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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.


DATA ENTRY SPECIALIST I:
(Two vacancies.)

Department: Finance, Budget & Tax Roll Management

Salary Range: $37,500 *

*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 a data entry and clerical position, which involves moderately complex work methods and problems and requires data entry skills. Although the emphasis of the work is on data entry, employees are also responsible for the performance of a wide variety of tasks, which require the application of independent judgment and clerical knowledge. Work may include the operation of other standard office machines for which no previous training is required. Until the more difficult phases of a job are learned an employee works under relatively close supervision, but thereafter detailed instructions are received only when change in procedures are made. Work is reviewed by a Data Entry Specialist III/trainer, Coordinator, and/or Supervisor through observation of operations, periodic audits of work performed, and by advice and assistance on unusual or difficult problems.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities: •Processes deeds and probate documents •Researches returned mail •Reviews and makes needed changes from audit reports •Processes address and exemption changes

Illustrative Tasks: •Performs data entry including researching, verifying, and correcting information entered into a database. •Posts title transfers to assessment roll; reads and processes legal descriptions on deeds and other instruments for verification purposes; researches title problems and discrepancies on instruments such as deeds or probate documents. •Assists public by telephone, e-mail, and in person with deed/title, mapping/legal description, and exemption questions. •Interacts with title companies, attorneys, and other industry professionals to determine instrument intent. •Assists other departments with legal descriptions; reports significant transactions to appropriate department. •Processes documents requiring various procedural knowledge specific to area of assignment; reviews documents for sufficiency, obtains necessary signatures and routes appropriately, maintaining follow-up; provides information to other divisions and the public, applying significant knowledge of departmental rules, regulations and procedures to interpretations made. •Sorts and files material alphabetically, numerically, and by other predetermined department categories. •Researches and updates address information utilizing reports, various websites, and information obtained from title companies, attorneys, and property owners. •Performs other related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: •Knowledge of simple data processing and transmission principles utilized in computerized information systems. •Knowledge of business English, spelling and mathematics. •Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. •Ability to read and decipher data on source documents to be entered. •Ability to work with considerable independence. •Ability to learn assigned clerical tasks readily and to adhere to prescribed routine. •Ability to deal effectively with the public, staff of other county offices, and co-workers. •Skillful in the operation of standard office equipment; telephone, personal computer, calculator, copy machine, microfiche reader/printer, and fax machine.

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 90% of the work day.

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or GED. One year of data entry experience is required. Title experience preferred.

General Information: Office Policies and Expectations/Employee Handbook Work location: Office of the Broward County Property Appraiser Reporting Requirements: Coordinator, Supervisor, Manager, Director of Finance, Budget & Tax Roll, Chief of Staff, and Property Appraiser


APPEALS SPECIALIST:
(One vacancy.)

Department: COMMERCIAL

Salary Range: 50,000 *

*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 a full time position responsible for the preparation and defense of property assessments. The primary goal of work is to defend property valuations presented before the Value Adjustment Board. This position is responsible for researching, preparing and defending cases before the VAB. This position performs duties related to applying appraisal theories and techniques to property assessments for valuation purposes. 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: *Represents the Property Appraiser in the administrative petition process before the VAB. *Prepares data for presentation to the taxpayer, taxpayer’s representative and/or the VAB. *Researches and defends data in defense of assessment petitions. *Utilizes a variety of mathematical and statistical appraisal models including: income, cost and sales comparison approach to arrive at value. *Compiles and utilizes market information such as rental and cap rates in determining value. *Meets with property owners to discuss issues related to property valuation and petitions. *Applies statistical analysis and appraisal skills to cost data in order to specify models of market behavior. *Applies advanced statistical analysis to sales and income data to calibrate each of the models of market behavior to reflect current market conditions. *Assists taxpayers with issues through the use of maps, sales analysis and automated data. *Operates and utilizes personal computers in the creation and/or editing of statistical data prepared with spreadsheets, word processing and specialty software. *Prepares and generate a variety of reports. *Performs other duties as assigned.

