Auditor Appraiser/Sr. Auditor Appraiser

The County Of El Dorado, California Placerville , CA 95667

Posted 1 week ago




The County of El Dorado Office of the Assessor is responsible for discovering, inventorying, valuing and assessing all taxable real property in the County, including residential, commercial, industrial properties and undeveloped land. The office is also responsible for assessing taxable business property, boats, airplanes, mining claims and other assessable interests in property. The Assessor prepares and maintains the master property records and parcel maps. The office is charged with the administration of a number of exemption programs benefitting homeowners and certain qualifying organizations. The Assessor prepares and submits the secured, unsecured, and supplemental assessment rolls for use in preparation of assessments for taxation by the various taxing agencies.


Put your knowledge of auditing and appraising to use by performing property tax appraisals of business property, vessels, general and commercial aircraft, mining claims, mineral reserves, agricultural equipment, and other assessable property. In this role, you will also work with taxpayers to resolve assessment issues and responds to taxpayer and public inquiries.

The selected candidate will have the opportunity to:

  • Audit financial records of businesses to determine the completeness and accuracy of information reported for tax assessment.

  • Examine general ledgers, journals, financial statements, tax returns and other records and source documents relating to supplies, fixed assets and leased equipment.

  • Appraise boats, aircraft, mining claims, mineral reserves, agricultural equipment and possessor interests for taxation purposes.

  • Conduct on-site inspection of businesses to correlate physical condition of fixed assets and equipment to information obtained from accounting records.

  • Determine taxable value of property and make corrections to tax roll.

  • Prepare and maintain detailed audit work papers; prepare written summary of audit procedures and findings.

  • Determine which businesses require mandatory audit, following established guidelines.

  • Research and provide information for and interpret appraisals, audit findings and appeal procedures for taxpayers.

  • Review newspapers, sales tax permits, business license lists and conduct physical sightings to learn of new businesses to be contacted.

  • Review and correct property statements for accuracy, validity and complete-ness.

In addition to these great opportunities, the selected candidate will also be eligible for County benefits like:

  • Teleworking opportunities, if applicable

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance

  • 12 observed holidays plus up to two floating holidays

  • Vacation and Sick Time Accrual

For a full description of duties and responsibilities, please review the job description.


The Office of the Assessor is looking for a customer-driven self-starter who possesses a four-year degree in Accounting, Business Administration or a closely related field. Experience in an Assessor's office or other public agency is desirable, as is experience dealing with the public or customers.


Human Resources will assess your application to determine if you are minimally qualified using the following minimum qualifications:

Where college degrees and/or college course credits are required, degrees and college units must be obtained from a regionallyaccredited college or university. Courses from non-regionally accredited institutions will not be evaluated for this requirement.


Possession of a four year degree or four years of relevant experience as defined in Property tax rule 283.

Passing of a County administered merit system accounting/Auditing examination consistent with the requirements of Section 670(d) of the Revenue and Taxation Code.


A bachelor's degree with a minimum of eighteen (18) semester units in accounting or auditing, or licensure as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California may be substituted for passing the aforementioned examination.

Sr. Auditor/Appraiser


In addition to the above, two (2) years of business records auditing and business or personal property appraisal experience at a level equivalent to the County's class of Auditor/Appraiser.

Additional Requirements:

Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and automobile liability insurance meeting legal requirements.

Must possess or immediately apply for a temporary appraiser's certificate issued by the State Board of Equalization (Revenue and Taxation Code Section 673).

Must obtain a valid appraiser's certificate within one year of employment and maintain certifications thereafter.

You can view the class specificationto see the minimum qualifications for Auditor/Appraiser., as well as the physical, environmental, and working conditions.


Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" link at the top of this announcement. When your online application and responses to the supplemental questions are complete, click "Accept."

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, contact Elizabeth Sorg in Human Resources at


The Department of Human Resources will screen all applications to identify qualified candidates. After screening, qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the recruitment process.

Written Exam (Pass/Fail): Applicants will be required to pass a written exam if they do not attach proof in their application that they possess a bachelor's degree with a minimum of eighteen (18) semester units in accounting or auditing, or licensure as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California. The written exam has been tentatively scheduled for the week of January 31, 2021.

Training and Experience Review (Weighted 100%): A training and experience review consists of candidates responding to supplemental questions on the job application. A subject matter expert will evaluate each candidate's responses based on predetermined criteria. Subject matter experts are not granted access to the candidate's application; therefore, responses to the supplemental questions should be thorough, detailed, and complete.

For more information about the recruitment process, visit out webpage.

Based on the hiring department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedures.


The County of El Dorado is recruiting applicants for Auditor/Appraiser-Sr. Auditor/Appraiser. This recruitment will establish a list for the purposes of filling current and future full time, part time, and extra help vacancies for at least three (3) months. There is currently one (1) full time vacancy in the Assessor's Office located in Placerville, CA.

Find more recruitment information in our Frequently Asked Questions.

The County of El Dorado is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Many job classifications require pre-employment medical screening. Depending on the job classification, medical screening may include testing for drugs, including but not limited to marijuana; a positive test may result in revocation of an employment offer.

Not just rustic mining towns and historic sites - TodayEl Dorado County is a year-round vacation destination overflowing with outdoor adventure, inviting agritourism locations, enriching family activities, and a proud Gold Rush history.

Escape the traffic and smog! El Dorado County is just:

  • 40 miles to Downtown Sacramento
  • 50 miles to Sacramento International Airport
  • 129 miles to San Francisco

Here are a few of the many activities and events available throughout El Dorado County:

  • Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Boating, and Watersports

  • Skiing and Snowboarding

  • Live Music and Music Festivals

  • Local Craft Breweries and Wineries El Dorado County Fair

  • Placerville Speedway Races

  • Farm to Fork Restaurants

  • Local Shopping Gems


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