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Auditor Appraiser I/II/III

at Shasta County

Pay: $40812.00 to $63312.00/year
Salary : $19.62 - $30.44 Hourly $1,569.69 - $2,435.08 Biweekly $3,401.00 - $5,276.00 Monthly $40,812.00 - $63,312.00 Annually
Posted: 9/21/2017
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1856141

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Auditor Appraiser I/II/III
Closing Date/Time:Wed. 10/11/17 12:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$19.62 - $30.44 Hourly
$1,569.69 - $2,435.08 Biweekly
$3,401.00 - $5,276.00 Monthly
$40,812.00 - $63,312.00 Annually
Job Type:Full-Time Regular
Location:Redding, 96007, 96073, 96003, 96002, 96001, California
Department:Assessor/Recorder Department
Division:
 
AUDITOR APPRAISER I: $3,401-$4,340 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY / $19.62-$25.04 APPROXIMATE HOURLY*
AUDITOR APPRAISER II: $3,936-$5,024 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY / $22.71-$28.99 APPROXIMATE HOURLY*
AUDITOR APPRAISER III: $4,133-$5,276 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY / $23.85-$30.44 APPROXIMATE HOURLY*
 
*Please refer to the appropriate Bargaining Unit Memorandum of
Understanding for potential future salary increases. Please visit
http://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/support_index/personnel/MOUs.aspx
 
CURRENT VACANCY IS IN THE ASSESSOR/RECORDER DEPARTMENT
 
ORAL EXAM IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 2017
 
SEE "SPECIAL REQUIREMENT" SECTION REGARDING
POSSESSION OF A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE
 
RESPONSES TO SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS REQUIRED
 
FINAL FILING DATE: OCTOBER 11, 2017 AT 12:00 PM

ABOUT THE POSITION
 
Auditor Appraiser I: Under close supervision, to learn to perform appraisals of business personal property and fixtures for ad valorem tax assessment purposes and to audit and analyze for appraisal purposes the financial records of business firms; and to perform related work as required.
 
Auditor Appraiser II: Under general supervision, to appraise business personal property and fixtures for ad valorem tax assessment purposes; to audit and analyze for appraisal purposes the financial records of business firms; and to perform related work as required.
 
Auditor Appraiser III: Under general supervision, to appraise business personal property and fixtures for ad valorem tax assessment purposes; to audit and analyze for appraisal purposes the financial records of business firms; and to perform related work as required.
 
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Auditor Appraiser I: This is an entry-level classification in which incumbents are trained to perform field and office assignments in the audit and appraisal of business personal properties and fixtures. Advancement is to Auditor- Appraiser II which is the trained and experienced level to which employees are expected to promote when they acquire the necessary skills as well as meeting the department performance standards.
 
Auditor Appraiser II: This is the trained and experienced level in this specialized area of appraisal work. Incumbents are expected to be able to perform technical audit-appraisal assignments of an independent nature for a wide spectrum of commercial and industrial firms.
 
Auditor Appraiser III: This is the advanced journey classification within a series consisting of Auditor-Appraiser I, II, and III and at this level an incumbent is expected, independently, to handle the more complex and technically difficult audit appraisal work. Also positions in this class may assist the Senior Supervising Auditor-Appraiser with the training of less experienced Auditor-Appraisers.

 EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Auditor Appraiser I: Participates in the examining and auditing of accounting records and financial statements in connection with the appraisal of personal property and fixtures including office equipment, merchandise, machinery and equipment; assembles and analyzes data for tax assessment purposes; assists in adjusting the original cost of equipment and fixtures to reflect changes in price level and depreciation; maintains records and prepares reports; writes letters; meets the public and answers questions concerning audit appraisal functions.
 
Auditor Appraiser II: Inspects personal property and audits accounting records, financial statements and other records of industrial and commercial firms to determine that all taxable assets were reported correctly; adjusts original cost of equipment and fixtures to reflect changes in price level and depreciation; estimates replacement costs from catalogs and sources of current price quotations; reviews values and procedures with taxpayers, explains appraisal and auditing methods, and may recommend changing assessments as a result of information obtained from an audit of taxpayer's records; contacts representatives of other government agencies to gather information affecting assessment standards, procedures and values; may assist with other types of property appraisals; may testify at hearings; prepares appraisal records, reports and related correspondence.
 
Auditor Appraiser III: Inspects personal property and audits accounting records, financial statements and other records of industrial and commercial firms to determine that all taxable assets were reported correctly; adjusts original cost of equipment and fixtures to reflect changes in price level and depreciation; estimates replacement costs from catalogs and sources of current price quotations; reviews values and procedures with taxpayers, explains appraisal and auditing methods, and may recommend changing assessments as a result of information obtained from an audit of taxpayer's records; contacts representatives of other government agencies to gather information affecting assessment standards, procedures and values; may assist with other types of property appraisals; may testify at hearings; prepares appraisal records, reports and related correspondence; may review work and assist in the training of Auditor Appraiser I's and II's.

 TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:
 
Auditor Appraiser I:
 
Knowledge of: Accounting and auditing principles and procedures; methods and procedures for determining depreciation, appreciation and replacement costs on equipment and fixtures.
 
Ability to: Apply accounting and auditing principles and procedures to the auditing of business personal property and fixtures; learn to audit business financial records; learn concepts of appraisal work for tax assessment purposes; assemble and analyze data and draw logical conclusions; keep detailed records and prepare accurate reports; maintain cooperative relationships with persons contacted in the course of work.
 
These knowledges and abilities are typically attained with completion of the core courses required for a bachelor's degree in accounting at an accredited four-year college or university.
 
