Appraiser I/II

  • County of Colusa
  • 250 5th Street, Colusa, California
  • Aug 15, 2021
Full Time Code Enforcement and Inspections
  • Salary: $3,401 USD
  • Salary Top: $6,165
  • Negotiable/DOQ: Yes
  • Apply By: Aug 06, 2021



The Assessor’s Office is recruiting for an Appraiser I/II who can obtain and analyze data for the appraisal of real property for tax purposes; and to make field investigations, studies, and appraisals of residential, commercial, industrial, farm, timber and personal properties. There is one position available.

Job Description


Varies by Appraiser level:

Review and analyze annual filings of business, rental property and agricultural activities and financial statements; follow-up when statements have not been filed with the County to determine the status of the business.

Analyze the value of owned and leased business and personal property, including boats and aircraft, for taxation purposes.

Review leased property files to ensure that the lessee and lessor are not double-assessed.

Audit business and accounting records, including financial statements to verify activities, costs, dates of business and location of equipment and fixtures.

Perform computer searches of data for property ownership, valuations and other information.

Appraise industrial, commercial, rural and/or residential real properties, and/or other real property for taxation purposes.

Assist in the training of newly-appointed lower level Appraisers.

Conduct field inspections of property sites to collect and verify property data, equipment fixtures and other improvements.

Interview business and property owners and other relevant parties to obtain and verify property data. Assess penalties on business properties when appropriate.

Act as an information source to property owners and other interested parties at the public counter and over the telephone; explain appraisal and appeal procedures to the taxpayers.

Compile and organize Assessor Office records for presentation at Board of Equalization hearings; attend and participates in such hearings.

Prepare and maintain detailed appraisal work papers and accurate files of work performed; prepare written summaries and graphic materials, related appraisal procedures and findings.

Job description is currently being revised to create a flexibly-staffed Appraiser I/II/III series.


This class includes administrative or clerical positions requiring light physical effort, which may include frequent lifting of up to ten pounds and occasional lifting of up to twenty-five pounds. Ability to place or retrieve items at below waist level may be required. Considerable moving about may be involved.

Job Requirements


Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Both Levels

- Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver’s license

- Equivalent to a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major work in public or business administration, real estate and land management or a related field

In addition to the minimum requirements listed above for all levels; the additional requirements for each level are as listed below:

Level I 

- Some experience in real estate or property appraisal is desirable 

- Ability to obtain a valid certificate as an Appraiser issued by the California State Board of Equalization within one year of employment date

Level II

- One year of experience as a professional property appraiser

- Possession of a valid certificate as an Appraiser issued by the California State Board of Equalization

Special Instructions

Please mention you found this employment opportunity on the job board.


Applications may be obtained from and returned to:

Human Resources Department

250 5th Street

Colusa, CA 95932

Phone: 530-458-0420

Scanned completed application packets may be e-mailed to:

Download application:


A complete application packet will include:

- A signed completed standard Colusa County Application REV.111317

 - Copy of any applicable certificates

Submitting an incomplete packet may result in the disqualification of your application.

The applications will be used to select the best qualified applicant to participate in the selection process. A qualifications appraisal interview will be used to assess the candidate's knowledge, skills, and training experience. The Assessor will make the final selection and appointment.

Additional Information


CalPERS retirement plan, either 3 @ 60 for Classic, or 2 @ 62; deferred compensation plans available with monthly matching employer contributions; paid holiday, vacation and sick leave; Health Reimbursement Arrangement account; paid health insurance, life insurance, dental insurance and vision insurance for employee. If employee elects not to enroll in County insurance and can provide proof of other group health insurance coverage, they may be eligible for a $300 monthly cash in-lieu benefit. This position is part of the Colusa County Employees Association (CCEA), Professional Unit.

THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED, FIRST REVIEW: AUGUST 6, 2021. It is to your advantage to file your application as soon as possible as the recruitment may close at any time following the review date. Application forms must be filled out completely and show clearly that all minimum requirements are met. Faxed applications will not be accepted. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee selection in the examination process.

Note: The information contained in this flyer is general in nature and does not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Colusa County does not reimburse applicants for any travel or related expenses incurred in connection with applying for employment. Colusa County participates in E-Verify. To view the Notice of E-Verify Participation and the Right to Work posters, please visit the Employment Opportunities section of the Colusa County website.

Retirees: Colusa County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221 (h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.


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