Assessment Hearing Officer
As an Assessment Hearing Officer, you will be conducting hearings, in accordance with applicable provisions of the California Revenue and Taxation Code, as requested by the applicant on property assessment protests filed with the Assessment Appeals Board (AAB).
We are seeking analytical individuals with exceptional communication and critical thinking skills. We are also seeking individuals with more flexibility in their availability. Upon being hired, the incumbent(s) will be notified and scheduled in advance for upcoming hearing sessions on an as-needed basis. For more information regarding work schedule, please refer to the Shift/Availability section and the Vacancy Information section on the bulletin.
Salary: $150.00 per session (4 hours)
$225.00 per day for a session of four to six hours
$300.00 per day for a session exceeding six hours
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Conducts hearings on assessments of individual properties to determine that the market value placed on the property by the County Assessor represents the full cash value as defined in the California Revenue and Taxation Code
- Hears testimony from the appellant and the County Assessor concerning evidence substantiating the market value opinions of the respective parties to the hearing
- Prepares a written summary of the evidence submitted in the hearing, analyzes the evidence submitted, and prepares a written recommendation to AAB concerning findings as to the market value of the property in question based on the evidence submitted
Five (5) years of experience in the State of California as a certified public accountant* or public accountant, licensed real estate broker**, attorney***, real estate appraiser certified**** by the Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers or a real estate appraiser certified**** by the State Board of Equalization
Special Requirement Information:
*Candidates with Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license must submit a copy of their license/certificates along with their application.
**Candidates must provide a copy of their real estate broker license, and clearly demonstrate on their application that they have the required real estate broker experience in order to qualify under this option. A real estate salesperson license and experience will not be accepted.
***Attorneys must submit a proof of active eligibility in the State Bar of California along with their application.
****Candidates must submit a legible copy of their real estate appraiser certification along with their application.
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
2 - Light. Positions within this class require light physical effort that may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit and some bending, stooping, or squatting.
Please note that Assessment Hearing Officers do not have a regular work schedule and are instead contacted in advance on an as-needed basis. Incumbents must be available to be scheduled for upcoming hearings that occur any time Monday - Friday, from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
This examination will consist of two (2) parts:
Part I: A multiple choice test weighted 80% assessing Deductive Reasoning, Professional Potential, Achievement, Coping with Uncertainty, Responsibility, Working to High Quality Standards, Willingness to Learn, Working Relationships, Analyzing Information, Learning Quickly, Generating New Ideas, Using Time Efficiently, and Adapting to Change.
You will need to achieve a passing score of 70% or higher in Part I to be invited to participate in Part II of the examination process.
MULTIPLE CHOICE TESTS ARE NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.
Part II: A writing assessment weighted 20% measuring English structure and content, written expression, and prioritizing information.
The combined score of Part I and Part II is weighted at 100%. Candidates must meet the Selection Requirements and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher, for each weighted part of the examination as well as for the overall combined score, in order to be placed on the eligible register.