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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


APPEALS SPECIALIST (Residential Appeals Division):
(One vacancy.)

Department: Residential VAB Appeals

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.

**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.

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 gathers data in defense of assessment petitions. •Utilizes a variety of mathematical and statistical appraisal models including: cost and sales comparison approach to arrive at value. •Compiles and utilizes market information in determining value. •Meets with property owners to discuss issues related to property valuation and petitions. •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. •Assist the department as needed in order to meet any and all deadlines. •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 and market approach to valuation. •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.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: •Thorough knowledge and understanding of appraisal principles, practices and procedures of real property assessment. •Working knowledge of statutes, ordinances, court rulings and other regulations pertaining to the appraisal of real property for ad valorem taxation. •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. •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 interpret and explain complex property appraisal methods and the provisions of property appraisal statutes and ordinances. •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: •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 Coordinator, Supervisor, Manager and Director; Chief of Staff and Property Appraiser


APPLICATION DEVELOPER:
(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: 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. Other duties may be required and assigned:

Essential Functions & Responsibilities: •All client/server applications will operate with 99.5% up-time during normal business hours. •All application changes will be completed in a reasonable timeframe; allowing for variance based on the complexity of the particular project. These project deadlines will be determined by either the Manager or Director of Technology.

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. •Proficient in PL/SQL development using Oracle. •Proficient with MS SQL server including T-SQL programming. •Experience building RESTful APIs •IDEs: Visual Studio .NET, SQL Studio, Toad •Programming language: C#, or other OOP (Object-Oriented Programming) languages •Platforms: Windows. •Web Technologies: IIS, ASP, ASP.NET, REST, XML, JavaScript, jQuery .NET, Angular, Blazor, or similar frameworks. •Experience as an android developer is an advantage. 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. 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 as a developer using an object-oriented programming language (e.g. java, C++, C# & .NET framework, Web Services: SOAP & REST) and relational database programming.; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

General Information: Office Policies and Expectations/BCPA Employee Handbook Work location: Office of the Broward County Property Appraiser Reporting Requirements: App Dev. Supervisor, Manager IT, Director IT, Chief of Staff to the Property Appraiser and Property Appraiser


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


PAYROLL/ACCOUNTS PAYABLE SPECIALIST:
(One vacancy.)

Department: Finance, Budget, & Tax Roll

Salary Range: 57,000 *

*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 professional accounting position with the primary goal of capturing each monetary and/or financial transaction in a way that is fully documented, completely traceable, and fully usable by every person who has a stake in the Broward County Property Appraiser’s Office. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Accounting Manager. Work performance is evaluated by achievement of work assignments in a timely and accurate manner while adhering to established office procedures.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities: *Prepare and issue Purchase Orders and obtain proper authorization. *Receive, process, and verify invoices. *Issue payments to vendors after obtaining proper authorization. *Maintain accurate records of transactions. *Review time records for all employees. *Assist with processing bi-weekly payroll. *Monitor accounts receivable.

Illustrative Tasks: *Maintains up-to-date balance information such as cash in checking accounts, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and petty cash. Generates reports detailing account status. *Analyzes general ledger account balances to ensure that they are correct or to explain the details that make up the account balances. *Prepares and issue purchase orders upon authorization. *Processes payment of open accounts payable items. This involves examining the invoice for payment approvals, the proper payment date, and for the completeness of the underlying documentation. Matches invoices or statements to purchase orders and ensure that supporting documentation is complete and in agreement. Ensures that all possible discounts are taken. Prepares and records all payments. *Verifies and investigates discrepancies, if any, by reconciling vendor accounts and monthly vendor statements. Works with others to resolve account issues when necessary. *Checks budget for availability of funds. *Prepares expense reimbursements such as mileage and travel. Ensures that all authorization and approval requirements are met. *Records cash receipts. This includes crediting open accounts receivable items for payments received from customers, as well as recording miscellaneous cash receipts. *Reviews electronic timesheets, checks hours for accuracy, and resolves any discrepancies by contacting the appropriate manager or director. Ensures that overtime worked by the employee is approved and recorded accurately. *Enters and balances payroll information. *Updates payroll records by entering any changes to employee information or benefits such as job title changes, deductions, and pay adjustments. Handles direct deposit requests and processes wage garnishments. *Resolves payroll discrepancies and answers any employee payroll questions. *Monthly tasks include: reconciling health insurance bills, preparing the monthly budget for management review, preparing financial statements, and submitting payment to the Florida Retirement System. *Quarterly tasks include: reporting wages to the Florida Department of Revenue Unemployment Compensation *Assists in the review of the Form 1099 issued to individuals, partnerships, or estates for rent, services, and other various fees. *Performs regular backup of BUCS accounting software. *Scans financial and supporting documents in a timely and accurate manner. *Retains in strictest confidence all sensitive employee information. *Responds to all adhoc requests in a timely fashion. *Assists with both internal and external audit requests. *Enforces policies and procedures. *Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: *Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and procedures. Knowledge of office policies and procedures. *Ability to prepare and complete accurate accounting reports and statements. Understanding of compliance issues with accounts payable processes (W-9, sales tax, etc.). *Ability to perform detailed work involving written and numerical data. *Ability to use independent judgment in the application of established work methods and procedures. *Ability to use a computer and related software. Ability to communicate effectively. *Ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines.

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: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university preferred and at least two years experience in bookkeeping or financial record keeping or equivalent work experience may be substituted on a two year basis for professional education. Computer skills to include advanced knowledge of Excel and experience with a computerized accounting system.

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


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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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