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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!


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Sarasota County Property Appraiser

Attn: Human Resources

2001 Adams Lane

Sarasota, FL 34237


An EEO/ADA Employer


Full-time Positions 


This full-time position involves moderately complex work in gathering data for appraisal analysis and preparation to determine values for tax roll and Value Adjustment Board appeals.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Inspect properties to verify characteristics
  • Review and verify building permits
  • Measure and sketch residential properties
  • Establish quality grades and effective age
  • Communicate with taxpayers to explain valuations

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Knowledge of construction materials and/or property inspections experience
  • Appraisal knowledge to include understanding of quality grades and effective age
  • Must be proficient in the use of MS Excel and Word, CAMA systems and GIS technology
  • Able to provide examples of decisions made and judgment used
  • Working knowledge of geometry
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Excellent customer relations
  • Extremely attentive to detail

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Valid Florida driver license (or be obtained prior to start)
  • Impeccable organizational skills and time management
  • High level of detail and accuracy
  • Associates degree or equivalent work experience
  • One year of appraisal experience

 Starting salary $40,000 commensurate with experience




This position is responsible for providing a variety of Exemption related functions to assist customers in reviewing records and securing information that pertains to Exemptions, Portability/Save Our Homes cap, and other office functions. The successful candidate must have a desire to learn and grow in the position as well as working with the public.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Complete Homestead Exemption applications based on customer interviews and web-based applications
  • Explain how Portability/Save Our Homes apply
  • Participate in fraud investigations
  • Explain state law associated with exemptions and determine what exemption(s) may apply to applicants
  • May be assigned to work at our Venice location as needed

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong people skills – patience and listening skills
  • High level of detail and accuracy
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Multi-tasking abilities
  • Effective oral and written communications
  • Ability to learn new programs quickly

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates degree and/or 2-5 years of paralegal or title experience preferred
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills – Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Adaptability/flexibility/calm demeanor
  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) a plus
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Valid Florida Driver License 

Salary range $36,000 - $38,000 depending on experience


Part-time Positions

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