Appraiser I/II/III

  • San Andreas, California
  • Aug 24, 2023
Full Time Accounting and Finance Real Estate
  • Salary: $24.00 - $34.64 Hourly USD Hourly
  • Salary Top: 34 USD Hourly

Job Description

Position Description

Appraiser I: $24.00 - $29.18/hr.
Appraiser II: $25.98 - $31.61/hr.
Appraiser III: $28.52 - $34.64/hr.

Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Unofficial transcripts required at time of application.

This is a flexibly staffed, three-part series. Incumbents will be expected to perform increasingly complex duties, requiring specialized knowledge of appraisal methodology as it relates to valuing property for property tax purposes. Incumbents are expected to possess technical knowledge as it relates to applicable computer technology and pertinent Revenue and Taxation Codes. All incumbents will be expected to perform tasks necessary to appraise real or personal property, as assigned. This will include field inspections to measure and inventory property, interviewing real estate professionals, secure and analyze data for the appraisal of real and personal property, inputting data into the County’s Automated Property Tax System, defending value conclusions in appeal hearings, maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work, and such other duties as may be assigned.


Incumbents work under close supervision while being trained and will gradually work more independently as knowledge and skills are acquired.


Incumbents will be assigned increasingly difficult tasks including income-producing properties.


Incumbents will be assigned to perform the more difficult appraisal work and to do related work as required.



This is the entry level class for appraisal work. Incumbents will work under close supervision while being trained to appraise all property types and will gradually work more independently as knowledge and skills are acquired. Routine work will be assigned to this class. Appointment to the Appraiser I position will be made based on a competitive recruitment process. Incumbents in the Appraiser I position are expected to develop basic appraisal and assessment skills.


This is the journey level position within the series. Incumbents are expected to advance as soon as they acquire the necessary skills and experience and can demonstrate an ability to perform more difficult tasks. Incumbents will be expected to appraise all property types including income-producing property, restricted property, and personal property.


This is the advanced level position within the series. Incumbents are responsible for the more complex technical assignments and work with greater independence from close review. Incumbents may assist in training and guiding subordinates.

Example of Duties
  • Make general investigations and analyzes data in the appraisal of real and personal property.
  • Makes field studies and appraisals of residential, commercial and farm properties.
  • Gathers information and measures and plots land and improvements.
  • Collects, analyzes and tabulates sales, rentals and construction costs of properties.
  • Makes and verifies computations involved in cost estimating of properties.
  • Makes and verifies computations involved in cost estimating and appraising.
  • Appraises commercial, large rural, residential and other large or unusual properties whose appraisal involves unique or more difficult problems.
  • Investigate and analyze data in appraisal of difficult commercial, industrial, rural, residential or timber appraisals.
  • Assists in training and instructing lower classes in the appraisal series.
  • Inspect land and improvement changes to determine effect on value.
  • Obtain information from interviews with owners, contractors, real estate agents and others.
  • Combines various elements affecting land values and exercise judgment in arriving at equitable and consistent property value judgments.
  • Prepare verbal and written reports and make recommendations based on complaints concerning appraisals.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:
Basic principles of land economics; general knowledge of the principles of property appraisals; general knowledge of property taxation in California.

Ability to:
Learn and apply the principles and techniques of property appraisal; assemble and analyze data and make mathematical calculations; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work; exercise judgement.

APPRAISER II (in addition to the above)
Knowledge of:
Factors involved in the appraisal of real property and the principles underlying the appraisal process; real property laws; provisions of the State Constitution and Revenue and Taxation Code pertaining to the assessment of property for tax purposes; purposes organization and procedures of the local Assessor’s Office.

Ability to
Apply appraisal principles and techniques in the equitable and justifiable appraisal of property; assemble and analyze data; make arithmetical calculations, charts, and descriptive sketches in connection with appraisal work.

APPRAISER III (in addition to the above)
Knowledge of:
Real property appraisal for tax assessment purposes; common methods of describing real property; methods of making depreciation studies; principles and practices of public administration, time management and workload distribution; effect of economic trends and conditions affecting real property values.

Ability to
Read and interpret blueprints, maps and property descriptions; exercise sound judgments in the development, analysis and evaluation of appraisal information; analyze situations accurately and adopt and effective course of action; analyze complex appraisal and assessment systems and assist in improvement of same; establish and maintain cooperative relations with taxpayers and other contacted; prepare correspondence and reports.


Equivalent to completion of a four-year degree from an accredited college or university with a course of study that provides basic knowledge to successfully perform typical duties or such other combination of education and experience that meets BOE approval for a temporary appraisal certificate.

No experience required.

Incumbents must be a Certified Property Tax Appraiser by the State Board of Equalization, have one year of experience appraising property for property tax purposes, and have passed the following courses or their equivalent:

Course 2A - Residential Cost Estimating
Course 3 - Residential Appraisal Procedures
Course 5 - Income Approach to Value

In addition, incumbent must show demonstrated competency appraising single family residential properties.

