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Hillsborough County Government

Appraiser III (#APPR3PAO) PAO
$19.53-$33.01 Hourly / $3,385.20-$5,721.73 Monthly / $40,622.40-$68,660.80 Yearly


Performs supervisory or program management duties in the collection of real estate valuation data and valuing residential, commercial, industrial, and/or agricultural property for the preparation of the tax roll.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
Four years of experience as a Senior Appraiser or private real estate appraiser;
A Certified Florida Evaluator designation or a State Appraisal Certification; and
Possession of a valid Driver's License.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Considerable knowledge of state and county laws and regulations governing the appraisal and valuation of real estate.
  • Considerable knowledge of real estate property appraisal and construction principles, practices, methods and procedures.
  • Considerable knowledge of construction materials.
  • Working knowledge of office procedures and policies.
  • Skill in measuring building structures.
  • Ability to measure highly difficult projects, as well as ability to input such diagrams in the CAMA system.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and manage the work of others.
  • Ability to use initiative, think independently, and exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to prioritize work.
  • Ability to read and interpret maps, blueprints, plats and aerial photos.
  • Ability to identify, evaluate and record structural features, construction methods and quality, and/or zoning, size, and use.
  • Ability to follow established procedures.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to work in a sub-tropical climate under adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • May supervise the work of subordinate staff by scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, providing training and counseling and evaluating performance.
  • Reviews real property sales data to determine market areas and neighborhoods and utilizes cost, income, and sale comparison data to determine market valuation.
  • Analyzes and reconstructs income and expense statements.
  • Applies and makes adjustments to income models.
  • Reviews real estate property valuation laws, regulations and their applicability to the methods and procedures used in real estate property assessment.
  • Reviews real estate property valuation reports for accuracy and records information on prescribed forms.
  • Participates as a task force group member in the conduct of interdepartmental projects and activities.
  • Conducts onsite inspections to locate, list and value real estate property described by property owners, blue prints, building permits and/or aerial photos.
  • Updates real estate property valuation data related to property location and size, intended use, purchase and market value.
  • Researches value review and exemption requests in order to present to the Value Adjustment Board an accurate account of the methods and procedures used in real estate property valuations.
  • Responds to real estate property assessment inquires from staff and the general public. Performs minor safety and operational checks on assigned vehicle.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.


Employees who are hired based on successful completion of the Licensed Residential Appraisal Courses AB-I and AB-II, to successfully complete the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) Courses 101 and 102 within six months of date of hire. This requirement may be waived or the time limit extended by the appointing authority due to extenuating circumstances.

CLASS: APPR3PAO; EST: 10/7/2005; REV: 6/13/2008;