Real Property Appraiser III

County Of Mendocino Ukiah , CA 95482

Posted 1 month ago

The Position

Bilingual English/Spanish encouraged to apply.

The current vacancy is in Ukiah, and will be assigned to Commerical/Ag Preserve. The list developed from this recruitment will be used for a limited period to fill open and promotional, regular full-time, and part-time positions throughout the County, should they occur.

Performs complex technical functions related to industrial, agricultural, commercial and residential property appraisal, including: appraising property upon change in ownership, new construction or splitting or combining property; conducting field inspections; drawing diagrams of property and buildings; collecting and verifying data; interviewing property owners; and preparing data for hearings.

Job Requirements and Minimum Qualifications

All responsibilities may not be performed by all incumbents.

  • Performs complex technical work associated with industrial, agricultural, commercial and residential property appraisal functions, including: visiting property and noting significant features; interviewing property owners; collecting and verifying data; viewing and interpreting topography maps and aerial photographs to determine property characteristics; measuring and diagramming buildings or property and verifying parcel and structure data; analyzing and interpreting comparable sales and keeping records of same; reviewing records, maps, handbooks, etc.; drawing plot plans; allocating values when properties are split, combined or damaged; performing other related calculations; and classifying and appraising property.

  • Interprets accounting records to determine gross and net income for capitalization into an estimate of value; formulates three year weighted average prices for individual grape varieties.

  • Allocates appropriate values to different portions of property parcels based on topography, vegetation, soil use and capability of use; formulates carry capacities of soil types using county crop reports.

  • Assists in preparing computerized programs applicable to the work.

  • Formats, types letters, memos, requests, notices, deeds, reports, or other correspondence on a word processor or typewriter.

  • Composes correspondence in accordance with standard policies; answers various inquiries; explains policies and procedures and arranges appointments; and processes routine and non-routine matters independently.

  • Assists the public by answering questions related to job functions.

  • Attends meetings and training applicable to the work.

  • Advises and confers with representatives of other departments concerning procedures and policies.

  • Prepares information for presentation to and participates in Board of Equalization hearings.

  • Reports administrative and/or operational problems to supervisor.

  • Enters and retrieves a variety of complex information using a computer.

  • Disseminates a variety of information and/or reports to various agencies, divisions, or departments via telephone, mail, email or fax.

  • May serve as backup for other positions within the department.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; or high school graduation plus four years of progressively responsible, related experience pursuant to Section 283(d), Title 18 of the California Administration Code, which includes the following occupations: accountant, auditor, real estate loan underwriter, right-of-way agent, licensed building contractor; or a real estate licensee, licensed by the California Department of Real Estate, engaged in buying, selling, leasing, or managing real estate; or an appraiser aide or appraiser trainee in an assessor's office or in the property taxes department. When fewer than four years of education in an accredited institution of higher education are used to meet the minimal qualification, the number of qualifying years shall be determined by the number of units in which passing grades where received. One year of education requirement shall consist of either 30 semester units or 45 quarter units; and,

One year of experience in the position of Real Property Appraiser II; or,

Any combination of education, training and experience, within the prescribed guidelines of Section 283(d), Title 18 of the California Administration Code, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Licenses and Certifications:

State Board of Equalization Appraisers Certificate or must obtain within one year of employment.

Valid California Drivers License.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Applicable codes, laws, ordinances, regulations and legal forms and procedures.

  • Methods, practices and procedures used in industrial, agricultural, residential, and commercial property appraisal.

  • Geometry, and standard business arithmetic, including percentages and decimals.

  • Basic accounting, record keeping, report preparation, filing methods and records management techniques.

  • Methods and techniques used in searching for and compiling information using a variety of sources.

  • Correct English usage, including spelling, grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary.

  • Internal departmental policies and procedures.

  • External governmental bodies and agencies related to area of assignment.

  • All computer applications, and hardware as well as other general office equipment related to performance of the essential functions of the job.

  • General office procedures, policies and practices.

Skill in:

  • Organizing work, setting priorities and meeting critical deadlines.

  • Typing from rough draft or printed text using a word processor or typewriter.

  • Analyzing and resolving office administrative situations and problems.

  • Making mathematical/geometrical calculations and computations.

  • Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines.

  • Using a computer to accurately and rapidly enter and retrieve data and information.

  • Communicating orally with internal staff, citizens, and other departmental staff in order to give and receive information in a courteous manner.