APPRAISER III (In addition to the Appraiser II requirements)
Incumbents must be a Certified Property Tax Appraiser by the State Board of Equalization, have three years’ experience appraising property for property tax purposes, and have passed the following courses or their equivalent:

Course 56 - Advanced Sales Comparison and Income Capitalization
One course equivalent to an advanced-level course offered by the State BOE

In addition, incumbent must have one year of experience appraising income-producing properties and show a demonstrated competency appraising those property types.

Special Requirements
Possession of a valid California driver’s license. Incumbents will have one year from the date of employment to obtain a valid appraiser’s certificate from the California State Board of Equalization [BOE].

Possession of a valid appraiser’s certificate is a condition of continued employment. Every effort is made to provide opportunities for training as our budget permits. If we are unable to provide training, incumbents are still responsible for obtaining the required continuing education to keep their appraisal certificate.

Mobility to work in a standard office environment; use standard office equipment and attend off-site meetings; physical ability to sit or otherwise remain stationary at work post for long periods of time; manual dexterity to use standard office equipment and supplies and to manipulate both single sheets of paper and large document holders (binders, manuals, etc.); vision to read handwritten and printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person and by telephone.


This class description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Not all duties are necessarily performed by each incumbent. Incumbents may be expected to perform

job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

Bargaining Unit 7 - Service Employees International Union Local 1021

For available Health/Dental/Vision insurance please visit the County BENEFITS WEBPAGE. Please note that Extra-hire positions that are benefitted, are only offered our CORE medical plan and are not offered dental or vision.

NEW * Assist-To-Own program to help Couny employees purchase a home.

Program Highlights:
  • Down Payment Assistance, up to 5.5% of the Total Mortgage Loan.
  • Available with purchase of a primary residence.
  • Variety of Mortgage Loan options (FHA, VA, USDA and Conventional Mortgage Loans).
  • No first-time homebuyer requirement to qualify.
  • Flexible guidelines: Minimum FICO 640; Maximum DTI 50%.
  • Flexible income limits, up to moderate income levels; no income limits for FHA and VA.
For more information, vists Calaveras County Assist-to-Own

Boot Allowance: $150 per year and is distributed once a year, in the first full pay period in the month of December.Qualifying Classifications: Registered EH Specialists, EH Techs, OSS Engineers, Fleet Manager, Junior Engineer, Mechanic series, Sheriff's Mechanic, Public Works Inspector, Road Maintenance Worker series, Integrated Waste Worker series, AG Techs, and AG Biologists, and Recycling Program Coordinator I/II, Permit Tech I/II, Engineering Tech I/II assigned to the Rock Creek Landfill facility, and Air Pollution Control Tech.

Uniform Allowance:$600 per calendar year split into monthly payments.Payments will be made monthly on the second pay check.Qualifying classifications: Custodian series, facility maintenance worker series, facilities maintenance engineer.

Extra-hire employees are not eligible for step advances, vacation, seniority rights, holiday pay or other certain employee benefits. They are entitled to 24 hours of sick leave per year and eligilbe for the county's CORE Medical plan but not eligible for dental or vision insurance.

Vacation days:

0 - 3 complete years = 80 hours per year.

After 6 months you can take your first week.

3 - 10 complete years = 120 hours per year

10 years+ = 160 per year

Holidays:13 paid holidays per year.

Life Insurance: $50,000.00 County paid

Sick Leave: 12 days annual sick leave accrual with unlimited accumulation.

Sick leave is accrued at 3.69 hours for each full 80 hours of payroll period.

60 hours of sick leave can be used for immediate family, parent spouse, child or sibling.

Merit: After successfully completing twenty-six (26) pay periods, a 5% merit increase may be granted.Merit increases may be granted annually thereafter to the top step.

Probation Period: New employees remain in a probationary status for 26 pay periods..

Longevity Incentives @ 2.5% for each of the following:
  • 5.5 years (if hired before March 28, 2005)
  • 6 years
  • 10 years
  • 15 years
  • 20 years
  • 25 years

Bi-Lingual pay:$75 per month for specific approved job classifications.

Flexible Spending: Pre-Tax Medical Reimbursement - Max contribution of $2,500 annually

Flexible Spending:Pre-Tax Dependent Care Account - Max contribution of $5,000 annually

Section 125 Plan:Additional insurance is available through the Section 125 plan and may be purchased from a representative during open enrollment or by appointment when they are on-site.


Heart & Stroke Insurance

Cancer Insurance

Accident Insurance

Universal Life Insurance

Short Term Disability Insurance




Extra-Hire's will be enrolled into Public Agency Retirement System (PARS) unless you are already a member of CalPERS.

Additional Retirement Plan:

The County offers a 457 Government plan. Employees can contribute u to this deferred compensation plan (Pre or Post Tax options).The County utilizes VALIC.

Participating employees will receive a County paid match of up to $50 a month.

Base Pay


Job Address

San Andreas, California United States View Map