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Date: Mar 17, 2018

Location: ORLANDO, FL, US, 32801

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Requisition No: 30222 

Agency: Department of Revenue

Working Title: REV - SENIOR APPRAISER - 73002081

Position Number: 73002081 

Salary:  $3,625.61 / month 

Posting Closing Date: 04/16/2018 

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 more than 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 position is with the Department of Revenue, Property Tax Oversight program and is located in either Orlando or Fort Myers. This work is appraising commercial real property to determine it’s just or market value for assessment purposes in accordance with prescribed guidelines. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Provide excellent customer service, maintain a professional demeanor, and strive for continual improvement at all times; Comply with ethics-related policies and procedures; Show concern for others through demonstrated action. Compile and analyze market, cost and income data in the development of estimates of value for Property Tax Oversight; Conduct research and analyze property data and sales data through field inspections, review of courthouse records, appropriate sales services, and other contacts such as buyers, sellers, lenders, closing agents, and local real estate professionals for inclusion in the county In-Depth Review Process; Inspect and appraise the most complex types of Real Property (residential, vacant land, commercial, industrial and/or agricultural) in compliance with the existing Florida Statutes and industry standards; Develop estimates of value of Real Property. Use the most applicable and necessary approaches (Cost Less Deprecation, Sales Comparison and Income) to value; Perform various DOR in-depth duties such as: conduct Procedural Audits, Sales Qualification Tests, interview and review with County Property Appraisers.



  • Possession of a senior level real estate appraisal designation in a professional real estate appraisal organization or Florida State Certified General Appraisal license.
  • Minimum 4 years of fee or mass appraisal experience, which must involve the appraisal of multifamily, commercial or industrial properties.
  • Experience in collecting and analyzing large quantities of sales, income and expense data.
  • Experience in the application of multiple approaches to value and the proper appraisal methodology.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software such as Excel, Word, and the ability to compile, interpret, and display valuation data results. 
  • Experience to provide training to small groups of professionals.
  • Experience to competently review appraisal work of others.


  • In lieu of a senior level REA designation or SCG appraisal license the applicant may have completed 300 hours of pre-licensing training and 3000 hours of USPAP compliant commercial appraisal experience, and be a Registered Trainee.


  • Bachelor's Degree (Finance, Economics or Real Estate)

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


  • 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;
  • Candidate may be required to provide own means of transportation in the performance of assigned responsibilities;
  • Candidate may be required to work weekends to complete an assignment on schedule;
  • Candidate must be able to work independently and switch between several different projects in a time sensitive environment;
  • Candidate must hold a current and valid driver's license.
  • Candidate must be willing to accept constructive criticism and make recommended changes to work.
  • Positions are typically hired at the minimum of the pay grade; current annual starting salary is $43,507.32.  Program policy requires that this position be filled at the base salary.  An additional annual stipend is added for State Certified General appraisers.

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

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

    CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS: All 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 and/or Federal Bureau of Investigation for a criminal background check. These checks will reveal arrests or charges regardless of the disposition or outcome.

    WHERE TO APPLY: All applicants 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: Lin Wilhelm, 407-245-1661,

    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 applicants 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 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.  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: Orlando