Job Opportunity

Principal Appraiser
San Mateo County

Date Posted:

December 17, 2021


$8,828 – $11,041/Month


The Department currently has two vacancies in the areas of Residential and Commercial real property appraisal and assessment. The technically-savvy, experienced individuals hired for these positions will have the responsibility to supervise appraisal and exemption staff in the timely collection, processing, and analysis of valuation data for real, personal, tangible, and intangible property for tax assessment purposes, and to manage the impact of the new regulations. Additional responsibilities and duties of these Principal Appraisers will include (but are not limited to): • Planning, organizing, training, supervising, reviewing, and evaluating the work of appraisal staff • Providing advanced support in the most difficult, specialized, or high-value or high-risk appraisals • Fostering professional growth and effective working relationships • Managing, analyzing, and evaluating special projects


Preferred qualifications include: • Bachelor’s degree • Six years’ experience performing a full range of appraisals of tangible and taxable property, of which three years are for tax assessment purposes preferably with an Assessor’s Office in California, and • Experience appraising and assessing at least 3,000 or more residential properties, and • Three years of experience with Assessment Appeals Additional preferred qualifications include: • Previous completion of advanced level courses offered by the California Board of Equalization and/or the Appraisal Institute • Advanced Appraiser Certification issued by the State Board of Equalization. Three years of experience as a Sr. Appraiser with San Mateo County Assessor’s Office is considered qualifying experience. The preferred and most highly qualified candidates will have experience in both the commercial and residential areas. Specialized knowledge of Property Tax Rules and Regulations and Revenue and Taxation Code as they relate to Change in Ownership, Transfers, Assessments, etc., is a plus.

How to Apply:

To learn more about the position and to apply online, please visit our website at Applications are only accepted online. Responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire. EOE

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