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Date: Jan 10, 2022

Location: ORLANDO, FL, US, 32801

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Requisition No: 486861 

Agency: Department of Revenue

Working Title: SENIOR APPRAISER - 73002224

Position Number: 73002224 

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

Posting Closing Date: 02/18/2022 

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 is a Senior Appraiser position with the Department of Revenue, Property Tax Oversight program in Orlando, FL. This work is appraising commercial real property to determine it's just or market value for assessment purposes in accordance with prescribed guidelines. The incumbent will research, compile and analyze market, cost and income data in the development of estimates of value. The Florida Department of Revenue, Property Tax Oversight Program's mission is to ensure fair and equitable administration; aid and assist Local Governments; and be accessible and responsive to Florida citizens. Our Vision is to ensure that all Florida counties will administer property taxes in a fair, uniform and informative manner. Examples of duties include: Appraise commercial real property, improved and vacant, to determine fair market value; Inspects property, considering factors such as market value, location and building or replacement costs, to determine appraisal value; Assesses and computes taxes according to prescribed tax tables and schedules; Writes and submits appraisal and tax reports for public record; Interprets property laws, formulates operational policies, and directs assessment office activities. Considers such factors as depreciation, value comparison of similar property, and income potential, when computing final estimation of property value; Inspects property for construction, condition, and functional design and takes property measurements; 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, homeowners, and other Realtors to obtain pertinent information; Prepares written reports, utilizing data collected, and submits reports to corroborate value established; Searches public records for transactions, such as sales, leases and assessments; Photographs interiors and exteriors of property to assist in estimating property value, to substantiate finding, and to complete appraisal report.



  • Minimum of 4 years of mass or fee appraisal experience which must include the appraisal of commercial properties.
  • Experience collecting and analyzing large quantities of sale, income and expense data.
  • Experience in the application of multiple approaches to value and proper real property appraisal methodology.
  • Experience with software such as Microsoft Word, Access & Excel to compile, interpret, analyze and display valuation data.
  • Experience to provide training to small groups of professionals.
  • Experience to competently review appraisal work of others.


  • Preference will be given to those applicants whom are State Certified General Appraisers.
  • Completion of International Association of Assessing Officers, or Appraisal Institute courses.
  • Work experience in mass appraisal.
  • Appraisal Designation from one of the recognized appraisal organizations.
  • Certified Florida Evaluator (CFE) designation.

SCREENING DISCLAIMER: Responses to qualifying questions must 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 a team player, to work as part of a team to provide support to coworkers when necessary.
  • Candidate must be willing to accept constructive criticism and make recommended changes to work.
  • Candidate will achieve telework status upon successful completion of required one year probationary period. 
  • DOR Hires at the base salary of $43,507.36, non-negotiable. Pay additive provided to State Certified license holders, an additional $2,500/year for certified General license.

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: 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 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: Orlando