Illustrative Tasks: *Prepares evidence for defense of assigned property assessments before the VAB. *Attend VAB hearings in defense of property assessments. *Compiles and utilizes market information in determining values. *Perform valuation and analysis of individual properties using the cost, market and income approach. *Perform extensive research and compiles data for VAB hearings, produces required documents and review cases for possible settlements. *Explains assessment criteria to property owners and/or their agents, answers inquiries relative to property values, appraisal techniques and statutory provisions regarding property assessment. *Assembles evidence packages with all appropriate documentation for assessment defense. Uploads information and assures notification of petitioner. *Tracks VAB hearing decisions and attorney reviews for proper response. *Create resolves, withdrawals and Property Adjustment Control cards (PAC). *Perform routine clerical tasks such as data entry, faxing, scanning, responding to email and phone messages. *Attends staff meetings to exchange information.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: *Ability to effectively interpret and negotiate financial documents. *Ability to interpret and explain property appraisal methods and the provisions relating to statutes. *Knowledge of appraisal methodology including, but not limited to: cost, market and income approach to value. Knowledge of statutes, ordinances, principles, practices, methods, techniques, tools and equipment used in real property appraisals and valuations. *Ability to understand 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 public relations principles and practices. *Possess customer service skills, with an ability to work independently or with others in a team environment. *Willingness to cross-train in divisions within the department. *Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with taxpayers and the general public. *Knowledge of federal, state and local laws related to property assessments. *Ability to exercise independent judgment and make decisions consistent with office policies, practices and procedures.

Physical Demands: The work is performed in an office and field setting. The physical demands described are representative of those which must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions: stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling,reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing and repetitive motion. The employee may occasionally be required to lift up to 20 pounds. Visual acuity requirements include: color, depth perception and field vision. The employee may be subject to adverse environmental conditions.

Minimum Qualifications: *High School Diploma or equivalent; minimum (1) year of experience in appraisal or a related field; or an equivalent combination of relevant training and experience. A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university preferred. *Must successfully complete the CFE designation course work within two years from date of hire. *Must possess a valid Class E driver’s license and current BCPA approved automobile insurance; along with maintaining a safe driving record. *Proficient in Microsoft Office. *Excellent public relations and communication skills.

General Information: The listed job specifications should not be construed, as a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities required of the employee. Duties are subject to change at any time as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. Office Policies and Expectations: Employee Handbook Work Location: Office of the Broward County Property Appraiser Reporting Requirements: Coordinator, Supervisor, Manager, Director of Commercial Department, and Property Appraiser


APPLICATION DEVELOPER:
(One vacancy.)

Department: Technology

Salary Range: $60,000 *

*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: Responsible for technical design, development and support of internal applications. The Application Developer analyzes designs, estimates, codes, tests, and implements changes to applications and their interfaces. Additionally, the Application Developer investigates issues, answers queries, and creates reports relating to those systems/interfaces. The following duties are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.

Illustrative Tasks: Education and Experience: •3-5 years of software engineering or programmer analyst experience •Full product lifecycle development including design, code, testing, and release •Creating database schemas that represent and support business processes •Proficient in PL/SQL development using Oracle •Proficient with MS SQL server including T-SQL programming •Should have hands on experience in developing PL/SQL and/ or T-SQL statements •Writing very complex queries and optimization of already written once •IDEs: Visual Studio .NET, SQL Studio, Toad •Programming language: C#, VB, and VBA programming to support Excel •Platforms: Windows. •Web Technologies: IIS, ASP, ASP.NET, REST, XML, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, HTML5, CSS3, and Angular •Experience as an android developer is an advantage •Good experience with Oracle and/ or MS SQL server development •Experience in developing PL/SQL and/ or T-SQL Expectations •Develop and maintain custom win/web applications •Execute projects through to completion •Ability to learn quickly and apply critical thinking

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Experience setting and maintaining web sites Ability to read and code various programming languages. Ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, with technical and non-technical personnel. Excellent organizational and problem solving skills a plus. Very strong debugging/problem analysis capabilities required. Strong in designing automated configuration management and deployment processes. Strong understanding and working knowledge of application performance tuning. Working knowledge of the Real Estate property relating to the Tax Office land records. Working knowledge of the layout of county townships and subdivisions. Ability to accurately read, compare and interpret property records and maps. Ability to implement and troubleshoot programming changes and modifications.

