Los Angeles County Los Angeles , CA 90001
DEPARTMENT: OFFICE OF THE ASSESSOR FILING START DATE: 9/10/2018, 8:00 A.M.
(PST) FILING END DATE: 9/24/2018, 5:00 P.M.
(PST) EXAM NUMBER:
G-1965-T TYPE OF RECRUITMENT: DEPARTMENTAL PROMOTIONAL JOB OPPORTUNITY Restricted to permanent employees of the above Department who have successfully completed their initial probationary period.
Positions allocable to this class typically report to a Supervising Appraiser and are responsible for performing highly specialized and complexaudits of personal property.
Assignments require extensive research and analysis of appraisal data and market rates; analysis and selection of discount, capitalization, and depreciation rates and allowances; an understanding of difficult appraisal concepts such as possessory interest; the application of special appraisal formulas such as those used in the appraisal of commercial airlines; analysis of complex technical materials such as engineering reports, blueprints, developers' construction costs, and lease agreements; and the development of income streams and projections for income producing properties.
Positions require the application of a highly specialized knowledge of appraisal principles, practices, and methods, as well as the ability to apply knowledge of rules and regulations governing the audit process.
Positions performing personal property audit assignments also require the application of a highly specialized knowledge of accounting and auditing principles and procedures.
Essential Job Functions Performs highly specialized and complex audits of commercial, industrial, andprofessional businesses by verifying business property statements against company books and records in compliance with Revenue & Taxation Code.
Completes special projects and studies such as an industry analysis in order to obtain updated information on the valuation of the subject by using available resources (i.e.
external reports of companies, publications, etc.). Prepares complex appraisal reports and represents the Department in defending the appraisal of the more difficult assessment appeal cases before the Assessment Appeals Board (AAB). Testifies as an expert witness at the AAB hearings.
Requirements SELECTION REQUIREMENTS Two (2) years of experience as an Appraiser* auditing and appraisingpersonal property for assessment purposes in the service of Los Angeles County.
*To qualify, applicants must hold the payroll title of Appraiser.
No out-of-class experience in similar classes will be accepted.
SPECIALTY REQUIREMENTS Appraisal staff assigned in the Personal Property Division may be required to work in any geographical area in the County of Los Angeles and travel outside of the County of Los Angeles and the State of California for periods of time of up to 90 days per year as directed by management.
By applying for this position, you agree to this requirement.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS Appointees must meet certification requirements established by the California State Board of Equalization (SBE) within one year of employment.
LICENSE A valid California Class C Driver License is required tocarry out job-related essential functions.
Appointees will be required to provide automobiles and drive them in the County Service at the rate of compensation allowed by the Board of Supervisors.
PHYSICAL CLASS Physical Class II - Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting.
Considerable walking may be involved.
WITHHOLD INFORMATION Permanent employees who have completed their initial probationary period and hold a qualifying payroll title may file for this examination if they are within six (6) months of meeting the selection requirements by the last day of filing.
However, the names of such employees will be withheld from the certification list until the required experience is fully met.
Additional Information EXAMINATION CONTENT This examination will consist of THREE (3) parts: PART I (Weighted 40%): An in-person Written Test measuring knowledge of policies and procedures, assessment laws, written expression and grammar, reading comprehension, and audit personal property assessments.
The written examination is scheduled for Saturday, October 27, 2018 ; PART II (Weighted 20%): An Evaluation of Training and Experience based on the completion of the application and Supplemental Application Questionnaire information provided at the time of filing; and PART III (Weighted 40%): An Appraisal of Promotability (AP) evaluating knowledge and skills,communication and interpersonal skills, work skills and productivity, adaptability,dependability,and ethics.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on each part of the exam in order to be placed on the eligible list.
WRITTEN TESTS ARE NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.
Note: All test invitations will be sent to candidates via email.
Candidates are responsible for providing a valid email address in their application that can receive email from assessor.lacounty.gov .Please add to your email address contact list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk mail.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION Verification is required for any course or other training listed on the supplemental application questionnaire.
Training, courses and/or degrees must be documented in your official training folder or you must include a photocopy of your officialtranscripts or diploma with your application at the time of filing.
No points will be assigned if acceptable documentation is not in the official training folder or attached to the application.
ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in this examination will be placed on the eligible list in the order of their score group for a period of 12 months following the date of promulgation.
SPECIAL INFORMATION A background check of successful applicants will be conducted before appointment becomes final.
VACANCY INFORMATION The resulting eligible list for this examination will be used to fill vacancies inthe different districts and downtown offices of the Assessor's Office.
Appointees must be willing to work any shift and in anyof the various downtown and district offices of the Assessor's Office.
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION Applications must be completed ONLINE ONLY.
Applications submitted by U.S.mail,fax, or in person WILL NOT be accepted.
Instructions for Filing Online: Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" buttonabove.
You can also track the status of your application using this system.
Complete your application and Supplemental Application Questionnairethoroughly and correctly so thatyou will receive full credit for your related education and experience.
The acceptance of your application and Supplemental Application Questionnaire will depend on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Selection Requirements.
Please be sure your application shows complete information, including dates for education and jobs held which relate to this position.
In the space provided for: Education, include the name and address of schools/colleges attended, degree(s) earned, title of courses and completion dates, and number of credits and/or certification earned.
Job(s) held, give the name and address of your employers,your job titles, beginning and ending dates,number of hours worked per week, anddescriptions of work performed.
Attach any additionalinformation to your application, if necessary, to fully describe your related education and experience.
If you are unable to attach the required information, you may emailit to within 15 calendar days from the "Filing End Date." Please include your name, exam number, exam title, and daytime phone number.
Applicants must complete all questions including the supplemental questions presented through the application process.
All information supplied by applicants issubject to verification.
Applications may be rejected at any stage during theexamination process.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING ONLINE FILING COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT LIBRARIES Applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County for those candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet.
NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password.
Using a family member or a friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes.
Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.
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Department Contact email: Closing Date/Time: 9/24/2018 5:00 PM Pacific