Yuba County

Auditor-Appraiser II/III (20182369)

Assessor's Office
Northern California Inland
Until filled
$4,179.00-$5,029.00 Monthly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


915 8TH ST STE 101 MARYSVILLE, 95901-5273


The County of Yuba is currently recruiting for the position of Auditor-Appraiser II/III in the Yuba County Assessor’s Office. This position performs a variety of routine to complex business, personal, agricultural and other business audits and assessments for taxation purposes; assesses commercial, industrial, rural and residential real and personal property; performs related work as assigned. Placement to this flexibly staffed position is normally determined by level of experience, demonstrated capability for performing skilled audits and appraisals and certification level received under California state requirements. As experience is gained, the work becomes more complex and is performed under more general supervision. Incumbents at the III level may also assist with the training of less experienced staff or be assigned to special projects. ***Due to the current staffing and workload needs of the department, the County is seeking candidates who meet the qualifications of the II and/or III level .


Essential Job Duties:

  • Review and analyze annual filings of business, rental property and agricultural activities and financial statements; follow-up when statements have not been filed with the County to determine the status of the business.
  • Analyze the value of owned and leased business and personal property, including boats and aircraft, for taxation purposes.
  • Appraise industrial, commercial, rural and/or residential real properties, and/or other real property for taxation purposes. 
  • Audit business and accounting records, including financial statements to verify activities, costs, dates of business and location of equipment and fixtures.
  • Review leased property files to ensure that the lessee and lessor are not doubly-assessed.


The County of Yuba is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and participates in the E-Verify program.



Ideal Candidate

Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of accounting, record keeping, auditing, business principles, practices, methods, and terminology, and basic financial analysis. The ability to analyze accounting data, exercise sound judgement in the development, analysis, and evaluation of appraisal information and to maintain cooperative working relationships with the public.

Required Qualifications:

Auditor-Appraiser II Minimum: Four (4) year college or university degree with a specialization in accounting OR is a licensed accountant in the State of California; OR has a four (4) year college or university degree in a field related to the work (finance, economics, real estate, business administration) AND has passed the state, city of county civil service or merit system examination regularly given for the position of accountant or auditor by the testing body; AND possess a valid Appraiser’s Certificate from the California Board of Equalization AND two (2) years of equivalent experience to the County’s class of Auditor-Appraiser I.

Preferred: In addition, four (4) years of equivalent experience to the county’s class of Auditor-Appraiser I.

Auditor-Appraiser III Minimum: Four (4) year college or university degree with a specialization in accounting OR is a licensed accountant in the State of California; OR has a four (4) year college or university degree in a field related to the work (finance, economics, real estate, business administration) AND has passed the state, city of county civil service or merit system examination regularly given for the position of accountant or auditor by the testing body; AND possession of a valid Advanced Appraisal Certificate from the California Board of Equalization AND two (2) years of equivalent experience to the County’s class of Auditor-Appraiser II.

Special Requirements: All levels must comply with California Code Sec. 670 thru 673 requirements; possess a valid advanced appraisal certificate from the California Board of Equalization prior to advancement to the III level; ability to obtain a valid California Class C driver’s license within ten (10) days of employment; maintain throughout employment; Must successfully complete an extensive and thorough background investigation which includes Live Scan fingerprinting prior to hire; will be required to perform disaster service activities pursuant to Government Code 3100-3109.




Level II Hiring Range: $4,179 to $4,597 / Monthly

Level III Hiring Range: $4,571 to $5,029 / Monthly


Typically 5% each year for the first 7 years


Miscellaneous Classic: 2% @ 55

Miscellaneous New: 2% @ 62

(Misc. See Pension Reform Link on Human Resources web page for additional information. Yuba County does not participate in Social Security.)

VACATION: 12 days for first 5 yrs with incremental increases every 5 yrs thereafter, up to 20 yrs

HOLIDAYS: An average of 14 paid holidays per year, including 2 floating holidays

SICK LEAVE: Accrued every payroll period, up to 12 days per year

HEALTH: The County pays 90% of the Basic Plan premium for employee only or 70% for employee and eligible dependent(s). Health Waiver Opt-out of $250/monthly available with proof of other employer sponsored health care coverage.

DENTAL/VISION: County pays 100% of the Basic Plan Premiums for employee only and 80% for dependent(s).

LIFE INSURANCE: County provides $50,000 in life insurance coverage.  Employees may purchase additional coverage for themselves and dependents.

SOCIAL SECURITY: Yuba County does not participate in the Social Security Program

SHORT TERM DISABILITY (STD) INSURANCE: SDI provides benefits to employees who are unable to work due to non-work-related illness or injury. The current SDI withholding rate is 1.2% with a maximum of $1,539.58 on wages up to $153,958 (per calendar year) for 2021. This % is deducted on gross wages and can change annually in accordance with law. Persons covered by SDI are also automatically covered by Paid Family Leave (PFL).