Physical Demands: The work is performed in an office setting.

Minimum Qualifications: Must have a Bachelor's degree in computer science with 5 plus years of work experience. Three plus (3+) years’ experience with Visual Studio, Dot Net/C#, SQL Server 2012/2014 And / Or Oracle 11g SQL 2012/2016, JavaScript/HTML5/CSS3; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

General Information: Certification: Obtain CFE designation within two years of hire/promotion date. Work location: Office of the Broward County Property Appraiser Reporting Requirements: Manager IT, Director IT, Assistant Property Appraiser and Property Appraiser


SENIOR DEPUTY APPRAISER (LAND):
(One vacancy.)

Department: COMMERCIAL

Salary Range: $65,000 *

*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 with a primary emphasis on appraising vacant land for tax assessment purposes using mass appraisal approaches, methods and techniques. Performs calculations to determine the market value of vacant land and/or property using generally accepted appraisal practices and principles. Conducts training, field appraisals and data collection. Prepares and attends Value Adjustment Board hearing in defense of PAO values. Responds to inquiries from the public. Work performed is of a higher scope of responsibilities, complexity, and judgment than that performed by Deputy Appraiser II.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities: •Inspect and determine market value for vacant land using the appropriate approach to value. •Inspect, measure and list physical characteristics of vacant land. •Accurately identify zoning and county land use categories; identifying their relationship to market value. •Analyze sales and market data. •Review and complete complex land change forms. •Respond to inquiries from public regarding appraisal assessment and procedures. •Review, inspect and appraise special project properties. •Trains, assists and oversees work of lower level appraisers; assisting in county land valuation. •Prepares evidence and attends Value Adjustment Board hearings; handling all aspects of the VAB process. •Establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and the general public.

Illustrative Tasks: •As needed, perform detailed inspections of vacant land, including photographs to gather and document all necessary characteristics to determine value. •Inspect and appraise vacant land parcels; assisting in complex projects for vacant and interim use properties. •Update and maintain records to accurately reflect a property’s current and future use. •Interview owners, agents and legal representatives to determine interior improvement data. •Determine changes in zoning and county land use; and the impact on county land values. •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: •Thorough knowledge and understanding of appraisal principles, practices and procedures of real property assessment. •Thorough knowledge of DOR requirements, statutes, ordinances, court rulings and other regulations pertaining to the appraisal of Real Property for Ad Valorem taxation. •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. •Ability to defend assessments before the Value Adjustment Board or at court hearings. •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 work is performed in an office and field setting. The physical demands described are representative of those which must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions: stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling,reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing and repetitive motion. The employee may occasionally be required to lift up to 20 pounds. Visual acuity requirements include: color, depth perception and field vision. The employee may be subject to adverse environmental conditions.

Minimum Qualifications: •Must possess a high school diploma or the equivalent; Associate or Bachelor degree preferred. •Seven (7) years of experience as an appraiser in a government assessment office; or seven (7) years of experience as a private appraiser of real estate; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies. •An additional three years of experience with Value Adjustment Board process and hearings. •Have a working knowledge of county zoning and land use criteria’s. •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: Office Policies and Expectations / BCPA Employee Handbook This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. The listed job description should not be construed as a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the position. Duties are subject to change at any time as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. FLSA Status: Non-exempt Works under the supervision of: Supervisor, Manager and Director; Chief of Staff 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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