Senior Recordable Documents Examiner (#RO4401)
$25.49-$30.98 Hourly / $4,418.12-$5,370.26 Monthly / $53,017.53-$64,443.14 Yearly


Under direction, examines, records and files legal documents; collects recording fees; supervises a clerical unit; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


An employee in this class is a working supervisor who is responsible for reviewing real property and other legal documents to determine acceptability for recording; setting and collecting recording fees and supervising a unit of clerical employees.


  • Supervises and trains other employees; develops and implements unit working procedures.
  • Receives and records liens, deeds, maps, and other real property documents for filing and recording purposes.
  • Reviews documents submitted for filing or recording purposes to assure accuracy, completeness and conformance with laws, rules and regulations.
  • Conducts property searches and prepares reports.
  • Determines and collects fees.
  • Assists the public in searching records.
  • Maintains simple accounting records; maintains inventory of unit supplies.
  • Receives orders by phone or in person for certified and uncertified copies of filled or recorded documents.


Experience: Two years in a California County Recorder's Office performing duties which included primary responsibility for examining real property and other legal documents to determine acceptability for recording and collecting recording fees.


State and County laws governing recording of documents; laws pertaining to ownership and transfer of real and personal property; legal descriptions of real property; methods and documents used to convey and transfer title to real property; general office practices; basic techniques of supervising and training.


Work rapidly and accurately under pressure; follow oral and written directions to specific situations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; supervise and train others.


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: RO4401; EST: 12/9/1981;