Charlotte County Property Appraiser - Paul L. Polk, CFA, AAS, RES
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Employment Opportunities

Application

An application must be completed. If a resume is available, please attach it to the completed application. This application pertains to openings in the Property Appraiser’s office only. If you wish to apply for a position with the Board of County Commissioners or another Constitutional officer you must complete another application at those offices.

Review Of Qualifications

All active applications are reviewed when a position becomes available. If you are to receive further consideration at that time, you will be contacted by telephone. If you are not contacted, your application will remain in our active file. All applications are kept active for six months from the date of application. If you call to update your application within those six months, the application will be updated from the date of your call.

Interview

Interviews are granted on the basis of qualifications, depending on the position that is available.

Selection

At each step in the process a candidate's qualifications are carefully reviewed for further consideration. If you are selected for the position you will be notified via telephone and given an exact date and time to report to work. If you are interviewed and not selected, you will receive notification by mail stating that the position has been filled. Your application will remain in the active file.

Thank you for your interest in the Property Appraiser's Office. If you have any questions, please call 743-1470.

NOTE: Please retain this letter for your records.

Job Description Summary
Under general supervision this position is responsible for gathering and analyzing building and construction information on all property types within Charlotte County. The improvement appraiser performs on-site property inspections of occupied/unoccupied properties and desk top reviews to measure, sketch and collect physical building characteristics, including condition, quality of workmanship and materials.
Education/Experience Requirements:
  1. Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma.
  2. Experience in appraisal, real estate, construction, or related work preferred.
  3. Familiarity with Charlotte County and ability to read maps for navigational purposes.
  4. Have experience in the use of software such as MS Excel, MS Word, Outlook to compile, interpret, analyze, and display data.
  5. Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license with acceptable driving record.
  6. Ability to obtain Certified Florida Evaluator Certification following the six-month introductory period and within 4 years of employment.
Job Duties and Essential Functions:

The job duties illustrated are intended only as examples of the types of work performed by incumbents assigned areas. Omission of specific duties does not exclude them from a position if the duties are similar, related or are a logical assignment of the position.

  1. Measure, sketch and photograph/image improvements, record construction characteristics such as type, shape, condition, age, and other relevant data and notes; classify improvements in accordance with current office standards and DOR standards.
  2. Physically inspect applicable properties as requested or needed.
  3. Review and verify building permits.
  4. Develop knowledge of laws, regulations, and skills necessary for effective performance of duties.
  5. Utilize, digital imagery technology in partial fulfillment of the statutory requirements to inspect every property once every five years.
  6. Maintenance of accurate property record files.
  7. Familiarization with location and characteristics of applicable property types.
  8. Process new accounts and analyze legal descriptions, permits, cutouts, consolidations of assigned properties.
  9. Perform other related work as assigned and assist others as needed, with their duties to ensure timely and accurate completion of tax roll
  10. Contact property owners as necessary to obtain information to accurately update property data.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Appraiser I is expected to acquire knowledge and demonstrate skills reflected below within first twelve months of employment.

  1. Ability to demonstrate, with a reasonable degree of independence, sound judgment relative to assigned appraisal inspections.
  2. Knowledge of techniques, methods and procedure of property appraisals including recognized approaches to valuation, general land values and land use characteristics in the County.
  3. Ability to define problems, collect data and establish facts, draw valid conclusions and recommended actions with limited supervision.
  4. Knowledge of real estate appraisal methods and techniques including types of building construction.
  5. Knowledge of or ability to learn the Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) system to organize, plan and prepare daily work activities necessary to mass update values.
  6. Knowledge of statutes and ordinances governing appraisal of real property.
  7. Knowledge of legal descriptions, metes and bounds and related means of locating property from County maps.
  8. Ability to answer questions tactfully and provide information to the public.
  9. Ability to price, grade and classify properties.
  10. Skilled in operating a desktop computer and/or tablet and related software applications.
  11. Ability to review properties in a timely manner.
Working Conditions & Physical Demands:
  1. Functions for this position are performed both outdoors and in the office with periods of driving county vehicle.
  2. Frequent driving, standing, walking, bending, and/or working on irregular surfaces.
  3. The employee may occasionally be required to lift up to 25 pounds.
  4. Requires occasional attendance at weekend or evening meetings and conferences.
Salary:
$33,280

Benefits:
HEALTH INSURANCE
Group medical coverage includes physician services, hospitalization, prescription drugs, maternity, and mental health benefits. Dependent coverage is available if employees wish to cover a spouse and/or child(ren). Premiums may be paid on a pre-tax basis.

