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We’re glad you’re considering the Sarasota County Property Appraiser as a prospective employer! Headquartered in the historic Terrace Building in Sarasota and with offices in Venice and North Port, the Sarasota County Property Appraiser's Office offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package which includes health & dental coverage, a deferred compensation plan, vehicle for business use, fitness facilities, Florida Retirement System plan, eleven (11) paid holidays, a generous paid time off system and more. We search for individuals who can accept change, challenge, and are committed to our community. Our motto "Serving our community with pride and accountability", is what we do best!

 

Veterans' Preference

Additional documentation must be submitted with your application to qualify for veterans’ preference. 

 

To apply

Applying for employment with our agency is now easier than ever. Simply follow the steps below:

Download and complete the Employment Application form (Fillable PDF) (you must have a PDF Reader installed to access the form). Be sure to answer all questions completely and to electronically sign and date where indicated. Save the completed form on your computer/device.

Next, click the yellow “Submit Application” button at the end of your completed form. This will prompt your default email program to create a new email automatically attaching the application. Please include your current resume with your completed application.

Email your completed application and resume to jobs@sc-pa.com. It’s that easy!

You can also fax your submission to (941) 861-8243, or mail/hand deliver to:

Sarasota County Property Appraiser

Attn: Human Resources

2001 Adams Lane

Sarasota, FL 34237

 

An EOE, including disability/veterans

 

Full-time Positions 

Commercial Appraiser

This is professional work in the mass appraisal of commercial real property in Sarasota County.  Activities include property inspection and collection of field and market data, research, organization, analysis, and interpretation of market data in order to establish just values for real property; discussions about and explanations of value with taxpayers, and preparation of single property assessment reviews for oral presentation in Value Adjustment Board public hearings or legal challenges to value.  Reports to the Commercial Valuation Director.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Analyze, appraise, and review commercial real property using standard appraisal practices and procedures; travel to property locations, measure, photograph and assemble necessary records and field data; work closely with property owners, builders and developers. This includes a competent understanding and application of the income, sales and cost approaches to value.
  • Input commercial property information into the Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal system (CAMA).  Utilize other software as needed, including GIS and Microsoft Office suite.
  • Understanding of generally accepted appraisal practice
  • Research, review, and verify vacant and improved sales. Review deeds, listings, sale surveys and other documents to determine if sales should be qualified. Determine and apply appropriate sale qualification codes.
  • Support values at Value Adjustment Board hearings. Assemble and organize data and analyses in preparation for depositions and testimony related to Circuit Court challenges.
  • Consult in person and by telephone with taxpayers and other representatives to resolve appraisal and administrative problems; explain assessment criteria; answer questions regarding property values, appraisal techniques and statutory requirements.
  • Assist with developing and maintaining commercial property valuation models including income modeling and CAMA adjustments.
  • Establish effective working relationships with staff and act professionally and courteously when dealing with the public, staff of other agencies, or co-workers.
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree (Associates or Bachelors) from an accredited college or university in Real Estate, Finance, Economics or Business Administration, is preferred. High school or recognized equivalent required. Combination of education and appraisal experience commensurate to a degree may be considered.
  • Extensive experience appraising commercial property. Mass and single property appraisal experience is preferred. Progressive appraisal experience may be considered.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of varied technical appraisal experience and a CFE or related professional appraisal designation or state certification.
  • Required knowledge of highest and best use theory; must be able to utilize the income, cost and sales comparison approaches to determine market value of commercial properties.
  • Competent in the use of computers, databases, word processing and spreadsheets is required. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Marshall & Swift. Ability to comfortably and knowledgeably use Microsoft Outlook, Access and TEAMS.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must possess a valid Florida driver’s license.

