Appraiser Trainee

  • San Andreas, California
  • Dec 17, 2023
Full Time Accounting and Finance Real Estate
  • Salary: $40,539.20 - $49,254.40 Annually USD Annually
  • Salary Top: 49254 USD Annually

Job Description

Position Description


Under direct supervision, assists with the collection, recording, maintenance, and updating of property appraisal data; performs routine on-site inspections of real and personal property; assists with the preparation of the county assessment roll; Performs a variety of paraprofessional duties necessary to the appraisal of real or personal property for taxation purposes.

This is a paraprofessional class in which an incumbent performs routine appraisal tasks to assist professional appraisal staff. An employee in this class works according to standardized procedures, seeking direction from professional staff in complex or unusual situations. This class differs from that of Appraiser I in that the latter is the entry level into the professional Appraiser series.

Example of Duties

  • Assembles records, forms, maps and appraisal data in preparation for review by appraisal staff.
  • Conducts field inspections of land, structures and improvements to collect and verify real property data.
  • Describes property; draws plots of property to be appraised; makes drawing of structures and improvements.
  • Collects, analyzes and performs standard cost estimates based on appraisal data to determine the taxable value of property and make correction to the tax rolls.
  • Researches and verifies a variety of record and source documents in order to prepare and process Business Property Statements.
  • Verifies, for additions to unsecured assessment roll, the locations of business, equipment, boats, aircraft and other personal property.
  • Interviews property owners and other relevant parties to obtain and verify property data.
  • Acts as information source to property owners and other interested parties at the public counter and over the telephone, explaining appraisal and appeals procedures to the taxpayers.
  • May assist in developing procedure manuals and appraisal programs.
  • Prepares and maintains detailed appraisal work papers; prepares written summaries of appraisal procedures and findings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Basic mathematics, including ratios, fractions and percentages; Principles and techniques of business writing and communications; Basic principles, procedures, terminology utilized in appraisal processes; Basic principles and procedures in the Revenue Taxation Administration Rules. Applicable state, federal, and local ordinance, laws, rules, and regulations regarding property appraisal operations and programs.

Ability to:

Provide assistance and support to professional appraisal staff by gathering data, analyzing information, and recommending routine property appraisals; Compile, research and verify appraisal data; Apply appropriate methods, practices and procedures utilized in appraisal of real and personal property; Reading and interpreting blueprints and sketches of real property descriptions.


Two years of increasingly responsible assessment support experience in a county Assessor's Office. Educational college coursework in finance, business, accounting or related fields may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience.


Three years of full-time experience in performing responsible office and assessment role support for property transactions, appraisals, and record keeping.

Special Requirements

Must possess a valid driver's license.

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.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Base Pay


Job Address

San Andreas, California United States View Map