Appraiser Ii

County of Santa Clara
Full Time $86,908 - $105,144 Per year CA County of Santa Clara County Office of the Assessor, 130 W Tasman Dr, San Jose, CA 95134, United States Apply before 5/31/2024 11:59


Under general supervision, to perform research and valuation work in the appraisal of agricultural, commercial, and complex residential properties for tax assessment purposes.

Typical Tasks

  • Makes complex appraisals involving residential, commercial, and agricultural lands;
  • Collects, tabulates, records, and analyzes data relative to building materials, labor costs, and market trends;
  • Analyzes data and establishes values for both productive and nonproductive land;
  • Determines best possible use for land and determines whether or not this is relevant to appraisal;
  • Interviews property owners, contractors, real estate agents, bankers, and others regarding building and land costs, sale and resale values;
  • Explains appraisal methods and procedures to taxpayers and analyzes taxpayers' books and records;
  • Investigates complaints, reporting and making recommendations on the basis of findings;
  • May assist with appraisal of industrial or large commercial properties for training purposes;
  • Helps to train lower classes in field and office procedures;
  • And performs related work as required.

Employment Standards

Permanent certification by the California State Board of Equalization as an appraiser for property tax purposes; and one year of experience equivalent to the level of an Appraiser I.

Possession of a valid California driver's license.

Knowledge of:

  • Economics, business administration, and revenue laws pertaining to the office of assessor;
  • Building construction, workmanship, and costs;
  • The principles involved in the valuation of productive and nonproductive land.

    Ability to:
  • Read and interpret blueprints, sketches, and legal property descriptions;
  • Evaluate and summarize factors relating to values and to reach accurate and impartial appraisals;
  • Instruct beginning real property appraisers in the less difficult phases of the work;
  • Explain appraisal methods to the public and to maintain harmonious relations with those contacted.