BCPA Employment Opportunities
The Broward County Property Appraiser's Office values our diverse workforce and actively promotes career advancement and professional development. We offer competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package that includes health & dental coverage, a deferred compensation plan, life insurance, participation in the State of Florida Retirement System, paid holidays and vacations, and more.
Our office is always searching for applicants who can accept change, challenge, and a commitment to our community. We look for those with excellent communication skills, relevant professional experience, and job related skills. Also, basic computer skills -- "computer literacy" in a Microsoft Windows work environment -- are an essential job function of EVERY position in our office. Further, EVERY position in our office helps customers at key points throughout the tax year by taking homestead applications, answering questions, assisting at the call center, etc., as needed.
Applicant résumés or job applications (PDF document) may be submitted to us by doing any one of the following:
County Property Appraiser's Office
All résumés and applications are kept on file and "active" for one year from the date of receipt. If you are selected for employment, you will be required to undergo a background examination prior to your first day of employment. Most positions are initially filled near the lower end of the listed salary range. Any person requiring an accommodation because of disability to participate in our employment application process must contact our Human Resources Division in advance at 954.357.6910. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug-free workplace.
Below are descriptions of some of the positions in our office.
Commercial Income Coordinator:
Job Specifications: Supervises assigned staff including: establishing workloads, prioritizing assignments and evaluating employee performance. Coordinates daily petitions, manages hearing schedule and calendars. Collects sales data and verifies the physical/financial conditions affecting the reported sale price of property. Interprets policies and procedures, resolves staff issues and determines disciplinary measures. Obtains financial documentation from property owners and/or representatives. Applies statistical analysis in researching cost data to specify models of market behavior. Administers disciplinary and corrective actions as required. Provides training to commercial appraisers to maximize productivity along with quality of work. Reports productivity and quality of work for commercial appraisal staff to the supervisor, manager and director of the commercial department.
Salary Range: $60,000 - $85,000 annually
Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or general education degree (GED), associates or bachelorís degree in a related field; progressively responsible work experience in property assessment including: (1) year in a lead or project management role; or any combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. Must complete the required IAAO courses to obtain a CFE designation within two (2) years of employment with BCPA. Proficient in Microsoft Office or other software applications. Must possess a valid Class E Driverís License and current BCPA approved automobile insurance. Must be familiar with the functions and interrelation of all departments within the office. Excellent public relations and communications skills with the ability to make presentations.
Note: The following duties are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive; other duties may be required or assigned as necessary.
Nature of Work: This is a full-time position responsible for supervising staff including: training, assigning, evaluating and implementing accountability measures. The goal of work is to manage the annual VAB petitions process and provide support to income appraisers. Review and respond to attorney reviews, assign and directs VAB hearings along with evidence preparation. Attend meetings to plan and prepare strategies for defense at VAB hearings. Remain current with updated statutes and laws regarding property assessments. Evaluates staffís performance to provide necessary counseling and disciplinary measures. Attends hearings to defend appraisals as required.
Illustrative Tasks: Plans, assigns, and reviews the work of subordinates engaged in processing annual petitions. Assists in organizing resources and establishing priorities to complete work products to meet deadlines: establishes methods, procedures and provide revisions. Provides assistance to subordinates on all petitioned cases or as needed. Prepares significant VAB cases; conducts negotiations and provides expert testimony as required. Meets with property owners, their agents and attorneys to discuss and resolve assessment inquiries. Assists in preparing cases for litigation. Conducts research to assist in case preparation in order to produce required documents: review cases for possible settlement; attend VAB hearings and assists general counsel as required. Coordinates work with other sections and answer inquiries regarding commercial assessments. Collects and analyze income information in response to property owners, testify in depositions and court actions as required. Performs related work as required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Thorough knowledge of statutes, ordinances, court rulings and other regulations pertaining to the appraisal of Real Property for Ad Valorem taxation. Thorough knowledge of appraisal methods and techniques used in the assessment of real property and land for purposes of tax assessment. Considerable knowledge of legal descriptions, deeds, mortgage documents, contracts and closing statements pertaining to the purchase and sale of real estate, and related documents used for property appraisal purposes. Considerable knowledge of supervisory principles and practices. Considerable knowledge of public relations principle techniques. Ability to devise, implement and revise procedures to improve the efficiency of office and field operations. Ability to apply advanced principles of property appraisal to accurately assess the value of real property for purposes of tax assessment. Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy with taxpayers and their representatives regarding tax assessment inquiries. Ability to interpret and explain complex property appraisal methods and the provisions of property appraisal statutes and ordinances. Ability to defend assessments before the VAB or at court proceedings. Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, verbally and in writing.