DENTAL INSURANCE
Coverage for preventative and diagnostic care such as exams, cleanings and x-rays is at 100%. Restorative care such as fillings, extractions, root canals and oral surgery are covered after a deductible and co-insurance limits have been satisfied. Major services such as crowns, dentures and bridges are covered after a deductible and co-insurance have been satisfied. Orthodontic coverage is also available for children under age 19.

VISION COVERAGE
Coverage includes eye examination and lenses in network, paid at 100% after a $10 copay. Exams and lenses are available every 12 months; frames are available every 24 months.

LIFE INSURANCE/ACCIDENTAL DEATH & DISMEMBERMENT (AD&D):
Term life insurance and AD&D coverage equal to two times annual salary, not to exceed $50,000. Premium is at no cost to employees.

LONG TERM DISABILITY (LTD)
An optional benefit available at the employee's expense. LTD provides coverage after an employee is unable to work for 6 months. The benefit is 60% of monthly salary up to age 65, or according to the age schedule if over 65 at the time of the disability.

SHORT TERM DISABILITY (STD)
An optional benefit available at the employee's expense.  STD Provides replacement of wages when an employee is unable to work due to a non occupational injury/illness.  The benefit is 60% of weekly salary after the employee has been unable to work for 30 days.

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS
Medical and dependent care accounts are available on a pre-tax basis for payment of qualified out-of-pocket medical or daycare expenses.

OTHER OPTIONAL PLANS
During Open Enrollment, optional plans are available at the employee's expense.  These include cancer policies, accident policies and optional life insurance for employee, spouse and child(ren).

The County also offers retirement plans and other Special discount offers not listed here.

Where to Apply:
Send Resume and application to CCPAAdministration@charlottecountyfl.gov
or
18500 Murdock Circle, Room 328
Port Charlotte, Florida
33948-1076

Closing Date:
Open until position filled.
Job Description Summary
Under the direction of the Real Property Director the Residential/Commercial Improvements Senior Appraiser supervises the work by other department personnel in the gathering and analyzation of all residential/commercial improvements for ad valorem tax purposes. Conducts on-site inspections of occupied/unoccupied properties and desk top reviews to measure, sketch and collect physical building characteristics, including but not limited to, type, condition, quality of workmanship and construction materials.
Education/Experience Requirements:
  1. Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma, Associate or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  2. Minimum of seven (7) years mass and/or single property appraisal experience or seven years of experience in construction management or a related field. Equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide job-specific competencies also considered.
  3. State Certification (preferred) or professional designation bestowed by a recognized appraisal organization. Must obtain CFE designation within (two) years of employment. Enrollment in classes required to obtain CFE designation is contingent upon class availability and departmental needs.
  4. Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  5. Ability to interpret statistical measures accurately and efficiently.
  6. Have experience in the use of software such as Apex, Outlook, MS Excel, MS Word to compile, interpret analyze and display data.
  7. Management experience or demonstrated managerial ability.
  8. Familiarity with tools used in the field appraisal process such as but not limited to a tablet PC.
  9. Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license.
Job Duties and Essential Functions:

The job duties illustrated are intended only as an example of the types of work performed by incumbents assigned areas. Omission of specific duties does not exclude them from a position if duties are similar, related or are a logical assignment of the position.

  1. Act in a supervisory capacity over other department personnel. Conduct employee performance evaluations.
  2. Assist in the scheduling of requested leave and time sheets for department personnel.
  3. Coordinate all reviews in appraisers’ assigned work areas for timely completion of tax roll; including but not limited to permits, sales, owner request, and five-year reviews.
  4. Monitor the performance levels of staff to ensure timely completion of assigned work and ensure accuracy of data collection.
  5. Complete annual compilation and analysis of local construction cost data.
  6. Measure, sketch and photograph/image improvements, record construction characteristics such as type, condition, quality of construction and other relevant data and notes; classify improvements in accordance with current office standards and FL DOR standards.
  7. Conduct statistical analysis and review valuation techniques to accurately reflect market value of residential/commercial real property within the County.
  8. Maintain knowledge of professional appraisal practices and standards necessary for effective performance of the Property Appraiser’s office.
  9. Explain and defend appraisals to property owners and/or their agents, before the Value Adjustment Board, Special Magistrate, or in court.
  10. Assist others as needed, with their duties to ensure timely and accurate completion of tax roll.
  11. Training of new personnel.
  12. Assist with procedural changes necessary to meet new or additional requirements.
  13. Advise Assistant Director/Director of all matters affecting departmental operations coming to your attention.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Senior Appraiser Residential/Commercial Improvements is expected to acquire knowledge and demonstrate skills reflected below within the first six months of employment

