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Tehama County Elected Official Opportunity

Assessor Department


About the Position:
The Assessor is responsible for determining the assessed value of all taxable Real and Personal Property located within Tehama County. To establish the fair market value of any property, the Assessor needs to know the physical characteristics of the property, possibly its purchase price, the selling price of similar properties, the replacement cost, operating and repair costs of similar properties, income the property may generate, and other relevant facts affecting the property’s value.

The Assessor is an elected position. This appointment is to complete the term ending January 4, 2027. The appointed Assessor may run for an additional 4-year term at the June 2, 2026 primary election.

Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate will posses knowledge of both general and local real estate market trends, as well as in-depth knowledge of local, state, and federal tax codes. They will have excellent organizational and IT skills, pleasant interpersonal skills for interacting with property owners and staff, along with a strong sense of personal integrity, confidence and leadership.

Examples of Duties

  • Locates all taxable property within Tehama County.
  • Identifies the owner of all taxable property.
  • Establishes the assessed value of taxable property in accordance with the law.
  • Produces assessment rolls for secured and unsecured property.

Knowledge of:

  • Real estate and mathematics

Ability to:

  • Improve services and increase productivity
  • Develop and maintain an effective communication system
  • Maintain a professional and knowledgeable staff
  • Promote a cohesive, unified organization

Education, Experience & Licenses

No person shall be eligible for election or appointment to the office of Tehama County Assessor unless that person meets the following criteria:

Licenses & Special Requirements:

  • Requires a valid California driver’s license.
  • Requires valid certification as an Appraiser issued by the California State Board of Equalization or the ability to obtain within one (1) year of employment.
  • Candidates who do not currently have the certification as listed above must obtain a temporary certificate within 30days of appointment and obtain a permanent certification within one (1) year.


  • Appointed candidate must reside in Tehama County prior to taking office.
  • Candidate’s application will become a public document.
  • Interviews with the Board will be held in a public location.

Recruitment Information

Tehama County is currently recruiting for one (1) future vacancy.
In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for the Assessor, as well as subsequent vacancies which occur during the life of the eligibility list.

Please upload ALL required documents when applying such as, copies of all required degrees and/or certifications as outlined in the job description. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

If you have questions about this recruitment please contact:
Tehama County Personnel
530-527-4183 |

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background, fingerprinting, drug test (including marijuana) and physical examination provided by the county.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None