Chief Appraiser $8,649 - $10,513/Monthly
Apply by 8/08/19
Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to a competitive, total compensation package including:
About the Position
The Chief Appraiser directs and administers activities within the Clerk-Recorder-Assessor's Office Valuations Division which is responsible for appraising business, commercial, industrial, mining, rural, and residential properties. Responsibilities include directing a large staff in the appraisal of real and personal property for tax assessment purposes; analyzing and implementing new legislation; and representing the Assessor at meetings, speaking engagements, and in public contacts. Additionally, this position assists in the preparation of the Division's annual budget; and prepares, monitors, and analyzes management and statistical information and reports.
The ideal candidate for Chief Appraiser brings a proven record of successful leadership and possesses:
Please note: The Board of Equalization (BOE) is responsible for the certification of state and county assessors' personnel performing appraisals for property tax purposes. Statutes require the BOE to certify Appraisers before they perform these duties. The certifications include an initial evaluation of the candidate's education and experience, and the successful completion of a qualifying examination. To meet the qualifications for this recruitment, candidates must fulfill the current BOE requirements. Please visit the BOE's website for the certification requirements: https://www.boe.ca.gov/proptaxes/pdf/lta15049.pdf (Download PDF reader).
Minimum QualificationsEducation: Any combination of education and/or training which would provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major work in business administration, public administration, economics, accounting, engineering or related fields; OR Graduation from high school or possession of G.E.D. certificate and recent experience in the appraisal of property, building cost estimating, engineering, accounting or auditing, which may be substituted for the required college or university education on a year-for-year basis would provide such opportunity. (Experience in real estate sales or transfers will not be considered as experience in real property appraisals.)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Considerable knowledge of: modern managerial principles and practices; modern valuation and assessment principles, practices and techniques; California property tax laws and administrative rules.
Working Knowledge of: the principles and practices of personnel management, employee supervision and training; accounting, auditing and personal property valuation, practices and techniques; departmental type computers and related software.
Ability to: plan, organize, coordinate and direct the work of the Valuation Division; select, train, supervise, and evaluate the work of subordinates; analyze and interpret the factors affecting property values; develop, evaluate, and analyze operational policies and procedures; communicate verbal and written ideas clearly and logically and make public presentations; analyze problems and complaints and identify solutions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, public officials, other agencies and the general public; prepare, interpret, and evaluate a variety of narrative and statistical data and reports.