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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. References listed on submitted employment documents may be contacted. 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 954.357.6902. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug-free workplace.

Currently available positions, if any, are reflected below.


APPEALS SPECIALIST (Commercial VAB Appeals):
(One vacancy.)

Department: COMMERCIAL VAB APPEALS

Salary Range: 60,000.00 *

*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.

**Selected candidate will have the option to work a 4- or 5-day work week.**

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 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 FLSA Status: Non-exempt


DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR:
(One vacancy.)

Department: Technology

Salary Range: 75,000 *

*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 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

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

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.

General Information: Office Policies and Expectations/BCPA Employee Handbook Work location: Office of the Broward County Property Appraiser Reporting Requirements: Manager IT, Director IT, Assistant Property Appraiser and Property Appraiser


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

Department: RESIDENTIAL

Salary Range: $52,238 *

*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.

**Selected candidate will have the option to work a 4- or 5-day work week.**

Nature of Work: Appraise a full range of residential condominium, cooperative and timeshare real property for tax assessment purposes using mass appraisal approaches, methods and techniques. Perform calculations to determine market value of property. Perform field appraisals and data collection. Respond to inquiries from the public.

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 updates of data for all improvements; update condo 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. •Represent PAO in aspects of the Value Adjustment Board process including evidence preparation and hearings.

Illustrative Tasks: •Perform detailed inspections of real property, including photographs to gather and document all necessary characteristics to determine value. •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. •Review and interpret recorded condominium and co-op documents for assessment and valuation purposes. •Work with DR-402 for mobile home co-ops. •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

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


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

Department: COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

Salary Range: $52,238 *

*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.

**Selected candidate will have the option to work a 4- or 5-day work week.**

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

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


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