BCPA Employment Opportunities
The Broward County Property Appraiser's Office values our diverse workforce and actively promotes career advancement and professional development. We offer competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package that includes health & dental coverage, a deferred compensation plan, life insurance, participation in the State of Florida Retirement System, paid holidays and vacations, and more.
Our office is always searching for applicants who can accept change, challenge, and a commitment to our community. We look for those with excellent communication skills, relevant professional experience, and job related skills. Also, basic computer skills -- "computer literacy" in a Microsoft Windows work environment -- are an essential job function of EVERY position in our office. Further, EVERY position in our office helps customers at key points throughout the tax year by taking homestead applications, answering questions, assisting at the call center, etc., as needed.
Applicant résumés or job applications (PDF document) may be submitted to us by doing any one of the following:
County Property Appraiser's Office
All résumés and applications are kept on file and "active" for one year from the date of receipt. If you are selected for employment, you will be required to undergo a background examination prior to your first day of employment. Most positions are initially filled near the lower end of the listed salary range. Any person requiring an accommodation because of disability to participate in our employment application process must contact our Human Resources Division in advance at 954.357.6910. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug-free workplace.
Below are descriptions of some of the positions in our office.
Commercial Income Specialist:
Job Specifications: Assists in the preparation of VAB cases for litigation; performs research and produce necessary documents to defend cases. Prepares defense evidence for VAB cases, performs valuations and analysis of individual properties by the applicable approach (Cost, Market and Income). Compiles and utilizes market information such as rental rates/cap rates for use in evidence file. Assembles evidence packages with all appropriate documentation for assessment defense, uploads information and assures notification of petitioner. Tracks magistrate decisions for filing appropriate documentation changes or appeal to full board. Compiles database of comparable sales of specialized property types and use by other appraisers. Attends VAB full board hearings. Field inspect parcels prior to VAB hearings. Provides customer service, answers inquiries, and provides general information along with explanations regarding property appraisals. Performs routine clerical tasks such as sketching, filing, faxing, telephone or photocopying, attends staff and other professional meetings to exchange information. Train Commercial Deputy Appraisers in preparation of VAB evidence. Explains assessment criteria to property owners and/or their agents. Answers questions relative to property values, appraisal techniques and statutory provisions regarding property assessment. Stays current with Florida Statues, DOR regulations and Real Estate Market trend revisions.
Salary Range: $46,899 - $65,000 annually
Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent; appraisal or equivalent experience necessary, computer literacy, excellent public relations and communication skills with the ability to make presentations. Must possess a valid Class E Driver’s License. Must obtain a CFE designation from IAAO within two (2) years at the expense of BCPA.
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: The Income Division of the Broward County Property Appraiser’s Office has the primary duty of collecting market data as it pertains to the Income Approach to value. The income approach requires the appraiser to estimate the gross potential income of the property and capitalize the net operating income into an estimate of current value. The appraiser must use comparable market rents, market vacancies, market expenses, and market capitalization rates.
Illustrative Tasks: Participates in annual mass valuation, evaluates and determines market values, researches and correlates cost, market and income data to determine assessment for upcoming tax year • Assists in the preparation of cases for litigation; conducts research to assist case and produce required documents; reviews cases for possible settlement • Prepares evidence for defense of assessed values in Value Adjustment Board (VAB) cases by performing valuation and analysis of individual properties by the applicable approach – cost, market and/or income • Compiles and uses market information such as rental rates and cap rates for use in evidence file • Assembles evidence packages with all appropriate documentation for assessment defense. Uploads information and assures notification of petitioner • Tracks magistrate decisions for filing appropriate documentation changes or appeal to full board • Creates Resolves, Withdrawals and Property Adjustment Control cards • Compiles database of comparable sales of specialized property types for quick reference and use by otherappraisers • Attends VAB full board meetings • Provides customer service in the office; answers questions and provides general information and explanations regarding property appraisals • Performs routine clerical tasks such as sketching, scanning, faxing, telephone or photocopying, attends staff and other professional meetings to exchange information • Trains Commercial Deputy Appraisers in preparation of VAB evidence • Explains assessment criteria to property owners and/or their agents, answers questions relative to property values, appraisal techniques and statutory provisions regarding property assessment • Keeps informed on changes in regulations related to assessments, conditions in the real estate market and the economy
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: • Knowledge of 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 • Considerable knowledge of public relations principles and practices • Ability to apply advanced principles of property appraisal to accurately assess the value of real property for purposes of ad valorem taxation • Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with taxpayers concerning assessments for ad valorem taxes • Ability to interpret and explain complex property appraisal methods and the provisions of property appraisal statutes and ordinances • Ability to defend assessments before the Value Adjustment Board or at court hearings • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing