Chief Appraiser

Organization: Palm Beach County, FL
Salary: The beginning salary will be industry competitive and commensurate with experience.
Close Date: Open until filled

Job Description:

About Us

The Palm Beach County Property Appraiser is actively recruiting a Chief Appraiser to join our team. This role will be responsible for county-wide assessments with a total market value in excess of $308 billion and a tax roll with over 648,000 parcels. We are looking for an individual with a comprehensive understanding of the mass appraisal process, who is driven, insightful and wants to play a key role in driving our strategic plan. We are passionate about providing the most current technologies, encouraging innovation, and building an inclusive and collaborative workplace.

About the Position

The is a full-time exempt position that involves advanced administrative work assisting the Property Appraiser in the management of division activities for the preparation and certification of a County-wide real and personal property tax roll. The work may also include acting on behalf of the Property Appraiser in her absence, or as delegated. The complexity and scope of duties requires the exercise of considerable independent judgment with limited supervision. This position reports directly to the Property Appraiser and work is reviewed through conferences, reports, and performance evaluations.

Essential Functions Include

Supervise and work with Directors and Managers to ensure equity and fairness in the tax roll preparation.

Prepare complex and detailed reports.

Make public presentations of technical and complex information.

Lead, manage and/or provide expertise on various valuation projects.

Implement policies, procedures, and performance standards to assure the efficient and effective operation of appraisal
functions in compliance with state laws.

Coordinate with all departments to ensure efficient operation of the Property Appraiser's office and participate in long- and short-term planning and goals development.

Work with outside counsel on litigation cases related to property tax disputes and exemption challenges.

Approve all preliminary tax roll changes and errors and changes through the petition and review process.

Develop, implement, and administer clearly defined written division policies and procedures and ensure compliance with administrative policies and procedures.

Manage the daily operation of the Appraisal Division to always ensure prompt and courteous service to the public.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Public Administration or Business or the equivalent in practical experience supplemented by related technical appraisal education and training equal to ten (10) years.

Wide-ranging, progressively responsible managerial experience preferably in government. MAI (Appraisal Institute), IAAO (International Association of Assessing Officers) or related professional appraisal designation preferred or alternatively 10 15 years of property tax assessment experience.
Must possess, or have the ability to obtain, a valid Florida driver's license and a safe driving record.


The beginning salary will be industry competitive and commensurate with experience. The Property Appraiser offers excellent benefits including: State retirement, generous paid time-off program, health, dental, vision, life and long term disability insurance, an employee assistance program, mileage reimbursement and other benefits.

To Apply

This recruitment will remain open until the position is filled. If you are interested in joining our team, please email your cover letter, resume, and current salary to:

Robert E. Slavin, President
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road #A1
Norcross, Georgia 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656
Fax: (770) 416-0848

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