Appraiser II (#RB4302)
$31.75-$38.59 Hourly / $5,503.28-$6,689.27 Monthly / $66,039.38-$80,271.28 Yearly


Under general supervision, performs office and field work to obtain and analyze data for appraisal of agricultural, commercial, and residential property for tax assessment purposes; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


This is the journey level class in the Appraiser series. An employee in this class is responsible for appraising single and multiple family dwellings, the smaller commercial properties, and agricultural land and buildings.


  • Independently appraises residential, routine commercial, agricultural or special purpose properties; measures, plots, and describes construction characteristics of residential buildings; classifies structures according to quality of construction, shape, and use; estimates construction costs and depreciation according to published cost criteria; assembles and analyzes sales, neighborhood and economic data relating to the area in which work is being performed, and incorporates this analysis into the appraisal; correlates the indicators of value obtained to determine market value of real properties being appraised.
  • Analyzes data and establishes values for productive or non-productive land; determines best possible use for land and determines whether or not this is relevant to appraisal.
  • Confers with property owners, contractors, real estate agents, bankers, and others regarding building and land costs, sale and resale values.
  • Investigates complaints; reports and makes recommendations on the basis of findings.
  • Assists in the training of Appraiser I's in the field and office procedures.
  • Attends training classes and seminars designed to meet the State's requirements for maintenance of a valid Appraiser's Certificate.



Experience:  One year as an Appraiser I in San Joaquin County or an equivalent class in a California county Assessor’s office. 


Education:  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.


Experience:  Two years (within the last ten years) as a real property appraiser or auditor-appraiser, one year of which must have been equivalent to an Appraiser I or Auditor-Appraiser I in San Joaquin County Service.



License:  Possession of a California driver’s license.


Certificates:  A permanent Appraiser’s Certificate issued by the State Board of Equalization must be obtained by an employee in this class within the first year of employment.


Appraisal methods, materials, and tools; pertinent resource materials; social, ethnic and economic factors which affect property values; tax laws pertaining to assessment; basic principles of clear writing; mathematics, including percentages and ratios, fractions, and fomulas for determining areas and volumes, basic geometry; fundamentals of data organization; how to drive safely.


Work accurately; think systematically and apply good judgment; utilize departmental procedures, manuals, maps, parcel system, and tables; maintain tactful, courteous, and friendly relations with the public; understand the viewpoints of others; make oneself understood verbally; read and understand job-related material; write and print legibly; effectively utilize supervision and training; work conscientiously with minimum supervision; train less experienced employees in appraisal techniques; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


Mobility-Frequent operation of keyboards, sitting for extended periods, standing for long periods, walking; Lifting-Frequently 20 pounds or less; Vision-Good vision; frequent reading and close-up work; normal hand and eye coordination; Dexterity-Normal dexterity with frequent writing and repetitive motion; Hearing/Talking-Frequent hearing and talking on the telephone and in person; Emotional/Psychological-Frequent public contact and decision making; frequent concentration required; Special Conditions-May require occasional overtime, weekend or evening work.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RB4302; EST: 8/1/1958; REV: 5/12/1999;