Auditor - Appraiser - Assistant

Placer County

The Placer County Assessor's Office currently has one (1) vacancy for an Auditor - Appraiser - Assistant.

The eligible list created by this recruitment may be used in the future to fill additional permanent positions within the County as they arise. 

This position may be eligible for a hybrid (partial telework) schedule.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Review and analyze annual statement forms filed by businesses to declare their personal property and fixtures; compare and analyze prior year statements compared with the current year; input and update data into the Assessor's computerized assessment records system.
Conduct mandatory and non-mandatory audits of business records to identify and determine the appraised value of business personal property and fixtures.
Interpret and analyze data in business records for taxability of property, ownership, classification and reported cost.
Reconcile data to reported costs; value property items; determine changes and enter results in records.
Prepare and resolve assessment appeals involving business property.
Respond to written and telephone inquiries from the public.
Attend seminars and read professional publications to maintain continuing education requirements through the State Board of Equalization.
Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
Act on behalf of Senior Auditor Appraiser or the Principal Auditor Appraiser in supervisor's absence.
Perform related duties as assigned.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Review files and determine the scope of audits; schedule and coordinate audits; and present audit findings to taxpayers.
Evaluate written statements from taxpayers for justified changes in values and completeness.
Appraise accounts for escape assessments; derive value from prior statements or comparable property; and determine penalties pursuant to the Revenue and Taxation Code.

Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: No experience is required.

Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting or business with a minimum of 18 units of accounting is required.  Training must be consistent with the requirements of Property Tax Rule 283 plus Section 670(d) of the Revenue and Taxation Code or the Successor sections.

Required License or Certificate:
May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.

Possession of a valid Appraiser's Certificate issued by the State Board of Equalization consistent with the eligibility requirements for auditor-appraisers who perform the duties pursuant to California Revenue and Taxation Code Section 670 must be obtained within six months from date of hire.  Failure to obtain this certificate will be cause for termination of employment in this class.