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Commercial Field Technician

SUMMARY

Perform field operations for the Commercial Real Estate Department for properties such as hotels, apartments, retail, office, industrial, commercial condominiums, mobile home parks, institutional, governmental, and special purpose properties. The work involves locating, inspecting, measuring, and physically describing improvements to real property parcels located within Sarasota County.  Reports to the Commercial Valuation Director.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Locating, inspecting, measuring, drawing, and physically describing improvements to real property
  • Interviewing property owners for data collection purposes
  • Researching sales data and speaking with market participants to confirm Information
  • Reviewing existing property record data to ensure accuracy
  • Assisting in analysis of sales data and market conditions to help improve appraisal valuation
  • Conferring with property owners or their legal representatives to explain methods, procedures, and policies with respect to the valuation of property
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree (Associates or Bachelors) from an accredited college or university is preferred. Combination of education and experience commensurate to a degree may be considered.
  • Familiarity with real estate appraisal and/or commercial construction terminology is preferred.
  • Ability to read and interpret GIS maps, blueprints, floor plans, and aerial photos.
  • Computer literacy is required, with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to use initiative, to think independently, and exercise sound judgement
  • Ability to prioritize work and maintain organized records.
  • Ability to communicate tactfully and courteously with the public.
  • Must possess a valid Florida driver’s license.
  • Must be able to work outdoors and tolerate the extreme weather conditions common to Florida.

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Residential Appraiser

This is professional work in the mass appraisal of residential real property in Sarasota County.  Activities include property inspection and collection of field and market data, research, organization, analysis, and interpretation of market data in order to establish just values for real property; discussions about and explanations of value with taxpayers and preparation of single property assessment reviews for oral presentation in Value Adjustment Board public hearings, or legal challenges to value.  Reports to either the Residential Valuation Manager if stationed at the North County office and/or the Residential Valuation Supervisor if stationed at the South County office.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Collects, analyzes, interprets, and processes data
  • Assists with professional development and training of less experienced Appraisers as directed
  • Able to recognize and anticipate data or valuation problems and develop solutions
  • Conducts and ensures property inspections are completed in accordance with Florida Laws
  • Develops and utilizes regression analysis and other statistical models
  • Specifies and calibrates valuation models on a mass appraisal basis
  • Receives and makes telephone calls to taxpayers regarding concerns of property valuations
  • Determines just values based upon analysis of location, use, income, and other factors
  • Utilizes the three approaches to value
  • Able to develop adjustments from market data
  • Allocates values and makes adjustments for split or combined properties
  • Prepares and presents data and information to Value Adjustment Board as required
  • Other related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associates degree with 5 or more years of related experience in mass or single property appraisals with CFE, State Certification, or Bachelor’s degree and 3 to 5 years of related Appraisal experience
  • Those employees hired without proper certifications must achieve them within specified periods of time
  • Varying combinations of education and experience will satisfy required minimums
  • All courses and certifications must be completed before promotion to the Senior or Management level
  • Must possess a valid Florida driver license

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Residential Field Technician

This is professional work in the mass appraisal of residential real property in Sarasota County.  Activities include gathering information for appraisers to determine and prepare physical parcel data and property descriptions. Information provided is compiled from actual site inspections including condition, improvements, new construction, and other actions that affect tax assessments and valuation. Reports to the Residential Valuation Manager.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Performs onsite inspections and review of records to provide and update information
  • Updates County records and files to ensure accuracy of information
  • Reviews properties requesting permits for new construction or improvements
  • Edits and reviews data entered to determine accuracy and submits change requests
  • Assists in creating property descriptions
  • Responds to telephone calls as required
  • Prepares property sketches for inclusion with property record
  • Queries database and special computer software to secure information and data files as required
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associates degree from an accredited college/university and 1 to 2 years of experience related to property inspections or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Varying combinations of education and experience will satisfy required. 
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy and possess an aptitude and willingness to learn.
  • Valid Florida driver license (or be obtained prior to start)

Salary: $40,000

(**No Relocation**)

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Part-time Positions

There are no part-time positions available at this time.

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