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The County of Tuolumne is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.


Live & Work Where Others Play!

Land of blue skies, green trees and golden opportunities captures the essence of the quality of life in beautiful and historic Tuolumne County. Rolling hills, towering green pines, graceful oaks and the snow-covered Sierra peaks provide the backdrop for a lifestyle that is hard to beat.

The area enjoys a mild, four-season climate. While a light snow may fall a few times a year, winters are relatively mild and above the fog of the San Joaquin Valley.

This rural setting lies only a half an hour from local ski resorts and mountain recreation, 120 miles from San Francisco, a few hours south of Lake Tahoe and within an hour of Yosemite National Park.

Local Recreation

Tuolumne County is home to endless year round recreational opportunities. During winter, you can ski and snowboard at Dodge Ridge, snowmobile in the high country, or ice skate at Long Barn.

You’ll never be bored in the summertime! Our county is home to boating and fishing on Lake Don Pedro, New Melones Reservoir, Lake Tulloch, Cherry Lake, Lyons Lake, and smaller high country lakes which can be reached by hiking or during a pack trip into the Emigrant Wilderness. Go whitewater rafting on our world famous Class 1 – 5 rapids, or take a lazy float trip in neighboring Knights Ferry. Camping, hiking, biking, and off road vehicle opportunities are endless.

We’re also the proud home of historic Columbia State Park, the best preserved Gold Rush town in the Mother Lode region, and historic Railtown 1897 State Park in Jamestown, where you can ride the train at one of the last operating railroad roundhouses.


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Auditor-Appraiser I/II/Sr

Closes On: July 18, 2018 at 11:59 PM PST

Location: Assessor - Recorder, Sonora, CA 95370
Department: Various
Job Status: Full-Time
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: I: $22.16 - $27.05, II: $24.48 - $29.89, Sr: $27.05 - $33.02 Per Hour
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The Position


Under direct or general supervision, discovers, inventories, and assesses taxable personal property in the county; audits and analyzes financial records and appraise commercial, industrial, and agricultural personal property and fixtures for tax assessment purposes; and to perform related duties as assigned.


Receives direct or general supervision from the Assistant Assessor. Exercises no supervision of staff. May provide training to less experienced staff.


Auditor-Appraiser I: This is the entry-level classification in this series. Initially, under close supervision, incumbents learn and perform examination and audit of accounting records, financial statements and other records of industrial, agricultural, and commercial firms. As experience is gained, assignments become more varied, complex, and difficult and close supervision and frequent review of work lessen as an incumbent demonstrates skill to perform the work independently. Positions at this level usually perform most of the duties required of the positions at the II level, but are not expected to function at the same skill level and usually exercise less independent discretion and judgment in matters related to work procedures and methods. Work is usually supervised while in progress and fits an established structure or pattern. Exceptions or changes in procedures are explained in detail as they arise.

Auditor-Appraiser II: This is the fully competent level classification in the series. Positions at this level are distinguished from the I-level by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned, working independently, and exercising judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. This class is distinguished from the Senior Auditor-Appraiser in that the latter provides technical and functional direction to lower-level support staff and is responsible for more complex accounting work.

Senior Auditor-Appraiser: This is the advanced journey-level class in the auditor-appraiser series. Incumbents work at a high level of independence while exercising primary responsibility for the fair and accurate assessment of business personal property, boats, and aircraft. Additionally, incumbents are expected to accomplish the most complex mandatory audits of the business personal property of large commercial and industrial properties. Incumbents may also provide technical leadership to assigned staff. This class is distinguished from Auditor-Appraiser II in that the former is responsible for technical and functional direction over lower-level personnel staff and performs the more complex duties assigned to the department.

Minimum Qualifications

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Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be

Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting.

Auditor - Appraiser II: Two (2) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in auditing and appraising, or one year as an Auditor - Appraiser I in Tuolumne County.

Senior Auditor - Appraiser: Three (3) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in accounting, auditing or property appraisal.


Possession of a California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record.

Auditor - Appraiser I: 

Possession of a valid Appraiser’s Certificate from the California State Board of Equalization within twelve months of hire date.

Auditor - Appraiser II / Senior Auditor - Appraiser:

Possession and maintenance of a valid Appraiser’s Certificate from the California State Board of Equalization.