This job bulletin is written notification of an upcoming
recruitment for Auditor-Appraiser Trainee. Applicants will not have
access to apply during this period. This written notification will
be posted in a read-only format through Tuesday, June 1, 2021.
The Orange County Office of the Assessor will be accepting
applications on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2021 until the needs of the
department are met. This recruitment may close as early as
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 11:59 pm.
In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position
is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following
Effective July 2, 2021 - 2.5% increase
Effective July 1, 2022 - 3.5% increase
Mandatory Employee Retirement Contributions will decrease on the
Effective July 2, 2021 - 1.2% decrease
Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on
position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications,
subject to appropriate authorization.
The Assessor's Office values all legally assessable property
with uniformity and impartiality, producing property tax assessment
rolls in accordance with the laws of the State of California. The
Assessor staff help Business, Real and Personal Property owners
understand their property valuations and apply exclusions and
exemptions as allowed by property tax law.
An Auditor-Appraiser Trainee works under definite guidelines to
develop sufficient knowledge to independently perform the more
complex real, and personal business property auditing and appraisal
work. This class is in the entry-level position in the
Auditor-Appraiser series and is for training/preparing employees to
compete for promotion to Auditor-Appraiser I after one year.
Examples of duties include:
- Learns laws, rules, regulations, procedures and techniques of
auditing and appraising
- Inspects, audits and appraises real, business and personal
- Examines and analyzes inventory records, balance sheets, income
statements and other accounting records for valuation information
and assessment purposes
- Computes depreciation and replacement costs of real and
business personal property
- Candidates may be required to make out-of-county trips to audit
The ideal candidate must possess a Bachelor's degree with a
specialization in accounting from an accredited college (see
minimum qualifications below; official transcripts must be attached
to application). In addition, candidate should have knowledge of
general Business Law, Record Keeping, and Statistical concepts and
terminology. The ideal candidate will possess extensive
professional work experience and/or knowledge in the following core
- Technical Knowledge | Technical Experience
- Understanding, analyzing and utilizing different accounting
- Understanding and analyzing technical data
- Preparing accurate records and submitting clear and concise
- Understanding of property tax laws pertaining to the auditing
and appraising of property
- Computing depreciation and replacement costs of business
- Applying appraisal principles and techniques
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suites (Word, Excel,
Problem Solving | Analytical Skills
- Identifying and resolving appraisal issues and problems and
researching possible solutions
- Utilizing audit and appraisal methods used in valuing real and
Relationship Building | Interpersonal Skills
- Working with other public and private agencies in efforts to
provide customer service to taxpayers
Oral | Written Communication Skills
- Ability to write audit narratives summarizing the audit
- Meeting with the taxpayer representatives with courtesy and
- Utilizing customer service techniques to respond to taxpayers
Education and Experience:
Possession of a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant
issued by the California State Board of Accountancy.
Hold a four-year degree with a specialization in accounting from
a recognized institution of higher education (accredited). A degree
with a specialization in accounting consists of either:
- 18 semester units (or quarter equivalents) of accounting and/or
auditing courses from a recognized institution of higher education.
Business law and economic classes may not contribute toward the 18
- 19 semester units (or quarter equivalents), 16 of which must be
accounting and/or auditing courses from a recognized institution of
higher education, and 3 semester units may be either business law
or economic classes.
Possession of a valid Appraiser Certificate or ability to obtain
a Temporary Appraiser Certificate issued and required by the
California State Board of Equalization.
A permanent Appraiser Certificate must be attained within one
year of employment.
Possession of a valid California Driver License, Class C or
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PHYSICAL & MENTAL REQUIREMENTS, AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
Physical & Mental Requirements: Frequent walking, standing,
sitting, kneeling, squatting, and twisting and bending at the
waist. May be required to walk a full workday to field verify
business or vessel information for a period of 8 weeks or more. May
be required to climb stairs, walk on catwalks and maneuver around
machinery during tours of industrial or manufacturing sites.
Ability to hear well enough to communicate and take direction. May
be required to lift up to 25 pounds. Manual dexterity to hand-write
and/or use a computer keyboard. Ability to stand or sit for
prolonged periods. Ability to operate office equipment requiring
repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a
computer keyboard. Ability to independently reason and analyze
data, and to reach objective conclusions. Ability to work under
stressful conditions, deadlines, and competing priorities. Ability
to successfully and collaboratively work with other
Environmental Conditions: Essential functions require sufficient
physical ability and mobility to work primarily in an office
setting around machinery with stationary or moving parts, and/or
field environment. May be required to drive a County vehicle or use
County-approved means of transportation for job-related travel. May
be required to travel outside of Orange County with overnight
Office of the Assessor Human Resources will screen all
application materials for minimum and desirable qualifications.
After the initial screening, qualified applicants will be referred
to the next step of the selection process. All applicants will be
notified via email of their status in the process.
Online Assessment (Weighted 100%): Applicants who meet minimum
and/or desirable qualifications will be invited to participate in
one or more job-related assessments. Applicants will be notified of
their test date and access code, if applicable. Only the most
qualified applicants will move forward to the next step in the
Application Appraisal Panel / AAP (Weighted 100%): An appraisal
panel of job knowledge experts will thoroughly screen and evaluate
the application and supplemental questionnaire for job knowledge,
competencies, and related experience described above. Only the most
successful candidates will be placed on the eligible list. (Please
note: Official/ Unofficial Transcripts MUST be attached in order to
show proof of Bachelor's degree, including at least 18 semester or
24 quarter units of accounting and/or auditing.)
Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed
above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any
changes in the selection procedures.
Eligible List: Once the assessment has been completed, Office of
the Assessor HR will establish an eligible list of candidates.
Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a
selection interview to be considered for present and future
Veterans Employment Preference Policy (VEPP): The County is
committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential
consideration in the employment process to veterans and their
eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the
opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for
employment and paid internship openings. Please click here to
review the policy.
HOW TO APPLY
Only on-line applications will be accepted. Resumes will not be
accepted in lieu of online applications. Application information
must be current, succinct and related to the requirements in this
For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact
Melissa Mendoza at (714) 834-6274 or email at
email@example.com. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment
process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in
your application and use only one email account.
NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and
should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications
with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment
process for any positions for which you apply.
Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the
recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site.
Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders,
and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and
"ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update
your profile at www.governmentjobs.com.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer,
encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.