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Valuation Specialist I
Summary
Title:Valuation Specialist I
ID:2019-7-VAL
Department:Valuation-Appraisals
Application Deadline:N/A
Description
Exempt: No
Department: Valuation-Appraisal
Reports To: Manager, Residential Valuation
Location: Palm Bay Office
Pay Grade: 9 / $41,612 - $62,969, depending on experience

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

This position requires training and instruction from upper level staff in performing essential job functions. Under immediate supervision, the Valuation Specialist I will be responsible for collecting real property valuation data and - using industry accepted methods, mass appraisal techniques, and statistical analysis – capable of determining value of improved and vacant residential property or condominiums for the preparation of the tax roll.

An employee in this class will be given limited responsibility with regard to general assignments in planning time, method, manner, and/or sequence of performance of own work operations in evaluating assigned residential or condominium property types in designated residential or condominium market areas by obtaining technical data and applying standards and departmental procedures in accordance with applicable state statutes, rules, and guidelines. Work will be performed under the supervision of the Manager – Residential Valuations to ensure accurate and equitable assessments in a timely manner.

The employee will demonstrate – with a reasonable degree of independence under normal supervision – sound judgment in solving residential or condominium related value problems. Responsibilities will also include inspecting properties, communicating with owners/agents, builders, other city/county departments, and assisting in the preparation of value cases and defense of their assessments before Value Adjustment Boards.

Assignments will be made orally or in writing, and work will be reviewed through observation of results obtained and departmental conferences.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Annually re-assesses residential or condominium properties in designated market areas by reviewing available data in determining values to produce a level of assessment consistent with departmental goals. Analyzes sales transactions, which includes contacting involved parties to obtain more information regarding the legitimacy of the transaction, deciding if the sale meets Department of Revenue (DOR) standards, and classifying sales based on qualification status. Addresses consistency and uniformity issues within the market area.
  • Provides service to 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 field 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 field work.
  • Regarding unusual value cases, has the ability to define problems, collect data, and establish facts, but requires supervisory input to draw valid conclusions and recommended actions.
  • 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 case hearings.
  • Reviews properties' characteristics in working that part of a split or combine, E&Is or DPs with some supervision. Uses available imaging technology to verify or update relevant data. Assists with field audits and verifies property descriptions.
  • May be required to assist 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.
  • Measures structures with measuring tape and determines use of property, making decisions as to what grade and quality a feature of the property is related to.
  • Enters new accounts based off paperwork provided to GIS department; enters information for new complexes which includes common area amenities, individual unit features, ownership information, and legal description.
  • Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty mentioned satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Associate's Degree or a minimum of sixty (60) hours of college at a regional accredited college or university or 2 years of related appraisal or assessment experience.
  • 2 years of related appraisal or assessment experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Florida driver's license.
  • Certified Florida Evaluator (CFE) is required or achievable within two years of employment date.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty mentioned satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
LEADERSHIP
Employees in this position have guidelines for their work, but they determine the approach for doing the work. Their supervisor focuses on the outcomes of their work.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Employees in this position work in a relatively safe, secure, and stable work environment.

COMPLEXITY
Employees in this position perform entry level professional work including basic data analysis and synthesis, report creation, process performance, and regulatory or compliance activities. Their work involves statistics, operations analysis, or forecasting.

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

RELATIONSHIPS
Employees in this position work with more than ten co-workers who mostly engage in the same activities as them.

This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job classification. All incumbents may not perform all job duties listed and some incumbents may be required to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this description.

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EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Brevard County Property Appraiser Benefits For Both Part Time And Full Time Permanent Deputies
  • 12 Vacation Days per Year *
  • 11 Paid Holidays per Year *
  • 12 Sick Days per Year *
  • Participation in the Florida Retirement System
  • Direct Deposit
  • Deferred Compensation Program
* Part time permanent employees receive leave accrual and holidays on a pro rata basis. 

For Full-Time Deputies Only
  • Health & Life Insurance
  • Dental, Vision, and Dependent Health Insurance available at group rates

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE

Veteran's Preference in appointment applies when candidates are considered substantially equally qualified for a position. In that case, pursuant to Florida law, the veteran must be given preference.

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