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Salary: $3,106.00 - $5,050.00
Posted: 04/17/2014

Job Description:
Statement of Position

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.

Job Requirements

Knowledge of:

  • 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

Ability to:
  • 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
  • Communicate effectively
  • 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

Desirable Qualifications

  • 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

Supplemental Questionnaire:

State-Assessed Properties Division Supplemental Questionnaire

Tax Auditor

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.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
None Specified 290 - 312 - 4267 - XXX
Location County
State Assessed Properties Division SACRAMENTO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
05/01/2014 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
State Assessed Properties Division
450 N Street, MIC: 61
Sacramento, CA 95814
Kacie Mack
(916) 274-3302

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