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Date: Jan 20, 2022

Location: LAKE CITY, FL, US, 32055

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Requisition No: 493884 

Agency: Department of Revenue

Working Title: SENIOR REAL ESTATE APPRAISER - 73006890

Position Number: 73006890 

Salary:  $43,507.32 - $46,007.04 / annually 

Posting Closing Date: 02/03/2022 

If you have a desire to use your talent and skills at an organization that provides critical services to millions of individuals, businesses and families across the state, the Florida Department of Revenue invites you to apply to become an essential member of our team. As one of the largest state agencies, the Department’s diverse workforce community of almost 5,000 employees is proud of its efforts to serve the people of Florida.

  • The Department’s General Tax Administration program plays a key role in collecting and distributing revenue to state agencies, cities, counties and school districts.
  • The Department’s Child Support Program helps children receive the financial support they need when it is not provided from one or both parents.
  • The Department’s Property Tax Oversight program oversees and assists local government officials, including property appraisers, tax collectors, and value adjustment boards.

The Department of Revenue offers an excellent array of benefits, including:                      

  • Health insurance (over 80% employer paid)
  • Basic life insurance policy (100% employer paid)
  • Dental, vision and supplemental insurance       
  • First-rate retirement program
  • Vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Opportunities to advance in your career
  • Tuition waiver for public college courses
  • Training opportunities
  • Flexible work schedules and telecommuting (for designated positions)

The Department’s values-based culture and commitment to public service guides our work. We focus on teamwork, innovation, continuous improvement, and seek excellence in our accomplishments every day. Begin your public service career today with the Florida Department of Revenue.

The Florida Department of Revenue is committed to maintaining a diverse workforce and providing employment opportunities to veterans and individuals who have a disability.

JOB SUMMARY: This Senior Appraiser position is with the Florida Department of Revenue, Property Tax Oversight Program. This program provides oversight to the 67 elected property appraisers throughout the state of Florida. This is work appraising real property to determine its fair value for assessment purposes in accordance with prescribed guidelines and state law. Duties include: Appraise real property (buildings and land) to estimate fair market value; Inspects property, considering factors such as location, condition, and replacement costs, to estimate fair market value; Write and submit appraisal reports for ratio studies and public record; Considers such factors as depreciation, value comparison of similar properties, and income potential, when estimating property values; Inspect properties for construction type, condition, and functional design; Measure and sketch property improvements; Draw and calculate site areas using Deed Plotter or Apex; Audit county Property Record Cards (PRC); Considers location and trends or impending changes that could influence future value of property; Interviews persons familiar with property and immediate surroundings, such as contractors, tenants, landlords, homeowners, and other real estate professionals to obtain relevant market information; Searches public records for market transactions such as sales, leases, and assessments; Research local media such as Internet and newspapers regarding economic and social trends that may affect real estate activity; Take photographs of interiors and exteriors of property to assist in the development of an opinion of value, to document findings, and to include in appraisal reports.



  • A minimum of four years of single property or mass appraisal experience of commercial, industrial, and multi-family (10 or more units) properties.
  • Experience in collecting and analyzing large quantities of sale, income, and expense data.
  • Experience in the application of all three approaches to value, especially the income approach using direct capitalization.
  • Intermediate experience with software such as MS Word, MS Excel, Apex, and or Deed Plotter.


  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in real estate.
  • State Certified Real Estate Appraiser in the State of Florida (Residential or General).
  • Completed 300 hours of Board-approved qualifying education towards state-certified general licensure.
  • Completion of International Association of Assessing Officers or Appraisal Institute courses.
  • Certified Florida Evaluator (CFE) designation.
  • Experience working and communicating with elected officials and their staff.

SCREENING DISCLAIMER: Responses to qualifying questions must be verifiable by skills and/or experiences stated on the candidate profile and/or resume.


  • DOR hires at the base salary, stipend provided to State Certified General license holders, $2500 per year.
  • DOR hires at the base salary, stipend provided to State Certified Residential license holder, $1200 per year.
  • Candidate must be available to travel, occasionally being away for several days at a time.
  • Work duties require candidate to work on foot, in various weather to properly measure buildings and parcels.
  • Telework provided after successful completion of probationary/work evaluation period.
  • Candidate may be required to provide own means of transportation in the performance of assigned duties.
  • Candidate may be required to work weekends to complete an assignment on schedule.
  • Review the work of others for quality and for conformance with Program expectations.

SKILLS VERIFICATION TEST: All candidates who meet the screening criteria/minimum job requirements will be required to take a Skills Verification Test. Candidates must receive a score of at least 70% to be considered further.

CANDIDATE POOL: Future vacancies may be filled from this advertisement for a period of up to six months.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS: All Department of Revenue positions are designated as “sensitive or special trust.” If we select you for this position, you must provide your fingerprints. We will send your fingerprints to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and/or Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for a criminal history background check. These checks will reveal arrests, charges, convictions and/or diversion programs regardless of the disposition or outcome. Disclosing criminal offenses will not automatically exclude you from employment. The nature, job-relatedness, severity, and date of the offense in relation to the position you are applying, are considered. Non-disclosure of a reportable offense on your candidate profile will exclude you from consideration and the conditional offer of employment will be withdrawn at the Department’s discretion.

WHERE TO APPLY: All candidates must apply online at: If you experience problems applying online, please call the People First Service Center at 1-877-562-7287 for assistance.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Timothy Jones, 386-758-0422,

The Department of Revenue is a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) covered employer. For more information review the Employee Rights Under the Family and Medical Leave Act here.


  • Male candidates born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website at:
  • If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.
  • The Department of Revenue does not hire individuals who require an H-1B visa to work in the United States. Candidates who require an H-1B visa to work in the United States will not be considered for this position.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Lake City