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COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE FIELD APPRAISER I

Orange County Property
Orlando, FL
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description: SALARY: Commensurate with experience.SUMMARY: Perform field operations for the Commercial Real Estate Assessment Division, for properties such as hotels, apartments, retail, office, industrial, commercial condominiums, timeshares, mobile home parks, institutional, governmental, theme parks, and special purpose properties. The work involves locating, inspecting, measuring, and physically describing improvements to real property parcels located within Orange County. Work is reviewed primarily for achievement of work assignments in a timely and accurate manner while adhering to established office policies and procedures. Work is performed under the supervision of the Manager, Commercial Real Estate Field Operations, under the direction of the Director, Commercial Real Estate Assessment, under the oversight of the Assistant Property Appraiser/Chief of Staff, and the guidance of the Property Appraiser DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Duties of the Commercial Field Appraiser I may include, but are not limited to the following:Physically inspect neighborhood boundaries for commercial properties, work parcel to parcel in compliance with the five-year inspection requirement, work additions and deletions as indicated by permits, certificates of occupancies and priority rechecks or splits and combinations. May also interview property owners and property managers for data collection purposes.Measure and draw improvements; record construction type, shape, condition, age and other relevant data and notes; and classify improvements in accordance with the current office standard reference manual. Use office CAMA system and GIS technology valuation tools to complete work assignments or special projects. Read blueprints or floor plans to ascertain accurate measurements of improvements.Investigate inquiries and complaints concerning value; confer with property owners or their legal representatives to explain methods, procedures, and policies with respect to the valuation placed in improved real estate parcels in Orange County, Florida.May appear before the Value Adjustment Board to explain and defend assessments as needed.May be required to conduct damage assessment in coordination with federal and state emergency management offices during the aftermath of local disasters such as hurricanes or tornadoes. Contingencies such as these may require after-hours or weekend duty.Assists other departments as needed. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:This job has no supervisory responsibilities. SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:Must possess a high school diploma or the equivalent.Certificates, licenses, and registrations preferred Preference will be given to those with field experience, appraisal experience, those who are licensed as a State-Certified General or Residential Appraiser, and/or those designated as a Certified Florida Evaluator (CFE) by the DOR. The professional designation of CFE must be obtained within a three-year period, given course availability. The employee is eligible to begin the CFE designation process following successful completion of the six-month introductory period and will be eligible for CFE incentive pay upon successful completion of the program; only after working at OCPA for at least two years, unless approved by the Property Appraiser and the DOR.Computer skills required: Spreadsheet software (Excel); word processing software (Word); electronic mail software (Outlook).Must be able to operate and use standard office equipment.May be required to become a Certified Emergency Responder for emergency Damage Assessment purposes. May volunteer to staff the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) or Field Operations Center (FOC) during emergency situations. Capable of performing field inspections on commercial properties with the assistance of the assigned Manager, Supervisor, or mentor Commercial Real Estate Field Appraiser.Ability to read and interpret maps, blueprints, plats, and aerial photos.Perform minor safety and operational checks on assigned agency vehicle (i.e., Gas level, safety devices, tire pressure checks, etc.).Familiar with real estate appraisal and/or commercial construction. Ability to render identifications and technical descriptions concerning structural features, construction methods, and quality of construction.Must be able to work in the field and tolerate the weather conditions common to Central Florida.Ability to prioritize work and maintain organized records.Geographical competency of the real estate market in the Orlando Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is preferred. Must have the personality and temperament necessary for working under stress in dealing with the public. Must have and maintain a valid Florida driver's license and clean driving record. Bi-lingual in English/Spanish preferred, but not required. COMPETENCIES:Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values. Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Change’s approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events. Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Design’s workflows and procedures. Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments. Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work, when necessary, to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan. Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed. Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics. Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments. Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality. Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly. Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed. Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others. Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:The employee is required to frequently stand, walk, sit, utilize hand, finger dexterity, climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, or crawl and is required to talk and hear.While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.The employee must frequently lift and /or move more than 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS: All county employees may be called upon to assist other departments in a declared emergency (i.e., Hurricane). SPECIAL PROVISIONS: While employed by the Orange County Property Appraiser, the employee must not, for gratis or for compensation: engage in any real estate activities such as, but not limited to, buying, selling, or acting as a broker for others; appraise property; sell OCPA computerized database information; engage in any outside computer programming or consulting. Employees and members of their household may not own or hold financial interest in an appraisal business. AT WILL STATEMENT: Employment at the Orange County Property Appraiser’s Office is on an “at-will” basis. It may be terminated at any time, with or without cause by either the employee or employer. It is not guaranteed, contracted, or promised for any length of time. No person other than the Orange County Property Appraiser has the authority to alter the at-will status of your employment or to enter any employment contract with you. The Orange County Property Appraiser reserves the right to change, amend or revoke rates of pay, terms and conditions of your employment and job offers at any time. I hereby certify that I have reviewed my written job description and I acknowledge that it accurately describes the job I am currently performing for OCPA.

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