Senior Appraiser

  • San Jose, California
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Accounting and Finance Real Estate
  • Salary: $98,883.20 - $119,658.24 Annually USD

Job Description

Under general direction, to perform research and valuation work in the appraisal of complex residential, agricultural, commercial, and industrial properties for tax assessment purposes, and review the work of and provide lead supervision to staff appraisers.
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Typical Tasks
  • Coordinates and reviews the work of appraisers engaged in appraising a wide variety of real property;
  • Assigns special projects and provides training for a section's appraisal staff;
  • Consults with property owners, contractors, real estate agents, bankers, and others as a representative of the Assessor;
  • Explains appraisal techniques and County policies;
  • Performs difficult, complex appraisals of high value or unusual property, including industrial manufacturing, commercial, and agricultural;
  • Assists Supervising Appraiser in establishing workloads, evaluating personnel, and appraising the district's largest industrial accounts;
  • Researches, collects and analyzes data concerning all aspects and techniques of appraisal, including data for appraisals performed for the resolution of appeals;
  • Prepares and presents appeals before the Assessment Appeals Board;
  • Prepares stipulations for the resolution of appeals;
  • Keeps abreast of latest market trends, land values, and construction costs;
  • May be assigned as Disaster Service Worker, as required;
  • May perform any related duty as required.

Employment Standards

Permanent certification by the California State Board of Equalization (or equivalent State Entity) as an appraiser for property tax purposes and two (2) years of experience equivalent to an Appraiser II in the County of Santa Clara.


Possession of one of the following professional designations: Member, Appraisal Institute (MAI), Certified Assessment Evaluator (CAE), Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), or Certified General Appraiser (AG), issued by a professional appraisal organization, and qualify for certification by the California State Board of Equalization as an appraiser for property tax purposes and two (2) years of experience equivalent to an Appraiser II in the County of Santa Clara.

Must acquire permanent certification by the California State Board of Equalization as an appraiser for property tax purposes within one (1) year of appointment or vacate the position.

Possession of a valid California driver's license prior to appointment and the ability to obtain and maintain a County Driver permit.

Knowledge of:
  • Economics, business administration, and revenue laws pertaining to the Office of the Assessor;
  • Building materials, equipment, fixtures, workmanship and general construction quality as applied to all classes of buildings;
  • Laws and court decisions affecting the appraisal of land and buildings;
  • Technical and professional knowledge of appraisal methods and procedures for real property;
  • Training methods, procedures and requirements;
  • Lead supervision principles and practices;
  • State Board of Equalization appraisal guidelines;
  • Business arithmetic and statistical measures;
  • Correct English usage, including spelling, grammar and punctuation;
  • Record keeping principles and procedures;
  • Computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and/or databases.
Ability to:
  • Evaluate and summarize factors relating to values and reach accurate and impartial appraisals;
  • Interpret and apply verbal and written instructions;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work;
  • Prepare written correspondence and reports;
  • Train, assign and review the work of others;
  • Make effective presentations and defend values to the Assessment Appeals Board.

Physical Requirements
  • Inspect construction sites which may require walking over uneven surfaces;
  • Lift moderately heavy objects weighing up to 20 pounds, such as large commercial plans.

Closing Date/Time: 11/10/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

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