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ABOLISHED 07/02/2014 PER PAY LETTER 14-11 - Assistant Land Agent (4997)

ABOLISHED 07/02/2014 PER PAY LETTER 14-11 - Assistant Land Agent

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: KS60
  • Class Code: 4997
  • Established: 11/05/1954
  • Revised: 08/04/1966
  • Title Changed: 01/08/1959


Under direction, to make appraisals and negotiations of average difficulty for the purchase, sale, lease, rental, or donation of lands, improvements, easements, and rights of way for other than State highways; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Appraises real property for purchase, sale, lease, or other agreement for use and occupancy; negotiates for the purchase and lease of real properties for such purposes as beaches, parks, rights of ingress or egress, flowage easement rights, building sites, or office space; negotiates leases and sales of sovereign or proprietary State lands; secures, examines, and interprets property records and title reports; assists in preparing data for condemnation suits and may act as a witness in court; helps prepare and maintain maps, reports, and statistical data; writes letters and reports.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


One Year of Experience in the California State Service performing the duties of a real property negotiator or appraiser. (Persons with six months of qualifying experience in the California state service may compete in the examination; however, one year of experience must be completed before they can be considered eligible for appointment.)



Experience: Either

1. Two years of experience appraising real property for acquisition purposes or negotiating for the acquisition of real property. or


2. Three years of experience in the appraisal of real property or in title examining. (Experience in real estate sales or transfers will not be considered equivalent to the appraisal or acquisition work referred to in this requirement.) and


Education: Equivalent to graduation from college. (Additional qualifying experience, or experience in real property management, title work, or in real estate practice may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Principles, methods, and techniques involved in real property appraisal; legal procedures and documents involved in real property transactions; real property law concerned with acquisition, leasing, and sale of real properties; common descriptions of real property; property values and the effect of economic trends upon value, price, and cost of improvements.


Ability to: Appraise real property accurately; negotiate successfully transactions for the acquisition, leasing, and sale of real property; read and interpret maps, plats, and data relating to property locations and keep records; write effective reports.

Special Personal Characteristics

Sales ability and willingness to travel throughout the State and to work at odd hours.

  Updated: 10/9/2017
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