or similar job requiring similar knowledge, skills, and abilities) may be substituted for the required education as determined by the Human Resources Department.

NOTE:  Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency.


Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of a technical function as assigned including mapping, customer service, exemption or ownership.
  • Equipment, tools and materials used in area of assignment.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluations.
  • Principles of budget monitoring.
  • Principles and practices of safety management.
  • Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, ordinances and rules including the Revenue and Taxation Code.

Ability to:

  • Organize, implement and direct assigned staff performing mapping, customer service/exemptions, ownership activities, or appraisal assessment functions.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 10 pounds of less.
  • Interpret and explain pertinent County and department policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program budget.
  • Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.


Training & Experience Rating (100%)

Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.


Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S.  For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn.


The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification.  For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.


Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please click here.


Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over),  marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.

Selection Plan

Tentative Recruitment Timeline:

Week of 10/11/21     Minimum Qualifications Screening

Week of 10/18/21    Training and Experience Rating

Week of 10/18/21    Establish Eligible List

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Jennifer Tucker, Administrative Technician, at or (530) 886-4667

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