Responsible for locating and identifying ownership and reappraisability on all taxable real property. In addition they monitor assessment appeal information for other divisions; process legal appeals; maintain and update assessment maps; manage the public service counter and oversee quality control; approve and enroll all legal property tax exemptions. Homeowner exemptions and other constitutional exemptions are compiled and applied to the secured supplemental, and unsecured assessment rolls.

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Shows the structure of the county assessor's office and the divisions

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Protecting confidential information is a legal responsibility of the Assessor, and a matter of good judgment.

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The Santa Clara County Assessor’s Office possesses a diverse and highly skilled workforce committed to its mission of accurately producing the annual assessment roll in an efficient manner and within a professional and harmonious environment.  We seek the best and brightest candidates to join our team.  We value candidates with a proven reputation for professionalism, performance, and integrity and who are committed to providing the best service to the citizens of Santa Clara County.  We offer competitive wages and excellent benefits, including health, dental, life insurance, and a defined benefit pension.  This page provides an overview of career opportunities within our office.
The Assessor’s Office possesses approximately 250 authorized positions engaged in the following primary functions:  property appraisal, business auditing, assessment processing, information systems, and administration.

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