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.
Job applications (PDF document) may be submitted to us by doing any one of the following:
County Property Appraiser's Office
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.
Below are descriptions of some of the positions in our office.
Salary Range: $60,000 - $80,000 annually
Nature of Work: This is advanced professional, analytical and supervisory work with administrative responsibility for managing multiple large-scale programming and systems analysis projects. Work involves providing high-level professional support and project management direction of multiple large-scale information systems including design and development of applications for large computer systems. Duties include reviewing programming techniques and recommended information system solutions and enhancement plans and related cost-benefit comparisons. Work requires the supervision of professional and technical personnel in assigned work teams or sections.
Illustrative Tasks: • Monitor database availability, performance, and capacity • Plan and perform hardware and OS upgrades, as they relate to Databases • Plan, Install and Maintain Databases and software • Plan the installation and creation of all server databases • Establish and maintain "security" control on all databases • Plan and install all Databases upgrades and patches • Keep abreast of current releases, patch sets, and bug fixes • Plan and apply these Database software upgrades • Work with appropriate application teams to verify compatibility with applications • Provide a backup / recovery plan for all Oracle/SQL/Exchange databases • Plan, implement, test and maintain a backup / recovery methodology for all databases • Provide problem-solving support • Respond to Service Center tickets • On-call for emergency Database Support • Involve the Operations group in day-to-day operations of Oracle/SQL/Exchange databases • Perform other duties as assigned by management • Will ensure that ALL database(s) is/are available 99.98% of the time, allowing for variance in downtime due to any project (patching, migration, upgrade, etc.) that may be required in order to keep Databases at optimal performance
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: • Knowledge of current technological developments/trends in area of expertise • Ability to interpret data models and to develop database structures • Ability to provide technical guidance and leadership to professional personnel in area of expertise • Ability to use standard diagramming techniques to design and develop computer data models • Ability to implement and troubleshoot programming changes and modifications • Ability to program, configure, manage, and maintain the operation of complex relational databases • Ability to develop and manipulate large, complex data sets • Knowledge of computer and/or network security systems, applications, procedures, and techniques • Ability to operate on a scheduled 24-hour on-call basis • Knowledge of data integrity methods and techniques • Extensive writing in advanced SQL, stored procedures, views, functions, triggers and scripts • Demonstrated knowledge of advanced techniques and principles in query languages including SQL, PL/SQL, and T-SQL • Proven knowledge developing in Oracle latest release and one prior release • Knowledge of high-level architecture design, development and support in db design, data modeling, and report structures • Experience with migrating Microsoft SQL Server databases, instances and versions
Minimum Qualifications: Minimum Five years of experience in MS SQL 2016/2014/2012 Database Administration in a Windows environment is required. Good understanding of the Oracle 12c/11g database, all related utilities and tools. At least two solid years of database software installation database generation and database configuration skills is a must. Should be experienced in Database and Systems analysis. Strong ability to work on multiple projects involving resources from multiple sources while maintaining optimum service levels. A good understanding of the underlying Windows operating system. A good knowledge of the physical database design. Ability to perform Database performance tuning and monitoring. Experience in code migration, database change management and data management through the various stages of the development life cycle. Provide a strategic database direction for the organization.
DEPUTY APPRAISER I (TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY):
Department: COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
Salary Range: $48,306
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 tangible personal property for tax assessment purposes. Responsible for the discovery, listing, evaluation and processing of all data as it relates to tangible personal property. Work involves: verification of assets and ownership of commercial tangible property; recognition and classification of taxable items; contacting business representatives; and performing calculations to determine value of assets. Performs field inspections and data collection. Responds to inquiries from the public.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities: •Identify all businesses within the taxing jurisdiction using all available sources, including but not limited to: real property appraisal reports; property record cards; state, county, and city business licenses and sales tax accounts; telephone directories; news media and physical canvassing. •Compile and maintain an accurate listing of all business within an assigned area. •Ensure each business is provided a DR-405 Tangible Personal Property Tax Return. •Responsible for processing and reconciling all data relating to the DR-405 and financial reports provided by business owners/representatives. •Perform physical inspections of all business types through field canvassing. •Respond to inquiries from public regarding appraisal assessment and procedures. •Establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and the general public.
Illustrative Tasks: •Answering and responding to telephone calls and email inquiries. •Reconciling and processing DR-405 returns. •Completing field inspections of all businesses within an assigned area. •Accurate data entry and processing of relevant account information. •Review, research, analyze and process tax roll corrections, within authority limits. •Performing accurate mathematical calculations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and percentages. •Explain assessment criteria to property owners and/or their agents. Answer questions related to property values, appraisal techniques and statutory provisions, regarding TPP values. •Perform routine clerical tasks.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: •General knowledge and understanding of appraisal principles, practices and procedures of TPP assessment. •Ability to review financial records, reports and returns related to TPP. •Knowledge of the various types of fixtures, furnishing and equipment typically used in commercial establishments. •Knowledge of the general operating characteristics of the various types of commercial establishments. •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. •One year of experience in accounting, real estate, appraisal or a related field is preferred; or an 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: Work location: Office of the Broward County Property Appraiser Reporting Requirements: Supervisor, Manager, Director of Real Property, and Property Appraiser