Human Resources

Assesor Trainee


:  Undergoes on-the-job training and formal classroom education, directed towards qualification as an Assessor of Real Property.  Employee assists in carrying out the mission of the real Property Tax Services or Assessor's office, under direct supervision of the Director or Assessor, and participates in classes conducted under the auspices of the State Board of Equalization and Assessment.  Does related work, as required.

Assist in:
Preparing an annual assessment roll of real property as required by law;
Collecting and recording of data relating to the value of real estate;
Maintaining detailed records on real estate including owners' names, property description and values;
Utilizes procedures required in gathering and processing data for various reports in reviewing documents for relevant information and in correcting official records;
Provides information concerning property and valuations to attorneys, real estate brokers and the general public.

The above examples of duties are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE , SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND/OR PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:  Good knowledge of principles and practices of real property appraisal and assessment; good knowledge of the laws governing the evaluation and assessment of real property; working knowledge of residential and building construction methods, materials and their costs; working knowledge of deeds and related property records; ability to read and comprehend complex written material; ability to make and review mathematical computations, with speed and accuracy; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


  1. Possession of a high school (or equivalency) diploma, and one year of full-time, paid experience in an occupation requiring a knowledge of building-material costs, building values, and real property values (such as appraiser, real-estate salesperson, property manager, building contractor, or similar vocation), including responsibility for record-keeping functions;
  2. Three years of full-time, paid clerical experience, in a position involving significant responsibility in record-keeping activities;
  3. A combination of training and experience equivalent to that expressed in (A) and (B) above.

Non-Competitive Class