Auditor Appraiser II:
 
Knowledge of: Appraisal methods, procedures and terminology involved in the valuation of personal property and fixtures of commercial and industrial firms; accounting and auditing principles and procedures; laws, rules and regulations pertaining to the business personal property and fixtures for ad valorem tax assessment purposes; methods and procedures for determining depreciation, appreciation, and replacement costs on equipment and fixtures.
 
Ability to: Apply general accounting and auditing principles and procedures in determining valuations of business personal property and fixtures; investigate and audit business financial records and appraise business personal property and fixtures; analyze data and draw logical conclusions; prepare accurate appraisal reports; work independently in the absence of supervision; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
 
These knowledges and abilities are typically attained with one year of experience equivalent to an Auditor-Appraiser I in Shasta County.
 
Auditor Appraiser III:
 
Knowledge of: Appraisal methods, procedures and terminology involved in the valuation of personal property and fixtures of commercial and industrial firms; accounting and auditing principles and procedures; laws, rules and regulations pertaining to the business personal property and fixtures for ad valorem tax assessment purposes; factors involved in the determination of the value of business personal property and fixtures; procedures and training practices of the Assessor's Office.
 
Ability to: Apply general accounting and auditing principles and procedures in determining valuations of business personal property and fixtures; make technical interpretations and application of pertinent rules and codes to complex audit/appraisal matters; investigate and audit business financial records and appraise business personal property and fixtures; analyze data and draw logical conclusions; prepare accurate appraisal reports; work independently in the absence of supervision; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work; handle the most complex and technically difficult auditing/appraisal work; effectively use electronic automation; present effective testimony and data at hearings.
 
These employment standards are typically attained with five years of experience in auditing-appraisal work for tax assessment purposes, or four years of experience equivalent to an Auditor-Appraiser II in Shasta County.
 
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
 
  • Possession of a California driver license.
  • Auditor Appraiser I: Incumbents will have one year from date of appointment to this class to obtain a valid appraiser's certificate from the California State Board of Equalization. Failure to obtain this certificate within one year will be cause for termination of employment in this class.
  • Auditor Appraiser II: Possession of a valid certificate as an appraiser issued by the California State Board of Equalization.
  • Auditor Appraiser III: Possession of a valid advanced certificate as an appraiser issued by the California State Board of Equalization. At the discretion of the Department Head, the advanced certificate requirement may be waived if, through no fault of the employee, training classes were not available to obtain the advanced certificate;
 
SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS
 
Responses to the following must be submitted with a completed application.
 
  1. Do you have a bachelor's degree in accounting at an accredited four-year college or university? If yes, please state your degree and list your semester units in accounting and/or auditing. If no, please type "N/A".  NOTE: State Board of Equalization requires a bachelor's degree with a minimum of 18 semester units in accounting and/or auditing; or a bachelor's degree with a minimum of 19 semester units of which 16 units are accounting and/or auditing and 3 units are either business law or economics from an accredited four-year university.
  2. Do you have a valid certificate as an appraiser issued by the California State Board of Equalization? Yes/No
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
 
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places; and in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, and extreme heat.
 
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
 
 
OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
 
  • All new employees are required to have their paycheck directly deposited to a bank account.
  • Some positions may require a valid California driver's license and acceptable driving record according to County policy.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made for those persons who are disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • As part of the selection process, all individuals provided with a preliminary offer of employment with Shasta County will be subject to a background investigation, including a criminal history check (primarily completed through the taking of fingerprints).    An image of your fingerprints will be captured and sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  The resulting report of your conviction history, (if any), will be evaluated along with the other information received in connection with your application. Except as otherwise required by law, a criminal conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from the position. The nature of the offense, the date of the offense, the surrounding circumstances, and the relevance of the offense to the position applied for may, however, be considered.
  • Based on the results of the background investigation and criminal history check, applicants may then be provided with an offer of employment conditioned on the results of a medical examination, which includes drug/alcohol testing.
  • In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, County employees, in the event of a disaster are considered disaster workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.
  • Positions in this classification are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the County and the Shasta County Employees Association (PROF) – Supervisory Unit.
  • Employees in this classification are covered under the CalPERS retirement program. Depending on the provisions of the California Public Employees' Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) and other applicable laws, an employee in this classification will be covered under one of the following CalPERS retirement formulas: (1) 2% at 55, (2) 2% at 60, or (3) 2% at 62. An employee in this classification will also contribute 7% of his/her pay to this plan, or will contribute such other amount to the plan as authorized by PEPRA and other applicable laws. Please visit our employee benefit page at Employee Benefits for additional information regarding benefits and CalPERS coverage information.  The provisions in this flyer and on the County's website are for information purposes only.  To the extent the provisions of the flyer or the County's website are inconsistent with PEPRA and other applicable laws, PEPRA and other applicable laws shall govern.

 APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURES:
Shasta County Personnel will accept applications and responses to the supplemental questions until 12:00p.m., on October 11, 2017. A cover letter and/or resume will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. Incomplete applications will not be processed. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, "See/Refer to Resume," or "See Attached." Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a list that may or may not be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered.
 
Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for an oral and/or written examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof.
 
Veterans' Credit: Veterans (as defined by California Government Code section 18973) who have been discharged from military service under conditions other than dishonorable and who receive a passing score on all components of the employment examinations (up to and including oral examinations) shall receive credit for an additional five points to be added to their final examination score. To be considered for this credit, a veteran MUST provide a copy of his or her discharge document (DD-214 or equivalent) and information as to the type of discharge (honorable, dishonorable, etc.) WITH THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE.
 
Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at apply online or submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office.
 
Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. Shasta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345.
 
SHASTA COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Shasta County Personnel
1450 Court Street, Suite 348; Redding, CA 96001; (530) 225-5515