Appraiser (Entry/Journey DOQ)

Recruitment #22-303050-02



COMMITMENT TO SERVICE: Our mission is to serve the people and to provide a safe and healthy place to live, learn, work and play.

We serve the public in many different ways, including:

-Providing primary medical, dental, substance abuse, mental health and social services to residents, including the uninsured, low-income, and medically underserved, and administering federal, state, and local public assistance programs

-Providing law enforcement services in the unincorporated area of the county

-Protecting the community from public health threats such as communicable diseases

-Coordinating countywide responses to domestic violence and terrorism or other emergencies

-Managing the criminal justice process after arrest (jail, prosecution, defense, probation)

-Supporting other local governments through efficient property tax collection as mandated by the State, County and local jurisdictions; and,

-Administration and enforcement of Federal, State, and Local laws and policies pertaining to environmental health, building construction, and land use planning

OUR EMPLOYEES: Our diverse workforce is committed to fulfilling this mission and does so by exemplifying our IDEAL Core Values, engaging in our day to day work of serving the public with Integrity, Dignity, Excellence, Accountability, and Leadership.


Appraiser (Entry)

Under the provisions of the State of California Revenue and Taxation Code, makes investigations and collects/analyzes data for valuation of residential, agricultural, and small commercial real properties to determine value for tax assessment purposes; serves as primary point of contact with the general public concerning real property tax assessment issues. The eligible list created as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill full-time and part-time regular, limited-term or extra-help positions as vacancies occur throughout the County.

Appraiser (Journey)

Under the provisions of the State of California Revenue and Taxation Code, makes investigations and collects/analyzes data for valuation of residential, agricultural, commercial, industrial, transitional, multi-use, and specialized real properties to determine value for tax assessment purposes; serves as primary point of contact with the general public concerning real property tax assessment issues.  Incumbents work with only occasional instruction or assistance, and perform specialized duties in a highly independent manner.

Education Requirements (Entry & Journey)

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, is required, preferably in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics.

Substitution of Experience for Education:  Must have graduated from high school or has a General Educational Development (GED) diploma, and has four (4) years of relevant experience. "Relevant experience” means employment experience within the last ten years in any of the following occupations:

(a)  An accountant, auditor, real property appraiser, building cost estimator, engineer, real estate loan agent, real estate loan underwriter, right-of-way agent, licensed building contractor; or

(b)  A real estate licensee, licensed by the California Department of Real Estate, engaged in buying, selling leasing, or managing real estate; or

(c)  An appraiser aide or appraiser trainee in an assessor’s office or in the property taxes department of the Board of Equalization; or

(d)  An employee, other than an appraiser, appraiser aide, or appraiser trainee, of an assessor’s office or of the property taxes department of the Board of Equalization, except that such employment times shall be limited to qualifying for only 2/3 of the four-year experience requirement.  The remaining 1/3 of time shall be accumulated by other relevant experience as described in (a), (b), and (c) above, or by education in an accredited institution of higher education.

Experience Requirements

Entry: One (1) year of work experience as Appraiser Technician, Aide or equivalent position in an assessor’s office or equivalent experience in real estate appraisal or related field. 

Journey: Two (2) years of work experience at entry-level or associate-level property appraisal or equivalent experience in real estate appraisal. 

The eligible list created as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill full-time and part-time regular, limited-term or extra-help positions as vacancies occur throughout the County.




Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage for the 2022 calendar year is $1,671.27 per month. The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage. The County may offer a supplemental contribution for employees enrolled in Employee plus Two or More coverage.

Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.    

Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement and contributes to Social Security.


The County observes 12 full day fixed and 2 half day fixed paid holidays per year. Additionally, employees in this bargaining unit receive 2 floating paid holidays per year.                       


Vacation is accrued at 10 days per year. Sick leave accrues at 3.70 hours per pay period


Employees are eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay, per level, after the completion of continuous service at 10,20,25,30 and 35 years.


