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Hillsborough County Government

Senior Real Estate Appraiser (#SRREAPGENS) GENS
$25.69-$40.78 Hourly / $4,452.93-$7,068.53 Monthly / $53,435.20-$84,822.40 Yearly


Performs advanced professional and administrative duties in property appraisal to determine the fair market value of real estate for eminent domain and property acquisition in Hillsborough County.


Graduation from an accredited four year degree granting college or university; and
Five years of experience in commercial and residential real estate appraisal which included land and right of way acquisition;

Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below; and

Possession of a current State of Florida Certification as a General Appraiser


  • 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.


  • Extensive knowledge of real estate appraisal methods and techniques.
  • Considerable knowledge of property values and land use characteristics of Hillsborough County.
  • Considerable knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws effecting the conveyance of property ownership.
  • Considerable knowledge of legal descriptions, metes and bounds, and related means of locating property.
  • Working knowledge of public records and legal instruments relating to real estate transactions.
  • Ability to review real estate appraisals to determine their validity.
  • Ability to use various approaches to develop an opinion on the value of real estate.
  • Ability to make accurate mathematical calculations pertaining to real estate appraisal, land acquisition, and fee appraisals.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other county departments and governmental or private concerns.


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 some or all of the activities described below.
  • Coordinates and reviews private appraisals performed by professional real estate appraisers for eminent domain and other property acquisitions. This work includes reviewing appraisals submitted, to ensure that compensation is accurate and supportable.
  • Appraises and inspects commercial/residential property.
  • Develops policies, and procedures applicable to the appraisal of property.
  • Provides preliminary cost estimates for proposed rights-of-way projects.
  • Prepares and/or reviews appraisals and/or cost estimates for impact fee credits and property purchased by the county.
  • Assists and trains other department personnel with matters relating to right-of-way and general acquisitions.
  • Maintains the County's Approved Appraiser List.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

CLASS: SRREAPGENS; EST: 4/4/1984; REV: 10/17/2011;