Employment Opportunities

Welcome. The office of the Property Appraiser consist of 38 dedicated and talented staff responsible for the annual assessment of 173,000 real property parcels and over 35,000 tangible personal property accounts. Lake County is located in Central Florida; approximately 30 minutes north of downtown Orlando and 45 minutes to area theme parks and international airports. With a population of 312,000, the county contains over 1,400 lakes, tremendous boating and fishing activities, outdoor nature and sporting opportunities, beautiful hilly terrain, world class art festivals, great small towns, and one of the country’s largest motorcycle rallies. To learn more, visit www.visitlakefl.com

We appreciate your interest in pursuing career opportunities with the Lake County Property Appraiser’s Office. We offer our employees competitive wages, great benefits and a dynamic, energetic, and supportive working environment.

The Lake County Property Appraiser is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

The Property Appraiser is committed to maintaining a workplace that is free from the effects of drug and alcohol abuse. Applicants and employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

A completed application for employment must be submitted to be considered for employment. Only applications containing an original signature are accepted. A resume may be submitted along with an application. Faxed, emailed, and other non-original copies of applications will not be accepted. For any posted position, applications must be postmarked by the closing date to be considered. Positions are subject to close without notice.

Mail or hand deliver applications to:

Application Mailing Address
Lake County Property Appraiser
Attn: Chief Deputy
320 W. Main St. Suite A
Tavares, FL 32778-3831
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Current Open Positions
Residential Appraiser Trainee
Department:  Real Property Appraisal
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt
Classification:  Full-Time 37.5 hours per week
Position Numbers:  TBD
Rate of Pay: 
$24,004 annually or $12.31 per hr. at initial hire.
$24,999 or $12.82 per hr. following successful completion of 180 day probationary period
Work Location:  Office of the Lake County Property Appraiser. 320 W. Main St. Tavares, FL. 32778
Work Hours:  8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled

SUMMARY
This is an entry-level technical position with on the job training in the Real Property Appraisal Department collecting and verifying data from residential properties for the purpose of ad valorem tax assessment. The following functions, duties and qualifications are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required or assigned as deemed necessary by the Property Appraiser or his designee. This position is subject to the successful completion of an initial 180 day probationary period.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform field inspections for the purpose of measuring and drawing structures; collect and record construction type, shape, condition, age, and other relevant data and notes.
  • Read blueprints or floor plans of residential homes to ascertain accurate measurements of improvements as needed.
  • Utilize digital imagery, tax roll parcel data, property maps, legal descriptions and other sources of information to fulfill statutory inspection requirements for desktop review of assigned properties to fulfill statutory requirements for 5 year physical inspection.
  • Investigate and respond to inquiries from property owners or their legal representatives to explain methods, procedures and policies with respect to the valuation placed on residential properties in Lake County.
  • 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. This may require after-hours or weekend duty.
  • Nature of the work and tax roll production cycle may require occasional after hours and/or weekend duty.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and must participate in departmental cross-training, job-sharing and job duty reorganization efforts as directed by supervisor

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS / EDUCATION::

  • Must possess a high school diploma or the equivalent. Knowledge of real estate appraisal and/or residential construction is preferred.
  • Ability to read maps for navigational purposes. Familiarity with Lake County is preferred.
  • Proficiency with standard office equipment. Should be familiar with and able to utilize personal computer and standard office software including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to follow direction, make independent decisions, solve problems, and meet production deadlines.
  • Must possess organizational skills; be self-motivated; capable of working independently with minimum supervision; make accurate mathematical calculation; submit concise records on field inspections; and must be able to work in the field and tolerate the extremes of weather conditions common to Central Florida.
  • Must be capable of communicating effectively both verbally and in writing and possess the personality and temperament necessary for working under stress in dealing with the public to provide outstanding customer service.
  • Must be willing to pursue additional education to receive the Certified Florida Evaluator (CFE) designation.
  • Must have a valid Florida Driver's License with acceptable driving record.

Note: Each year of required education may be substituted by two (2) years of work experience. Each year of required experience may be substituted by two (2) years of additional education.

Work Environment and Stipulations of Employment

The work environment for this position involves both a general office setting and outdoor environment. Indoors, the incumbent performs most duties sitting at a desk, table, or workstation. Outdoor fieldwork involving exposure to the weather conditions and environments common to Central Florida is required. This position is deemed Mission Critical as related to Damage Assessment following a natural or man-made disaster.

Employees of the Lake County Property Appraiser shall not either for gratis or for compensation engage in any licensed real estate activities such as, but not limited to, buying, selling or acting as a broker for others; appraise property inside Lake County; sell LCPA computerized database information; engage in any outside assessment / appraisal computer programming or consulting. Furthermore, employees and members of their household may not own or hold financial interest in an assessment / appraisal business.

At Will Statement

Employment at the Lake 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 Lake County Property Appraiser has the authority to alter the at-will status of your employment or to enter into any employment contract with you. The Lake 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.

