Saturday, June 23, 2018

Assessment Supervisor I (Promotional)

Recruitment #17-2850-01



THIS IS A NEW PROMOTIONAL ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION.  The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year but can be extended. Qualified applicants must be current county employees and have completed the equivalent of six months of continuous service following a regular appointment in the Alameda County classified service by December 12, 2017.  A regular appointment does not include provisional, TAP (Temporary Assignment Pool), or STEP-UP appointments.

Applications:  Applications must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing.  Applications will only be accepted on-line.


Your Alameda County Assessor is responsible for locating and identifying the ownership of more than 452,000 parcels of taxable real estate. He is responsible for placing an assessment on these real estate properties in accordance with Proposition 13. The Assessor also assesses 50,000 business personal property accounts at market value as of January 1 each year. In Alameda County the 2016-2017 assessment roll totals more than $262.6 billion.

As mandated by the California Constitution, the primary purpose of the Assessor is to accurately determine the taxable value of all land, improvements, and business and personal property located in Alameda County.

For additional information about the agency, visit:

Under general direction, to plan, coordinate, assign, evaluate, and supervise the work and operations of Assessor’s Technicians I/II/III and other clerical personnel in the Assessor’s Office. The personnel supervised perform a variety of difficult, technical, and complex work in reviewing and examining a variety of recorded documents regarding changes of ownership and transfer of properties, examining a variety of source documents for correctness and conformance with Assessor’s standards including property statements and exemption claims, and may provide a variety of Assessment related information to the public. The Assessment Supervisors provide training and instruction, make decisions involving procedural or technical problems, and do related work as required.

For more detailed information about the position, visit:  Assessment Supervisor I (#2850)

In addition to the minimum qualifications and knowledge and skills listed below, the ideal candidate for this position will have strong technical knowledge and have demonstrated success as:

  • An individual who demonstrates strong decision making skills
  • Someone who is successful in time management
  • An individual with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Someone who focuses on the delivery of excellent customer service


Either I

The equivalent of one year full-time experience in the class of Assessment Technician III or higher classification in the Alameda County Assessor’s Office.


The equivalent of two years of full-time experience in a supervisory capacity in a position equivalent to the County’s class of Assessment Supervisor I in an Assessor’s Office or property tax assessment-related office.


The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:

• County policies and procedures.
• Modern office organization, practices, and equipment.
• Revenue and Taxation Codes as they pertain to the Assessor’s Office.
• Operating details and policies of the Alameda County Assessor’s Office.
• Principles and practices of supervision.
• Principles of modern office management.
• Training methods and techniques.
• Appropriate English grammar, vocabulary, spelling, and punctuation.
• Relevant computer applications.

Ability to:

• Interpret the Revenue and Taxation Codes.
• Deal effectively with members of the legal profession and the public.
• Communicate verbally and in writing.
• Make decisions
• Lead.
• Plan and organize.
• Manage and control.
• Analyze budgets.
• Demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity.
• Be flexible.
• Adapt to stress.
• Understand, implement, and train staff on State laws, legislative policies, County administrative codes and ordinances, and other laws and procedures.

Alternate Range Criteria:

1. Supervisor of clerical units, the majority of whose subordinates are in a class having a salary range equal to or below that of the class of Clerk II, do not receive the alternate range.

2. Supervisors of clerical units, the majority of whose subordinates are in classes having a salary range above that of the class of Clerk II, are eligible for assignment to the higher applicable salary step and shall be entitled to additional compensation.

NOTE: In positions where such persons meet the “alternate range” criteria as defined in the class specification, (#2) additional compensation may be provided for, pursuant to provisions of the Alameda County Salary Ordinance.



1)  A review of the candidates’ application to verify possession of minimum requirements. Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process.
2)  An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidates’ final examination score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises.


We reserve the right to make changes to the announced examination components.

Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit.  Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position. Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position.  Other recruitments may be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work.  To learn more about our recruitment and selection process, please visit the “What You Need to Know” section of our website,

Selection Plan

Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance.  The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency:



Deadline for Filing:

5:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Review of Minimum Qualifications:

by Friday, December 15, 2017

*Oral Interviews:

Week of January 15, 2017


*The combined oral examination/hiring interview, in addition to establishing an eligibility list, may serve as the final selection interview for vacancies in this classification.

Alameda County and the Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination and/or selection process to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Alameda County’s Reasonable Accommodation Policy and applicable statutes.  To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this or other phases of the examination/selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Representative listed on the job announcement before the last date of filing.   Alameda County requires applicants to provide supporting documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a disability/medical condition pursuant to the ADA, FEHA and applicable statutes.

For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website,


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Welfare Benefits

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Insurance
  • Dental – PPO & DHMO Insurance  
  • Vision
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage) 
  • County Allowance (Employer Credit)
  • Health Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Accident, Critical Illness & Hospital Indemnity
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Plan – (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Group Legal
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.


All notices related to County recruitments for which you have applied will be sent/delivered via email. Please add and as accepted addresses to any email blocking or spam filtering program you may use. If you do not do this, your email blocking or spam filtering program may block receipt of the notices regarding your application for recruitments. You are also strongly advised to regularly log into your County of Alameda online application account to check for notices that may have been sent to you. All email notices that will be sent to you will also be kept in your personal online application account. You will be able to view all of your notices in your online application account by clicking on the "My applications" button on the Current Job Openings page.

Please take the steps recommended above to ensure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment for which you have applied. The County of Alameda is not responsible for notices that are not read, received or accessed by any applicant for a County recruitment.

NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. If you have questions please go to our website at You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the job announcement for the recruitment for which you have applied.


Elaine Lemi | Human Resources Analyst
Human Resource Services, County of Alameda
Email: | Phone: (510) 272-6434
Alameda County Human Resource Services


Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer