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Career Opportunities

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:

Complete the Employment Application form (Fillable PDF). Be sure to answer all questions completely and electronically sign and date where indicated. Save the completed form on your computer/device.

Attach your completed application and resume and email to 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 full-time position located in our Sarasota office 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.

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 CAMA system (Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal). Utilize other software as needed, included GIS applications, and Microsoft Office suite.
  • Understanding of generally accepted appraisal practice and Florida Statute 193.011.
  • 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
Minimum Qualifications/Education:
  • High school or recognized equivalent. Further degree (Associates or Bachelors) from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Real Estate, Finance, Accounting, or Economics is preferred. Varying combinations of education and experience will satisfy required minimums.
  • 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. Ability to use MS office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, TEAMS) comfortably and knowledgeably.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must possess a valid Florida driver’s license.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $60,000.00 - $70,000.00 per year


Assistant Residential Manager

This position is responsible for oversight of the Administrative Support staff, and in the absence of the Residential Valuation Supervisor in South County and/or the Residential Valuation Manager in North County, provides direction to Appraisers in both locations. In addition to supervisory responsibilities, this position has an assigned residential appraisal zone. Activities include oversight of research and available market data collection of field data, discussions with taxpayers, and verification and reconciliation of available data in order to indicate just values for properties and preparation of appraisal and Value Adjustment Board cases. Reports to the Residential Valuation Manager.

  • This position is responsible for management work including oversight for unit functions, accountability for unit outcomes, and supervision of staff including work schedules, training, performance, team goals, coaching and counseling, and assisting higher level management.
  • Provides direction and supervision to Support and Appraisal staff in assigned areas of the County
    Provides training and assistance to subordinate employees regarding appraisal practices and guidelines
  • Identifies and coordinates field inspections
  • Prepares work schedules and assigns duties to Support staff within specific areas
  • Prepares and distributes status reports
  • Interacts with outside agencies to share data and improve operations/procedures
  • Reviews work of Appraisal staff and oversees corrections or omissions
  • Roll Team responsibilities to include assignment of corrections from edits
  • Attends organizational meetings and provides input as required
  • Responds to questions from public regarding valuation or statutory issues
  • Develops and communicates procedures and department operational processes
  • Educates and informs general public of the assessment process and its value to the County
  • Evaluates performance of subordinate assigned personnel
  • Initiates disciplinary action of assigned personnel
  • Provides Appraisal staff with tools to enhance job performance
  • Provides guidance to Supervisors within unit
  • Ensures training and development of assigned staff
  • Partners with Human Resources on employee relations issues and disciplinary actions
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university and four (4) years of related experience
  • Management experience as well as finance and economics background required
  • CFE or State Certification
  • Varying combinations of education and experience will satisfy required minimums
  • Valid Florida driver license

Part-time Positions

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