Career Opportunities


We’re glad you’re considering the Sarasota County Property Appraiser as a prospective employer.  With offices in Venice and Sarasota, we offer 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, 11 paid holidays, a generous paid time off system and more.  We are searching for applicants who can accept change, challenge and are committed to our community. 


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Sarasota County Property Appraiser

Attn: Human Resources

2001 Adams Lane

Sarasota, FL 34237


An EEO/ADA Employer


Full-time Positions

Residential Field Appraiser - Sarasota

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



Application Administrator - Sarasota

A successful candidate for this position administers all aspects of internal and vendor applications. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, maintaining current operations, deploying new systems, improving internal processes, and support of end user information needs.




  • Administer applications using appropriate practices
  • Deploy changes into production databases and applications
  • Identify and create test and deployment plans as required
  • Develop SQL scripts, stored procedures, relational databases, data warehouses, SSIS packages, and reports
  • Design and develop interfaces for data exchanges between applications through Extract, Transform, and Load operations using Excel, Access, Text, MS SQL, and others
  • Manage database interfaces for internal and external clients
  • Support organization data access needs through custom queries and reports
  • Maintain vendor applications through upgrades and case management
  • Ability to understand and troubleshoot existing internal and vendor applications
  • Demonstrate ability to solve complex support and maintenance issues with applications
  • Automate, schedule, monitor, and run processing workloads for databases and vendor applications
  • Estimate and identify critical paths for assigned tasks
  • Document changes, scripts, processes, procedures, and developments
  • Provide feedback on evaluations of vendor applications
  • Compile end user feedback for issues and requirements in an efficient and courteous manner
  • Participate in process improvements and collaborate with others on change


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field and 5+ years of combined experience in Information Technology fields
  • Strong track record of performing all aspects of application administration
  • 4+ years database experience using Microsoft SQL Server including queries and SSIS


Other skills and experience (desired but not required):

  • Computer Aided Mass Appraisal (CAMA) system experience (customCAMA)
  • Experience with Subversion or similar version control
  • Experience with Crystal Reports
  • Advanced Professional Certifications







Part-time Positions

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




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