This is a non-exempt full-time position that primarily involves the analysis and valuation of residential properties for the assessment preparation and certification of a county-wide real property tax roll. The work performed is subject to moderate supervision and reviewed through conferences and performance evaluations.
Appraise basic to moderately complex real property within Palm Beach County 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.
Work from building permits to determine the location of property and changes, additions, or demolition of improvements. Compile and review records necessary to document added improvements including blueprints, building plans, maps, plats, and other sources.
Input residential property information into the CAMA system (Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal). Utilize other software as needed, included GIS applications, and Microsoft Office suite.
Answer questions from property owners and their representatives. Direct customers to the appropriate department as needed.
Understanding of the responsibilities of the various departments in the Property Appraiser’s Office. Understanding of generally accepted appraisal practice and Florida Statute 193.011.
Assist in training new and less experienced co-workers.
Prepare valuation report for submission at the Value Adjustment Board.? Attend Value Adjustment Board hearings and defend and support value.? Conduct analysis to support assessment including sales comparison and cost approach as needed.
Plan, organize and coordinate work assignments utilizing problem solving techniques and meet deadlines in a timely manner.
Research, review, and verify vacant and improved sales. Review deeds, realtor listings, sale surveys and other documents to determine if sales should be qualified. Determine and apply appropriate sale qualification codes.
Review vacant residential land sales and perform allocation method to establish land values for properties.
Review improved residential sales, determine appropriate unit of measures, and ratios and other statistical benchmarks.
Advise property owners concerning methods and procedures used in determining values, answer questions relative to property values, appraisal techniques, property ownership, Ad Valorem assessments and exemptions.
Determine neighborhood adjustments based on statistical analysis on all assigned neighborhoods yearly.
Conduct analysis to determine property specific adjustments such as effective age, grade, physical, functional and external/economic obsolescence.
Prepare various reports documenting analysis and production and provide to supervisor as needed.
Establish effective working relationships with co-workers; act professionally and courteously while dealing with the public, staff of other agencies or co-workers.
Operate standard field equipment including, but not limited to, tablet, camera, measuring tape, roller measuring device and engineer’s/architect’s scale.
Operate modern standard office equipment including, but not limited to, telephone, computer and related software, calculator, copy machine, and scanner.
Perform other related duties as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Advanced knowledge of appraisal methodology, business English, spelling, mathematics, and effective verbal and written communication skills.
Knowledge of departmental policies and procedures and the ability to apply this knowledge to work assignments.
Must possess skills in understanding and interpreting legal descriptions, public records abstracting, and planning and zoning concepts.
Ability to interpret, understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, statutes, policies and procedures of generally accepted appraising practices.
Ability to make computations, tabulate accurately with reasonable speed; learn assigned tasks readily and adhere to prescribed policies and procedures.
Ability to perform required functions in CAMA system independently.
Ability to use MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point).
Ability to represent the office at VAB hearings and other legal proceedings.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, walk long distances in all South Florida climates and effectively carry and use writing instruments, cameras, and other office materials.
Ability to operate standard office and field equipment: computer and relevant software, telephone, calculator (HP12C or comparable financial calculator), copy machine, camera, measuring tape, compass and roller measuring device.
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