Examples of Duties Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Performs a broad range of complex appraisal, audit, and administrative work.
- Plans, organizes, manages and coordinates the work of a staff of Auditor-Appraisers performing personal property and business appraisals.
- Schedules and assigns audit workloads, reviews each auditor's work and assists staff with the more complex areas of individual assignments as needed.
- Prepares an annual update of all property statements to conform with State standards.
- Answers questions and assists taxpayers in the preparation of personal property returns.
- Keeps records and prepares reports and an annual compilation of factors and valuation rates for assessment purposes, including market research.
- Prepares and presents assessment cases to the Board of Appeals.
Minimum Qualifications Experience:
Four (4) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the appraisal of personal and business property for tax purposes.Education:
Graduation from a four (4) year college with a major in accounting or its equivalent. Certification as an Accountant (CPA or PA) in California may be substituted for the required education.License:
Possess a valid California driver's license at time of appointment and maintain.
Possess and maintain a valid advanced certificate as an Auditor-Appraiser/Appraiser issued by the California State Board of Equalization.
Essential Functions ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Operate a personal computer and other modern office equipment.
- Communicate effectively with others in person and over the telephone.
- Analyze data, interpret policies, procedures and regulations, develop appropriate conclusions, and prepare reports.
- Meet deadlines under stressful conditions.
- Resolve conflicts and respond appropriately to complaints from the public.
- Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.
- Establish, implement and achieve goals and objectives.
- Train, evaluate and supervise staff.
- Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.
- Occasionally lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.
- Frequent use of hand-eye coordination.
- Frequent use of data entry device including repetitive hand and arm motion.
- Occasionally lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
- Normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.
- Sit or stand for long periods of time.
- Regular attendance is an essential function.
- General accounting and auditing principles and procedures.
- The principles and procedures of real and personal property valuation.
- Modern inventory maintenance and recordkeeping methods.
- Revenue and Taxation Code and the California Administrative Code as it pertains to the legalities of property taxation.
- Principles of employee supervision, training, and evaluation.
HOLIDAYS & LEAVES
- Plan, organize, schedule and coordinate the personal and business property appraisal work of Assessor's Office.
- Supervise, train, and evaluate the work of assigned staff.
- Read, understand, and analyze new legislation and regulations, in order to determine their impact on the business and personal property appraisals.
- Formulate and recommend policies for maintaining compliance with changes in legislation and regulations.
- Perform the most complex and technically difficult auditing-appraisal work.
- Perform market research to gather, organize, and analyze data for valuation purposes.
Make oral presentations.
- Prepare clear and concise recommendations and analytical reports.
- Effectively represent the Assessor's Office in contacts with the public, community organizations, other County departments, and other government organizations.
- Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work.
MANAGEMENT LEAVE May receive, depending upon classification, 96 hours per Fiscal Year (prorated for the time remaining in the fiscal year).
10 days the first 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 160 hours), 15 days in the second 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 240 hours), and 20 days after 10 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 320 hours). Optional annual sell back of a portion of accumulated vacation leave hours (maximum - 40 hours).
.0462 hours sick leave for each paid regularly scheduled work hour. 12 days (96 hours per year) with unlimited accumulation. Optional annual buy back of a portion of accumulated sick leave hours upon meeting certain criteria.
Twelve paid holidays annually plus one optional holiday.
Three (3) regularly scheduled consecutive work days or five (5) days if distance traveled over 500 miles one-way.
County paid health plan with maximum contributions; 100% for employee up to maximum of $420, 50% of dependent up to maximum of $100 for child/$220 for spouse biweekly. There are multiple health plans to choose from. County paid dental and vision plans, 100% for employee, with 50% of dependent premiums paid by the County.
County sponsored employee health clinic available for zero or reduced co-pay depending on selected health plan.
DISABILITY INSURANCE Management Disability Plan includes a comprehensive Short/Long Term Disability plan paid for by the County. LIFE INSURANCE
$50,000 County-paid Management Life Insurance coverage. $5,000 County-paid Life Insurance coverage (Accidental Death and Dismemberment included). Voluntary Term Life and Universal Life Insurance available - premium paid by employee.
The County offers a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. Employees choose their investment funds and can make pretax contributions to the plan up to the maximum allowable.
MERCED COUNTY EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION The retirement plan is a defined benefit plan administered pursuant to the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 and other provisions of the California Government Code. MCERA members also pay into Social Security.The applicable benefit formula is dependent upon your hire date with an MCERA employer; yourpension amount will be determined by your age, years of service and final compensation amount. EMPLOYEE PROGRAMS
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)
MHN EAP services provides up to five face-to-face counseling sessions per incident and provides a toll-free "800" hotline available 24/7 for emergencies and crisis intervention. EAP services include counseling services, legal services, financial services and Work-life Resource services.
For more information log on to members.mhn.com.
EMPLOYEE TICKETS, COUPONS, and DISCOUNTS
The County of Merced has partnered with Employee Savings Tickets to provide discounted coupons and tickets for all county employees to attractions throughout the state and out-of-state. The discounts and coupons are available for shopping, movies, sporting events, theme parks, zoos and aquariums and much more.
THIS BULLETIN IS NOT A CONTRACT AND DOES NOT CREATE CONTRACTUAL OR LEGAL RIGHTS ON BEHALF OF ANY EMPLOYEE. THIS BULLETIN IS SUBJECT OF BEING SUPPLEMENTED, MODIFIED, WITHDRAWN OR OTHERWISE CHANGED PENDING LABOR AGREEMENTS AND/OR AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER OR AS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DEEM NECESSARY.
For answers to specific questions regarding employee benefits, please call Human Resources at 209.385.7682 or go to Merced County Benefits Summary
Please detail your increasingly responsible professional experience in the appraisal of personal and business property for tax purposes. Please include employer, title, dates, hours worked, and duties performed.
What experience do you possess in analyzing new legislation and regulations, in order to determine their impact on the business and personal property appraisals? Include how you formulated and recommended policies for maintaining compliance with these changes.
Do you possess a valid advanced certificate as an Appraiser issued by the California State Board of Equalization?
Describe your public contact experience that required you to deal with the public, community organizations, County departments, and other government organizations. Please include if you were required to make oral presentations.