Under close supervision of a Business Tax Administrator III or a Business Tax Administrator II, the Tax Auditor assists on audits and audits the records of state assessees to ensure compliance with reporting instructions, prepares unitary value indicators and value recommendations to be submitted to the Board and assist on a variety of financial analyses and studies relating to the valuation and assessment of state-assessed property. The incumbent may be required to travel throughout the country, by air or car, up to 50% of the time. Interested candidates must meet educational requirements. All applicants will be considered however, SROA/Surplus will be given priority.
California property tax laws; rules and regulations administered by the Board of Equalization, and related legal opinions and court decisions
Appraisal principles and standards; appraisal techniques and recommended appraisal policies and procedures
Basic accounting principles used in appraisal
Property assessment procedures utilized in county assessors’ offices
Generally accepted auditing standards
Apply the above listed knowledge effectively
Analyze complex property appraisal situations
Create and maintain cooperative working relationships
Evaluate data and draw sound conclusions
Evaluate situations accurately and take effective action
Prepare clear, complete, and concise reports
Work under pressure and meet deadlines
Operate personal computers
Sit for extended periods of time
Work in a high-rise building
Travel throughout the state up to 50 percent of the time
Work long and irregular hours, both in and out of the office, and in various locations
throughout the State
Must be flexible and willing to adjust to changing assignments and priorities
Strong communication skills
Proficiency in using a personal computer, including various software packages such as word processing, spreadsheet, and relational database program for report writing, data analysis and presentations
One of the main functions of State-Assessed Properties Division is to appraise the properties of utility companies in California for property tax purposes. The property tax is based on the value of the property being assessed. In your own words, please describe the definition of market value and list as many factors as you can that may impact the market value.
Effective communication skills are important since we regularly work closely with taxpayers. Please describe what experience you have in your current or past jobs that either requires you to exercise your communication skills or will enable you to obtain the skills of effective communication after you are hired.
Another function of the State-Assessed Properties Division is to audit the books and records of the taxpayers to make sure that the financial information in the annual property statements they filed is accurate and complete. Please describe what auditing experience you have in your current or past jobs or what education and training you have that will help you to perform your auditing duties.
How to Apply:
Submit a Standard State Application (std. 678), with original signature, along with the Supplemental Questionnaire, and a Resume to the address listed.
290 - 312 - 4267 - XXX
State Assessed Properties Division
Final Filing Date:
State Assessed Properties Division 450 N Street, MIC: 61 Sacramento, CA 95814
If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies.
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