  1. Knowledge of techniques, methods and procedure of property appraisals including recognized approaches to valuation, general land values and land use characteristics in the County.
  2. Ability to define problems, collect data and establish facts, draw valid conclusions and recommended actions with limited supervision
  3. Knowledge of real estate appraisal methods and techniques including types of building construction.
  4. Knowledge of or ability to learn the Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) system to organize, plan, review and prepare daily work assignments.
  5. Knowledge of Florida Statutes, and rules of Florida Department of Revenue related to the appraisal of real property.
  6. Knowledge of legal descriptions, metes and bounds and related means of locating property from County maps.
  7. Ability to answer questions tactfully and provide information to the public.
  8. Ability to identify and classify all types of commercial and residential improvements.
  9. Skilled in operating a desktop computer and/or tablet and related software applications.
  10. Ability to review properties in a timely manner.
Working Conditions & Physical Demands:
  1. Functions for this position are performed both outdoors and in the office with periods of driving county vehicle.
  2. Frequent driving, standing, walking, bending, and/or working on irregular surfaces.
  3. The employee may occasionally be required to lift up to 25 pounds.
  4. Requires occasional attendance at weekend or evening meetings and conferences.
Salary Range:
$48,530 to $84,928

Benefits:
HEALTH INSURANCE
Group medical coverage includes physician services, hospitalization, prescription drugs, maternity, and mental health benefits. Dependent coverage is available if employees wish to cover a spouse and/or child(ren). Premiums may be paid on a pre-tax basis.

DENTAL INSURANCE
Coverage for preventative and diagnostic care such as exams, cleanings and x-rays is at 100%. Restorative care such as fillings, extractions, root canals and oral surgery are covered after a deductible and co-insurance limits have been satisfied. Major services such as crowns, dentures and bridges are covered after a deductible and co-insurance have been satisfied. Orthodontic coverage is also available for children under age 19.

VISION COVERAGE
Coverage includes eye examination and lenses in network, paid at 100% after a $10 copay. Exams and lenses are available every 12 months; frames are available every 24 months.

LIFE INSURANCE/ACCIDENTAL DEATH & DISMEMBERMENT (AD&D):
Term life insurance and AD&D coverage equal to two times annual salary, not to exceed $50,000. Premium is at no cost to employees.

LONG TERM DISABILITY (LTD)
An optional benefit available at the employee's expense. LTD provides coverage after an employee is unable to work for 6 months. The benefit is 60% of monthly salary up to age 65, or according to the age schedule if over 65 at the time of the disability.

SHORT TERM DISABILITY (STD)
An optional benefit available at the employee's expense.  STD Provides replacement of wages when an employee is unable to work due to a non occupational injury/illness.  The benefit is 60% of weekly salary after the employee has been unable to work for 30 days.

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS
Medical and dependent care accounts are available on a pre-tax basis for payment of qualified out-of-pocket medical or daycare expenses.

OTHER OPTIONAL PLANS
During Open Enrollment, optional plans are available at the employee's expense.  These include cancer policies, accident policies and optional life insurance for employee, spouse and child(ren).

The County also offers retirement plans and other Special discount offers not listed here.

Where to Apply:
Send Resume and application to CCPAAdministration@charlottecountyfl.gov
or
18500 Murdock Circle, Room 328
Port Charlotte, Florida
33948-1076

Closing Date:
Open until position filled.
Job Description Summary
Under general supervision the staff appraiser is responsible for discovering, identifying, listing, and valuing tangible personal property by processing incoming tangible personal property tax returns. The staff appraiser will maintain an appraisal area and cultivate relationships with business owners and tax preparers.
Minimum Qualifications:
  1. Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma.
  2. Knowledge of accounting, finance, business administration, or prior personal property appraisal experience is preferred.
  3. Accurate data entry and typing skills.
  4. Familiarity with Charlotte County and ability to read maps for navigational purposes.
  5. Have experience in the use of software such as MS Excel, MS Word, Outlook to compile, interpret, analyze, and display data.
  6. Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license.
  7. Ability to complete Certified Florida Evaluator Certification within 4 years of employment.
Essential Job Functions:

The job duties illustrated are intended only as an example of the types of work performed by incumbents assigned areas. Omission of specific duties does not exclude them from a position if duties are similar, related or are a logical assignment of the position.

