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Valuation Appraiser
Summary
Title:Valuation Appraiser
ID:2022-VAL-4
Department:Valuation-Appraisals
Salary Range:$43,830 - $83,465
Application Deadline:N/A
Description

JOB SUMMARY
This is a professional position under the immediate supervision of the Manager of Residential Valuation Services and the general direction of the Sr. Director of Valuation Services. This position provides the valuation of residential, condo or commercial real estate for ad valorem purposes through the application of industry accepted methods, standard appraisal techniques, and statistical analysis including sales comparison, income and cost approaches to value.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Annually re-assesses residential, condominium or commercial properties, located in designated market areas, through sales transactions or the Income Approach, in compliance with the Department of Revenue (DOR) guidelines and measured by the sales ratio analysis of the tax roll.
  • Communicates with property owners concerning methods and procedures used in determining value. Answers questions and investigates complaints by owners, representatives of outside agencies, and other employees relative to property values and appraisal techniques.
  • Enters completed work data into CAMA system, uploading any photos taken into common photo log, using APEX software to create or edit sketches from any measurements taken, uploading sketches into common sketch log, making valuation adjustments based on decisions made during the field inspection process.
  • Defines problems, collects data, and establishes facts regarding unusual value cases. Independently draws valid conclusions and recommends actions consistent with office policies based on Florida Statutes and FDOR guidelines.
  • Demonstrates, with a reasonable degree of independence under normal supervision, sound judgment and solves potential value problems during Truth in Millage (TRIM) and Value Adjustment Board (VAB) periods. Prepares BCPAO's supporting data for VAB petition hearings. Represents the BCPAO at VAB petition hearings involving residential, condo, or commercial properties.
  • Reviews and re-assesses assigned parcels, splits or combinations, E&Is or DPs, new subdivisions or condos, tax estimates, and additions to the tax roll with correctness and considerable supervision in respect to applicable state statutes, rules and guidelines. Uses available imaging technology to verify or update relevant data. Assists with field audits and verifies property descriptions.
  • Assists in damage assessment in coordination with federal and state emergency management offices during the aftermath of local disasters such as hurricanes and tornadoes. Contingencies such as these may require after-hours or weekend duty.
  • Answers phone calls and assists walk-in inquiries from taxpayers on a daily basis, responding to increased inquiries during TRIM and VAB periods.
  • Reviews and analyzes legal documents which describe a new condominium or an amendment to an established complex, if assigned a condo market area.
  • Re-assesses assigned parcels, splits & combinations, E&Is or DPs, new subdivisions or condos, tax estimates, and additions to the tax roll with correctness and some supervision in respect to applicable state statutes, rules and guidelines.
  • Enters new accounts for properties located in condo market areas. Enters information for new complexes which includes common area amenities, individual unit features, ownership information, and legal descriptions.  Uses available imaging technology to verify or update relevant data.  Assists with field audits and verifies property descriptions.
  • Assists other staff, within the department and throughout the organization, regarding residential, condo or commercial property valuation.
  • Performs any other related duties as required or assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM WORK

  • Associate's Degree or a minimum of sixty (60) hours of college at a regional accredited college or university, or a minimum of two (2) years of related appraisal or assessment experience.
  • Certified Florida Evaluator (CFE) designation is required, or ability to obtain within two (2) years.
  • State-Certified Appraisal License preferred.
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn the Computer Assisted Appraisal System (CAMA) to organize, plan and prepare daily work activities necessary to mass update values.
  • Geographical competency of the real estate market in the Brevard County area.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Valid Florida driver's license.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations. While performing the functions of this job, the employee is continuously required to stand, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear. The employee may frequently be required to walk some distances while in the field and to negotiate construction sites, uneven terrain, high grasslands, as well as steps/stairways. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, continuously lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
None.

LEADERSHIP
Employees in this position have guidelines for their work, but the employee determines the approach for doing the work. Their supervisor focuses on the outcomes of their work.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Employees in this position work in a safe and secure work environment that may periodically have unpredicted requirements or demands.

COMPLEXITY
Employees in this position perform entry-level and professional work including basic data analysis and synthesis, report creation, process performance, and regulatory or compliance activities. They deal with data, people and technology that relate to administrative, technical, scientific, engineering, accounting, legal or managerial skills.  Their work involves statistics, operations analysis, or forecasting.

DECISION MAKING
Employees in this position work in a responsive environment where co-workers bring problems to them for resolution. The employee is responsible for determining the problem and creating an individual solution for the issue.

RELATIONSHIPS
Employees in this position work with more than ten coworkers who mostly engage in the same activities.

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