To view the benefits for a regular position, please click on the link below:

2022 Benefits Summary


Extra-help employees who work less than 29 hours per week do not typically receive or accrue benefits of regular employees during their period of employment. All extra-help employees accrue .034 hours of Paid Time Off. 

To view the benefits for an extra-help position, please click on the link below: 

2022 Benefits Summary - Extra Help


Solano County is committed to “Invest In and For the Future” by providing training resources to encourage employee professional development and growth within our organization. While employed with Solano County, employees have the opportunity to pursue their career goals, interests, and develop the competencies on the Solano County Leadership Development Model by participating in the following programs:

Tuition Reimbursement Program
Annual Education Fair
County Mentoring Program
Leadership Academy
Supervisory Trainings
Skill Development Trainings
Self-paced learning opportunities 


10/18/2022 - Deadline to submit application and required documents (First Review)

10/27/2022 - Second Review 

11/10/2022 - Third Review 

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a supplemental questionnaire assessment, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

A minimum score of 70% is required to continue in the selection process, unless otherwise announced.

All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted.  These provisions are subject to change.

RETIREES - Solano County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.


Please visit the County of Solano website to apply:

County of Solano Careers

Applications must be submitted through the JobAps system. Paper copies of applications are not accepted. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted by the final filing date. Be sure to include the recruitment title (Appraiser (Entry/Journey DOQ)) and the recruitment number (22-303050-02) in your email or fax.

Previously submitted application materials (e.g., copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.

Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170, business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA.

Please note that all dates/times listed in the job announcement are Pacific Time. 


A Bachelor’s Degree is required for this position, unless experience is substituted for education

All candidates must submit a copy of their college diploma (verifying the degree, date earned and area of specialization) or official/unofficial transcripts (verifying the date and degree conferred) by the final filing deadline. Candidates who fail to submit their diploma or transcripts by the final filing date will be disqualified from the recruitment.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: Candidates who attended a college or university that is accredited by a foreign or non-U.S. accrediting agency must have their educational units evaluated by an educational evaluation service.  The result must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the close of the recruitment. Please contact the local college or university to learn where this service can be obtained.

How to Submit Your Documents

In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to Be sure to include the recruitment title (Appraiser (Entry/Journey DOQ)) and the recruitment number (22-303050-02) in your email or fax.


To be eligible, applicant must have served at least 181 consecutive days of active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions.  A COPY OF THE DD 214, SHOWING DISCHARGE TYPE (GENERALLY COPY 4), MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT BY THE FINAL FILING DATE.  Applicants who have a service connected disability must also submit a recent award letter from the VA stating they are receiving disability benefits for service connected reasons.  

Veteran applicants for initial County employment with an honorable or general under conditions discharge shall receive five (5) points added to their combined score.  Disabled veterans rated at not less than 30% disability shall have ten (10) points added to their combined score.  Veteran’s preference points will only be added to passing scores in competitive open examinations. 


It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES:  Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the “Selection Process”), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form:

Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form

This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment. Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.


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Solano County is the ideal place to live, learn, work and play. The America's Promise Alliance has named Solano County as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People for six consecutive yearsthe only California community with that distinction.

· Live – Solano County, as well as cities within the County have ranked in the top 15 hottest markets across the country and within the Bay Area due to prime location and affordability.

· Learn  Higher education abounds! Within the County, education choices include Solano Community College, CSU Maritime, Brandman University, and Touro University. Bordering our County is the renowned University of California Davis.

· Work – The blend of agriculture, corporate business and pleasant lifestyle enhance the attraction of Solano County. Blessed with a thriving agricultural economy, the County is also home to biotechnology and other growth industries, and Travis Air Force Base.

· Play - Situated midway between San Francisco and Sacramento—the State capitol, Solano County is home to rolling hillsides, waterfronts, fertile farmland and recreational areas. County residents can enjoy day trips to the San Francisco Bay area, Sacramento, the Delta, Lake Tahoe region, and the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.

County Population (2019): 447,643

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