County Administrator HR Civil Service Board Clerk of the Circuit Court

Appraiser I

Recruitment #1710-APPR1PAK-003


Hillsborough County (County seat of Tampa, FL) is a great place to work! Situated along Florida's Gulf Coast, this region boasts an enviable quality of life with year round sunshine, a unique cultural heritage and a diverse business climate. For both individuals and companies alike, Tampa offers accessibility, affordability and opportunity.

Hillsborough County Government is a great employer looking for new members to join its team who are aligned with the core values of commitment to excellence; stellar customer service; and embracing diversity, transparency, and accountability.  Our employees enjoy careers that are professionally and personally rewarding and provide competitive and reasonable compensation.   

Hillsborough County Government consists of many independent agencies and thousands of employees.  We provide a wide range of municipal services to the citizens of Hillsborough County, including port operations, childrens' education, arts and culture, courts, planning and zoning, public transportation, environmental protection, and employment-related services.

Read below to learn more about this exciting opportunity to join our team.


The ideal candidate will possess at least one year of experience as a government or private real estate appraiser. Candidate should also have successful completion of the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) Course 101 or equivalent.

We have 3 positions in our Residential, Commercial, and Sales Review Department(s). This position will be responsible for valuing residential or commercial property or reviewing sales for tax roll preparation.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
One year of experience as a private or governmental real estate appraiser; and
Successful completion of the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) Course 101 or the Licensed Residential Appraisal Course AB-I; and
Possession of a valid Driver License.

Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
Successful completion of the Appraiser Trainee Program; and
Successful completion of the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) Course 101 or the Licensed Residential Appraisal Course AB-I; and
Possession of a valid Driver License.

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


  • Working knowledge of state and county laws, ordinances and regulations governing real estate review and evaluation.
  • Working knowledge of real estate property appraisal and construction principles, practices, methods and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of general office policies, practices and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of construction materials.
  • Skill in measuring building structures. 
  • Ability to use measuring devices, such as tape measure, scale, and measuring wheel.
  • 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 identify and evaluate real estate property location, size, use, purchase, and market value. 
  • 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 sub-tropical climates 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.

  • Plans, organizes, and prepares daily work activities by reviewing deeds and legal descriptions using the Clerk of the Circuit Court Information System (CRIS) and through the acquisition of property record cards, permits, and maps using the Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal System (CAMA).
  • Conducts on site inspections to locate, list, and value real estate property as described by property owners or contained in blue prints, building permits, and/or aerial photos.
  • Collects and updates data related to real estate property location, size, use, purchase and market value.
  • Conducts real estate appraisal review, confirmation, and follow-up inspections.
  • Records information for real estate property valuation on prescribed forms and compiles and reviews various reports.
  • Responds to real estate property assessment inquiries from staff and the general public.
  • Performs minor safety and operational checks of 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.

Selection Plan

  • Supplemental Questionnaire and Application Screening
  • Establish List
  • Department Selection Interviews*
  • Background Investigation
  • Offer

*The Department named at the top of this job bulletin is responsible for reviewing the qualified applications on the referral list and will carefully consider all qualified submissions during the screening of candidates. You will be contacted by the department directly if you are selected to continue in the recruitment process. Due to the high level of interest in the position, it will not be possible to interview every minimally qualified applicant. The Department, or its Human Resources Department, will notify you, via email, when the position has been filled. 


VETERANS' PREFERENCE: The Civil Service Board and its client agencies value the service veterans and their family members have given to our country and support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses. Therefore, special consideration and priority in appointment will be given to veteran preference-eligible applicants (as described in Section 295.07, F.S.) throughout each step of the selection process.

The applicant claiming veterans' preference is responsible for providing required documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference CAN be provided at the time of application submission. Documentation can easily be provided to us electronically through this online application system (preferred), but can also be provided to us by email, fax, or USPS. However, in ALL cases, required documentation must be provided to us prior to the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

Applicants that meet the minimum job requirements and qualify for Veterans’ Preference who believe they have not been afforded employment preference in accordance with applicable Florida law, may file a written complaint requesting an investigation with the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Division of Benefits and Assistance, 9500 Bay Pines Blvd, Room 214, St. Petersburg, Florida 33708. The complaint must be filed within 60 calendar days from the date the applicant receives notice that s/he was not selected.  Prior to filing a complaint, however, it is the responsibility of the preference-eligible applicant to contact the employer at least one time after 45 days have passed from the final date for submitting an application or the interview date, whichever is later in time, if the applicant has not received notice of a hiring decision.

For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit the Civil Service Board website by clicking here.

DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE: The employers of Hillsborough County have implemented a drug-free workplace and all offers of employment are conditioned on job applicants successfully passing a drug test.

RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES: Employees may be required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to a major emergency or natural disasters affecting County operations. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees may be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities.


Hillsborough County provides equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, political affiliations, marital status, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, age, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism or other non-merit factors.

Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

APPLICANTS RIGHTS UNDER FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT LAWS:  Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Poster;  Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Poster; and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) Poster.