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BCPA - Jobs

BCPA Employment Opportunities

The Broward County Property Appraiser's resumeOffice 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.

Job applications (PDF document) may be submitted to us by doing any one of the following:

  • Faxed to our Human Resources Division at 954.357.6804;
  • Emailed to jobs@bcpa.net
  • Mailed or hand-delivered to:

Broward County Property Appraiser's Office
Attn: Human Resources Div.
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 111
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

All 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.

Currently available positions, if any, are reflected below.


DEPUTY APPRAISER I (Commercial):
(One vacancy.)

Department: COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

Salary Range: $48,306 *

*Base salary is subject to adjustments based upon candidate’s qualifications and experience

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: Appraise a full range of commercial real property for tax assessment purposes using mass appraisal approaches, methods and techniques. Performs calculations to determine the market value of property using generally accepted appraisal practices and principles. Conducts field appraisals and data collection. Responds to inquiries from the public. The following duties are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive; Other duties may be required or assigned as necessary.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities: •Inspect and determine market value for all types of property by utilizing the three approaches to value. •Inspect, measure and list physical building characteristics, including quality of workmanship and materials. •Ensure all parcels are inspected within the assigned inspection cycle; including permits and new construction. •Assist the department as needed in order to meet any and all deadlines. •Accurately record data, sketch and complete building cards for all improvements; update real application. •Draw scale plans of buildings using current office software. •Analyze sales and market data. •Accurately record data on field record forms, including mobile tablet. •Respond to inquiries from public regarding appraisal assessment and procedures. •Establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and the general public.

Illustrative Tasks: •Perform detailed inspections of real property, including photographs to gather and document all necessary characteristics to determine value. •Complete building cards and update records to accurately reflect a property’s improvements. •Interview owners, building managers, agents and tenants to determine interior improvement data. •Determine changes in improvements due to new construction, demolitions, additions and maintenance permits. •Correctly identify discrepancies between the property’s description and actual size. •Analyze sales and properties in preparation of the tax roll. •Explain assessment criteria to property owners and / or their agents. Answer questions related to property values, appraisal techniques and statutory provisions regarding property values. •Perform routine clerical tasks

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: •General knowledge and understanding of appraisal principles, practices and procedures of real property assessment. •Proficiency with standard office equipment. Should be familiar with and able to utilize personal computer, tablet and standard office software. •Ability to follow direction, make independent decisions, solve problems, and meet production deadlines. •Must possess organizational skills; be self-motivated; capable of working independently with minimum supervision; make accurate mathematical calculations; submit concise records on field inspections; must be able to work in the field and tolerate the extremes of weather conditions common to South Florida. •Must be capable of communicating effectively both verbally and in writing and possess the personality and temperament necessary for working under stress in dealing with the public to provide outstanding customer service.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions. Physical activities required are finger dexterity necessary to operate equipment used in the position, talking, seeing and hearing. Other physical requirements include walking, sitting, balancing, climbing, kneeling, bending, stooping, crouching, extensive reaching, pushing/pulling, unassisted lifting and/or carrying of lightweight equipment, and adequate vision and manual dexterity required to make drawings and sketches. Travel to various work sites throughout the county is required. Work under stress and pressure conditions possibly due to weather and deadlines.

Minimum Qualifications: •Must possess a high school diploma or the equivalent; Associate or Bachelor degree preferred •Experience in appraisal, real estate, construction or related work preferred; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies. •Must possess a valid Class E driver’s license, current BCPA approved automobile insurance, and an automobile that is available to perform work duties •Must obtain a CFE designation within two (2) years of employment.

General Information: *Base salary is subject to adjustments based upon candidate’s qualifications and experience Work location: Office of the Broward County Property Appraiser Reporting Requirements: Supervisor, Manager, Director of Real Property, and Property Appraiser


REAL PROPERTY ASSESSMENT CLERK I:
(One vacancy.)

Department: Finance, Budget and Tax Roll

Salary Range: $36,990 *

*Base salary is subject to adjustments based upon candidate’s qualifications and experience

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 specialized clerical work in preparation of the countywide property tax rolls. Employees in this class are responsible for the initiation and maintenance of various property records. Emphasis of the work is on performance of independent clerical tasks involved in arriving at just value of real property. Employees must exercise judgment and initiative in accurately carrying out assigned tasks. Work will be reviewed for completeness and accuracy. Duties include the use of standard office equipment for which some prior experience is required.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities: •Processes building cards •Processes building permits, final inspections, and certificates of occupancy •Reviews audit reports •Assists with TRIM and Tax Bill verification

Illustrative Tasks: The following duties are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned: •Reviews and processes building cards submitted by appraisers •Retrieves information on request and maintains records. •Receives and processes permit files (hard and soft copies) from taxing authorities. •Verifies accuracy of information submitted by taxing authorities. •Researches properties by address, legal description, and/or ownership. •Reviews edit reports as needed. •Assists with scanning documents. •Researches and updates addresses based upon returned mail. •Assists with verifying tax calculations for TRIM Notices and Tax Bills •Responds to telephone/email inquiries from the public and other agencies in a polite and courteous manner. •Operates standard office equipment, performing data entry assignments accurately and with reasonable speed. •Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of standard office equipment and practices. Ability to follow established departmental procedures with accuracy and appropriate attention to detail. Ability to perform detailed work involving numerical data and to perform arithmetic calculations quickly and accurately. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and municipal building department employees. Ability to adapt to rapidly changing work priorities under time constraints and deadlines. Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form. Requires demonstrated ability to utilize personal computer and office software such as MS Word, MS Excel and electronic mail. Title company experience preferred, but not required.

Physical Demands: The work is performed in a standard office setting with prolonged periods of sitting and some standing, bending, stooping, squatting, and/or reaching. Specific vision abilities required by this job include attention to a computer monitor for approximately 75% of the work day.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from high school or recognized equivalent. Basic computer knowledge, including Microsoft Excel and Word. Must pass a background screening. CFE designation from IAAO required within two (2) years of employment at the expense of Broward County Property Appraiser’s Office.

General Information: Certification: CFE designation must be acquired within two years of hire/promotion date. Reporting Requirements: Building Calculations and Permits Coordinator; Manager of Finance, Budget & Tax Roll; Director of Finance, Budget & Tax Roll; Assistant Property Appraiser; and Property Appraiser


The Broward County Property Appraiser's Office complies with all local, state and federal
equal employment opportunity guidelines which prohibit discrimination based upon
race, religion, sex, color, national origin, disability, age, marital status, and sexual orientation.
Veterans' Preference in covered positions will be given to eligible veterans and spouses of veterans.

 

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