Estate Property Technician-136758 at County of Riverside in Riverside, California

Posted in General Business 14 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


The Riverside University Health System - Behavioral Health Department is seeking a qualified Estate Property Technician who will be responsible for inventory and transport of real estate and personal items of conservatees.

Under general supervision, the incumbent will identify, inventory, transport, secure, locate, and store personal property of Public Guardian or Public Administrator estates. Incumbents will maintain records on estate property in storage; to plan, assign and coordinate the retrieval and storage of personal property; to prepare and arrange for appraisal of personal property for sale or auction; and do other work as required.

In the course of the work, incumbents may be responsible for handling the disposal of toxic materials such as animal remains, paint, household chemical, petroleum products, handling weapons when necessary and detaining animals.

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Schedules and conducts searches for, identifies, and inventories personal property of conservatees or decedents including furniture, appliances, clothing, housewares, documents, and personal effects; may remove valuables.

Determines approximate appraisal value including property having no value for disposal purposes, or arranges for the professional appraisal of items when required.

Obtains professional appraisal of each item inventoried.

Will arrange for selling the property at the estate including appropriate internal documentation; evaluates property according to "kind", packages and transport to County warehouse facility; secures real property and provides for surveillance when necessary; may also be responsible for notifying authorities.

Conducts inventory of real estate and personal items of conservatees.

Daily inspections of properties located throughout Riverside County.

Coordination with Deputy Public Guardians to process work orders for repairs to assets.

Enter and maintain inventory into software database.

Drives vehicles to warehouse and unloads them.

Arranges for towing of automobiles, and travel trailers.

Arranges and stores personal property by estate and natural classification.

Transports documents, firearms, and other important or valuable items to the Public Guardian's Office for safekeeping.

Labels items and groups of items for easy identification and inventory.

Maintains inventory control records showing amount and location of property in storage.

Arranges for disposal of hazardous materials.

Packs, marks, and transports property for auction.

Prepares property for sale at auction site.

Will perform title search of vehicles and other personal property.

Arranges and displays property for best appearance and highest return to estate.

Insures security of property during and after auction.

Arranges for distribution of items after sale.

Ships or transports property to beneficiaries after estates are closed.

Makes arrangements with independent contractors for cleanup, repair, and maintenance of real property; monitors work in progress and inspects premises to insure the work is completed.

Will order and maintain records of supplies and material; may make minor adjustments, or repairs on clients property.

Communicates with the public regarding the handling of personal property.

Requirements:License/Certificate: Possession of a valid California Driver's License.

Experience: One year of experience in moving, storage or in warehousing experience that included responsibility for basic inventory record keeping .

Fingerprinting and/or background investigation will be required.

Ability to: prepare and maintain accurate records; write clear, concise descriptions of personal property items; communicate and work cooperatively with other departmental personnel and service providers; deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner; make basic mathematical computations; operate material handling and moving equipment, e.g. forklift, etc. ; lift and pack personal property; identify potentially high value personal property and important documents; plan, schedule and assign work to contractors; and read maps.

Veterans Preference :

The County has a Veterans Preference Policy. Upload a copy of your (or your spouse's) Member-4 Form DD-214 (or NGB-22) indicating dates of service, and a copy of your spouse's letter of disability (if applicable) with your application. For privacy reasons, it is recommended that you remove your social security information from the document(s). A Human Resources Representative will review the materials and determine if you qualify for veterans' preference. Policy is available here: .

What's Next?

This recruitment is open to all applicants. Based on the number of applications received, this posting may close without notic e . Qualified applicants may be considered for future vacancies throughout the County.

Applications received prior to the closing date will be considered based on the information submitted. Changes or alterations cannot be accepted. No late applications will be permitted.

Applicants who fail to provide information demonstrating they possess the position requirements may not be considered further in the application process. A description of job duties directly copied from the job classification or job posting will not be considered.

For specific questions regarding this position please contact Rob Allspaw at

MEDICAL/DENTAL/VISION INSURANCE: A choice of different medical, dental and visions plan are available to elect. The County provides a Flexible Benefit Credit contribution as governed by the applicable LIUNA Memorandum of Understanding to contribute towards the cost of these plans.

Note: Employees on assignment through the Temporary Assignment Program (TAP) receive different benefits. See the list here .
MISCELLANEOUS RETIREMENT: County of Riverside has three retirement Tiers through the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).

  • Tier I (Classic Member - Formula 3% @ 60): Applicable to current and former County of Riverside local miscellaneous employees hired prior to 08/24/2012 and did not withdraw CalPERS contributions. The employee contribution is eight (8%) percent.

  • Tier II (Classic Member - Formula 2% @ 60): Applicable to local miscellaneous employees 1) hired after 08/23/2012 through 12/31/2012; 2) Previously employed with another CalPERS contracting public agency or a reciprocal retirement system, with a break in service of less than six months between the separation date with the previous employer and the appointment date with the County of Riverside. The employee contribution is seven (7%) percent.

  • Tier III (PEPRA New Member - Formula 2% @ 62): Applicable to CalPERS local miscellaneous new members hired on or after the implementation of the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA) which took effect January 1, 2013. As of July 1, 2020, the employee contribution is 7.25% and subject to change annually.

A new member is defined as any of the following:
  • A new hire who enters CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who has no prior membership in any California Public Retirement System.
  • A new hire who enters CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who was a member with another California Public Retirement System prior to that date, but who is not subject to reciprocity upon joining CalPERS.
  • A member who first established CalPERS membership prior to January 1, 2013, and who is rehired by a different CalPERS agency after a break in service of greater than six (6) months.

  • CalPERS refers to all members that do not fit within the definition of a new member as "classic members".

    Contribution rates are subject to change based on the County of Riverside annual actuarial valuation.


    This summary is for general information purposes only. Additional questions regarding retirement formulas can be sent to or by calling the Benefits Information Line at (951) 955-4981,
    Option 2.

    If you have prior service credit with another CalPERS agency or within agencies, please contact CalPERS at (888) 225-7377 to determine which retirement tier would be applicable to you. CalPERS is governed by the Public Employees' Retirement Law. The Retirement Law is complex and subject to change. If there's any conflict between this summary and the law, the law will prevail over this summary.
    DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Voluntary employee contribution with a choice between two 457 deferred compensation plan options.

    VACATION ACCRUAL (Bi-Weekly Accrual):

    0< 3 year = 80 Hours (10 Days)
    4< 9 years = 120 Hours (15 Days)
    10 or more years = 160 Hours (20 Days)

    Maximum Vacation leave accumulation is 480 hours.

    SICK LEAVE: Four (4) hours Sick Leave accrual per pay period with unlimited accrual.

    HOLIDAYS: Normally 12 paid holidays per year

    BEREAVEMENT LEAVE: Allowed 5 days (3 days are County paid; 2 additional days can be taken from accrued Sick Leave balance)

    BASIC LIFE INSURANCE: Equal to one times annual base salary not to exceed $50,000 of term life coverage. Premiums are paid by the County. Additional Supplemental Life plan is available for employee purchase.

    DISABILITY: Short-term Disability benefit pays up to a maximum of $461.54 weekly, payable up to a maximum of 52 weeks.

    POST RETIREMENT MEDICAL CONTRIBUTION: A monthly contribution is made by the County towards retiree health insurance offered through the County as governed by the applicable Memorandum of Understanding.

    OTHER: There may be other benefit provisions as specified in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding. Please contact the recruiter listed on the job posting directly for more information.