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Senior GIS Cadastralist / Analyst
Department:  Mapping and Deeds
Rate of Pay: Dependent upon qualifications and applicable experience
Hours:  8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday) 
Location:  Office of the Lake County Property Appraiser, 320 W. Main Street, Tavares, FL
CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled

This is a senior level technical position responsible for performing advanced level parcel maintenance, and related quality control/assurance functions within the GIS (Geographic Information System) database. Work is performed under the guidance of the GIS Cadastralist / Analyst Team Leader and under the direction and administration of the Chief Deputy Property Appraiser.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform cadastral mapping duties to include coordinate geometry (COGO) mapping input of the following, including but not limited to; new subdivisions, condominiums, complex parcel splits and aggregations, annexations, ordinances, complex rights-of-way takings, interpretation of complex property descriptions, coordination and mapping of governmental leasehold properties; including the drafting of applicable property descriptions for assessment purposes.
  • Perform quality control and assurance routines on GIS cadastral data and database which support consistency, accuracy and uniformity of data in the cadastre.
  • Assist in the interpretation and resolution of questions or conflicts incurred as part of parcel mapping.
  • Assists the Deeds and Research Specialists in the mapping and identification of recorded descriptions.
  • Assist LCPA personnel, property owners, and outside clients such as attorneys and title companies, in the interpretation of property descriptions, ownership changes, and cadastral record data and/or discrepancies.
  • Collaborate with customers, external agencies and entities concerning the implementation and/or distribution of shared information resources and problem resolution as related to cadastral, address or other property records.
  • Coordinate with internal Deeds Specialist and Tax Roll Data & Quality Specialists with property description interpretations and identification, workflows and production.
  • Coordinate with Lake County GIS technicians and programmers on enhancements to cadastral and cartographic applications and programs.
  • Perform special projects which may analyze CAMA and GIS data for accuracy using GIS applications. Work with appraisal staff to develop procedures using GIS applications which aid and support the mass appraisal process.
  • Responsible for taking voluntary measures to maintain and enhance general technology skills and GIS technical skills.
  • Required to assist in damage assessment mapping in coordination with federal and state emergency management offices during the preparation for and aftermath of local disasters such as hurricanes or tornadoes. This may require after-hours or weekend duty.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and must participate in departmental cross-training, job-sharing and job duty reorganization efforts, and/or training in property description interpretation, COGO and other cartographic techniques, as directed by Team Leader or Manager.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS / EDUCATION::

  • Must hold a minimum of an Associate Degree from an accredited college or university with studies in CADD, engineering, mathematics, geography, or geographic information systems (GIS) desired.
  • Must have a minimum of six (6) years of cadastral mapping and property description interpretation and records experience which includes at least four (4) years of ArcGIS or CADD experience. ESRI ArcGIS, ArcMap, ArcCatalog or CAD, COGO and Adobe Post Document Format (.PDF) experience preferred. Should also be familiar with standard office software including Microsoft Word and Outlook.
  • Must possess and be able to demonstrate advanced survey principles, cadastral cartographic principles, real property boundary law, understanding of legal descriptions and the use of distances, bearings and other measurements and monuments pertaining to the interpretation of legal descriptions. Advanced training with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is required.
  • Must possess an advanced knowledge of real property parcel mapping as it relates to recorded and vacated plats and rights-of-way cases. Must possess an advanced knowledge of Florida law regarding real property title and be capable of performing research on real property chain of title searches.
  • Must hold the Certified Cadastralist of Florida (CCF) or Certified Cadastral Mapper (CCM) designation offered by the Florida Association of Cadastral Mappers and administered by the Florida Department of Revenue. Or, must complete necessary coursework and apply for designation within first three (3) years of assignment to this position. Certification as a GISP (GIS Professional) or CMS (Cadastral Mapping Specialist) is desired.

Note: Each year of required education may be substituted by two (2) years of work experience. Each year of required experience may be substituted by two (2) years of additional education.

Work Environment and Stipulations of Employment

The work environment for this position is a general office setting. The incumbent performs most duties sitting at a desk, table or workstation.

Employees of the Lake County Property Appraiser shall not either for gratis or for compensation engage in any licensed real estate activities such as, but not limited to, buying, selling or acting as a broker for others; appraise property inside Lake County; sell LCPA computerized database information; engage in any outside assessment / appraisal computer programming or consulting. Furthermore, employees and members of their household may not own or hold financial interest in an assessment / appraisal business. This position may be deemed Essential or Mission Critical under the agency policy governing Disaster / Emergency Assignment and Compensation as related to agency activities for Damage Assessment before, during and following a natural or man-made disaster event.

At Will Statement

Employment at the Lake 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 Lake County Property Appraiser has the authority to alter the at-will status of your employment or to enter into any employment contract with you. The Lake 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.

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