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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 SENIOR APPRAISER (MAI Certification):
(One vacancy.)

Department: COMMERCIAL VAB APPEALS

Salary Range: 95,000 *

*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 preparing and defending complex value cases. Performs calculations to determine the market value of property using generally accepted appraisal practices and principles. Assists the Real Property division in the valuation of complex and technical properties. Assists the Legal department in the preparation and defense of property values through the Value Adjustment Board process, mediation and circuit court proceedings. May be called upon to give expert witness testimony as part of the legal process. Assists with training and oversight of work of Appeals division. Assists with the preparation of the yearly tax roll. Responds to inquiries from the public. Work performed requires a high scope of responsibility. An individual must be able to exercise independent judgment and discretion with respect to the overall valuation process of real property.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities: •Responsible for reviewing assessments and classification of complex and high value properties. •Review petitions and evidence submitted by property owners / tax representatives. •Assist in handling informal petitions and inquiries from property owners / representatives regarding valuation of their properties. •Consult with property owners / representatives to resolve appraisal and administrative issues. •Assist Real Property division with valuation of new construction and existing properties, focusing on complex and high value properties. •Assist the Legal department in responding to interrogatories, discovery and preparation of value defense proceedings. •Attend Value Adjustment Board hearings, mediations and court proceeding as a representative of the office and as an expert witness. •Perform Special Projects as assigned by the Commercial Director, Manager and Supervisor. •Assist with the CAMA system. Work to develop functional models for various use codes. •Works with Commercial management and appraisers to produce the yearly tax roll.

Illustrative Tasks: •Provides assistance to staff on complex tax assessment cases and those with multi-million dollar impact. •Assists in preparation of significant Value Adjustment Board cases; provide expert testimony with tax roll process, as required. Assist with inquires and preparation of responses related to tax roll activities. •Meet with taxpayers, their agents and attorneys to discuss, resolve and clarify tax assessment issues and problems. •Work with other sections of the Property Appraisal office and with other County departments involved in property appraisal and tax assessment activities. •Work with the legal department assisting with lawsuits, responsive documents and legal proceedings. Conduct analysis on plaintiff’s valuation and supporting documentation. •Gather income and rent information on properties. Conducts research to establish market rents, vacancy rates and expense ratios, etc. •Conduct analysis on property use codes, financial and market data; forecast future data needs of the agency.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: •Thorough knowledge of DOR requirements, 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. •Thorough knowledge and understanding of mathematics and statistics. •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. •Ability to apply advanced principles of property appraisal to accurately assess the value of real property for purposes of tax assessment. •Ability to interpret and explain complex property appraisal methods and the provisions of property appraisal statutes and ordinances. •Proficiency with standard office equipment. Should be familiar with and able to utilize personal computer and standard office software. •Ability to follow direction, solve problems, meet production deadlines; and render independent decisions while exercising a high level of judgment and discretion. •Must possess organizational skills; be self-motivated; capable of working independently with minimum supervision. •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 years of experience as an appraiser in a government assessment office; or seven 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. •Designation of MAI from the Appraisal Institute •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. Enrollment in classes required to obtain CFE designation is contingent upon class availability and departmental needs.

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: Exempt Works under the supervision of: Supervisor, Manager and Director; Chief of Staff and Property Appraiser


APPEALS SPECIALIST:
(One vacancy.)

Department: COMMERCIAL VAB APPEALS

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 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


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

Department: RESIDENTIAL

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 residential real property for tax assessment purposes using mass appraisal approaches, methods and techniques. Performs 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 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: Real Property Supervisor, Manager and Director; Chief of Staff and Property Appraiser *Base salary is subject to adjustments based upon candidate’s qualifications and experience


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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