  • Operating and routine maintenance of general office machines such as copiers, facsimile machines, and telephone systems.

Mental and Physical Abilities:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, maps, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to apply methods, practices and procedures used in the valuation of industrial, agricultural and residential properties

  • Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions, giving close attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Ability to draw legible diagrams.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

  • Ability to draft and type correspondence.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

  • Ability to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and speak and hear.

  • Ability to ascend or descend ladders, stairs, ramps, and the like, using feet and legs or hands and arms and maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking or standing on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces.

  • Ability to use texture and shape perception and discrimination.

  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Selection Procedure

Important Application Information:

  • It is your responsibility to demonstrate through your application materials how you meet the minimum qualifications of the position/s for which you apply.

  • You must complete all sections of the application. A rsum or other information you feel will help us evaluate your qualifications may be attached to your completed application, but will not be accepted in lieu of completing any part of the application. Blank applications that contain only a rsum or those that reference "see rsum" will be rejected as incomplete.

  • Check your application before submitting to ensure it is complete and correct; no new or additional information will be accepted after the closing date.

  • Inquiry will be made of your former and current employers; please provide the names and telephone numbers of supervisors on your application.

  • You must provide the names and contact information of at least three (3) references (not relatives) that have knowledge of your job skills, experience, ability and/or character.

  • Application materials are the property of Mendocino County and will not be returned.

  • It is your responsibility to keep your NEOGOV profile updated, including any changes to your telephone number or address. Failure to do so may result in missed notification of exams or interviews.

  • The exam process listed on this flyer is tentative. Mendocino County reserves the right to make necessary modifications to the examination plan. Such revisions will be in accordance with approved personnel standards. Should a change be made, applicants will be notified.

  • The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.

Examination Process: All complete applications will be reviewed with those judged most qualified progressing further in the selection process. Based on the number of qualified candidates, an oral examination (weight 100) or an unassembled exam, consisting of an evaluation of education and experience as stated on the application form, will be administered. The examination process will test the knowledge and abilities described above. A minimum score of 70 must be attained for placement on the employment list.

Special Testing: If you require special testing arrangements to accommodate a disability or religious conviction you must contact Human Resources at 707.234.6600 prior to the test date to make your requirements known. You must provide enough advance notice to allow Human Resources to properly review and evaluate your request.

Special Requirements:Employment in some County departments or positions may require the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background, which may include fingerprinting, and/or a medical examination, which may include drug screening.

This announcement is a synopsis of duties and requirements of this job. To review the complete classification specification and benefits, please see the HR website. Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Department by the final filing date.

The County of Mendocino is an Equal Opportunity Employer

This information is a summary of general benefits. Benefits listed in Mendocino County Resolutions or Memorandums of Understanding prevail over this listing. This information is not legally binding, nor does it constitute a Contract.

SALARY

Compensation is based on a five-step salary range, with annual merit-based increases within the salary range.

RETIREMENT

Covered under Social Security and the 1937 act; both employees and the County pay into the retirement fund. For the most current information regarding County Retirement please go to:

https://www.mendocinocounty.org/retirement

HOLIDAYS AND PERSONAL LEAVE

Mendocino County observes 11 paid holidays per year. Employees are granted 24 - 48 hours of personal leave annually, depending upon Bargaining Unit.

VACATION

Accrues at the rate of two weeks per year for three years. Three weeks per year after three years, four weeks after eight years and five weeks after 15 years.

SICK LEAVE

Paid sick leave accrues at the rate of 1.25 days per month, or 15 days per year. Accruals are pro-rated for part-time employees working at least 20 hours per week. Part-time employees working less than 20 hours per week, and extra-help employees receive up to 24 hours (or 3 days) of paid sick leave annually.

MEDICAL, DENTAL, VISION, AND LIFE INSURANCE

The County and the employee share the cost of an employee selected health care plan; enrollment in the plan includes $20,000 Life Insurance.

HEALTH INSURANCE

For the most current information regarding Health Insurance please go to:

http://www.mendocinocounty.org/hr/ehb

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

For the most current information regarding Employee Assistance please go to:

http://www.mendocinocounty.org/hr/eap

EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAM

For the most current information regarding Employee Wellness please go to:

http://www.mendocinocounty.org/hr/mcwow

LABOR CONTRACTS

For the complete list of most current labor agreements please go to:

http://www.mendocinocounty.org/hr/labor

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