MEDICARE: Yuba County does participate in the Medicare Program. Current EE & ER share is 1.45%

DEFERRED COMP: One Voluntary Deferred Compensation plan is available

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: County paid confidential counseling program for up to 5 visits per incident per eligible family member.

MISCELLANEOUS: For a specific job classification and/or specific department/location benefits, please reference the Master Labor Agreement.

UNION AFFILIATION: Yuba County Employee Association

Special Instructions

Final Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled (Next Applicant Review Date: 12/20/2021)


Due to the coronavirus affecting the county’s ability to safely conduct selection procedures such as, but not limited to: Qualifications Appraisal Panels, Speed Interviews, Written Exams, Departmental Interviews, etc. the Personnel Director may provide direction to postpone or change selection procedures, extend recruitments and/or cancel and pause recruitments as deemed necessary. The Human Resources department is working with departments to provide support to fill critical positions. 




An official Yuba County employment application must be submitted by final filing deadline. Applications must include supplemental questionnaire, copies of valid license(s), certificate(s) and college transcripts and/or diploma. Incomplete applications may be disqualified from further consideration.



ONLINE APPLICATION: Applications may be submitted on-line through CalOpps. Click on the Apply for Job button above to complete the Yuba County employment application and Supplemental Questionnaire.


HARD COPY APPLICATION: You may access a hard copy of the Yuba County employment application and Supplemental Questionnaire by visiting our website at http://www.yuba.org. Our applications are available in a Microsoft Word format or fillable PDF, or you may pick up these materials in our office located 915 8th Street, Suite 113, Marysville, CA 95901. Hard copies of applications can be submitted to our office in person, by U.S. Mail or by fax at 530-749-7864. Applications must be received by the final filing deadline; postmarks or applications received after the final filing deadline will not be accepted.


All applicants will be given written notice regarding the status of their application and selection procedures. The County prefers to communicate via email, if provided, to expedite communication. It is also recommended that applicants review their SPAM mail daily as to not miss any important communication from the County. Communications are sent from two mail servers; Yuba@CalOpps.org and @co.yuba.ca.us.


Applicants are responsible for notifying the County of any changes to their contact information, including but not limited to e-mail addresses, mailing addresses, primary and secondary telephone numbers.


(Note: All diplomas or degrees must be from an accredited college or university. To obtain information regarding accreditation, refer to the US Department of Education Office of Post Secondary Education at: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx)


Applicants must provide the following documents with their application by the filing deadline:

  • Completed Yuba County Employment Application (Online or Hard Copy)
  • Supplemental Questionnaire 
  • Any Diplomas and Unofficial Transcripts
  • Copies of Certifications
  • REQUIRED Copy of Auditor-Appraiser Certifications



The minimum and preferred requirements are listed above. While the following requirements outline the minimum qualifications, Human Resources reserves the right to select applicants for further consideration who demonstrate the best qualifications match for the job. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee further participation in selection procedures.



The recruitment process involves multiple steps which may include but are not limited to:

  • Supplemental Questionnaire
  • Department Interviews

(Please note: The entire recruitment process from recruitment opening date to start date could take 10 – 12 weeks for successful candidates).


A completed supplemental questionnaire is an essential part of the examination process for this position. The responses will be reviewed for sufficient detail and will be rated according to pre-determined guidelines. Please include; 1) Places of employment; 2) pertinent dates; 3) duties performed, etc. when responding to the questions. If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely. Any experience and/or training listed MUST be identified on your application. Resumes, letters and other materials will not be evaluated or considered as responses to the supplemental questionnaire.



All applicants who have successfully completed the application/selection procedures and examination process may be eligible for veteran’s credit. Applicants must have served on active duty for a period of not less than 90 days in the armed forces in time of war or national emergency, or in time of peace in a campaign or expedition for service in which a medal has been authorized by the government of the United States and who has been discharged or released under honorable conditions, and widows of such persons shall be allowed credit. Military Records Form DD214 must be submitted for further review and determination of appropriate credits.



When selection procedures have been publicly announced and the number of applicants meeting the minimum qualifications for the position is five or less, the Human Resources Director may, at her/his discretion; a) Waive the competition entirely and submit the names of the applicants meeting the minimum qualifications to the appointing department, b) Revise the conditions of competition to a more practical basis under the circumstances.



An employment eligibility list is established for those applicants who successfully pass all phases of the examination process. This list will be held for a minimum of six (6) months from the date the list is certified. For each vacancy the top five (5) ranks on the list will be certified to the department for final selection, which will include a departmental interview.



The Assessor's department will notify the applicant of the date and time of his/her interview. The applicant will be asked a series of questions about his/herself and his/her related experience, education and training that exhibit the knowledge, skills and abilities essential to the job. The applicant may also be asked questions about hypothetical situations to test his/her ability to make decisions and use sound judgment and common sense.  


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