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BCPA - Jobs

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:

  • 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 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.


Administrative Aide To The Director Of Technology / Graphic Designer:
(One vacancy.)

Job Specifications: This is advanced and highly responsible administrative and technical work performed for a Department Director and a Department Manager, which involves managing office equipment, communications, and administrative operations. Employee in this class acts as a liaison between the Department Directors and staff in order to maximize efficiency and effectiveness. The following duties are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned: work reviewing invoices for payments; inventory control; and software maintenance/service contracts. Considerable tact and courtesy are required in public contact work. Assignments are received through verbal and/or written instructions.

Salary Range: $36,000 - $46,000 annually

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in public or business administration or related field; two (2) years experience in an administrative or managerial capacity; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience. Two (2) year experience in graphic design; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience. Certificate or degree in graphic design is a plus. Some Human Resources experience desirable, but not required.

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: Process supply orders and update system • Answer phones and take messages • Input employee times in Timeforce • Manage calendar for department with leave requests • Update webpages and documents on web as needed • Creating and designing newsletters and brochures • Update documentation and envelopes for mailings • Assist other departments in taking applications or barcode scanning • Assist in updating, moving or removes scans and photos from property records

Illustrative Tasks: • Processes supplies, materials, and equipment received in order to maintain inventory. • Prepares recommendations and proper documentation for vendor diversity. • Makes recommendations to the Director and Manager for procedural changes in internal office operations and resource utilization. • Follows-up a variety of special assignments, projects, and related matters in order to ensure assignments, projects, etc. are completed in a timely manner and/or by established deadline. • Creates a variety of databases/spreadsheets in order to capture/manipulate data and/or facilitate preparation of a variety of summary/statistical reports. • Reviews time cards, leave requests, and related documents in order to ensure employees are paid correctly and leave balances are accurate. • Creates business cards and signs for the office. • Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Thorough knowledge of administrative procedures and practices including correspondence preparation, filing systems, office machine operation, business English, and commercial arithmetic. Thorough knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, systems and equipment. Ability to deal with people in a tactful and effective manner and to use judgment and discretion in disseminating information. Ability to analyze facts and exercise sound judgment in decision-making. Ability to perform assignments with limited supervision. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds without discrimination. Certification: Pass IAAO "Course 101" within two years of hire/promotion date. Office Policies and Expectations/ Employee Handbook Work location: Office of the Broward County Property Appraiser Reporting Requirements: Manager of IT, Director of IT, Chief of Staff and Property Appraiser


Commercial Income Coordinator:
(One vacancy.)

Job Specifications: Supervises assigned staff including: establishing workloads, prioritizing assignments and evaluating employee performance. Coordinates daily petitions, manages hearing schedule and calendars. Collects sales data and verifies the physical/financial conditions affecting the reported sale price of property. Interprets policies and procedures, resolves staff issues and determines disciplinary measures. Obtains financial documentation from property owners and/or representatives. Applies statistical analysis in researching cost data to specify models of market behavior. Administers disciplinary and corrective actions as required. Provides training to commercial appraisers to maximize productivity along with quality of work. Reports productivity and quality of work for commercial appraisal staff to the supervisor, manager and director of the commercial department.

Salary Range: $60,000 - $85,000 annually

Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or general education degree (GED), associates or bachelor’s degree in a related field; progressively responsible work experience in property assessment including: (1) year in a lead or project management role; or any combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. Must complete the required IAAO courses to obtain a CFE designation within two (2) years of employment with BCPA. Proficient in Microsoft Office or other software applications. Must possess a valid Class E Driver’s License and current BCPA approved automobile insurance. Must be familiar with the functions and interrelation of all departments within the office. Excellent public relations and communications skills with the ability to make presentations.

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 supervising staff including: training, assigning, evaluating and implementing accountability measures. The goal of work is to manage the annual VAB petitions process and provide support to income appraisers. Review and respond to attorney reviews, assign and directs VAB hearings along with evidence preparation. Attend meetings to plan and prepare strategies for defense at VAB hearings. Remain current with updated statutes and laws regarding property assessments. Evaluates staff’s performance to provide necessary counseling and disciplinary measures. Attends hearings to defend appraisals as required.

Illustrative Tasks: Plans, assigns, and reviews the work of subordinates engaged in processing annual petitions. Assists in organizing resources and establishing priorities to complete work products to meet deadlines: establishes methods, procedures and provide revisions. Provides assistance to subordinates on all petitioned cases or as needed. Prepares significant VAB cases; conducts negotiations and provides expert testimony as required. Meets with property owners, their agents and attorneys to discuss and resolve assessment inquiries. Assists in preparing cases for litigation. Conducts research to assist in case preparation in order to produce required documents: review cases for possible settlement; attend VAB hearings and assists general counsel as required. Coordinates work with other sections and answer inquiries regarding commercial assessments. Collects and analyze income information in response to property owners, testify in depositions and court actions as required. Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Thorough knowledge of 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. 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. Considerable knowledge of supervisory principles and practices. Considerable knowledge of public relations principle techniques. Ability to devise, implement and revise procedures to improve the efficiency of office and field operations. Ability to apply advanced principles of property appraisal to accurately assess the value of real property for purposes of tax assessment. Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy with taxpayers and their representatives regarding tax assessment inquiries. Ability to interpret and explain complex property appraisal methods and the provisions of property appraisal statutes and ordinances. Ability to defend assessments before the VAB or at court proceedings. Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, verbally and in writing.


Commercial Income Specialist:
(One vacancy.)

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


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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