  1. Physically inspect applicable properties as requested or needed.
  2. Review and verify building permits that relate to the installation or construction of tangible personal property.
  3. Develop knowledge of laws, regulations, and skills necessary for effective performance of duties.
  4. Utilize, digital imagery technology in partial fulfillment of the statutory requirements to inspect every property once every five years.
  5. Discover and create new accounts using various methods of discovery.
  6. Maintenance of accurate property record files.
  7. Process large volume of personal property returns annually.
  8. Familiarization with location and characteristics of applicable industry types.
  9. Assist others as needed, with their duties to ensure timely and accurate completion of tax roll.
  10. Assist training other personnel with acceptable valuation methods and processes.
  11. Contact property owners as necessary to obtain information to accurately update property data.
  12. Provide service to business property owners relative to methods and procedures used in determining value. Answer questions and investigate complaints by owners or representatives of outside agencies relative to property values, appraisal techniques and use determinations.
  13. Perform other related work as assigned.
  14. Advise Director of all matters affecting departmental operations coming to your attention.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Appraiser I is expected to acquire knowledge and demonstrate skills reflected below within first six months of employment.

  1. Ability to demonstrate, with a reasonable degree of independence, sound judgment relative to assigned appraisals.
  2. Knowledge of techniques, methods and procedure of property appraisals including recognized approaches to valuation, asset and business classification, and discovery tools.
  3. Ability to define problems, collect data and establish facts, draw valid conclusions and recommended actions with limited supervision
  4. Knowledge of tangible personal property asset categories and assessment calculations.
  5. Knowledge of or ability to learn the Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) system to organize, plan and prepare daily work activities necessary to mass update values.
  6. Knowledge of statutes and ordinances governing appraisal of personal property.
  7. Knowledge of legal descriptions, metes and bounds and related means of locating property from County maps.
  8. Ability to answer questions tactfully and provide information to the public.
  9. Skilled in operating a desktop computer and/or tablet and related software applications.
Working Conditions & Physical Demands:
  1. Functions for this position are performed both outdoors and in the office with periods of driving county vehicle.
  2. Frequent driving, standing, walking, bending, and/or working on irregular surfaces.
  3. The employee may occasionally be required to lift up to 25 pounds.
  4. Requires occasional attendance at weekend or evening meetings and conferences.
Salary:
$33,280

Benefits:
HEALTH INSURANCE
Group medical coverage includes physician services, hospitalization, prescription drugs, maternity, and mental health benefits. Dependent coverage is available if employees wish to cover a spouse and/or child(ren). Premiums may be paid on a pre-tax basis.

DENTAL INSURANCE
Coverage for preventative and diagnostic care such as exams, cleanings and x-rays is at 100%. Restorative care such as fillings, extractions, root canals and oral surgery are covered after a deductible and co-insurance limits have been satisfied. Major services such as crowns, dentures and bridges are covered after a deductible and co-insurance have been satisfied. Orthodontic coverage is also available for children under age 19.

VISION COVERAGE
Coverage includes eye examination and lenses in network, paid at 100% after a $10 copay. Exams and lenses are available every 12 months; frames are available every 24 months.

LIFE INSURANCE/ACCIDENTAL DEATH & DISMEMBERMENT (AD&D):
Term life insurance and AD&D coverage equal to two times annual salary, not to exceed $50,000. Premium is at no cost to employees.

LONG TERM DISABILITY (LTD)
An optional benefit available at the employee's expense. LTD provides coverage after an employee is unable to work for 6 months. The benefit is 60% of monthly salary up to age 65, or according to the age schedule if over 65 at the time of the disability.

SHORT TERM DISABILITY (STD)
An optional benefit available at the employee's expense.  STD Provides replacement of wages when an employee is unable to work due to a non occupational injury/illness.  The benefit is 60% of weekly salary after the employee has been unable to work for 30 days.

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS
Medical and dependent care accounts are available on a pre-tax basis for payment of qualified out-of-pocket medical or daycare expenses.

OTHER OPTIONAL PLANS
During Open Enrollment, optional plans are available at the employee's expense.  These include cancer policies, accident policies and optional life insurance for employee, spouse and child(ren).

The County also offers retirement plans and other Special discount offers not listed here.

Where to Apply:
Send Resume and application to CCPAAdministration@charlottecountyfl.gov
or
18500 Murdock Circle, Room 328
Port Charlotte, Florida
33948-1076

Closing Date:
Open until position filled.